June 10, 2016


June 10, 2016

On June, 10th Jamala’s album “1944” is to be released by Universal Music Group, the largest label in the world. The release will have 12 tracks, 8 of them in English and 3 in Ukrainian, including the title track “1944”, the winner of the International Song Contest “Eurovision-2016”.  The album will be released in Europe by Universal Music Denmark, which is an exclusive distributor of Eurovision-2016 official collection. In the nearest future the album will be released in the USA by Republic Records company, which is also a part of Universal Music Group, working with Ariana Grande, Drake, Florence + The Machine, John Newman, Nickelback, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and others.

Track list:

  1. 1944
  2. I’m Like A Bird
  3. Hate Love
  4. Watch Over Me
  5. Perfect Man
  6. My Lover
  7. Drifting Apart feat. The Erised
  8. You’ve Got Me
  9. Thank You
  10. With My Eyes
  11. Way To Home
  12. Breath

 Listen 1944 here

Jamala: The songs in the album reflect my thoughts and feelings at this period. They are all about the search for the way home, loneliness, love, hopes for better future. I think European audience will like it.


The song “1944” stands apart, and it is significant for me. Composing it, I was inspired by my great-grandma Nazyl-khan’s story about the tragedy of our family and all Crimean Tartars of 1944. I mean the forced deportation. One of my great-grandma’s daughters then passed away.


Actually, this subject matter is close to many people in various countries of the world. Many nations experienced their awful tragedies, such as repressions, deportations and genocides. Unfortunately, people haven’t learnt how to live in peace and tolerance. For me the song is really personal, and I would like its message to be heard by as many people as possible both in our country and in the world.

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