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Jurga

Biography


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Jurga successfully started her solo career by releasing debut album Aukso Pieva (Field of Gold) back in 2005. The first single from debut album Nebijok (Don't Be Afraid) charted at Number One for 8 weeks and became the biggest hit single in Lithuania of 2005. Released in September the album Aukso Pieva now is close to platinum sales (20.000 copies).


The debut album includes 12 songs in Lithuanian and English, almost all of them Jurga wrote by herself. Shortly after this Jurga received many Lithuanian awards – such as The Best Debut, The Best Song, The Best Album, The Best Female Artist and The Song of the Year.


Being artistic and original performer Jurga immediately received warm welcome from the audience and already more than 250 sold-out concerts with the live band everywhere in Lithuania and neighbore country Latvia.


Fall 2006 marks the international release of Jurga’s songs on internet services such as Amazon, iTunes Music Store, Napster, eMusic, Virgin Mega, Sony Connect and others.


On April 19th, 2007 second Jurga's album Instrukcija (Instructions) was released. It includes 13 brand new tracks, which again are written by Jurga in Lithuania and New Zealand. The album release is supported by sell-out tour across Lithuania with the visit to Anaberg Castle in Bonn, Germany.


In July, 2007 Jurga with her song '5th Season' has won the Grand Prix of the Baltic Song Festival in Karlshamn, Sweden.

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