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The Ukrainian women's musical group with the original name “VIA Gra” was created thirteen years ago (2000) in the city of Kiev. Girls were selected based on the name of the group. From the first days of its existence, the VIA Gra project won the sympathy of the entire male population of the CIS countries. 2003 was recognized as the most successful year of all time. At that time, the composition of the team was as follows - Vera Brezhneva, Anna Sedakova and Nadezhda Granovskaya. This trio was the strongest and most successful in the history of VIA Gra. The creator of the group was Dmitry Kostyuk, who based on the popularity of such musical groups as “Spice Girls” and “Brilliant” created his own project. Konstatntin Meladze was chosen as a composer. The first composition of the musical group was as follows - Alena Vinnitskaya, Marina Kashchina and Julia Miroshnichenko. The first music video was a clip for the song “Attempt No. 5”. From the beginning, the composition of the group has undergone a number of changes. The number of girls also hesitated - the original three were transformed into a duet (Nadezhda Granovskaya and Alena Vinnitskaya). There are many versions about the origin of the name VIA Gra. The first version - “VIA” means a vocal-instrumental ensemble, and “gra” in translation from Ukrainian means a game. According to another version, the name was chosen based on the capital letters of the names of the participants, “VIA” - Vinnitskaya Alena, “Gra” - Granovskaya.

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10 best videos of the group "VIA Gra"

1. "Attempt number 5" - the first single of the Ukrainian group “VIA Gra”, which was subsequently included in the debut album Attempt No. 5. The debut clip of the group VIA Gra. It is with this clip that the band’s story begins. The video clip for the song “Attempt No. 5” was shot in the spring of 2000 in Kiev. The essence of the video clip is that it is sometimes difficult to find your soul mate, and this is obtained only from the fifth attempt. This song brought the Golden Gramophone band in 2001 and the Golden Weight. The performers of the song are Alena Vinnitskaya and Nadezhda Granovskaya.


2."Do not leave me, love" - song of the Russian-Ukrainian group “VIA Gra” from the album “Stop! Shot! ” The song and the clip became hits of 2003, the composition lasted in the charts for almost 7 months. The seventh clip of the group VIA Gra. The first clip of the “Golden composition” of the group is Anna Sedokova, Vera Brezhneva, Nadezhda Granovskaya. The video was shot at the Lesya Ukrainka Theater for two January nights. This song also brought the Golden Gramophone to the band in 2003.In December 2009, the clip was recognized as the best Russian clip of the decade according to the audience voting of the music channel Ru TV (Russia).

3.“Ocean and Three Rivers” - The song was recorded with famous pop artist Valery Meladze and released as a single in September 2003. The first joint clip of the group with Valery Meladze. This is the second song that brought the band another Golden Gramophone in 2003.

4."No gravity anymore"- the song was recorded with famous pop singer Valery Meladze and released as a single in February 2004." There is no more gravity "became the second and last joint video of the group" VIA Gra "with Valery Meladze after the video clip" Ocean and Three Rivers ", which became a hit of 2003. It also became the last video of the group “VIA Gra” in its “Golden Lineup” - Anna Sedokova, Vera Brezhneva, Nadezhda Granovskaya. This song brought the group “Golden Gramophone” in 2004.

5."Biology" - for the clip, the song was rewritten with the voice of Svetlana Loboda who came, while on the Biology album the song is presented in the original recording with Anna Sedokova. On DVD V> Anna Sedokova. Song of the Year 2004.

6.“There is nothing worse than being like everyone else” - To limes, like "Kill my girlfriend", is a parody. The meaning of the song is transferred to the image of the Star Factory project. The scene is a factory for the production of performers. The plot has several lines: all the soloists talk about the fate of such singers who come out of these factories. Vera Brezhneva as the host of such a show, Albina Dzhanabaeva as the "head" of such a factory, Nadezhda Granovskaya personifies the audience, which was lost in the corridors of the work of cloned performers. TNMK Group plays the role of destroyers of this chaos. The purpose of the clip is to present in a sarcastic way a situation in which these projects release a lot of unnecessary performers, thereby spoiling the show business.

7."Diamonds" - the key phrase of the song is “Girls' best friends are diamonds”, the authorship of which belongs to actress Marilyn Monroe, who also has in her repertoire a song called “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend”. The song received the "Golden Gramophone" in 2005.

8."Flower and knife" - the plot of the clip is divided into three parts: a girl with her lover basking in bed, wandering along the street in the rain, walking along the prison passage. The video tells a story in which a desperate young woman decides to kill her young man after his betrayal. She stabbed him with a knife, in a state of affect, she goes out into the street and wanders among passers-by in the pouring rain. For the murder of a man, she is sentenced to death by lethal injection. On the shoulder of the character Albina, you can see a prison tattoo, which means "blood for treason." The song and video clip were awarded the Golden Gramophone Award in 2007.

9.Kisses - the eighteenth clip of the group VIA Gra. The first clip with the new soloist of the group (instead of Olga Koryagina - Mesed Bagaudinov). The video was shot in a castle in Lviv. The song received the "Golden Gramophone" in 2007.

10.Anti geisha - The first single with the participation of Nadezhda Meyher-Granovsky, who returned to the group. Twenty-first clip of the group VIA Gra. In it, the soloists appeared in several roles, the most scandalous of which is the image of an absolutely bald singer, without the usual chic hair. The music video has colorful special effects with liquids.

History of creation

The idea of ​​creating the group belongs to the Ukrainian businessman, the owner of the music channel Biz-TV, Dmitry Kostyuk. Inspired by the success of Spice Girls, he invited the composer Konstantin Meladze, well known for his creative union with his brother Valery, to launch his own female project.

The first participant was Alena Vinnitskaya, who then worked as a host on Biz-TV. She was picked up by two more girls and shot a test clip. But the result did not impress the producers, and they continued to search for new participants.

The main stages of creativity

December 20, 2000 in Dnepropetrovsk hosted the first concert of the newly-minted group, which was a resounding success. The girls began to be invited to television and radio, and their performances were invariably accompanied by an enthusiastic reaction from the public. In the fall of 2001, the first album of the group “Attempt No. 5” was released and a contract was signed with Sony Music for recording five more. Alena and Nadia starred in the New Year’s musical for the Inter channel with the participation of leading stars of show business, which added to their popularity.

