At last – Dima Bilan’s international album


I first discovered Dima Bilan, one of Russia’s biggest pop stars, in Eurovision 2006 when he came second with “Never Let You Go”. Last year, he won for Russia with “Believe”. He released a Russian album last year and announced plans to release English and Spanish versions of the album.

I have two of Dima’s Russian albums (which are very good) but have been hanging out for an album in English. Initially reports were that the album was going to be called “Against The Rules” (the translation of the Russian title) but no date or other details were ever given. I suspected that it would be released to coincide with this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and it turns out that thankfully this is the case. A Google search turned up a Timbaland blog which has the details.

The album is now going to be called “Believe” and is going to be more than just the English version of the Russian album. It comes out on 20 May and there will be a press conference to announce it on 13 May. The cover is above and is totally different to the Russian cover. Check out the article at the Timbland blog for the tracklisting.

The only thing I can’t find out is in which countries it is being released. It is supposed to be a worldwide release but record companies usually have a very narrow definition of “worldwide”.

9 Responses to “At last – Dima Bilan’s international album”

  1. 1 Ara
    May 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

    We were waiting long time for this new album, and finally it will be out. I am sure it will be a great release includding a DVD and several remixes. The CD will feature various never heard befor tracks, other songs will have the new beats added to them. This is Dima Bilan’s 5th album. Dima Bilan also has 3 DVDs out already, and palns to release a couple more very soon.

  2. May 12, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Ow yea…we really wait for his english album. And now will be sooon out! Round 15 days, maybe even less and it is out. Hope i will be able to buy it. And of course it will be mine xD one of them. In any case, even if it will not be relised in my country. Soo can’t wait 10 days…even less to see Dima on Eurovision ❤

  3. 3 Irena
    May 13, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Yeah, we were waiting . But it was worth..This album is going to be amazing..and very succesfull..with great hits,which we already know,and some new..:)

  4. May 31, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Bilan is the best!!
    his english album is GREAT!!!!!

  5. 7 Jo
    July 11, 2009 at 5:19 am

    i can’t find this album anywhere and it is 10th July! i live in United Kingdom so where do you think i can buy it? or order it?

    • 8 twistinthedark
      July 12, 2009 at 10:23 pm

      It is frustrating. It is supposed to be an international release but the only place it seems to have been released is Russia.

      I have seen it on eBay for a reasonable price. Maybe you could try there. When I get back from holidays, I will be buying it then.

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