On June 6 the 12th annual national music awarding ceremony “MUZ-TV award 2014. Evolution” took place in Sports Complex “Olympic”.
Igor Nikolaev got a special prize - “For contribution to the development of music industry”. The singer and composer was handed with the cherished silver plate by his old friend and co-author – composer Igor Krutoy who said the following words about Igor Nikolaev:
- This nomination is very important, no doubt that the winner should be a person who has notably contributed to music industry. That’s this very man who didn’t just wrote songs he wrote entire programs – for Alla Pugacheva, for Irina Allegrova, for Natasha Koroleva, for many other singers. It’s a great privilege for me that being a composer he wrote lyrics to my music. Together we created a final song for Olympic Games in Sochi that is called “Farewell to Sochi!”. Besides all these facts Igor Nikolaev is my friend.
On having got the award Igor Nikolaev appealed to the meeting:
- I would like to say hello to all your grannies and grandpas who remember the first runs of my first songs and to your mothers and fathers who were growing up listening to those songs. I have composed songs and I’ll go on composing songs only for you to bring happiness to your beloved and share your warmth with them. Thank you, MUZ-TV, thank you, Igor Krutoy – my friend, thanks everyone!
That night Igor Nikolaev went up to the stage twice: for the second time he went up with the actress Anastasia Makeeva to hand the prize “The best singer” to Dima Bilan and congratulate him on the victory.