Regina Spektor

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Regina Ilyinichna Spektor (Russian: Реги́нa Ильи́нична Спе́ктор, IPA: [rʲɪˈɡʲinə ˈspʲɛktər]; /rɨˈnə ˈspɛktər/; born February 18, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She was born in the Soviet Union where she began classical training on the piano at the age of 6. When she was 9 years old, her family emigrated to the United States where she continued her classical training into her teenage years; she began to write original songs shortly thereafter.

After self-releasing her first three records and gaining popularity in New York City's independent music scenes, particularly the anti-folk scene centered on New York City's East Village, Spektor signed with Sire Records in 2004 where she began achieving greater mainstream notoriety. After giving her third album a major label re-release, Sire released her fourth album, Begin to Hope which would go on to achieve Gold certification. Her following two albums, Far and What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, each debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 11:11 Regina Spektor 4.25 1
2002 Songs Regina Spektor 4.65 1
2004 Soviet Kitsch Regina Spektor 4.4 5
2006 Begin to Hope Regina Spektor 4.3 7
2009 Far Regina Spektor 4.5 5
2012 What We Saw From the Cheap Seats Regina Spektor 3.6 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories Regina Spektor 5 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 2007-04-25: The Moore Theater, Seattle, WA, USA Regina Spektor 1
2010 Live in London Regina Spektor 5 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men The Strokes & Regina Spektor 1
2005 Carbon Monoxide Regina Spektor 1
2006 Us Regina Spektor 2
2006 On the Radio Regina Spektor 2
2007 Fidelity Regina Spektor 2
2008 You Don't Know Me Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor 1
2010 No Surprises Regina Spektor 5 1
2012 All the Rowboats Regina Spektor 5 1
2012 Don't Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas) Regina Spektor 1
2012 Sings Two Bulat Okudzhava Songs in Russian Regina Spektor 1
2013 You've Got Time Regina Spektor 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Laughing With EP Regina Spektor 4 1
2011 Four From Far Regina Spektor 1

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live at Bull Moose Regina Spektor 4.5 1
2007 Live in California 2006 EP Regina Spektor 1
2009 iTunes Live from SoHo Regina Spektor 1

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