Muslim Mahammad oglu Magomayev (born August 17, 1942 in Baku, USSR, died October 25, 2008 in Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s. In the USSR Muslim Magomaev has stayed a Superstar for a very long time. His brilliant, warm, soft sincere voice (lyric-dramatic baritone) has made millions of people (especially women) ecstatic all over the country. In 1969 he received MIDEM Gold Disc Award in Cannes for the album sales of over 4,5 million units. In 1973, at the very young age of 31, Muslim was awarded the Soviet Union's highest artistic title: People's Artist of the USSR. Magomayev was also known as a composer, writing several film soundtracks. In addition, Magomayev acted in films and hosted television and radio broadcasts devoted to prominent musicians of the 20th century. In 1998 Magomayev officially stopped his musical career and had only few performances with his wife. He died on October 25, 2008 in Moscow, in his flat, from heart attack.