Regina Spektor

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Folk Singer
Date of Birth February 18, 1980
Place of Birth Moscow, Russia
Age 41 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Regina Spektor

Regina Ilyinichna Spektor is a Russian-born American singer, songwriter, and pianist. 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 and began achieving greater mainstream recognition. After giving her third album a major label re-release, Sire released her fourth album, Begin to Hope, which would go on to achieve a Gold certification by the RIAA. Her following two albums, Far and What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, each debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200. 2016's Remember Us to Life peaked at 23 on the Billboard 200. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed June 11, 2019 Regina Spektor Day in New York City. Spektor was also inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame on Saturday, May 18, 2019 by Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Native name: Реги́на Ильи́нична Спе́ктор
Born: Regina Ilyinichna Spektor, February 18, 1980, Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Citizenship: United States
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active: 2001–present
Home town: New York City, U.S.
Children: 1
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About Regina Spektor

Anti-folk singer-songwriter whose songs "Us" and "Hero" were featured in the film 500 Days of Summer. Her album Begin to Hope was a breakout success, peaking at #20 on the Billboard charts, and her song "You've Got Time" is featured in the opening credits of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.

Before Fame

She studied piano and classical voice at the Manhattan School of Music.


She won the 2009 Studio 8 Female Voice Award.

Family Life

In 2011, she married Jack Dishel. Together, they have a son who was born in March of 2014.


Her lyrics were influenced by the poetry of Ezra Pound.

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  • State University of New York at Purchase alumni
  • Sire Records artists
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  • American female guitarists
  • 21st-century American pianists
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Latest information about Regina Spektor updated on March 01, 2021.

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