The names of the stars of the Soviet and Russian stage are preserved for a long time in the memory of grateful spectators. Some experts noted that Valentina Legkostupova is able to turn any song into a hit. There were many such songs.
A distant start
In a movie, it is enough to play one bright role and become a celebrity for many years. A similar rule applies to the stage. Valentina Valerievna Legkostupova moved towards success step by step. At a certain stage of her creative career, she sang the incendiary song "Berry-Raspberry", which was written by the wonderful composer Vyacheslav Dobrynin. There was a time when this hit sounded from every TV. For many years, the hit was a kind of calling card of the singer. At the same time, she successfully collaborated with other composers and poets.
The future Soviet pop star was born on December 30, 1965 in a creative Soviet family. Parents at that time lived in the famous city of Khabarovsk. Father, a professional composer, worked at the local Philharmonic. Mother is a singer who sang Russian folk songs. Valentina grew and developed in a creative environment. At an early age, I learned how to get backstage and go on stage. When the girl was three years old, the Legkostupov family moved to a permanent place of residence in the Crimean city of Feodosia.
Valentina showed her musical talent at an early age. She easily memorized songs that sounded on radio and television. She remembered and performed them almost without mistakes for her grateful listeners. At first they were relatives and neighbors. Then classmates joined this audience. Legkostupova, without undue stress, combined her studies in a comprehensive school and in a music school. The girl mastered the secrets of vocal art and the technique of playing the violin. After graduating from school, she entered the Simferopol Music College.
The country recognized a talented and promising singer in 1986. Valentina took 2nd place in the All-Union television competition for young performers, which was held in Jurmola. The singer performed two competitive songs "Coast of Happiness" and "Let the Blizzard". In the next season, Legkostupova recorded her signature "Berry-Raspberry". At the end of the year, the song became a hit in 1987. The singer has fruitfully collaborated with Raymond Pauls and Chris Kelmi. She successfully performed at competitions held in Poland and Czechoslovakia.
Recognition and privacy
For her great contribution to the development of pop art, Valentina Legkostupova was awarded the honorary title "Honored Artist of the Russian Federation". In 2016, the singer organized her own production center.
The singer's personal life took shape on the second attempt. Valentina has a daughter from her first marriage. The second time she married Alexei Grigoriev. The husband and wife raised both a son and a daughter.