Alla Borisovna Pugacheva (Russian: Алла Борисовна Пугачёва; sometimes transcribed to English as Pugachova, Russian pronunciation: [pʊɡɐˈtɕɵvə]; born 15 April 1949), is а Soviet and Russian musical performer. Her career started in 1965 and continues to this day, even though she does not give live performances anymore. For her "clear mezzo-soprano and a full display of sincere emotions", she enjoys an iconic status across the former Soviet Union as the most successful Soviet performer in terms of record sales and popularity.
Her repertoire includes over 500 songs in Russian, English, German, French, Kazakh, Hebrew, Finnish, Ukrainian, and the discography has more than 100 Vinyl, CDs and DVDs. In addition to Russia and the former Soviet Union, Pugacheva's albums were published in Japan, Korea, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria. Pugacheva has sold more than 250 million records.
She became a People's Artist of the USSR in 1991. Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995). Chevalier of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" II, III and IV degrees. She represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997.