Dimash Kudaibergen is a Kazakh singer and songwriter, recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Kazakh National ‘People’s Favorite,’ Kazakh Presidential letter of award, and State Scholarship from the First President’s Foundation prize for culture achievements.
Dimash gained significant popularity after his brilliant performance during Slavyanskiy Bazar 2015 song contest in Vitebsk, Belarus, having won the Grand Prix of this tough competition. That same year he performed as the Kazakhstan representative for the first time at the Asia-Pacific TV Festival ABU TV Song in Istanbul, Turkey. Two years later Dimash had won millions of fans and rose to global fame after participating in the major Chinese TV singing competition program for professional singers I am a Singer.
In June 2017 Dimash Kudaibergen gave his first large-scale solo concert, Bastau (Beginning) within Expo 2017 in Astana. 30,000 people attended, including singer’s fans from other countries.
In November 2018, Kudaibergen performed at his solo concert in London during Kazakhstan Culture Day in United Kingdom. Fans arrived from all parts of the world, and tickets had been sold out with a record-breaking speed.
Dimash won the most popular foreign performer title in China’s Weibo Powerstar chart in 2018, having beaten a popular Korean band EXO and reaching #6 position in all-time popular rating in 2018.
In early 2019, Kudaibergen participated in CBS’ talent show The World’s Best. He reached the finals and then withdrew from the show, allowing two younger talents, Daneliya Tuleshova and Lydian Nadhaswaram, win. Later, the news broke that the Kazakh singer won the audience vote of the show.
Kudaibergen’s first solo album was released June 14, 2019 and gained platinum status after 37 seconds of sales. In the next hour, it went three times platinum.
Dimash Kudaibergen is known for his wide vocal range of six octaves spanning from below the bottom of the bass range to far beyond the top of the soprano range. His vocal timbre is light tenor, and he is perfect in bel canto signing which allows unveiling all facets of his vocal talent in full. Kudaibergen is most loved by fans for his natural performing skills, artistic charisma, and his innate musicality. His phenomenal voice won over millions of hearts in Kazakhstan and beyond.
Awards and prizes:
2012 – 1st prize of VIII International TV contest of pop singers Vostochniy Bazar (Yalta, Ukraine)
2015 – Grand Prix of XXIV International pop singers contest Slavyanskiy Bazar-2015 (Vitebsk, Belarus)
2016 – Year’s Choice 2016, Winner of audience vote and ‘Best Pop Singer’ category
March 27, 2017 – Winner of the 24th season of ERC Chinese Top Ten Awards in Most Popular Asian Singer category (Shanghai, China)
April 9, 2017 – Winner of the 17th Top Chinese Music Awards in Most Popular International Singer category (Shenzhen, China)
April 23, 2017 – The Battle of Memories soundtrack named Song of the Year by China’s CCTV and awarded with Top Global Chinese Music award
May 25, 2017 – Dimash Kudaibergen named Most Popular Singer of the Year by OK! Magazine (China)
July 19, 2017 – Most Popular Overseas Award category winner at MTV Asian Music Gala (Guangzhou, China)
July 20, 2017 – Most Popular Overseas Singer category winner at MTV Global Chinese Music Awards (Shenzhen, China)
Aug. 8, 2017 – Winner in Favorite Male Singer category at Chinese Golden Melody Awards (Hong Kong, China)
Aug. 27, 2017 – Winner in Best Overseas Male Star category at Fresh Asia Music Festival (Beijing, China)
Nov. 17, 2017 – Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song in the Video Game category for ‘Ocean Over Time,’ the theme song of online game Moonlight Blade (composer Thomas Parisch and singer Dimash Kudaibergen) (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Feb. 10, 2018 – Dimash wins Most Popular Singer of the Year category award for the second year in a row at CCTV’s Top Global Chinese Music Awards (Beijing, China)
Dec. 16, 2018 – At The Silk Road Cohesion Awards 2018 (Shanghai, China), Dimash received Silk Road Youth Ambassador and Most Influential Singer of The Year awards from three countries, including Kazakhstan, China, and Russia