Olga Seryabkina

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Olga Seryabkina
Seryabkina in 2017
Seryabkina in 2017
Background information
Birth nameOlga Seryabkina (Ольга Серябкина)
Also known asMOLLY
Born (1985-04-12) 12 April 1985 (age 35)
Moscow, Russia
GenresPop, Europop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, dancer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004–present
LabelsMonolit, Malfa, Warner Music
Associated actsSerebro
WebsiteOfficial Serebro website

Olga Yurievna Seryabkina (Russian: Ольга Юрьевна Серябкина; born 12 April 1985) is a Russian singer-songwriter. She is a former member of girl group Serebro, which won third place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, until 2019 when she confirmed that she would leave the group – the last of the original lineup to do so.

Life and career[edit]

Early life and career (1985–2007)[edit]

At seven years old, Olga Seryabkina began studying ballet. At the age of 17, she received the rank of the candidate to the master of sports, and she took part in many international competitions. From 2004 to 2006 she worked as a backup singer/dancer for the Russian singer Iraklij.

Serebro (2007–2019)[edit]

After that she joined Serebro.[1] She was brought to the casting by her friend Elena Temnikova, who was already a band member.[1] They took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and won 3rd place.

Today Serebro is one of the most popular Russian bands. In 2007 she started writing lyrics for the group. In October 2007, there were some rumors that Olga was leaving the band because it was said she had problems with the lead singer Elena Temnikova, but that wasn't true.[2] Max Fadeev, the manager of the band, also said that the replacement for Olga had already been found, but Olga decided not to leave Serebro.[2]

On October 9, 2018, Seryabkina (the only remaining member of the original line-up) announced via Instagram that she is leaving the group in 2019 to concentrate on her solo career. She mentioned the release of one more album with the group. Her solo career began with the name Holy Molly at first, later being changed solely to Molly. Seryabkina had a few years' period of being both the leading singer (as well as song-writer) for Serebro and having her solo career as MOLLY. Some of her songs include: "Holy Molly", "Ya prosto lublyu tebya" and "Kill me all night long", a duet with DJ M.E.G. After having left SEREBRO, she continued to work closely with the new line-up.

Solo career (2014–present)[edit]

Her solo career began with the name Holy Molly at first, later being changed solely to Molly. Seryabkina had a few years' period of being both the leading singer (as well as song-writer) for Serebro and having her solo career as MOLLY. Some of her songs include: "Holy Molly", "Ya prosto lublyu tebya" and "Kill me all night long", a duet with DJ M.E.G. After having left SEREBRO, she continued to work closely with the new line-up.

In April 2019, she released her first solo album named "Kosatka v nebe", produced by Maxim Fadeev. The same year she released the songs: "Polugolie" (half-naked) and "Opalionnye solncem" (Scorched by the sun), which was, according to Irina Titova (a former member of the then-line-up), a song the new SEREBRO were supposed tosing. However, Seryabkina, being the lyricist, after a supposed argument between her and Titova, had decided to keep the song for herself.

In October 2019, Maxim Fadeev, the founder of the MALFA label, announced via video on the official channel MALFA on YouTube, the disbandment of the label as well as giving all the artists the rights to sing their songs, with the exceptions of 2 unnamed artists. He gave Olga Serybakina the rights to sing her songs as a solo artists as well as the songs she had sun during her years in the band SEREBRO; the reasoning for that being, as Fadeev himself said in an interview on "Alena, blin": Olga had written all of the songs in SEREBRO and had always been involved with the writing & creative process. Thus that marks the beginning of Seryabkina's solo career as an independent artist.

In February 2020, her first song as an independent artist was released and named "Chto zhe ti nadelal" and under her own name, not the pseudonym. She also announced that from now on she will release music under her real name but is likely to continue using MOLLY for her English-language projects. On April 10, 2020, Olga released her second single "Под Водой" and on May 1, 2020 the "Причины" EP.

