|Alexander Rybak Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||May 13, 1986|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Alexander Rybak is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer, songwriter, composer, violinist, pianist, and actor who rose to prominence after winning the Eurovision contest in 2009 with his own song titled Fairytale. He followed up his success by releasing albums such as Fairytales (2009), No Boundaries (2010), Visa vid vindens ängar (2011), Christmas Tales (2012), Trolle og den magiske (2015), etc.
Alexander Igorevich Rybak
Titten Tei, Sasha
Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR
Starting from the age of 10 years, Alexander began attending the Barratt Due Institute of Music located in Oslo. He took a break from his studies after winning the Eurovision contest in 2009 and resumed his studies in 2011. He graduated from the institute with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance in June 2012.
Furthermore, Rybak took admission to Columbia College Chicago in the fall of 2020 and graduated with an MFA degree in film music composition in July 2022.
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Composer, Violinist, Pianist
- Father – Igor Rybak (Classical Violinist)
- Mother – Natalia Gurina (Music Journalist, Piano Teacher)
Pop, Folk, Soft Rock, Crossover, Classical
Vocals, Violin, Piano, Hardanger Fiddle, Guitar
6 ft or 183 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Alexander Rybak has dated –
- Ingrid Berg Mehus
- Moa Johanne (2009)
- Lena Meyer-Landrut (2009) – RUMOR
- Maria Strøm Slyngstad
- Julie Gaarud Holm
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Belarusian (and possibly other) descent.
- Sharp jawline
- Hint of a chin dimple
- Wide smile
Alexander Rybak Facts
- He can fluently speak Norwegian, Russian, and English languages. In addition to singing in these 3 languages, he can also sing in Belarusian and Swedish.
- His song Into a Fantasy was featured on the soundtrack of the 2014 animated film, How to Train Your Dragon 2. Moreover, Rybak also dubbed the voice of the lead character Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in Norwegian in the film series, How To Train Your Dragon (2010), How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), and How to Train Your Dragon 3 (2019).
- In 2009, he represented Norway in the 54th Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow, Russia. Alexander performed the song Fairytale, which he wrote and composed himself, and was declared the winner of the competition. His winning score of 387 points was the highest tally scored by any country in the history of the competition under the former voting system. Moreover, he set other records such as being the first Belarusian-born winner and also the youngest solo male winner, having won at the age of 23 years.
- He was engaged in a heavily-publicized altercation with a sound technician in 2010. On two separate occasions, Rybak was seen breaking his fingers and, at a later instance, breaking his violin on stage. He explained his behavior by attributing his angry outbursts to his hectic work schedule.
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