2009 - Exploring new territories. The Believe album.


On the 31st of January 2009, Dima was a special guest of the Eurovision Song Contest British Final. In 2009, the UK created an extensive promotional campaign that included a 6 weeks-long show, Eurovision: Your Country Needs You, broadcast on BBC1. The renowned composer Andrew Lloyd-Weber judged the performances and wrote the UK entry in collaboration with Diane Warren. The meeting held in Moscow between Andrew Lloyd-Weber, Dima and the Russian prime-minister Vladimir Putin was also featured during the show, alongside the interview taken by the famous British television host Graham Norton. Graham interviewed Dima while he was in London, shooting the video for his latest single Lonely. Dima also performed his winning song Believe during the final of the contest.

In May 2009, during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest organised in Moscow, Dima hypnotized the audience with his performance, before handing over the title to Alexander Rybak, the 2009 winner representing Norway. During the same show he also released his latest album Believe.

At the 2009 Muz-Tv awards ceremony Dima won in the Best song  and Best video categories.

In 2009, for the 5th consecutive time, Dima received the highly prestigious award Best Russian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards. He was also runner-up in the Best European Act category.

Awards for 2009:

  • “ZD Awards” – “Act of the year” (31 January 2009)
  • "Soho awards” – “Best fashion party of the year” (Dima Bilan & Philipp Plein) (6 Febriary 2009)
  • “Muz-TV 2009” national music awards –  “Best song” – “Believe”, “Best video” – “Believe” (5 June 2009)
  • “Top Glossy” award – “Best international album” – “Believe” (24 September 2009)
  • “MTV Europe Music Awards 2009” – “Best Russian act” (5 November 2009, Berlin – Germany)
  • ‘Glamour” magazine awards – “Man of the year” (19 November 2009)
  • “Song of the year” festival – the song “Lady” (6 December 2009)
  • “Peacemaker” order by “Peacemaker” international alliance (17 December 2009)


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