" Vladasovich Grachyov
: Виталий Владасович Грачёв, Vitalij Vladasovič Gračëv), lebih dikenali dengan nama samarannya Vitas
; Bahasa Rusia
: Витас), adalah seorang penyanyi pop
, penggubah, pelakon, dan pereka fesyen Rusia
yang lahir pada 19 Februari 1981 di Daugavpils
, RSS Latvia
.Lagunya pada 2000, "Opera No. 2" ("Opera #2"; released as a single in 2001)
telah dimajukan sering kali melalui Internet
, yang accounts for much of his worldwide recognition.
His eclectic pop music is often difficult to categorise, incorporating elements of techno
, and folk music
He designs his own stage costumes.
DIVA (ДИВА) is the name of the band that accompanies Vitas during his concerts.
Vitas has achieved much notablity through Russian television, and since 2005 his career has advanced into Asian markets.
He has signed with entertainment labels such as Universal
which distributes his music in Taiwan, and he has toured extensively in China
and several other countries.
He has performed duets with many other singers including Demis Roussos
, Lucio Dalla
, and Vitas' grandfather Arkadiy Davydovich Marantsman (Аркадий Давыдович Маранцман), with whom he sings "Friendship"