Sergey Vladimirovich Shnurov is a Russian musician and songwriter, best known as Shnur, of the ska-punk band Leningrad which he formed in 1997 and was the frontman of till the end of 2008. In December 2008 the group disbanded, Shnur with some of its members forming Rubl.
Three of Shnur's songs featured on the Everything Is Illuminated soundtrack: Звезда рок-н-ролла, Дикий мужчина, and Маленький мальчик. Shnurov also composed music for many other movies, including the Russian cult film Boomer and its sequel.
He has a daughter named Siham Serafina Shnurov, and a son Appolon Shnurov.
Art critic Artyom Rodnaryov thinks that the main audience of Shnurov are clerks who need someone to channel their aggression. Most of the Shnur's songs excessively use obscene words and have a very simple composition, thus fulfilling this function.
In 2016, Shnurov reported the highest income of all singers in Russia.
In 2017 got on the cover of the Forbes magazine.
He got off the cover of the Forbes magazine later in 2017.
In 2018 he acted in the film I am Losing Weight.
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