Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov (Russian: Вячеслав Геннадьевич Бутусов; born October 15, 1961, in Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union), is a Russian singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of Nautilus Pompilius and U-Piter. He also has his own solo career as a singer and songwriter.
Vyacheslav Butusov was born in Krasnoyarsk. Because of his father's profession, he lived and studied in different places of Siberia during his early life. While Butusov was in the ninth grade, they moved to Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg), where he later studied in the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute. He participated in the design of the Sverdlovsk Metro.
While he was a first-year student at the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute, he was acquainted with musician Dmitry Umetsky. The two young men were passionate about music and often gathered to play together. This resulted in the recording of Nautilus Pompilius’s first album Pereyezd (Relocation) in 1982, which met with little success. In the same year, Butusov met the poet Ilya Kormiltsev. Together, they recorded the band's first mature album, Nevidimka (Invisible) in 1985. Next year their tandem released the record Razluka (Separation), which sparked the band's popularity. The band’s last album, Yablokitai, was recorded by Butusov and Kormiltsev in 1996 in England with the participation of Boris Grebenshchikov and English musician Bill Nelson, who was the album's producer.