Alexander Rybak (Belarusian: Аляксандр Ігаравіч Рыбак, Aliaksandr Iharavich Rybak, born 13 May, 1986 in Minsk, Soviet Union) is a Norwegian singer, composer, violinist, pianist, writer, and actor. Representing Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia, Rybak won the contest with 387 points — the highest tally any country has achieved in the history of Eurovision — with "Fairytale", a song he wrote and composed.Rybak was born in Minsk, which at the time was in the Belarusian SSR in the Soviet Union. When he was 9 years old, he and his family moved to Norway. At the age of five, Rybak began to play the piano. "Fairytale" is a 2009 song written and composed by Norwegian violinist/singer Alexander Rybak, and the first single from Rybak's debut album Fairytales. This song was the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia. In February 2009, Norwegian media reported that "Fairytale" is about Rybak's ex-girlfriend Ingrid Berg Mehus whom he got to know through the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. Rybak has since confirmed this. At a press conference in May, 2009 he revealed that the song's.