Popular Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen has started working on his first album sung in the Kazakh language.
Kudaibergen released his self-titled debut mini-album featuring four Kazakh songs in 2016. His first solo album was titled “iD” and it reached triple platinum an hour after the start of sales in 2019. An album becomes platinum when the number of sales or downloads goes from 1 to 5 million, according to the standard set by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album included 11 songs and 4 bonus tracks for the print album in Kazakh, Russian, English and Chinese languages.
On his Instagram account, Kudaibergen reported that he returned back to Kazakhstan to weather the lockdown and is working on an album with composer Kuat Shildebayev. Shildebayev wrote songs for legendary Kazakh singer and composer Batyrkhan Shukenov, who passed away in 2015.
“We are working in the studio with Kuat aga (a reference to a person who is older), who is a teacher of all Kazakh composers. Since I’ve been in Beijing, we couldn’t get a chance to meet, but after three years we’ve finally met. I’m happy to be working with such a great composer,” wrote Kudaibergen.
Kudaibergen became famous globally after his participation in the fifth season of the Singer competition on Hunan TV, a Chinese television channel. He got into the finals and took second place. In the end, Hong Kong singer Sandy Lam won the competition. But still, at the age of 22, he was the youngest participant in the history of the show.
In 2018, Kudaibergen performed his exclusive “DQ” solo concert at O2 Arena’s Indigo Hall in London. A year later, he presented his “Arnau Envoy” concert at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg and New York’s Barclays Center.
This year, his concert schedule included Krasnodar, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Riga Moscow and Kiev.