Elena Temnikova

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Vladimirovna and the family name is Temnikova.
Elena Temnikova
Elena Temnikova 2014 2.jpg
Background information
Birth name Elena Vladimirovna Temnikova (Елена Владимировна Темникова)
Also known as Lena
Born (1985-04-18) 18 April 1985 (age 31)
Kurgan, Kurgan Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union (present-day Kurgan Oblast, Russia)
Origin Russia
Genres Pop, Europop, Dance
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2003–
Associated acts Serebro
Website Elena Temnikova official website

Elena Vladimirovna Temnikova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Темникова, born 18 April 1985) is a Russian singer. She came to prominence as a contestant in the talent show Star Factory and as one of the three members of the Russian girl group Serebro.


2003—2006: Star Factory and solo career[edit]

Elena Temnikova in 2009

Temnikova started to study music when she was five years old; she was playing violin and singing in the choir.[1] She came to media prominence as a contestant on the Channel One talent show Star Factory in 2003.[1]

She was spotted by Maxim Fadeev, the main producer of Star Factory, and signed a recording contract with Fadeev's recording company Monolit Records.[2]

Although Temnikova released two disco singles, "Begi" and "Taina", she did not continue her solo career, and did not release a solo album.[3] She instead joined Serebro, a girl group formed by Fadeev. In an interview for the magazine In Style, in February 2008, Temnikova said: "After Star Factory, Maxim Fadeev offered me a new job. He offered me to be lead singer in girl band. I decided to do it, and we together found second and third member".[4] Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina also joined the group.

2007—2013: Serebro[edit]

Main article: Serebro

Serebro – consisting of Temnikova, Olga Seryabkina and Marina Lizorkina – represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Song #1" and won the 3rd place, behind Serbia and Ukraine.

After their successful performance at the Eurovision Song Contest, Serebro has rapidly become one of the most successful artists in Russia. After "Song #1", they also released number-one singles "Дыши", "Опиум" and "Скажи, не молчи".[2] After a release delay of their debut album, Opiumroz, it was finally released on 25 April 2009, and was presented at the band's concert in Bolshoi Theatre.[5] Serebro was supported by other musicians, including by Russian entrant at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Yulia Savicheva;[5] Opiumroz was prepared for two years.[5] Karpova, Seryabkina and Temnikova later released Serebro's second album "Mama Lover".

Elena Temnikova in 2009.

On 15 May 2014 the official Serebro website reported that Elena had left the group due to pregnancy. She was replaced with Karpova who had left the band earlier the previous year until they find a replacement.

She is now a solo artist.

Personal life[edit]

Raised in Kurgan, at the end of 2002 she moved to Omsk for few months and then to Moscow due to professional obligations.[6][7]

In 2014, she married entrepreneur Dmitry Sergeev.[8] She gave birth to her first child at age 29, a daughter named Alexandra.



Star Factory 2[edit]

  • 2003 — «Беги»
  • 2003 — «Тайна»

As part of Serebro[edit]

  • 2007 — «Song #1»
  • 2007 — «Дыши»
  • 2008 — «Опиум»
  • 2008 — «Скажи, не молчи»
  • 2009 — «Сладко»
  • 2010 — «Не время»
  • 2011 — «Давай держаться за руки»
  • 2011 — «Мама Люба» / «Mama Lover»
  • 2012 — «Мальчик»
  • 2012 — «Gun»
  • 2012 — «Angel Kiss»
  • 2013 — «Mi Mi Mi»
  • 2013 — «Мало тебя»
  • 2013 — «Угар» (feat. DJ M.E.G.)
  • 2014 — «Я тебя не отдам»

Solo career[edit]

  • 2014 — «Зависимость»
  • 2015 — «Навстречу»
  • 2015 — «Улетаем»
  • 2015 — «Наверно» (feat. Natan)
  • 2016 — «Ревность»
  • 2016 — «Импульсы»
  • 2016 - «Тепло»
  • 2016 - «Извини»
  • 2016 - «Движения»


As part of Serebro[edit]

Solo career[edit]

  • 2016 - «TEMNIKOVA I» (EP)


  1. ^ a b Serebro official website, serebro.su; accessed 25 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b Official Website of Serebro
  3. ^ Official Website of Elena Temnikova
  4. ^ Serebro at the Maxim Fadeev's unofficial website
  5. ^ a b c Презентация дебютного альбома группы SEREBRO “ОПИУМROZ”
  6. ^ Profile, temnikova.narod.ru; accessed 25 September 2015.(Russian)
  7. ^ Elena Temnikova official website, elenatemnikova.com; accessed 25 September 2015.
  8. ^ Elena Temnikova and Dmitry Sergeev marry, lady.mail.ru; accessed 25 September 2015.(Russian)

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dima Bilan
with "Never Let You Go"
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as par of Serebro)
Succeeded by
Dima Bilan
with "Believe"