Chicherina, officially Yulia Dmitrievna Chicherina (Russian: Юлия Дмитриевна Чичерина), is a Russian pop-rock artist. She has been performing since 1997 and is part of the wave of Uralic rock along with Nautilus Pompilius and Chaif.
Chicherina was born in 1978 Sverdlovsk, now known as Yekaterinburg. In her childhood, she sang in the children's choir "Goroshinki". She spent some of her time drawing and attempted to enroll into an art institute. For a short time she played the guitar and drums in various bands, then entered a musical school as a pop vocalist.
In 1997, she formed her own band with Azat Mukhammetov, Aleksandr Buriy, and Aleksandr "DrOff" Aleksandrov. On June 1, 1997, Chicherina's first appearance occurred in the club "J-22". The band played at several festivals in western Siberia, and after the cassette with Chicherina's recordings was sent to Mikhail Kozyrev (the producer of Nashe Radio), they were invited to the Nashestvie festival.