At the peak of success, Nadezhda suddenly found out that she was pregnant, and decided to leave the group. This event was a complete surprise for Kostyuk and Meladze. They urgently began to look for a similar participant, and soon the place of Granovskaya was taken by the St. Petersburg model Tatyana Naynik. She lacked neither Nadia's charisma, nor her vocal abilities, so it was decided to strengthen the lineup due to the young charming Ani Sedokova, who had a beautiful voice and a gorgeous figure. The audience favorably accepted the video for the song “Stop. Stop. Stop ”with new soloists, and the group successfully continued its existence.

ALL COMPOSITIONS OF THE VIAGRA GROUP

The story of the popular female team of the Viagra group began on September 3, 2000. Just then, on the air of the Ukrainian television company Biz-TV, the premiere of the debut clip “Attempt No. 5” took place, which instantly flew to the top positions of the main charts. After this, the group more than once experienced rapid ups and downs, repeatedly changed its composition, its soloists began successful solo careers and gave birth to children. But, despite this, the popularity of Viagra did not decrease.

In 1999, Ukrainian businessman and owner of Biz-TV channel Vladimir Kostyuk, inspired by the success of the Russian “Brilliant” and Western “Spice Girls”, decided to launch a similar Ukrainian project. He invited Konstantin Meladze to the role of music producer. One of the first approved soloists was Alena Vinnitskaya, who previously worked as a host on Biz-TV. Thanks to the casting, Meladze and Kostyuk found two more girls: Marina Modina and Yulia Miroshnichenko. But in the process of working on “Attempt No. 5”, it was decided to leave Alain alone and temporarily freeze the project, continuing the search for suitable soloists.

When Nadezhda Granovskaya appeared on the horizon, the trio was decided to be re-qualified as a duet, in which Vinnitsa got the role of the leading soloist. Initially, the group was called “Silver”. Regarding where the name “Viagra” came from, there are several versions. According to one of them, VIA is a vocal and instrumental ensemble, “gra” in Ukrainian means a game. Some believe that “Viagra” is a derivative of the surnames and names of vocalists (Vi-Vinnitskaya, A- Alena, Gra-Granovskaya). But the first thing that comes to my mind when I heard the word “Viagra” is a famous drug that enhances male potency. By the way, introducing V.I.A. "Gra" in the English-language music market, Sony Music executives received a pre-trial claim from tablet manufacturers. Therefore, in the west the group is known under the pseudonym Nu Virgos.

Initially, critics considered Viagra a group of one hit and prophesied its short-lived fame. But the next dance song “Attempt No. 5”, “Embrace Me”, further intensified interest around the collective. Girls were invited to interviews and concerts. By the end of 2000, their repertoire totaled already seven songs. The first solo concert of the group took place on the stage of the Ice Palace in Dnepropetrovsk on December 20. It was attended by 4 thousand spectators.

During its work, the group changed 16 compositions. Almost all former soloists connected life with show business and were able to build successful careers.

The composition of the Viagra group for 2000-2003:

  • Alena Vinnitskaya,

Alena (Olga) Vinnitskaya was born on December 27, 1974 in the capital of Ukraine. Almost immediately after graduation, she met her future husband, who at that time performed in the Seven collective.Over time, together they changed the name of the group to "The Last Unicorn", where Vinnitskaya became the author of music and the words of the songs they performed.

From 1997 to 2000, Vinnitskaya successfully combined the professions of a VJ and a reporter on music television channels and a DJ on radio stations. On Biz-TV, she hosted The Ukrainian Twenty, which was also broadcast on the Russian MTV. It was there that she met Kostyuk, who also invited her to the Viagra group. With the participation of Alena, they shot 6 clips, released their debut album, starred in two musicals and recorded several non-album songs.

On January 20, 2003, the girl left the team and began a solo career, performing songs in the style of pop rock. Among the notable works in this field, it is worth highlighting the song “Let's forget everything”, which became a hit hit in all Ukrainian charts, and the single “Exhausted Heart”, which made it possible to feel the whole depth of Alyona’s author’s lyrics.

In 2004, Alena performed with the world-famous band The Cardigans at the Sports Palace, Ukraine’s largest concert venue, and released her first album, Dawn. The girl is still actively performing, recording new albums and conducting active social activities.

Nadia Meyher was born in the village of Zbruchovka on April 10, 1982. From the age of 11 she attended a folk dance group and performed at various events. After school, Nadezhda entered the faculty of choreography and musical dance at the Khmelnitsky Pedagogical School.

In 2000, the girl was cast in the Viagra group, but already in 2002 she left the team due to pregnancy. However, maternity leave did not last long, and a month after giving birth, Nadia returned to the group. The second departure of Hope occurred in 2006. Then she decided to start a career as a TV presenter.

But in 2009 Granovskaya again became a member of the team. In 2013, she was part of the jury of the reality show "I Want to Viagra." In 2016, Nadezhda presented her performance “Historia de Un Amor” and opened a boutique “Meiher by Meiher” in Kiev, in which she presented her collection of clothes.

After leaving the decree of Nadezhda Granovskaya, the producers decided to turn the duo into a trio and announced an urgent casting. So the new composition of the Viagra group was replenished by Tatyana Naynik and Anna Sedokova.

Tanya was born in St. Petersburg on April 6, 1978. Since childhood, she dreamed of becoming an artist, but at the end of school she entered the psychological and pedagogical faculty of the Herzen University. In 1996, Nynik got into the modeling business. Her photos have appeared in such popular fashion magazines as major magazines such as Elle, Shape, and Top Ten.

In the Viagra group, Tatyana Naynik was dragged into the place of Granovskaya. Together with her participation, the songs "Good Morning, Dad", "Kill My Girlfriend" were recorded. After the return of Granovsky-Meicher, the girls acted as a quartet for some time and the four of them appeared on the cover of the Russian magazine Maxim. But in the same year, Tatyana left the team, not avoiding problems with the leadership.

After leaving, the girl starred in full-length European cinema in the styles of art house and horror (unfortunately, the pictures did not go beyond the European box office) and the comedy television series “Svaty”. Now she collaborates with various charitable and social organizations and is a soloist and producer of her own group Maybe, created immediately after leaving Viagra and successfully functioning to this day.

The girl was born on December 16, 1982 in Kiev. She graduated with honors from both general education and music school. She studied at Kiev National University, also graduating with honors. At the age of 15, she worked as a model, and later as a host in clubs and on TV.

