NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. "Gra"

NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. "Gra"

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The most popular female pop act in Ukraine, Russia and other ex-USSR states

Biography

September 2005 has marked the 5th anniversary of the sexiest act throughout the CIS. For years the phenomenon of this extra-popular outfit cannot be discovered neither by critics, nor by the media, nor by the trio’s enormous army of followers. Nevertheless the puzzle of their success is quite simple. NU VIRGOS (for the international market) / V.I.A. «GRA» (for Ukraine, Russia and other ex-USSR territories) it’s the talent, beauty, amazing energy and magnetism of the vocalists Nadya Granovskaya, Vera Brezhneva and Albina Dzhanabayeva, music, wonderful songs and gentle soul of the composer Konstantin Meladze, high-precision estimation of the manager Dmitriy Kostiuk complete with professionalism, harmony and superb taste in everything from musical arrangements to stage costumes. Just several ingredients have given life to the act that has no peers neither by external image, nor by musical content.
From the very birth NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» were doomed to be nothing but success. Their first TV appearance received an avalanche of acclaim, emotions and rumors. They found themselves instantly popular. The group’s debut video entitled “Endeavor No. 5” saw the light of day on September, 3, 2000 when it was aired by BIZ TV, Ukraine’s most popular music TV channel. Then the things started whirling at maximum speed which exceeded the most courageous expectations of the group’s management in person of Dmitriy Kostiuk and Konstantin Meladze. Only 9 days later, on September, 12, the first bootleg of NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA»’s debut song was already available at music markets and by the end of the first month of the group’s career a vast of gutter press publications appeared. More fuel was added to the fire by the fact that NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» were never open for the media as of what was going on inside the group and with its vocalists. Too many were eager to know much more because the group’s isolation from external world, their enigmatic charisma of lofty and inaccessible artists had given birth to numerous myths and speculations. Still waters of Ukrainian show-biz were disturbed by a “riddle named NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA»” (cited from those days’ news-paper publication).
One by one the new audio and video smashes followed. After “Endeavor No. 5” more videos were out on the screens: “Take me in your arms”, “Bomb”, “I won’t be back”. By the end of the year NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA»’s repertoire comprised 7 songs that was fairly enough to embark on a tour. The group’s first live date ever took place in Dnepropetrovsk on stage the city’s Ledoviy Palace in front of some 4 000 spectators. Further shows were also hugely acclaimed. In order to capitalize on that the group’s management decided to release the first full-length NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA»’s effort which, as expected, was entitled after their major smash “Endeavor No. 5”. The interest towards NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» concentrated, thickened and almost materialized.
Within 2001 NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» collected some of their first prestigious awards: “A Hundred Pood Hit” from HIT FM Radio, “Golden Gramophone” from “Russian Radio” all in addition to winning the “Golden Firebird” prize at the Ukrainian annual festival “Tavriyskiye Igry”. On August, 31st, 2001 in Moscow NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» were signed to by Sony Music Corporation. That appeared to be the first international contract as the charming outfit was a Ukrainian product: most of the group members were Ukrainian and resided at its capital – Kiev.
2002 saw the group becoming a trio instead of being a duet and changing their musical direction. In spring the ladies appeared in their new video “Stop! Stop! Stop!” whose success was so stunning that enabled NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» to take part in the “Ovation” Music Award Ceremony held at the Moscow’s State Central Concert Hall “Rossiya”. In September a new video was out for public view – this time “Good morning, papa!”, and closer to that year’s end the ladies from NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA» also displayed themselves as actresses having played the roles of crowned heads in a TV musical called “Cinderella”.
The beginning of 2003 coincided with a new phase of NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA»’s popularity following the release of one of the group’s best efforts – marvelous and dramatic “Don’t forsake me, darling”, complete with an eponymously titled video tape containing a collection of NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA»’s videos. On April, 16, 2003 the ladies appeared at a press-conference dedicated mainly to the group’s new release “Stop! That’s a wrap!” which included four new songs along with several remixes. A few more reasons to meet with the media were the prestigious Russian MUZ TV awards and the “Soundtrack” award all won by NU VIRGOS / V.I.A. «GRA». In May the group astonished (exactly so!) everyone with their new video “Kill my girlfriend”. Especially for the said video, which was regarded by many as a burlesque to the pompous music festival “Song of the

Lyrics

Stop! Stop! Stop!

