Place of Birth. Education. She was born in Kiev. At the age of five, she began dancing. At six she became a soloist of the children’s ensemble “Sonechko”. In 1993 she graduated from the State Music College named after Glier (pop-vocal department).
Career. In 1989 she took part in the Chervona Ruta festival. A year later, together with the musicians of the Ajax group, Yuri Nikitin, Georgy Uchaikin and Zhan Bolotov, he takes part in the creation of the Tsey dosch nadovgo group. In 1991, the group begins cooperation with the creative agency “Rostislav-Show”.
In 1992, a professional video was shot for the song “Your Lishe”. At the same time Irina became a laureate of the international festival “Song Vernissage. New Ukrainian Wave”.
In 1993, together with the Tsey dosch nadovgo group, she took part in the Maria festival (Truskavets) and the first international festival Slavianski Bazaar (Vitebsk).
In 1994, she made her debut as the presenter of the New Year’s TV show “New Year’s Night” on the state channel UT-1.
In 1995, Bilyk went on a concert tour “Nova”, within the framework of which the first big solo show took place at the National Palace “Ukraine”. Some experts even call that tour the first in the history of Ukrainian popular music.
In 1996 he took part in the “Tavria Games” festival. Receives the Golden Firebird award in the Singer of the Year and Song of the Year nominations (hit “It’s So Simple”). Irina was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine.
In 1997, the singer won the grand prix of the “Parade of Hit Parades” festival. The composition “It’s So Simple” is recognized as the best song of the past year. Receives “Golden Firebird” in the nominations Singer of the Year and Album of the Year (“It’s So Simple”).
In 1998 I. Bilyk was again awarded the Golden Firebird award in the Singer of the Year and Album of the Year (Farbi) nominations.
A year later, at the “NOVA records awards” ceremony, she won in three nominations – Best Singer, Best Album (“Farbi”), Best Video Clip (“And I’m Drinking”). At the same time he became the “face” of brands and companies: “Dirol Forest Berry” (“Stimorol” company), “Peugeot 206” (“Ilta-Ukraine” company), “Idea Studio” (Italy). Release of the single “Vibachai”.
August 2002 – festival “Yach Film” (Poland), award “Honorable Yakh” in the nomination “Vidkrittya to rock”.
In June 2004 he released the first album in Russian “Love. Poison”. In the first 10 days of sales, the album went platinum – sales exceeded over 100 thousand copies.
In 2006, she won the Showbiz AWARD for Best Female Singer.
In 2007, the singer’s fans supported her in the popular project “Dancing with the Stars – 2” on the “1 + 1” TV channel.
In 2008, Bilyk was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine.
2013 – participation in the TV show Battle of the Choirs as a star trainer.
2014 – presentation of personalized perfumes, recording a duet with Boris Moiseev for the song “It is not important” and shooting a video from the Moscow clip maker Aslan Akhmadov. She was invited to the “Slavianski Bazaar” competition in Vitebsk as a member of the international jury from Ukraine, she made her debut in Jurmala on the “New Wave”.
In the summer of 2014 – Bilyk announced the termination of cooperation with producer Yuri Nikitin, and in September presented a new album “Dawn”.
In the spring of 2017, she released a new album “Without Makeup”. In February 2018, she embarked on a large-scale tour “No makeup. The best. About love”. For two months, the singer gave 37 concerts in 35 cities of Ukraine, ending the tour with three sold out houses in the capital’s palace “Ukraine”.
Discography. “Kuvala zozulya” (1990), “I rozkazu” (1994), “Nova” (1995), “It’s so simple” (1996), “Farbi” (1997), “OMA” (2000), “Kraina” (2003 ), “Love. Poison” (2004), mp3-collection “Forever” (2006), “Dawn” (2014), “Without make-up” (2017).
Family. Among the unofficial and official spouses of Bilyk were Nikitin (partner in the Tsey Dosch Nadovgo group, now a well-known producer who “promoted” Verka Serduchka, the projects “Aviator”, “NeAngely”, Arctic), model Andrey Overchuk (from a marriage with him in 1999, the son Gleb appeared), choreographer and showman Dmitry Kolyadenko.
In October 2007, the singer’s husband became her partner in the “Dancing with the Stars – 2” project, a 22-year-old professional dancer Dmitry Dikusar. In 2010, there was a message that they broke up.
Official husband Aslan Akhmadov. In December 2015, a son was born to Irina Bilyk and Aslan Akhmadov, whom his father named Tabriz. The couple resorted to the help of surrogacy, since the doctors forbade the singer to give birth for health reasons.