Jamala. Place of birth, education.

Susanna Dzhamaladinova (real name of the singer) was born in the city of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) in a family of musicians. Childhood of the future singer was held in the Crimea, in the village near Alushta Malorechenskoe. In Alushta  went to music school №1 for piano. In 2001 she graduated from Simferopol Musical College of Tchaikovsky in the class of opera singing. In the same year she entered the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in Kiev, as the operatic vocals.
Initially, Jamal had planned to devote himself to an opera career and academic vocal, but opted for pop and jazz music.


In recitals involved with for 16 years. In 1992 he became the winner of the music contest “Star rain”, in the same year was recorded an album of children’s songs and Tatar.

1993 – the winner of the contest “Living Springs”.

2000th – winner of the Grand Prix of the international competition “Voices of the Future” (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod).

2001 th – the winner of the third prize of the vocal competition “Crimean Spring”, “Dodge 2001” special award.

2001-2007,. – Soloist vocal quintet Beauty Band.

2004 th – the winner of the International Competition “1 Concorso Europeo Amici della musica” (Italy).

2005 th – the guest of honor of the international festival “Tricolore della canzone italiana”.

2006th – winner of the Festival of Young Performers “DO # Dj junior 2006” (second prize – at the vocal quintet “Beauty Band”), a special diploma “Best Vocal” of the same festival.

2007 th – the soloist of the musical “Pa” Elena Kolyadenko Freedom and ballet.

In 2009, he participated in the International competition of young singers of popular song “New Wave-2009”. He shared the first place with a participant from Indonesia.

In 2011, Jamala with the song “Smile” took part in the national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, in the final natsotbora ranked third.

In February 2016 Jamala won the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the author’s song “1944”, dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people.

May 14, 2016 by a vote of the jury and the spectators Jamala takes the first place in the final of Eurovision-2016, which was held in Stockholm.

Song Lyrics 1944 Eurovision winner 2016

When strangers are coming…
They come to your house,
They kill you all
and say,
We’re not guilty
not guilty.

Where is your mind?
Humanity cries.
You think you are gods.
But everyone dies.
Don’t swallow my soul.
Our souls

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

We could build a future
Where people are free
to live and love.
The happiest time.

Where is your heart?
Humanity rise.
You think you are gods
But everyone dies.
Don’t swallow my soul.
Our souls

Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım
Yaşlığıma toyalmadım
Men bu yerde yaşalmadım

vatanima toyalmadim

May 16, 2016 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko issued a decree awarded Jamala title of People’s Artist of Ukraine “for outstanding performance skills, enhance the image of Ukrainian art in the world, and victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.”

The discography Jamala four studio albums: “For Every Heart” (2011), “All or Nothing” (2013), “Thank You” (2014), “Podih” (2015). Also in films. In particular, the role played by actress Olga Levitsky film Oles Sanin “Wrangler” (2014).