Regina Ilyinichna Spektor (born 1980) is a Russian-born American singer/ songwriter and pianist. She spent her childhood in Russia, giving her great help and unique style in music. She started learning piano from a very young age. She along with her family emigrated from Russia and settled first in Austria and Italy before finally coming in the USA.
Initially she studied and had interest in classical piano but later she got into the genre of rock and Hip-Hop. She is no doubt a versatile artist. She was already a good piano player but later on became a good singer and songwriter too. She discovered her interests over a series of events.
She released her debut album “11:11” in 2001 that allowed her to perform at local gigs. These regular performances let her to come up with her new album “Songs” in the year 2002. Gradually she developed a fan following and collaborated with respected names in music to come up with her third album “Soviet Kitsch” in 2004. She performed on tours with names like The Strokes, Moldy Peaches, etc. which improved her profile further. In 2006 she came up with her 4th Album “Begin to Hope” that became hugely popular. Her latest album “far” was released in 2009. She has produced quality music which has been included in numerous movies and TV shows. She has gradually gained fame and respect for her fine music.