|EO Music Video Awards 2011, Riga, 2011|
|Birth name||Nikolay Nikolayevich Bortnik|
8 March 1990|
Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Associated acts||Svetlana Loboda, Glyukoza|
Nikolay Nikolayevich Bortnik (Russian: Николай Николаевич Бортник), popularly known as Max Barskih (born 08 March 1990, Kherson, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is an Ukrainian pop singer and songwriter.
Max was born on March 8, 1990 in the city of Kherson. After high school, he moved to Kiev where he enrolled in the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Circus and Variety Arts with specialization in "pop vocal"
In 2008, Max Barskih made his debut in performing on the Ukrainian talent show "Fabrika Sirok 2" (Star Factory 2).
In 2010, Max Barskih was nominated the best performer on the Ukrainian version of MTV Europe Music Awards.
Barskih throughout his career has worked closely with the Ukrainian director Alan Badoev, who has directed most of his music videos. Barskih's videos have gained popularity in the CIS nations. The director preferred to use a variety of visual effects in order to gain such popularity such as in the song "Lost in Love | Теряю тебя" which was released in 3D format in the CIS nations.
In August 9 of 2011, Max Barskih was named "Singer of the Year" at the annual award ceremony of the "Crystal Microphone".
In 2012, he entered the Eurovision Song Contest Auditions for Ukraine with the English version of his song 'Dance' but inevitably lost to Gaitana who represented Ukraine in Baku with her song 'Be My Guest'.
Max was also nominated in the category "Creative Person/Group of the Year" at RU.TV Awards, which took place on September 29, but failed to win the award.
- 2009 - 1:MAX BARSKIH
- 2012 - Z.Dance
- 2014 - Po Freydu
- 2009 - S.L.
- 2009 - Pusto
- 2009 - DVD (with Natalia Mogilevskaya)
- 2010 - Agoniya
- 2010 - Serdtse b'yotsya (with Svetlana Loboda)
- 2010 - Student
- 2011 - Lost in Love | Teryayu tebya
- 2011 - Belyy voron
- 2011 - Atoms | Glaza-ubiytsy
- 2011 - Downtown
- 2011 - Dance
- 2012 - F**k OFF
- 2012 - Higher
- 2012 - Alive | Pylay
- 2012 - I Wanna Run | Ya boleyu toboy
- 2013 - Po Freydu
- 2013 - Kakoy byla tvoya lyubov'
- 2013 - Hero_in
- 2013 - Nebo
- 2014 - Otpusti
- 2014 - Vsyo ser'yozno
- 2014 - Hochu tantsevat'