Elena Temnikova

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Elena Temnikova
Elena Temnikova 1.jpg
Elena Temnikova in 2009.
Native name
Еле́на Влади́мировна Те́мникова
Elena Vladimirovna Temnikova

(1985-04-18) 18 April 1985 (age 33)
  • Singer
  • television personality
  • fashion designer
  • radio host
Alexei Semyonov
(m. 2004; div. 2008)

Dmitry Sergeev (m. 2014)
Musical career
Years active2003–present
Associated acts

Elena Vladimirovna Temnikova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Темникова, born 18 April 1985) is a Russian singer, television personality and fashion designer. 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, which represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.


Star Factory and early solo career: 2003–06[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.

Serebro: 2007–14[edit]

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".

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.

Solo career: 2014–present[edit]

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 2004, Temnikova married Alexei Semyonov, who was also a contestant in Star Factory. Temnikova sought separation soon after, but Semyonov would not agree to it. In the meantime, Semyonov fell in love with another woman and eventually sent Temnikova divorce papers, and the couple officially divorced after four years of marriage.[8]

In 2014, Temnikova secretly married entrepreneur Dmitry Sergeev in the Maldives.[9][10] Their daughter, Alexandra,[11] was born on 27 March 2015.[12]


Studio Album[edit]

  • TEMNIKOVA III: Не модные (Not Fashionable) (2018)

Extended plays[edit]

  • TEMNIKOVA I (2016)
  • TEMNIKOVA II (2017)
  • Выше крыш. Акустический лайв (LIVE @ Парк Горького, 2018) (2018)
  • TEMNIKOVA 4 (2019)


Single Year Chart positions Album
"Зависимость" 2014 147 92 non-album single
"Навстречу" 2015 121 469
"Наверно" 6 26
"Ревность" 2016 49 588
"Импульсы" 7 57 TEMNIKOVA I
"Тепло" 124 486
"Движения" 188 513
"Не обвиняй меня" 53 539 non-album single
"Вдох" 2017 33 565 TEMNIKOVA II
"Давай улетим" 48 5 non-album single
"Не модные" 2018 8 - TEMNIKOVA III
"Бабочки" 2019 - - TEMNIKOVA 4

Promotional singles[edit]

Single Year Chart positions Album
"Улетаем" 2015 211 - TEMNIKOVA I
"Сумасшедший русский" 2017 43 - OST Защитники
"Голые" 1592 459 non-album single
"Подсыпал" 626 - TEMNIKOVA II
"Мне нормально" - - TEMNIKOVA III
"Медленно" 2018 - -
"Не сдерживай меня" 227 -
"Под сердцами в кругах" - - non-album single
"Под луной" - -


Single Year Chart positions Album
"Пой со мной (with KREC)" 2017 - non-album single
"Чёрные белые (with Call Me Arthur & Fabio)" 2018 -
"Диджей (with Swanky Tunes)" 330

Other charted songs[edit]

Single Year Chart positions Album
"По низам" 2016 177 527 TEMNIKOVA I
"Ближе" 667 663
"Счастье" 648 662
"Казался странным" 2017 198 - TEMNIKOVA II
"Фиолетовый" 151 -


  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.(in Russian)
  7. ^ Elena Temnikova official website, elenatemnikova.com; accessed 25 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Лена Темникова четыре года не могла добиться развода". 7days.ru (in Russian). 16 September 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Елена Темникова рассказала про свою свадьбу". 7days.ru (in Russian). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  10. ^ Ivanova, Olesya (10 July 2014). "Елена Темникова рассказала о муже!". Woman.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  11. ^ Orekhova, Alisa (19 April 2015). "Больше не секрет: Елена Темникова назвала имя дочери". Woman.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  12. ^ Lapteva, Elena (27 March 2015). "Лена Темникова: Я очень счастлива, что родила в России!". Komsomolskaya Pravda. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  13. ^ Artist - Elena Temnikova
  14. ^ Artist - Elena Temnikova
  15. ^ Artist - Elena Temnikova
  16. ^ Artist - Elena Temnikova

External links[edit]

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