Sasha Gradiva, also known by her stage name SASHA, is a Russian-born recording artist, songwriter and actress residing in the United States. Her music is a blend of pop dance with strong electro flavor.
Since the fall of 2009, Sasha Gradiva has emerged on the U.S dance-pop scene with her stylistically unique fusion of pop and electronica. A Russian-born singer and songwriter, Sasha is an accomplished multi-talented performing artist who has received numerous music awards and nominations. Not only has she graced the pages of notable magazines including the Russian publications of Cosmopolitan, Maxim and Vogue, she continues to shock the entertainment industry with her quirky ensembles, mysterious charm and avant-garde look.
Sasha has been said to have revolutionized pop culture and fashion in Russia as a result of her innovative sound in electronic music and celebrity status. By way of her music and art, exhibited on a myriad of television outlets including MTV Russia and the World Fashion Channel, she has influenced a generation of young people who look up to her as a fashion icon, performer and artist.
From Russian music stardom spanning over a decade, Sasha has since ventured out of her native homeland to show the World why she’s WANTED. To take her stateside status and ‘run’ with it, Sasha recently collaborated with Semi Precious Weapons’ lead singer Justin Tranter, as well as platinum hit maker Tricky Stewart, who produced Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, to release her debut U.S single, Wanted.
Wanted was released to eager fans and inquiring minds March 5, 2012, nearly one month after a media frenzy following her appearance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in a pink gown and Terminator-esque arm sleeve. Dubbed the “Gun Girl”, press coverage included Rolling Stone Magazine, US Weekly, America.com, the Insider, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Calling all countries to submit their weapons for fashion and artistic expression, she made a bold simultaneous statement about world peace and her arrival in the U.S dance-pop arena.
Sasha currently resides in Los Angeles, California where she is working on her second U.S single and debut U.S album. Releases for both are slated for early summer 2012 while a national tour is scheduled to begin early fall.