Anna tried to get into the “Viagra” back in 2000, but due to the fact that she was not yet 18 years old, she could not go through the casting. In the new composition of the group, she immediately became a leader and front vocalist. It was with her that the group became the No. 1 female pop group in the domestic show business.

In 2004, Anna Sedokova left the group, got married and gave birth to a daughter. In 2006, she starred for Playboy magazine and began performing on stage under the pseudonym Annabelle. At the moment, Sedokova’s career is developing quite successfully. She regularly releases new singles, acts as a host, is nominated and receives various prizes and awards for her songs. In addition, Anya brings up two children, and at the end of 2016 announced her third pregnancy.

In 2003-2004:

Vera Brezhneva (Galushka)

She was born in a poor large family in Dneprodzerzhinsk on February 3, 1982. For the first time, she performed with Viagra in 2002 as a volunteer from the audience. In 2003, she successfully passed the casting and took the place of the departed Alena Vinnitskaya. It is the composition of "Brezhnev-Sedokov-Granovskaya" that critics call the "golden".

In 2007, Vera left the group and began a solo career as a singer and actress. Her compositions “Rose Petals” (together with Dan Balan), “Love will save the world”, “Real Life” occupied the heights of the charts. The films “Love in the Big City” and “Jungle” were also successful, where she played the main roles.

In addition to creative activities, Brezhnev is the founder of the Ray of Faith foundation, which helps children with hematologic diseases and the UN ambassador for the UNAIDS program.

Viagra in 2004:

She came to the place of Anna Sedokova. Sveta was born in Kiev on October 18, 1982. She graduated from a music school in the classes of academic vocal, piano and conducting. From a young age actively toured. After school, she entered the pop vocal department at the Variety and Circus Academy in Kiev.

At the same time she performed as a member of the popular Ukrainian team “Cappuccino”, performing with hits “Feelings” and “Tale”. After leaving Cappuccino, she participated in the first Ukrainian musical show Equator, where she played the role of the savage Mirana. In 2003 Svetlana Loboda founded her own creative team “Ketch”. It was then that Dmitry Kostyuk noticed her.

Together with Loboda, the team shot the clip “Biology” and took part in the New Year's musical “Sorochinskaya Fair” on the channel “Inter”. After staying in the Viagra group for about six months, Svetlana decided to leave. In 2009, she represented Ukraine at Eurovision, in 2010 - founded her own brand “LOBODA”, in 2012 - became a coach in the show “Voice. Children".

Composition for 2004-2006:

Was born on April 9, 1979 in Volgograd. At the age of 17 she entered the Gnesinsky College. After graduation she sang in the Korean musical production “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, playing the part of Snow White.

After she worked as a backing vocalist with Valery Meladze. Initially, it was Albina who received the offer to take the vacant place of Anna Sedokova. But at that moment, the girl had just given birth to a son, so she refused. After Loboda left, she nevertheless joined the musical group.

Albina worked in the group for more than 8 years, while managing to star in the film "Treason" directed by Kirill Serebrennikov and taking third place in the show "Dancing with the Stars." January 1, 2013, Konstantin Meladze announced the collapse of VIA Gra and proposed that Albina build a solo career under his wing. In 2013, she was a member of the jury (later a mentor) in the show “I Want V Viagra”. Released several solo singles.

Group for 2006:

Born in Donetsk on May 2, 1983. Graduated with honors from an economic university. From the age of 15, she participated in numerous beauty contests, developed a modeling career, and won the title of Miss Donbass 2003.

After the repeated departure of Nadezhda Granovskaya, she successfully passed the casting and came to her place. She participated in the filming of the video “Deceive, but stay”, but after 3 months left the team. In 2009, she won the Ukrainian national contest Miss Ukraine Universe. In 2014 she released a solo clip for the song “Trust your heart”.

Soloists of 2006-2007:

Olga Koryakina (Romanovskaya)

Born in Nikolaev in 1986. At the age of 15, she won the Miss Black Sea 2001 contest and worked at one of the modeling agencies.In 2004 she became the owner of the title "Miss Koblevo". She participated in the casting with Christina Kotz-Gottlieb, but lost. After Christina did not fit into the trio, the producers decided to give Olga a second chance.

During her stay in the group Olga starred in the clips “Flower and Knife”, “L.M.L.”, participated in the recording of the album “L.M.L.” in English. In March 2007, she announced pregnancy and departure from the group. Olga’s solo career began under the name of her husband. At 8 months pregnant, Olga recorded the song "Lullaby."

She tried to collaborate with Maxim Fadeev, but they could not work together. In 2012, she received an offer to become one and six mentors in the reality “I Want V VIA Gro”, but the girl refused.

On December 2, 2015, the singer presented her debut album “Hold Me Tight”. From April to October 2016, she tried herself in the role of the leading popular program “Revizorro” instead of Elena Flying.

Participants for 2007-2008:

  • Bagaudinova Meseda.

Born on October 30, 1983 in the city of Grozny. Since 2002, she performed in the international group "Dreams". On April 1, 2007, Bagaudinova came to Viagra, where she replaced Olga Koryakina. She performed in the team for a year and a half.

With her participation, the video clip “Kisses” and three more videos were shot. With the return of Nadezhda Granovsky left the group. She recorded her solo song Smoke, but suspended her career due to marriage and the birth of her son Aspara. In 2013, she became one of the mentors at I Want to Viagra. In 2013-2014, she presented the singles “Just Freeze”, “Intersection”, “I Believe”.

Singer 2008-2010:

Born in the village. Sholokhovsky September 3, 1985. Even in her youth, she began to take part in beauty contests. In December 2006, she won the Miss Russia title, gaining more than 50% of the audience’s votes.

She joined the Viagra group on March 17, 2008. With the participation of Kotova, the clips “I Am Not Afraid”, “American Wife”, “My emancipation” were shot and the singles “Anti-Geisha” and “Crazy” were recorded. April 22, 2010 announced her resignation. Now the singer has several solo compositions (“He”, “Red on Red”, “Hop-Hop”, “Dissolve”, “I Will Say Yes”, etc.), with which she performs at large venues and national concerts .

