Mykola Hnatyuk

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Mykola Hnatyuk
Гнатюк, Николай Васильевич Чуприна Вадим. А.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMykola Vasylyovych Hnatyuk
Born (1952-09-14) 14 September 1952 (age 70)
Nemyrivka, Starokostiantyniv Raion, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, USSR
Years active1970 — present

Mykola Vasylyovych Hnatyuk or Mykola Vasyliovych Hnatiuk (Ukrainian: Микола Васильович Гнатюк; born 14 September 1952) is a Soviet, Ukrainian singer, popular in the early 1980s.

In 1979 he won the Grand Prix at the Dresden Pop Music Festival with David Tukhmanov's I Dance With You (Russian: Я с тобой танцую). A year later Dancing on the Drum (Russian: Танец на барабане, penned by Raimonds Pauls) brought Hnatyuk the 1980 Sopot Intervision Song Contest Grand Prix,[note 1] and made him famous at home. A year later came out Bird of Fortune (Russian: Птица счастья, by the Pakhmutova-Dobronravov songwriting team), another huge hit for him.[1]

In 1988 Hnatyuk was awarded the title The People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR.[2]


  1. ^ He scored 36 ponts and shared the first place with four other performers: Marion Rung (Finland, Where Is the Love), Marika Gombitova (Czechoslovakia, I Want to Share with You), Jigsaw (UK, Sky High) and Vox (Poland, Banana Song)


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