Jurga

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Jurga is one of the most popular, original and creative Lithuanian pop singers, whose songs are admired by fans and critics as deep, melodious, encouraging and sensitive. Jurga was performing as back-vocal in various bands, she even tried her luck as the front-women of female punk-rock band before releasing her sensational debut solo album Aukso Pieva in 2005. It became her well deserved breakthrough.

With this album she immediately became household name in Lithuania and received many prestigious music awards not only in Lithuania, but also abroad. In 2007 she has won MTV European Music award as The Best Baltic Act, as well as Grand Prix at Baltic Song Festival in Sweden, folowed by two Just Plain Folks awards in 2009 in USA.

With the sales of 25 000 copies Aukso Pieva was certified platinum in Lithuania. The follow-up albums Instrukcija (2007) and +37° (Goal of Science) (2009) both were certified gold. Many singles from those records became big hits in Lithuania and were broadcasted in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Sweden. The single 5th Season reached No.1 in radio charts in Hungary.

During her solo career Jurga has won almost all possible awards in her homecountry – album of the year, song of the year, debut of the year, video of the year, female artist of the year, woman of the year and many others, in total close to 40 various accolades.

In 2017 Jurga successfully toured China, USA and released her latest album Not Perfect (2017), where she combined sensitive, melancholic, yet sometimes rebellious side of her with electronic sounds. “Perfection begins from the mistake” is the idea behind this concept album. Critics claimed Not Perfect being one of the strongest Jurga’s works to date.

Recently Jurga contributed her music to two Lithuanian movies (documentary Master and Tatyana, 2015 and animation Running Lights, 2017) and Georgian movie (Namme, 2017). The movie Running Lights (titled in Lithuanian as Kaukai) last year was awarded with Silver Crain statue for composer of the year at Lithuanian cinema awards, which Jurga co-shared with two other authors.

In the year 2018 Jurga released her first greatest hits compilation „Ten, kur tu“ on both CD and LP, which was the second one during her career. The musician then went on tour in China, where she had shows in eight different cities.

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