Yana Shvets (Bushmina)

Born in Sverdlovsk on April 2, 1989. She studied simultaneously with Nastya Kamensky at the vocal faculty at the circus-variety academy. Later she was a TV presenter of the Guten Morgen program on M1, was a soloist in the Lucky group, danced in the show ballet The Best, participated in the Ukrainian Star Factory.

In March 2010, she announced an early exit from the Factory-Superfinal project and transfer to Viagra. In the same year, according to the portal, Life-Star entered the Top 10 open of the year. Yana, like Albina Dzhanabaeva, successfully performed as part of Viagra until its closure.

In 2011-2012:

  • Eva Bushmina,

She was born in Kiev on May 21, 1987. From an early age she was engaged in sports dancing, at 17 she entered the Faculty of Law. In 2011 she became the absolute world champion in fitness in Thailand in the nomination "Female model physique." In the same year, she received a law degree, but decided to connect life with creativity.

Its first team was the Ukrainian group "Seventh Heaven", then went on to participate in the third Ukrainian Star Factory. In December 2011, she took the place of the newly departed Nadezhda Granovskaya in the Viagra group, but in early October 2012 she decided to pursue a solo career.

“Viagra” for 2013 beginning of 2018:

Anastasia was born in Yuzhnoukrainsk on March 26, 1993. As a child, she studied at a music school, sang in a choir and studied acting and choreography.

Having passed preliminary castings on the show “I Want to Viagra”, Nastya also successfully performed in the first round. A little later, she seemed to be paired with Misha and Erica. Initially, their mentor was Albina Dzhanabaeva.

But after the girls, having cut off the concert dresses before the performance, almost flew out of the project, Granovskaya’s hope waned over them.According to the results of the audience voting, the trio won. In the final, they presented a new song, “Truce,” which later became their hallmark.

Natalia Mogilets (Misha Romanova) was born on August 3, 1990. in the city of Kherson. At 5, Natasha was very scared and began to stutter. Doctors advised giving the girl to vocal lessons, where it turned out that when singing, the defect instantly disappears.

So Natasha began to dream about the career of the singer and participate in various competitions. In 2007, together with Nikolai Bortnik (Max Barskikh), they arrived in Kiev and passed exams at the Academy of Pop and Circus Art.

In the same year, Natalia began a solo career under the pseudonym Misha Romanova, and in 2013 she auditioned for the show “I Want V Viagra”.

Erica Herceg was born in the village of Malaya Dobron on July 5, 1988. As a child, Erica sang in the Hungarian church choir, and later entered the Faculty of Management and Economics at the Ferenc Rakoczi II Institute.

At the age of 17, the girl weighed more than 80 kg. But in 8 months she was able to lose weight by 30 kg, and after correcting small flaws with the help of plastic surgery, she received in 2012 a high-paid contract for advertising French underwear.

In the same year, she appeared naked in the November issue of Playboy. Now she sings as a member of the Viagra group.

In September 2013, Konstantin Meladze launched the new reality project “I Want to VIA Gru”, with which the girls could go through a casting in a revived group. Anastasia, Misha and Erica became the winners and presented the new composition of the pop trio.

From April 2018:

Olga Meganskaya

Olga Meganskaya was born in 1992, was born in the city of Yaroslavl. From early childhood, Olya devoted herself to music, she loved this business and even graduated from music school, which is quite natural in the circumstances.

However, she preferred to get a higher education as a "teacher of history and English." But Megan did not stop improving on this, enrolling in the pop department of culture and art, which is located at Leningrad College.

Olya loves our smaller brothers very much, therefore she doesn’t eat animal meat, and it’s completely natural. An ardent opponent of a natural fly. Of course it has pages on Instagram and VK. Before becoming a new soloist of the group, Viagra Olya tried to get into other musical projects, but not so successfully.

The new composition of the Viagra group since September 2018:

  • Olya Megan
  • Ulyana Sinetskaya

Ulyana Sinetskaya

Ulyana Sinetskaya was born in the spring of March 29, 1995, in the very small Yugorsk, which is located in the Tyumen region, its northern part. From the age of five she attended a music school, even then the girl’s parents recognized her talent for music. Then the family moved to Yekaterinburg, where Ulyana continued to give all of herself to creativity.

Since 2014, the aspiring singer began her career growth. Participation in the show "Voice", getting into the project "New Star Factory", was in the team "CASH" and now has become a member of the group "Viagra". From the first days, work in the group began to boil - photoshoots of all soloists, recording new tracks that promise to be amazing according to the producer of the pop trio.

So the young age, the girl is only 23 years old, is not a hindrance to the new soloist, Ulyana Sinetskaya started her job right off the bat, we look forward to her success.

Hits of the Viagra Group

Since the successful start of the project, thanks to the compositions “Attempt No. 5”, “Bomb”, “I Will Not Return”, the group managed to record six studio albums:

  • In 2001 - “Attempt No. 5”,
  • In 2003 - “Stop! Filmed” (Russian and Japanese editions),
  • In 2003 - "Biology",
  • In 2004 - “Stop! Stop! Stop! ”(International edition),
  • In 2007 - “L.M.L.”

In 2002, the group presented new clips “Stop! Stop! Stop! ”And“ Good morning ”. In the second video, fans again saw the band Nadezhda Granovskaya who had left before that, which led to a new surge in the popularity of Viagra.

In February 2003, a video was released for "Do not leave me, love."The composition has reached the top of many charts and is still considered one of the best in the history of the group. It was the time of the "golden line-up" and his successful duets with Valery Meladze. Hits were released one after the other: “The Ocean and Three Rivers”, “Attraction No More”, “Kill My Girlfriend”, “Diamonds”.

Then the team began to storm. The "Golden Composition" disintegrated. Participants constantly replaced each other. But the compositions “Flower and Knife” recorded with Olga Koryakina, “Kisses” - with Meseda Bagaudinova, “Anti-Geisha”, “Crazy” - with Tatyana Kotova, “Day Without You”, “Fuck you,” “Hello, Mom!” - with Eva Bushmina did not allow the group to lose the status of the sexiest pop trio of Russian pop.

The new composition of Viagra, like most of the previous ones, has been criticized more than once. Many were sure that the success of the previous participants could not be repeated. Despite this, the group confidently wins the top lines of the charts, receives music awards, and their songs “Truce”, “Oxygen”, “I Have Another”, “So Strong” do not stop broadcasting on radio stations. Over time, the band’s repertoire included 17 past hits with modified arrangements.

