Renārs Kaupers

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Renārs Kaupers
Kaupers on stage in Jelgava 2015
Kaupers on stage in Jelgava 2015
Background information
Birth nameRenārs Kaupers
Born (1974-09-01) 1 September 1974 (age 45)
OriginJelgava, Latvian SSR
GenresPop, pop-rock, rock
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, songwriter, actor
Years active1989–present
LabelsMicRec, Brainstorm Records
Associated actsBrainstorm

Renārs Kaupers (sometimes Anglicised as Reynard Cowper; born 1 September 1974 in Jelgava) is a Latvian pop singer and songwriter.


Kaupers graduated from University of Latvia in 1996 with a degree in journalism. He can speak at least three languages with fluency: English, Latvian, and Russian.

Kaupers' ancestors were probably Baron Friedrich von Stuart from Courland (1761–1842) and Immanuel Kant's niece Henrietta Kant.[1][unreliable source?]

He is the lead singer of the Latvian pop/rock band Brainstorm, which came third at the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 with their song "My Star". In 2001, Renārs received the Latvian Film Prize as the best actor for his role in The Mystery of the Old Parish House.

He hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 in Riga, Latvia, with co-host Marija Naumova (stage name Marie N), and also hosted Congratulations, the Eurovision 50th anniversary concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, with Katrina Leskanich.

Kaupers' sons Edgars and Emīls run the indie-pop group Carnival Youth.




  1. Georg (2007) .... Caesar ... aka Georg Ots (Estonia)
  2. The Mystery of the Old Parish House (2000)


  1. Premiya Muz-TV 2008 (2008) (TV) (music: "Thunder Without Rain") (lyrics: "Thunder Without Rain") ... aka Премия Муз-ТВ 2008 (Russia) ... aka The Muz-TV Music Awards 2008 (International: English title: informal title)


  1. Premiya Muz-TV 2008 (2008) (TV) (as Brainstorm) .... Himself ... aka Премия Муз-ТВ 2008 (Russia) ... aka The Muz-TV Music Awards 2008 (International: English title: informal title)
  2. Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest (2005) (TV) .... Himself – Host
  3. Eirodziesma (2005) (TV) .... Special Guest
  4. The Eurovision Song Contest (2003) (TV) .... Host
  5. Eurolaul (2003) (TV) .... Member of the jury
  6. The Eurovision Song Contest (2001) (TV) .... Latvian vote presenter
  7. Eirodziesma (2000) (TV) .... Himself
  8. The Eurovision Song Contest (2000) (TV) (as Brainstorm) .... Latvian entry (3rd place)

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Preceded by
Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as part of Brainstorm)
Succeeded by
Arnis Mednis
with "Too Much"
Preceded by
Estonia Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Marie N)
Succeeded by
Turkey Korhan Abay and Meltem Cumbul