Vladislav Balovatsky, known professionally as Capital Bra and informally as Capital, Capi and Joker Bra, is a German rapper of Ukrainian and Russian descent. Born in a small town in Siberia, Russia and raised in Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine, he and his mother moved to Berlin, Germany in the early 2000s. He started rapping at age eleven and participated at Rap am Mittwoch in 2014, a German battle rap tournament. Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, Capital Bra released his first studio album Kuku Bra in January 2016 to minor commercial success in Germany. The follow-ups Makarov Complex and Blyat were released in February and September 2017 and peaked in the Top 5 of German-speaking Europe. His fourth studio album, Berlin lebt (2018), peaked at number one in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the follow-up Allein (2018), debuted at number two on the German album charts. Balovatsky is the most successful charting German act of the 21st Century, with twenty number-one songs in Germany.