Yelena Terleyeva (born March 6, 1985 in Surgut (Russian: Сургу́т), USSR) is a Russian singer, best known for her hit "Solntse" (Russian: «Солнце»). She was born in the family of a serviceman. Soon her family moved to Urengoy (Russian: Уренго́й), where she spent her childhood. Because of that, she has a very strong and purposeful character. Her mother was a teacher of music, so Terleyeva followed her mother's example. At first she played piano, but a few years later she began to sing.