Official website version
"The history of the group" VIA Gra "is extensive and multifaceted, it includes many events that in one way or another influenced the fate of this musical group.

Over time, the release of new songs and albums, the emergence of unusual video clips, and participation in the filming of various television programs and magazines, the VIA Gra group continues to move upward steadily, improving and improving the quality of its work, adding more and more touches to it.

Each subsequent action of the collective is not like the previous one, it has a certain palette of emotions and feelings, thoughts and impressions that are unique to “VIA Gre” and allow it to differ from most other post-Soviet pop groups working in a similar musical genre.
However, VIA Gra did not reach the current heights immediately. As you know, the path to the peaks is never smooth, there are many flaws and twists of fate, which can instantly erase all efforts and efforts. It is worth noting that in the history of the group there are no global failures, only changes in the composition of the participants, which entailed a “generational change” and left their own unique mark in the life of the team. Therefore, we will try to talk about the main events that have occurred since the founding of the group and which continue to occur today.
What will happen next will be presented only with the passage of time, but for now we can analyze only what has already happened — the history of the VIA Gra group in all its manifestations. Of course, you should start from the very beginning - the appearance of the group into the world, which happened in 2000. Something new, unusual, lacking in the musical stage, was able to attract the listener's attention with its novelty and difference from others. What was needed was a team that could equally successfully win the hearts of the most versatile audience, which could surprise with something new, create a positive mood and, at the same time, arouse a wide variety of spiritual and lyrical feelings in a person.

The idea of ​​creating such a project came to the mind of the future producer - Dmitry Kostyuk. Two Ukrainian girls, Alyona Vinnitskaya and Nadezhda Granovskaya, became the starting lineup of the group, thereby starting it all. The story of their arrival in the group turned out to be different. Alyona, at that time working for the Ukrainian television company Biz-TV, was invited by Dmitry Kostyuk to participate in the group. Another producer was Konstantin Meladze. It was he, together with Dmitry, who was lucky enough to open Hope for the group. Her amateur photo shoot became the starting point, which incline him to the decision to accept Hope into the composition.

This was followed by a casting, which Nadia passed brilliantly and the producers did not have the slightest doubt that it was she who was needed in pair with Alena.It remained to come up with a name for the new team. “VIA Gra” - that was the name of this project. There are several versions about why the group was named that way. On the one hand, VIA is an abbreviation that stands for “Vocal Instrumental Ensemble”, and “Gra” is translated from Ukrainian as “a game”. On the other hand, many believe that the name is a derivative of the names of the vocalists, in which “VI” is the beginning of the name “Vinnitskaya”, “A” is the first letter of the name of Alena, and “Gra” is, respectively, the beginning of the name of the companion of Alyona by group, Nadezhda Granovskaya. There is also a version that “Gra” stands for “Voice, Joy, Artistry”. But the true background was that all kinds of transcripts somehow formed the word “VIA Gra”, which has the same name with pills that increase sexual potency in men, which was greatly facilitated by the appearance and sex appeal of the vocalists. It is not known for certain how the name of the collective is deciphered. Yes, it doesn’t matter, everyone can see in the title what he likes.

So, the group was named, formed and ready to start its creative activity. The debut video of the group, which marked the beginning of a triumphal procession up the ladder of fame, was the first step towards the current peaks. The video was made for the song “Attempt No. 5”. His first show took place on September 3, 2000 on the Biz-TV channel. After that, interest in the group began to grow sharply, it was necessary to expand the repertoire to enter new positions. “Attempt No. 5” made a splash, immediately became a kind of “calling card” of the team, it was circulated on pirated discs, it occupied the top positions of various musical charts, immediately fighting on equal terms with the hits of that time. When compiling collections of the best songs, the compilers also did not ignore the debut work of the group “VIA Gra”. The song “Attempt No. 5” was included in the music collections of the radio hit Hit FM, Auto Hit, Best Biz-TV hits and many others. For the video itself, VIA Gra won the Golden Kettle Award. For example, in 2001, on November 18, the team won the Golden Gramophone award for all the same “Attempt No. 5”. As an example, even these two awards are enough to understand that the group’s debut was a success. The composition leaves its mark in the collective to this day - it is regularly performed during concert performances, continuing to remind listeners of those times when everything was just beginning. Without stopping at what has been achieved, instantly consolidating success, a second video clip appears, shot for the song “Hold Me”. Together with “Attempt No. 5”, he provides the group with a certain springboard, one might say - the ground under his feet, for further action.

Throughout 2000, the group forms its repertoire and by mid-December it includes seven songs. It's time to organize your own concerts. The debut is the performance in Dnepropetrovsk, on the stage of the local “Ice Palace”, which took place on December 20, 2000. The concert was attended by about four thousand spectators.
Having a very bright debut, showing part of its huge potential, in 2001 the group “VIA Gra” carried out more diversified activities, attracting more and more fans. She is invited to participate in awards, concert programs, filming in reputable media publications. The video sequence is replenished with two more clips - “I Will Not Return” and “Bomb”. The rapid breakthrough of the year 2000 ends, from which VIA Gra started, it is systematically moving into a rational advance, covering new areas of activity in which a musical project may be affected.

The group receives all-Russian fame, popularity.
Between the beginning of spring and the end of summer, the team receives various awards, including a prize from Hit FM radio, as part of the Stopudovy Hit ceremony, the Golden Feather at the Golden Firebird ceremony, in the Best song ”and“ Discovery of the Year ”, as well as“ Golden Kettlebell ”and“ Golden Gramophone ”, received by the group for the first hit -“ Attempt No. 5 ”.

The group took part in the filming of the musical "The Night Before Christmas."

On August 31, 2001, VIA Gra entered into a contract with Sony Music for five albums. At the same time, the group continued to tour successfully with their solo concerts in the CIS countries.

The following year, 2002, the VIA Gra group was shocked by some changes. A new stage has begun in its evolutionary development. The structure was changed - from a duet, the team turned into a trio. It all started with the fact that Nadezhda Granovskaya was preparing to become a mother, respectively, on a busy touring activity, she needed to put an end to it for a while. In order to make up for the temporary loss of Hope, an urgent casting was announced. The producers decided to increase the composition of the participants to three people, which was successfully done. The group was invited to ex-TV presenter Anna Sedokova, who worked on O-TV and New Channel, as well as Tatyana Naynik, a model from St. Petersburg. Without letting the updates take root, the group continued “right off the bat”. A great clip for the song “Stop!” Was shot. Stop! Stop!". He showed that the group was moving in the right direction and the fact that Anna Sedokova was in the group was exclusively beneficial.

