Crocus City Hall Hosted the First Ceremony of “Zhara” Music Awards.
This ceremony differs from all other ceremonies by its’ unusual format: nominees and winners are selected by celebrities themselves by voting. Finally, stage fellows made up a sizeable list of nominees, including Leningrad, Grigiry Leps, Loboda, Emin, Ani Lorak, A-studio, Valery Meladze, Valeria, Nyusha, Polina Gagarina, Nastya Kamenskikh, Vera Brezhneva, Vremya I Steklo, Artick&Asti and many others.
The red carpet was also attended by Baba Yaga with her twin granddaughters Katya and Volga Korol. Baba Yaga is a famous mass media phenomenon. Not long ago she started to explore the blogosphere, and quite successfully. The video showing Baba Yaga driving her fairy transport across Russian cities, has gained more than 80 million views on the Internet.
However, she turned out to be interested in music too. Some time ago she recorded a music video in support of Russian rap artist Охххуmiron before his rap battle with Dizaster. And during the ceremony she actively communicated with stars and gave them her replica dolls — singing amulet dolls.
Following the results, the winners of Zhara 2018 Music Awards are: Dima Bilan as the Best Male Singer, Ani Lorak as the Best Female Singer, Grigory Leps as the Artist of the Year, rapper Feduk as the Breakthrough Artist of the Year, “Sluchaynaya” song by Svetlana Loboda as the Best Song, Leningrad as the Best Group, A-Studio and Emin as the Best Duet, Emin also won the nomination Album of the Year, and Basta won the nomination the Best Rap Artist.