2015 - 2016 - Song of the Year, Soundtrack, Voice, Indivisible
On the 6th of December, Dima took part in the "Song of the Year" competition, where he received an award for his song, “Ne molchi” ("Don’t be silent"). Soon after, on the 10th of December, Crocus City Hall was the host of the first Russian Music Awards ceremony, in which the winners were determined by popular vote. The awards were established by music producers, composers, performers and other leading figures of the industry: Igor Krutoy, Igor Matvienko, Maxim Fadeev, Konstantin Meladze, Victor Drobysh, Grigory Leps, Emin Agalarov, Iosif Prigozhin, Yana Rudkovskaya, Nikolai Baskov, Philip Kirkorov. Dima was nominated in the following categories:
- Best electronic project #ALIEN24
- Best performer
- Best concert/show.
He bagged two of the much-coveted "Prima" statuettes, for best electronic project, and best concert/show. At the end of 2015, Dima delighted his fans by taking part in numerous New Year’s events and festive concerts, singing both solo and in duets with other artists (Grigory Leps, Valery Meladze, Anastasia Stotskaya, among others).
At the start of 2016, the ZD awards (by MC paper) charts were released, determined by the readers’ votes in 19 different categories. Dima left his mark by winning 4 of them:
- Album of the Year - "Don’t be silent"
- Video of the Year - "Don’t be silent"
- Singer of the Year
- Dance/electronic – Alien24
Also in January, the public was able to see Andrei Tsvetkov pass the auditions of one of the most popular talent shows in the world, "American Idol". Andrei was a semi-finalist in the second season of "The Voice", and was coached by Dima. He is the first Russian to appear on "American Idol", having impressed Jennifer Lopez, who gave him a resounding "yes!". Andrei went very far in the competition, reaching the quarter-finals.
True to tradition, on the 12th of February, Dima took part in the "Big Love Show" marking Valentine’s Day. He also released a deluxe version of his "Don’t be silent" album, delighting his fans with favourite songs, live renditions, and the premiere of his new song, “Nedelimye” ("Unseparable").
"The Voice. Kids" began on the 20th of February to great ratings, with coaches Dima, Pelageya and Leonid Agutin ready to meet young talents, and entertain the audience.
In March, Dima took part in the Meladze brothers’ concert, with a performance of "Don’t disturb my soul, violin", and also in Valentin Yudashkin’s festive show (singing "Don’t be silent") held at the Kremlin State Palace.
The main event of this spring was the long-awaited premiere of Yuri Vasilyev’s film “Heritage of love” ("The hero"), starring Dima. The premiere took place at the "Moscow" cinema on the 23rd of March, with a nation-wide release in Russian cinemas on the 31st of March. The film was a great opportunity to discover Dima’s acting skills. Many personalities joined the premiere: singers Valeria, Anita Tsoi, Nyusha, Alsou, film critic Ekaterina Mtsituridze, fashion historian and TV host Alexander Vasilyev, composer Eduard Artemyev, choreographer Sergei Filin and his family, fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin, actresses Maria Kozhevnikova and Yekaterina Volkova, jewelry house owner Yana Raskovalova, Star coach Polina Kitsenko, figure skaters Tatiana Navka, and Evgeni Plushenko, model Elena Perminova, alongside members of the press. The welcome lounge displayed a collection of vintage dresses, while the reception room recreated an atmosphere of elegance and luxury. The audience was also enchanted by a dance of the Bolshoi Theatre, choreographed by Sergei Filin to a song from the film, performed by Dima himself. The newest issue of "Hello" magazine, with Dima on the cover, was also available, while all the guests received a book containing the script of the film in novel form, and a CD with the soundtrack by Eduard Artemyev. Numerous members of the "Moscow Friends Club" came to support Dima in this new adventure. The film reviews, and social media responses propelled the film to an instant success. The film, set during World War I, tells the story of two lovers –Princess Vera Chernysheva (played by Svetlana Ivanova) and lieutenant Andrei Dolmatov (played by Dima). Andrei is sent to the front, while Vera becomes a nurse. Despite the fact that the world-wide conflict is replaced by civil war at home, the feelings and story of the two protagonists transcend death.
On the 24th of April, Dima flew to Vienna to take part in a great charity symphonic concert, in the famous Musikverein Hall. He shared the stage with internationally famous opera singers.
On the 29th of April, the final of "The Voice. Kids" was broadcast, with Dima’s team featuring three young, and very talented artists: Danil Pluzhnikov, Yaroslava Degtyareva, and Maria Panyukova. Danil won the audience’s hearts, becoming this season’s undisputed winner.
In May, Dima had several concerts in the United States. At the same time, the historical drama "The heritage of love" was presented to the international film community at the Marché du Film in Cannes. Industry professionals were impressed, and warmly welcomed the Russian production. Dima managed to visit the yacht reception at Cannes after the film premiere, talking extensively about his acting experience with the foreign media.
May saw another world-wide premiere, this time of the music video for the song "Unseparable". Dima is one of the protagonists of the video, alongside the famous American model and actress Emily Ratajkowski. The song takes as its starting point lyrics by Mikhail Gutseriev and music by Dennis Kowalski, with the video being directed by David Mushegyan, following Sam Harutyunyan’s idea, and produced by Yana Rudkovskaya. The video is also marked by the work of Hollywood stylist Chris Zero, and that of the star hair and make-up artist Nico Donielle, known for his collaborations with Vogue, GQ, Dolce & Gabbana and Dior.
On the 29th of May, Dima supported the charity race, "Running hearts". The race was organised by supermodel Natalia Vodianova and by Polina Kitsenko, the CEO of "Podium Market". At the end of the race, Dima entertained everyone with a one-hour concert. The event raised the impressive sum of 37 million rubles, all donated to the "Naked hearts" Foundation. After the event, Dima posted an Instagram photo, with the caption: "Today I was awarded a medal from one of the biggest races in the country", contributing through his songs to the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the event.
The next day, Dima took part in another marathon - #VyberiDozhd, organized by the "Rain" TV channel. Alongside legendary TV host Vladimir Pozner, and "Rain" CEO Natalia Sindeeva, Dima, a long-time fan of the channel, discussed its prospects and opened the marathon. He appreciated the fresh and young outlook of the channel, which makes it very attractive to the intellectual auditory. Dima also sang live, on the roof, to the delight of his fans and everyone nearby.
Translation, adaptation and editing volunteered by Daniela Cobiltean and Sandra Daroczi (for suggestions and comments please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)