Born Alsou Ralifovna Abramova (although better known as just Alsou), she's one of the most popular singers in Russia.
With a successful career in her hometown under her belt, an English language single, "Solo" (which also placed second in the Eurovision Song Contest) was released in 2000 and became the biggest Russian single of all time only to be outdone by herself a year later, dueting with Enrique Iglasias on the song "You're My #1".
When the lead single for the proposed English album, "Before You Love Me" only charted at a disappointing #27 on the UK singles chart (although it went to #1 on MTV UK), combined with promotional issues, the album was cancelled in the UK.
While Alsou continues to record in her homeland, it seems that for now, her English releases are at a standstill after a second try for an English album failed again in 2005.
But here, her lead English single "Before You Love Me" got a great workout by remixing team the Sleaze Sisters and they produced a high NRG anthem that deserves to be heard!
Alsou - Before You Love Me (JM's Sleaze Sisters Radio Edit)