May 23 in the Moscow concert hall "Russia" the group was awarded the prize "Ovation". It did not make sense to stay on the taken lines, everyone was looking forward to continuing.

September 12, 2002 the shooting of the video for the song “Good Morning, Dad!” Ended. This event was marked by the return of Nadezhda Granovskaya, who less than a month ago gave birth to a son, who was named Igor. After a certain period of time after filming the clip, Tatyana leaves the group. The team continues to successfully star in various television programs, for example, in The Domino Principle and Total Show. Earlier, on MTV’s channel alone, VIA Gra took part in the VIP Caprice, Banzai!, 12 Evil Spectators, Stilissimo, and Paparazzi programs. It should be noted that participation in the second musical in a row - Cinderella, in which the participants played three princesses, sang along with Verka Serduchka.

In 2003, again, there were some changes. Alyona Vinnitskaya decided to start her own solo career. Accordingly, again, casting, painful elections, as a result of which Vera Brezhneva falls into the group. Another “era” is forming, a composition that in the camp of fans of the group is often called a gold composition. Indeed, such a definition in relation to Vera, Anna, and Nadezhda is quite reasoned. This year is becoming very fruitful in terms of the creativity of the team. At the beginning, the video for the song “Do not leave me, my love!” Is shot. Next up is the release of the band’s second album, Stop! Shot! ”

Events continue to pour in from a cornucopia.
In the summer, the video “Kill my girlfriend” appears. The group reaches the peak of fame, where it remains to this day. She is already ready to conquer the countries of Europe and Asia with her work. The English clip “Stop! Stop! Stop! ”, As well as an English-language album of the collective of the same name. The first release took place in Japan. “VIA Gra” as a hurricane sweeps across the land of the rising sun, speaking in Tokyo, taking part in various programs on the channel “MTV Asia” and “Fuji TV”. Filming for the Japanese magazine "Play Boy". In the autumn of the same year, the album "Biology". A magnificent duet is being formed - VIA Gra and Valery Meladze. Collaboration, from the end of 2003 to the beginning of 2004, bearing fruit in the form of the songs “Ocean and Three Rivers” and “Gravity is No More”, as well as video clips shot on them.

Everything developed rapidly, “VIA Gra” put on trial more and more masterpieces. And then an event happened that plunged the ranks of fans into a light shock.

In 2004, Anna Sedokova left the group. In an emergency, she is looking for a replacement, which is found in the person of Svetlana Loboda, but the replacement turned out to be a bit unequal, despite the fact that on June 4, 2004 VIA Gra won the Muz-TV 2004 awards, a video clip was shot for the song Biology . Nevertheless, Svetlana is “not accepted” by fans who immediately draw analogies between her and Anna Sedokova. The group continues to appear in various television programs, in particular in the “Total Show”, as well as in the third musical with its participation, which is called “Sorochinskaya Fair”. By the way, one of the band’s potential hits was born in this musical, “Oh, clean water said,” transmitting a unique Ukrainian flavor during Russian performances.
In the same year, the pan-European release of the album Stop! Stop! Stop! ” Despite this, slight dissatisfaction with Svetlana grew and a decision was made to part with her. Currently, Svetlana is engaged in a solo career. Albina Dzhanabaeva is taken in place of Loboda, who worked for a long time on backing vocals with Valery Meladze and fell into the group on his recommendation. In this composition, Vera, Nadezhda, Albina, the team is working now.
The current lineup, like the previous ones, started very abruptly, immediately receiving an award at the RMA-04 ceremony for the song “There is no more gravity” performed with Valery Meladze. It turns out a magnificent, emotional clip "A world that I did not know about you."

2005 began with trouble. Vera Brezhneva, while skiing, received a spinal injury. Fear of the fans, fortunately, did not materialize. Vera had no complications. Another duet work is presented for public viewing - with the popular in Ukraine rap team TNMK. The clip is called "There is nothing worse than being like everyone else." As before, there are programs with the participation of VIA Gra. For example, the "Draw" with Vera shown on ORT in 2005, "Saturday Night", "Full Contact", at which the group "Brilliant", the Big Premiere, and many, many others were defeated with a huge margin in the musical battle. “VIA Gra” continues to excite the media: filming in the magazines “Maxim”, “7 days”, publications in the “Hammer” and “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. The list is regularly updated, so listing everything is not required. One can safely say one thing - the group “VIA Gra” is a certain phenomenon that has a lot of positive aspects that distinguish it from other musical groups. She is able to conquer new heights, amaze and amaze with her novelty. The creative plans still have a lot of ideas and ideas, so we can safely say that the subsequent pages of the group’s history will be no worse than the previous ones.
There is no limit to perfection. "

Another version of the history of the Viagra group (version: http://persona.rin.ru)
It all started with the fact that on September 3 on the air of BIZ-TV, the premiere of the group's debut video, the clip "Attempt? 5", took place. After this event, they began to develop at maximum speed, surpassing even all the wildest expectations of the producers of the team Dmitry Kostyuk and Konstantin Meladze. Already on September 12 (!), The first pirate record of the band's debut song appeared. And by the end of the first month of the collective’s existence, the press had appeared a lot of “yellow” materials, on music layouts - cassettes with the illegally published composition “Attempt? 5”. Calm Ukrainian show-business was excited by "A riddle named" VIA GRA "(a quote from the name of one of the publications about the group).

The first hit of the team quickly won the top positions of the charts and was published in many popular Russian and Ukrainian collections. "Attempt? 5" was released on Hit FM compilations (Moscow), XXL "Dance", Auto HIT, "Best hits of BIZ-TV. Part 2", etc.
Refuting the rumors that this will all end, by the beginning of winter, another video for the vivid dance song “Hug Me” will be released. Interest in the group is concentrated, condensed and almost materialized. She is invited to concerts and interviews. The sufferers are still denied. The intrigued public is generating countless assumptions about the girls, producers and the future of the collective.

