Kaupers on stage in Jelgava 2015
|Birth name||Renārs Kaupers|
|Born||1 September 1974|
|Origin||Jelgava, Latvian SSR|
|Genres||Pop, pop-rock, rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, musician, songwriter, actor|
|Labels||MicRec, Brainstorm Records|
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.
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.
- 2005 Fifth Class Order of the White Star of the Republic of Estonia.
- 2008 Fourth Class Order of the Three Stars of the Republic of Latvia.
- 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)
- 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)
- Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest (2005) (TV) .... Himself – Host
- Eirodziesma (2005) (TV) .... Special Guest
- The Eurovision Song Contest (2003) (TV) .... Host
- Eurolaul (2003) (TV) .... Member of the jury
- The Eurovision Song Contest (2001) (TV) .... Latvian vote presenter
- Eirodziesma (2000) (TV) .... Himself
- The Eurovision Song Contest (2000) (TV) (as Brainstorm) .... Latvian entry (3rd place)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Renārs Kaupers.|
| Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as part of Brainstorm)
with "Too Much"
Annely Peebo and Marko Matvere
| Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Marie N)
Korhan Abay and Meltem Cumbul