Written By: K. Meladze / A. Kruzin

NO I DIDN'T TRUST HIM
BUT HE RUSHED ME TO FEEL
TRIED ME MESMERIZE TO ME
WITH HIS ALL SEX APPEAL

TOLD ME EVERYTHING
THAT I WAS LONGING TO HEAR
SHINE AND HANDSOME
MY SOUVENIR

AND THEN ALL OF SUDDEN
I HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE
HE WOULD PUT ME DOWN
BUT I’D STILL PLACE HIM ABOVE

TIRED OF SEARCHING FOR THE LOVE
THAT STILL LIVES IN HIM
GIVEN MY EVERYTHING
LIKE A SOUVENIR

GIVEN UP MY HEART
IN THE NAME OF THE MEMORY
FALLEN DOWN LIKE RAIN
HE COULD FEEL EVERY DROP
NOW I KNOW I HAVE
HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HIM
TELL HIM TO STOP! STOP! STOP!

GIVEN UP MY HEART
IN THE NAME OF THE MEMORY
FALLEN DOWN LIKE RAIN
HE COULD FEEL EVERY DROP
NOW I KNOW I HAVE
HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HIM
TELL HIM TO STOP! STOP! STOP!

I’VE BECOME INVISIBLE
I MELT AWAY AT NIGHT
DREAMS FOR ONCE SO COLORFUL
BECOME BLACK AND WHITE

LOVING ONCE SO WONDERFUL
IS NO LONGER HERE
SO I’LL KEEP THIS FEELING
LIKE A SOUVENIR

GIVEN UP MY HEART
IN THE NAME OF THE MEMORY
FALLEN DOWN LIKE RAIN
HE COULD FEEL EVERY DROP
NOW I KNOW I HAVE
HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HIM
TELL HIM TO STOP! STOP! STOP!

GIVEN UP MY HEART
IN THE NAME OF THE MEMORY
FALLEN DOWN LIKE RAIN
HE COULD FEEL EVERY DROP
NOW I KNOW I HAVE
HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HIM
TELL HIM TO STOP! STOP! STOP!

GIVEN UP MY HEART
IN THE NAME OF THE MEMORY
FALLEN DOWN LIKE RAIN
HE COULD FEEL EVERY DROP
NOW I KNOW I HAVE
HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HIM
TELL HIM TO STOP! STOP! STOP!

GIVEN UP MY HEART
IN THE NAME OF THE MEMORY
FALLEN DOWN LIKE RAIN
HE COULD FEEL EVERY DROP
NOW I KNOW I HAVE
HAVE THE COURAGE TO TELL HIM
TELL HIM TO STOP! STOP! STOP!

STOP! STOP! STOP!

STOP! STOP! STOP!

Take you back

Written By: K. Meladze / A. Kruzin

Take you back
(coming soon)

Don't ever leave me love

Written By: K. Meladze / A. Kruzin

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID WRONG
I DIN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
I HAD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING
AND ALL BUT MY LOVE

I DON'T KNOW WHAT OF MY DESTINY
WHAT IT'S GONNA BE
I DON'T KNOW - NO

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID WRONG
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
WHY MY LOVES IS LIKE THE SKY

EVERY NIGHT MY HEART
GETS ME TO MY KNEES
PRAYING FOR SOMEONE
I DON'T KNOW - NO

BUT I STILL PLAY THIS SILLY GAME
YOUR LOVE FOR ME IS JOY AND PAIN
I KNOW INSIDE
HOW MUCH YOU NEED ME

YOU SAY IT'S FREEDOM OR WE LOSE
AND MAYBE I DON'T WANNA CHOOSE
SO I SAY PLEASE
DON'T EVER LEAVE ME

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID WRONG
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
I HAD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING
AND ALL BUT MY LOVE

I DON'T WANNA KNOW OF MY DESTINY
WHAT IT'S GONNA BE
I DON'T KNOW - NO

NEVER EVER WOULD I THINK
IT COULD HAVE NEEN THAT HARD
TAKING ALL THIS PLEASURE
WITH THIS HURT IN MY HEART

ALL THAT'S BEEN BEFORE
BETTER LET IT GO
HAS IT REALLY BEEN
I DON'T KNOW - NO

BUT I STILL PLAY THIS SILLY GAME
YOUR LOVE FOR ME IS JOY AND PAIN
I KNOW INSIDE
HOW MUCH YOU NEED ME

YOU SAY IT'S FREEDOM OR WE LOSE
AND MAYBE I DON'T WANNA CHOOSE
SO I SAY PLEASE
DON'T EVER LEAVE ME

DON'T EVER LEAVE ME LOVE
DON'T EVER LEAVE ME LOVE
DON'T EVER LEAVE ME LOVE

Kill my girlfriend

Written By: K. Meladze / A. Kruzin

ON THIS NIGHT WITH THE LAST OF THE LONELY
EVERY TONGUE EVERY LANGUAGE
WE ONLY WILL BE SINGING OF LOVE
WILL BE SINGING OF JOY
I WILL BE THE REWARD FOR YOUR PATIENCE
FOR YOUR LOVE, FOR YOUR ALL DESPERATIONS
LIKE A STAR IN THE SKY I WILL FALL FOR YOU BOY
THERE'S NO PEAK TOO HIGH TO REACH ON OUR OWN
I'M STILL HERE FOR YOU
WE'RE STILL NOT ALONE
SHE WON'T LET US OUT OF THIS VICIOUS CIRCLE

YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND

ON THIS NIGHT WITH THE LAST OF THE LONELY
EVERY TONGUE EVERY LANGUAGE
WE ONLY WILL BE SINGING OF LOVE
WILL BE SINGING OF JOY
WE COULD HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO REMEMBER
IF NOT FOR THIS SUPPLEMENTARY MEMBER
THAT YOU'VE GOT TO DESTROY
THAT'S ENOUGH OF CONVOY
THERE'S NO PEAK TOO HIGH TO REACH ON OUR OWN
I'M STILL HERE FOR YOU
WE'RE STILL NOT ALONE
SHE WON'T LET US OUT OF THIS VICIOUS CIRCLE

YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND HUA HUA
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND HUA HUA

IF YOU CANNOT HANDLE THIS ON YOUR OWN
I'LL BE THERE TO HELP
I'M HERE FOR YOU
BUT WE RE NEVER ALONE
SHE WON'T LET US OUT OF THIS VICIOUS CIRCLE

YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND HUA HUA
YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRLFRIEND HUA HUA

YOU GOTTA KILL MY GIRL...

Good morning, Daddy!

Written By: K. Meladze / A. Kruzin

YOU'RE LIKE THE MUSIC
ABSENT FROM THE RADIO
THE GENIUS OF KINDNESS
THAT I'VE FOUND
YOU'RE LIKE THE MONEY
THAT IS NOW IRRELEVANT
YOU CAN NOT KEEP ME
FROM THE WORLD AROUND

THERE IS NO PAST
DON'T WANNA WAKE YOU
DON'T WANNA STAY
SO I SAY THANK YOU

GOOD MORNING DADDY
OUR SONG IS ONLY SILENCE
GOOD MORNING DADDY
OUR SONG IS ONLY SILENCE

YOU HELPED ME ALWAYS
LEARN IT BY EXPERIENCE
SO I LEARNED
TO BE BREAKING EVERY RULE
YOU'D NEVER THINK
THAT I COULD BE THAT SERIOUS
BUT I DON'T WANNA BE
SOMEBODY'S FOOL

THERE IS NO PAST
DON'T WANNA WAKE YOU
DON'T WANNA STAY
SO I SAY THANK YOU

GOOD MORNING DADDY
OUR SONG IS ONLY SILENCE
GOOD MORNING DADDY
OUR SONG IS ONLY SILENCE

GOOD MORNING DADDY
OUR SONG IS ONLY SILENCE
GOOD MORNING DADDY
OUR SONG IS ONLY SILENCE

I don't want a man

Written By: K. Meladze / M. Anichkin / Ariana

SOMETHINGS GOING ON
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
JUST THE WAY YOU MOVE
I CAN T EXPLAN IT
SORRY BABY I DON'T REALLY REMEMBER YOUR NAME
EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS IN ORDER
NORMAL PULSE AND NORMAL HEART CONDITION
YOU VE MADE NO MISTAKES SPENT YOUR LIFE ON PUBLIC DISPLAY
NO ONE CAN SHOW
YOU THE RIGHT WAY
YOU HEAR A VOICE IN YOUR HEAD SAY
IT IS TIME TO BE PREPARED FOR OUR TV-SHOW
I DON'T WANT A MAN, THATS WELL BEHAVED BREAKING ALL THE RULES THAT'S WHAT I CRAVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU IS SO RIGHT ITS WRONG I DON'T WANT A MAN, THAT DOESN'T TURN ME ON
YOU HAVE BEEN CREATED AT A FACTORY YOU WERE PUT TOGETHER ARTIFICIALLY YOU HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED TO RESEMBLE A HUMAN
YOU ARE READY TO BE DUPLICATED
YOU THINK THERE'S NO WAY YOU WILL BE HATED
BUT, SORRY BABY I DON T REALLY REMEMBER YOUR NAME

Discography

1. CD "Endeavor No. 5" - 2001
2. CD "Stop! That's a wrap!" - 2002
3. CD "Biology" - 2003
4. CD "Stop! Stop! Stop!" - 2004
5. CD "The best - V.I.A. "Gra" - 5" - 2005

Set List

1. Stop! Stop! Stop! - 3.50
2. Take you back - 4.00
3. I don't want a man - 3.40
4. Don't ever leave me love - 3.30
5. Till the morning light - 3.30
6. Kill my girlfriend - 3.40
7. Good morning, Daddy! - 3.30
8. Every day - 3.00
9. Brillianty (Diamonds) - 3.20
10. Bomba (Bomb) - 3.30
11. Ya ne vernus (I won't be back) - 3.50

Average set duration: 50 - 60 min.