By the end of 2000, the group’s repertoire already had 7 songs with which VIA GRA began touring. The first concert of the group took place on December 20 in Dnepropetrovsk on the stage of the Ice Palace in the presence of 4 thousand spectators. To date, the group has given more than 70 concerts in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan.

year 2001
For the first year of its existence, VIA GRA has received several prestigious awards. The group took part in the Stop Blowing Hit award ceremony from HIT FM radio (Moscow), which took place on June 2, 2001 in the Kremlin, and became a laureate of the prestigious Golden Kettlebell for the hit Attempt N5.

The team performed at the 10th anniversary annual all-Ukrainian festival "Tavrian Games" and received a "golden feather" at the award ceremony "Golden Firebird" in the nominations "Opening of the Year" and "Best Song".

On April 14, 2001, VIA GRA performed in St. Petersburg in the big concert MUZ-TV Hit Parade. The show was broadcast in 250 cities of Russia.

On April 23, the group became a nominee for the Star of Ukrainian Pop project, held as part of the Star of Ukraine campaign, and received a diploma.

On November 17 and 18, VIA GRA became the first Ukrainian team to receive the prestigious Golden Gramophone Prize. The team received it for the hit "Attempt N5".
Group members took part in photo shoots for many magazines. Among them are “XXL” (Moscow), “OM” (Moscow), “Poster” (Moscow), “Women's magazine” (Kiev) and others. The producers of the team decided to abandon photography for the magazine “PlayBoy” (Moscow). Alena and Nadezhda took part in the filming of the popular television programs VIP-Caprice, Banzai!, 12 Angry Spectators, Stilissimo, Papaprazzi (MTV), SV-show (1 + 1), the Evenings project on a farm near Dikanka "

2002
The Year of the Horse for the most sexy team in the entire post-Soviet space was a year of great change and transformation. In the spring, the duo turned into a trio. The impetus for changes in the composition was the desire of Nadezhda Granovsky to become a mother and temporarily leave the group. To fill the vacancy, the producers of the team - Dmitry Kostyuk and Konstantin Meladze - arranged a strict selection of applicants, as a result of which two reached the final: ex-TV presenter Anya and St. Petersburg model Tanya.

The newly arrived trio immediately started to work, recorded a new song called "Stop! Stop! Stop!" and starred in a catchy video on her. On May 23, in the Moscow Central Concert Hall "Russia", the girls took part in the Ovation Prize.

On August 15, Nadia gave birth to a handsome guy. The boy, very similar to his mother, was born with a weight of 2700 grams and a height of 52 centimeters. The child was named Igor. On September 12, the shooting of the band’s new video for the song “Good morning, Dad!” Ended. The main sensation of the new work was the participation in the filming of Nadezhda Granovskaya! The return of the sexy brunette to the team was very much awaited by the fans of the group, its producers, and the leaders of Sony Music, with which the group signed a five-year contract a year ago. Some time after filming the video, Tanya left the team to take part in a large-scale television project.

In the fall, Alena, Nadia and Anya took part in the filming of a new screensaver for one of the top-rated charts of the Russian MTV - Ukrainian Twenty. The girls in overalls "second skin", according to the script, robbed a bank, rode around on huge motorcycles, used firearms, an electric saw and charm for selfish purposes.

This year, soloists of VIA GRA Anya, Nadia and Alena played the roles of crowned persons for the musical Cinderella, the next New Year's project of the All-Ukrainian TV channel Inter. Girls reincarnated as foreign princesses, to the best of their strength and mentality, seducing the character of Baskov.

Last year, Anya, Nadia and Alena took part in several television projects. They became the heroines of the programs "Cossacks-robbers", "Domino Principle", "Total Show" and others. Beauties appeared on the covers of the super popular men's magazines "XXL", "Maxim" and once again refused to undress for "Playboy".

2003 year
New Year is the best reason to start a new life. Our beloved female team took advantage of this and in early January hit the public immediately with a wholesale portion of supernews. First and foremost, Vera appeared in the group. No religious fanaticism, just called the stunning blonde who recently became the lead singer of VIA Gra. In addition to an extraordinary appearance, stage talents and a beautiful name, the young star has an intriguing surname Brezhnev. Vera replaced Alena Vinnitskaya, who left the trio for a solo career.

The renewed and even brighter shining VIA GRs have thousands of grandiose plans. Some of them have already been implemented. With the participation of Vera, the debut album of the group “Attempt? 5” was rewritten, and work on the new disc was almost finished.

Signing a contract with Sony Music:
On August 31, 2001, a contract was signed in Moscow between Sony Music and the VIA GRA group. This is the first international contract of Sony Music Entertainment (RUS), since the charming team is a completely Ukrainian product: all its members are citizens of Ukraine and live in its capital, Kiev. Thus, in the Sony Music catalog you can now find 5 Russian-speaking artists.

On September 27, the Columbia label, which released albums by such well-known artists as Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Destiny's Child, Aerosmith, Jessica Simpson and many others, released their debut album VIA GRA entitled "Attempt? 5". It included 11 songs: “Spell”, “Attempt? 5”, a comic description of the main character’s adventures in the love hexahedron, which at the end of the song is replenished by her friend Masha and her several clones, “I will not return”, very lyrical, sad and unusual in melodic composition, "Meet my mom, they say that I’m doing the biggest nonsense in the world camping with a straight face. If you listen to this thing seriously, it will really be a big miss. Because she is superlight. And generally SUPER! The range of positive emotions from a slight smile to a cheerful laughter is provided to you, “What have I done”, “Bomb”, a protest song, which in itself is already interesting because of the non-typical nature of such feelings for the post-Soviet pop. We will explode this world with music and fresh energy until it dies of boredom! "Would you let me go," sensual declaration of love. In love! Whatever they say, “Now or never,” in this song is absolute freedom, as in a dream. So why not take advantage of it! If everything can be changed now, why wait? We urgently proceed to the positive deconstruction of objective reality, “Hug me,” another confirmation of the rapidly advancing matriarchy and the equally inevitably impending female polygamy. “Thank you for the summer,” autumn is inspiring not only for Pushkin, especially if the summer was spent in the good company of his own dream, “Every Day”, with a creative approach, everyday life becomes no less romantic than the day of the first kiss.

By mid-March 2003, Sony Music Entertainment (RUS) plans to release their second album. The future long-play has no name yet, but several songs from it have already become super hits. Fresh material has a more serious subject, it is designed for a more matured audience than the previous one. This is evidenced by those songs from the disc that have already become super hits, "Good morning, dad!", "Do not leave me", "Stop! Stop! Stop!".

