Alsou Ralifovna Abramova (Tatar Cyrillic: Алсу Рәлиф кызы Абрамова, Latin: Alsu Rälif qızı Abramova, Russian: Алсу́ Рали́фовна Абрамова, née Safina, better known as just Alsou (Алсу́, born on June 27, 1983) is a popular Tatar singer from Russia. She competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in which she came in second place giving her recognition all over Europe as well. Alsou hosted the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 held in Moscow.
Alsou was born in Bөgelmə, Tatarstan. Her father, Ralif Rafilovich Safin is a Russian oligarch, a former LUKoil executive and a current member of the Federal Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament. He is also the owner of the Sochi football team Zhemchuzhina and was named the 100th richest Russian by Forbes Magazine in 2004. Alsou's mother, Razia Iskhakovna, is an architect. She has a younger brother, Renard, and an older brother, Marat, (not the tennis player Marat Safin). Alsou is an ethnic Tatar..
When Alsou was a year old her family moved from Tatarstan to Siberia. Until the age of 8, she lived with her grandparents in Siberia. At 5 years old Alsou asked her parents for a piano. She was then allowed to attend a private