Other activities[edit]

On 8 August 2008 Olga participated in “The stars motor racing” in Yarkhoma Park.[3] The other competitors were Iljya Zudin (band Dinamit), Marina Lizorkina (also Serebro member), Star Factory-participants Lena Kukarskaya and Oleg Dobrynin, Maxim Postelnyj (Plazma band), Sid Spirin (band Tarakany!), etc. A true excitement was displayed by the band Serebro only. They showed a real fighting capacity, for instance, Marina Lizorkina even had her motorcycle gloves with her. Lena Temnikova also came to the racing and actively supported her colleagues, but she didn't take part in the competition.[3] Only three participants took part in the final motor-racing. It was a time trial without any obstacles, and Olga Seryabkina was the winner.[3]

In 2014 she adopted the stage name Holy Molly and was featured in Dj M.E.G.'s song "Kill Me All Night Long".

She also wrote the lyrics to the Russian entry in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, performed by Alisa Kozhikina.

Personal life[edit]

She graduated from an art school in Moscow and from the ИМПЭ Institute, earning a higher education diploma in Specialization in Translation and Entrepreneurship.[4]

Olga Seryabkina is fluent in Russian, English and German.[4]

In June 2019, Seryabkina came out as bisexual in an interview with the Russian tabloid Super. She did so to dispel rumors she was in a relationship with Maxim Fadeev, which were spread by her former bandmate Elena Temnikova. In the interview, Seryabkina confirmed she had been in a four-year relationship with Temnikova while they were bandmates, and that the relationship was well-known throughout their inner circle, but they had never confirmed it publicly. Since ending her relationship with Temnikova, Seryabkina has solely dated men.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums (as Molly)

  • Косатка в небе (2019)

EPs (as Olga Seryabkina)

  • Причины (2020) [6]

Singles[edit]

Russian singles[edit]

As Olga Seryabkina

Single Year Chart positions Album
RUS[7] UKR[8]
"Мы Мечтали О Сцене" 2015 Non-album singles
"Это не месячные"
(with Ежемесячные)
2017
"Что же ты наделал" 2020 83
"Под водой"
"Спутники" 127 38 Причины
"Не стыдно" TBA
"Flashback"
"Zodiac"

As Molly

Single Year Chart positions Album
RUS[9] UKR CIS
"Я просто люблю тебя" 2016 226 468 Косатка в небе
"Я просто люблю тебя"
(Dance Version)
2017 291 Non-album single
"Если ты меня не любишь"
(featuring Egor Kreed)
22 52 6 Косатка в небе
"Пьяная"
"Потому что любовь" 2018 259
"Не плачу" 2019 136 127

English singles[edit]

Single Year Chart positions Album
RUS[10]
"Holy Molly" 2015 254 Non-album singles
"For Ma Ma"
"ZOOM"
"Style" 2016
"Fire" 2017 305
"Backfire"
(featuring Максим Свобода)
2018
"Under My Skin"

Promotional singles[edit]

Single Year Chart positions Album
RUS[10]
"Рассыпая серебро"
(featuring Maxim Fadeev)
2018 Косатка в небе
"Красивый мальчик" 2019 437
"Опалённые солнцем" 266 Non-album single
"Полуголые" Косатка в небе
"Не бойся"
"Ты ничего не понял" 2020

Other charted songs[edit]

Single Year Chart positions Album
RUS[10]
"Набери мой номер" 2019 52 Косатка в небе

Features[edit]

Single Year Chart positions Album
RUS[10]
"Kill Me All Night Long"
(featuring DJ M.E.G.)
2014 Non-album single
"Мне Нравится"
(featuring Big Russian Boss)
2017
"Больше чем жизнь"
(featuring Джиган)
2018

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "АНОНСЫ: О группе "СЕРЕБРО" :". Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-27. Elena's Temnikova's Site (2008)
  2. ^ a b "Serebro". Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved 2008-09-19.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). esctoday.com (2007-10-13)
  3. ^ a b c “Serebro” soloist fails in presenting motorcycle to Ilya Zudin. Tophitru.com (2012-12-25). Retrieved on 2012-12-29.
  4. ^ a b Serebro Official Site Archived 2010-04-04 at the Wayback Machine. Serebro.su (2012-12-13). Retrieved on 2012-12-29.
  5. ^ Сенсационное признание Ольги Серябкиной: «Мы с Темниковой встречались 4 года. А теперь она мстит»
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ [4]
  10. ^ a b c d Artist - MOLLY

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Dima Bilan
with "Never Let You Go"
Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest
2007
(as part of Serebro)
Succeeded by
Dima Bilan
with "Believe"