KAMALIYA “RISING UP”
Kamaliya will be performing at the Mr Gay World 2012 Grand Finale, April 8, 2012.
NEW SINGLE 26TH FEBRUARY – MIXES BY CAHILL & SOULSEEKERZ
DEBUT UK APPEARANCE AT FUNKY BUDDHA 27TH JANUARY
HOT NEW VIDEO DIRECTED BY PAUL BOYD ‘WEAPONS OF MASS ENTERTAINMENT’
FIRST UK CLUB TOUR FEBRUARY/ MARCH
Hot on the heels of a top dance hit, Russian pop super star Kamaliya is back in February with an amazing dance-floor filler ‘Rising Up’, a highly anticipated and beautifully-shot pop video and a string of exclusive UK club performances.
Released 26th February, the singer and Hollywood actress’s 2nd single ‘Rising Up’ is an apocalyptic club anthem with mixes from UK dance ensemble Cahill and US production wizards Soulseekerz - two of the hottest circuit club DJs specializing in dance and house. Anticipating chart success Kamaliya could not be in better hands - Cahill have previously re-worked hits for the likes of Lady Gaga, Cheryl Cole and Mariah Carey and Soulseekerz have worked with Rihanna, Dannii Minogue, Britney Spears and The Noisettes. A follow up to “Crazy in my Heart’, the track is a high-energy, thumping number that showcases her phenomenal voice and looks set to light up the UK clubs and continue her invasion of British dance floors.
The stunning video for ‘Rising Up’ was shot on location in Miami and directed by Paul Boyd who has previously directed videos for Shania Twain, Elton John, LeAnn Rimes, Celine Dion and Inna. Boyd set out to make the hottest video of the year in which Kamaliya gives a high-octane and highly charged performance drawing on her fashion and beauty interests.
The video, which opens with stunning aerial shots of leather clad diamond clawed Kamaliya speeding through Miami streets on the futuristic ‘Transformer’ styled ‘Mental Mantis’ motorcycle, can only be described as a mini-movie. Intercut with super-hot dance action mixing ‘Krump’ and ‘Breaking’; stunning beach locations; the exclusive villa where CSI Miami and the Jazz Singer were filmed and a love interest from James Mcdonald, one of the world’s top male models.
With her attention focused firmly on the British dance scene, Kamaliya will make her UK debut performance of the track at Funky Buddha on the 27th January followed by 7 exclusive appearances at some of the UK’s largest clubs. Dates are as follows:
Chester –Tuesday 31st January
Bolton –10th February
Manchester – Cruz 101 10th February
Swansea –11th February
Hereford –24th February
Boston Lincs –25th Saturday
Birmingham –3rd March
Kamaliya is a keen animal lover and is honored to headline the WSPA Charity event in London on 22nd February. WSPA is working towards a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends.
Following the release of ‘Rising Up’ Kamaliya will be making waves in Hollywood - she is due to shoot ‘What About Love’ with Andy Garcia and Sharon Stone. Principle photography is planned for April 2012. She has already filmed ‘Officer Down’ with James Wood and Stephen Dorff due for release later this year.
Kamaliya will be available for interview and photo shoots.
Press contact: Murray Harkin
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NOTES TO EDITORS
In her native Russia, Kamaliya is a household name and every bit the icon. A stunning, one-woman powerhouse of creativity, Kamaliya has released four hit albums at home and is recognized by millions as a multi-talented, multi-award winning, singer, songwriter, violinist, pop star, model, ex-Mrs World and Hollywood actress. Kamaliya’s first UK single ‘Crazy in my Heart’ was released in December 2011 and was a smash hit in the Clubs reaching Number 15 in Club Charts. Not just a musical talent, the beautiful Kamaliya was crowned Mrs. World in 2008 and remains a highly sought-after fashion model, regularly appearing in international campaigns. After performing, Kamaliya’s other big love is animals. She has an extraordinary array of pets including: 8 dogs, 2 rabbits, 3 cats, 3 parrots and 5 horses. She is an avid horse rider. Kamaliya has been interested in music from an early age. When her father was posted as a Military pilot in Budapest she sang and danced in the children’s ensemble “The Jingle”. She later learnt to play the Violin and took Opera singing classes – skills that she uses in her writing to this day. Kamaliya has won many accolades in her career including for her hit ‘Is It Love’ which was nominated for Russia’s ‘Song of the Year’ and in 2004 she was awarded the title ‘Honorary Artist of Ukraine for her outstanding achievements in developing Ukraine culture’. Kamaliya is the singer’s stage name – she was born Natalya Shmarenkova.