We adored them: to their songs, we quarreled and reconciled, parted and even played a wedding. See how those who exploded the music charts 20 years ago look and live now.
Vitaly Grachev (Vitas)
Legends were made about him. There were even rumors that the singer had gills instead of tonsils, hence the unrealistically high notes for a man. Oh, these strange 2000s. But times are changing, Vitas is changing too. After 20 years, the artist has noticeably gained weight and no longer tries to stand out like Kirkorov or Serduchka. He does not sing about space and underwater depths, and on stage looks more like Leps or Meladze, not Aguzarova: unhysterical and restrained, calmly sings about love. There are no more strange bouncing with all parts of the body, a metal helmet on a bald head and a siren howling: "A-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a". And thank God…
Victoria Voronova (Propaganda)
After the line “I am drawing the word“Enough”on the asphalt with white chalk, we all have tears. Twenty years have passed, and the first songs of the "Propaganda" group still stir the soul. But the soloist of the group has changed a lot during this time. She turned from a tomboy into a spectacular woman: instead of wide pants - classic dresses, makeup, hairstyle. Even the spark of protest, for which we all loved her so much, went somewhere. Now she has a solo career, songs about love, and everything, in general, like everyone else. But we will forever remember her as a kid in a cap who scratched something with chalk.
Sergey Zhukov (Hands Up!)
The fame that came to the singer in the 2000s greatly changed him - mainly by several sizes. And instead of "Ay, ay, ay, girl, where are all your girlfriends" now he sings: "You are the strongest alcohol, you kill me to zero." Otherwise, everything is the same: jeans, leather jackets, T-shirts. It seems that Zhukov was never able to grow out of the stage image of an 18-year-old boy with songs about love. All the same promises, jumping on the stage. And the clips with his participation are a separate trash. Look, for example, at least "I am sick with you" - then you will not be able to sleep (mostly from shame).
In the 2000s, Chicherin exploded the charts with each new song. We danced slow dances to "My rock and roll", jumped wildly to "Tu-lu-la" and sobbed over Bodrov's films "Brother" and "Brother-2", the music for which was also partly written by Julia. As befits a normal rock singer, she beat tattoos, got up on stage not to tell, cut her hair baldly and then walked with a “hedgehog” for a long time. And the more visible is the difference between today's Chicherina: she got involved in religion and politics, sings about space and scolds the Americans. Wow, that's a really creative person. Let's see what will happen to the singer in another 20 years.
Sergey Amoralov (Inveterate scammers)
Remember that bully kid with perhydrous hair and a ring in his shaved eyebrow? All of Russia sang along with him, and the group "Inveterate Swindlers" was on a wave of fame for a long time. Their songs "Anything different", "And by the river" and, of course, the hit of our youth "Love me, love" - a time machine after returning to the 2000s.
And since Amoralov no longer wrote new explosive hits, he happily uses this time machine, giving concerts with another member of Otpetykh. And even Serey partially left his image: blond hair gathered in a "tuft", dark glasses, T-shirts and khaki clothes. Sergei is struggling to get younger, but he is no longer the same …