Max Barskih(Nikolay Bortnik): Biography and music career

Published At: 10 March 2020 , 03:47 PM

Biography of Max Barsky

Max Barskih is a famous Ukrainian singer who has recorded many songs and videos, which has a huge number of fans in Ukraine and abroad.

He was born on March 8, 1990, in the city of Kherson, Ukraine. Real name Nikolay Bortnik. After the guy graduated from high school, he moved to Kyiv. Here he enters the Kyiv Academy of pop art. His specialty was vocals.


In 2008, he participated in the casting "Star Factory - 2" and became one of the project participants. At that time, the producer was Natalia Mogilevskaya, who subsequently will play an essential role in the life of a novice artist. Participating in the casting, Max performs a cover version of the song Britney Spears and R. Kelly. Further leaves the project of his own free will.

In 2010, he became one of the participants of the "Factory. Superfinal", where he performs his new song, which was called "Student". In the same year, the MTV Europe Music Awards named him the best artist.

In 2011, Barsky first appeared in a 3D video for the song "Losing You". The director was Alan Badoev. This clip is quite famous in Russia and received the EuroHit TOP-40 award. Then Max performs in Moscow and becomes more and more popular.

On August 9, 2011, Max Barsky received a crystal microphone and was recognized as the best singer of the year.

On August 16 of the same year, a video for the song "Eyes - Killers" was released.

 Its premiere took place in the capital of the Russian Federation. In 2012, he participated in the qualifying round for Eurovision but took second place.

On May 3, 2012, his album titled "Z.Dance" was released, all the songs of which are in English.

March 8, 2013, released a new single singer. Its name is "According to Freud," the album is also called. He was harshly criticized by Nikolai Fandeev, who said that the entire album of the singer resembles one depressive melody that causes negative feelings.

Critics say that Max Barsky best performs songs in Ukrainian, the most popular are the songs "Lullaby" and "Sky".

Personal life

The singer's life is filled with scandalous stories and various situations. The first scandal was in 2010 when erotic photos of the guy leaked to the press. Then, right on stage, he confessed his love to Svetlana Loboda.

In 2014, he began a relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Maria Romanova.