Jamala has been awarded the title of “People’s Artist of Ukraine” following her Eurovision victory.
Jamala follows in the footsteps of Eurovision 2004 winner Ruslana and 2008 participant Ani Lorak in being awarded the title of “People’s Artist of Ukraine”. The title is held by just 16 individuals in the field of music. Petro Poroshenko the President of Ukraine awarded the singer the title this afternoon saying:
It’s a fantastic victory. You’ve made a great number of people happy
Jamala won the 61st Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night for Ukraine with the song “1944”.