Mykyta Volodymyrovych Alieksieiev, better known by his stage name Alekseev, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter.Alekseev was born on 18 May 1993 in Kyiv, Ukraine in a mixed Ukrainian-Russian family. When he was one and a half years old his family moved to Chita in Russia; two years later his family returned to Kyiv. Alekseev attended Kyiv Specialized School No. 106 and graduated from university with a degree in Marketing.
He first began his career in 2014 after placing as a semifinalist on season four of The Voice of Ukraine. Ani Lorak helped Alekseev shoot the music video for his debut single “Everything is in Time”. But he did not gain popularity until after he appeared on Voice of the County: Reload where he covered Iryna Bilyk’s “I’m Drowning” and shot a music video for it. He has two albums already released (2016 and 2019) and several singles.
He subsequently released the single “Pyanoye solntse”, which went on to become a number-one hit throughout the CIS and kickstarted his music career. The next month, a music video directed by Alan Badoev in which Alekseev kills his alter ego after breaking up with a girl, was shot. In late May 2016, he received the RU.TV award for best song. He also received a Yuna Award for “Drunken Sun”. The subsequent singles, “Shards of Dreams”, “Became Oceans” and “Feeling Soul”, had their music videos also directed by Alan Badoev. On June 29, 2016, he performed the song at Miss Ukraine Universe 2016.He represented Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Portugal with his song “Forever”.
In November 2018, it became known that the artist began to cooperate with Sony Music Entertainment (Russia).
In June 2016, Alekseev won Breakthrough Artist of The Year at the Russian MUZ-TV Awards and Breakthrough Artist of The Year at the Ukrainian M1 Music Awardsin December 2016. In March 2017, the artist won ZD Awards and Top Hit Music Awardsn several categories: “Breakthrough Artist of The Year”, “Artist of The Year”, “Take-Off of The Year”, “Most Frequently Played on The Radio” for the track Drunken Sun and “Most Popular Radio Artist”.
His latest music video was released in early 2021, named “Through the dream” and in it, the musician reveals the power of dreams and their impact on real life.