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Background information
Birth nameSusana Jamaladinova
Born (1983-08-27) 27 August 1983 (age 39)
Osh, Kirghiz SSR, Soviet Union
OriginAlushta, Crimea
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2005–present
Jamala after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Jamala born Susana Dzjamaladinova (born 27 August 1983) is a Ukrainian singer that won the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "1944".

On 14 May 2016, Jamala won the competition with 534 points.[1]

Her song, "1944" is about the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944. It is also about her great-grandmother, who lost her daughter while being deported to Central Asia.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ukraine's Jamala wins Eurovision 2016". BBC News. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. "Jamala entered Eurovision-2016 national selection". QHA.com.ua. 26 January 2016. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  3. Eurovision: Ukraine's entry aimed at Russia, BBC News (22 February 2016)