No one even imagined what the new composition of “VIAGRA” would be like when the Konstantin Meladze show on selecting new participants to the team began. There were many worthy contestants, the Russian land was rich in beautiful and talented girls.And yet, three of them turned out to be the strongest - the amazingly beautiful voices, femininity and magnetic charm did their job. Recently, a new composition of Viagra was presented to the people. It included three beautiful girls - Anastasia Kozhevnikova, Misha Romanova and Eric Herceg.

VIA Gra: was, is and will be

The well-known producer and composer Konstantin Meladze is a mentor of the group "VIA Gra" throughout the entire period of its existence, more than 13 years. During this time, the team has repeatedly changed. The changes that took place in the group concerned not only the fate of its members, but also reflected the technological, stylistic and sociological trends in the field of show business. After all, “VIA Gra” has always been on the stage as a female group No. 1. And it has become a “school of life” for many popular stars of our time. Graduates of this school are Vera Brezhneva, Svetlana Loboda, Albina Dzhanabaeva, Nadezhda Meyher-Granovskaya, Anna Sedokova and other famous singers, TV presenters and actresses.

The history of the show “I Want to VIA Gru”

This time, producer Konstantin Meladze instructed the people to choose the new composition of VIAGRA. Millions of viewers decided the fate of the group, created its history.

Fifteen thousand participants from four CIS countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine) for several months struggled for the right to become one of the soloists of the popular group. Two contrasting trios were selected for the finals. Charming favorite of one of the members of the jury of Wernick Igor - Maria Goncharuk, redhead Julia Lauta and burning brunette Diana Ivanitskaya competed with amazing and extremely talented girls from Ukraine - Anastasia Kozhevnikova, Misha Romanova and Erica Herceg. Two completely different teams had only one step to win. But there was something that united them - it was the indefatigable energy of the participants, the undoubted talent of each of the girls, their amazing sexuality and femininity.

The winners are determined!

Spectators through SMS voting decided the fate of the participants. It was hard to imagine who they would prefer. At the end of the vote and the vote count, Igor Vernik opened an envelope with the names of the winners of the show. They were beautiful Ukrainians - Anastasia Kozhevnikova, Misha Romanov and Eric Herceg. According to the producer of the group, Konstantin Meladze, the girls are very promising, creative, versatile, so they will probably be able to absorb the best traditions of “VIA Gra” and increase the success of the team with a thirteen-year history of existence. He also noted that the updated group “VIAGRA” will not be exactly the same as the viewers are used to. The new composition will bring in its bright colors. In addition, it was decided to slightly change the image of the team, taking into account the features of its new members.

Short biography of Kozhevnikova Anastasia

Nastya was born in the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk in Ukraine. Already at the age of six, she took up vocals and began to sing in the Droplets children's choir. At the age of eight, Nastya went to a music school to learn to play the piano. In parallel with her studies at secondary and music schools, the girl managed to engage in choreography and to study acting at a pop song theater called Galatea.

Her childhood dream of becoming an artist of the big stage led Nastya through life. She did not miss a single opportunity and her talent. The girl took part in various music competitions, including “The First Swallows”, “Running on the Waves”, “Young Galichina” and others. But she did not achieve much success at that time. The only thing the jury paid attention to was the indefatigable energy of a young girl.

When Anastasia was sixteen, she participated in her first casting on the show "Superzіrka". But, unfortunately, the girl was again deprived of attention. Nastya did not give up and went to the casting of the X-Factor show, where she also did not go further than the first round. Desperate and leaving her dream of a big stage, Anastasia became a student at the Kiev National University of Technology and Design.When she found out about the start of the casting of the show “I Want to VIA Gru”, she decided to try her luck for the last time. And this time, luck smiled at her - she became part of the new Viagra! The photos that you see in the article demonstrate the genuine joy of the girl! By the age of twenty, she managed to realize her first big dream, and this is a real victory!

Short biography of Erica Herceg

Erica was born in a village called Malaya Dobran, which is located near the Ukrainian border with Hungary, near Uzhgorod.

Mixed blood flows in the girl: her father is Hungarian, her mother is the daughter of a Ukrainian and Hungarian. Erica's parents got married when they were very young - dad was 22, mom - 18. When the girl was five years old, the family decided to have a second child. The birth was very difficult, which adversely affected the health of mother Erica. Concerns about the well-being of the family and the upbringing of young children fell entirely on the shoulders of Nikolai, the father of the family. Erica went to a Hungarian school, where the Ukrainian language was studied only two hours a week. For this purpose, she went every day for 12 kilometers from the house and crossed the border. When the rules for crossing the borders of countries were tightened, the girl had to change the school.

In high school, Erica studied at the Lyceum at the local church, sang in the church choir.

After receiving a certificate of secondary education, the girl went to the city of Beregovo in order to become a student of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute named after Ferenc Rakozzi II. During her studies, Erica worked as a waitress in a local cafe.

2008 was a year of change for the girl. She lost as much as 30 kilograms in order to try her hand at the modeling business. She starred in an ad for jewelry and underwear.

Work in a modeling agency in 2011 brought the girl to Kiev. There in 2012, she received her first major contract with a French lingerie company. In the same year, she was invited to star in one of the autumn issues of Playboy magazine. And in 2013, she was already included in the new composition of the Viagra. At 25, Erica has achieved real success.

Short biography of Misha Romanova

The third soloist of the updated group was born in the Ukrainian city of Kherson. At birth, the parents gave their daughter the name Natalya. Her real name is Mogilenets. Misha Romanova is a stage name that the girl came up with in memory of two men whom she once loved. The girl studied at a comprehensive school and often suffered from bullying by peers. It is hard to imagine, but in her childhood she stuttered a lot. This began after Misha became an involuntary witness to a quarrel between her parents when she was five years old. The girl recalls how hard it was for her, because she could not even buy gum for herself in the store, since the sellers did not understand her.

On the advice of doctors, the parents gave the girl vocals. Misha’s surprise and delight knew no bounds when she realized that she did not stutter when she sang. Since then, even in the classroom, when she was called to answer, she didn’t tell the learned material, but “chanted”.

In 2001, the girl became a member of the vocal studio of the Neftyanik recreation center, and soon took the place of a soloist, and later an assistant to the head of the studio.

The dream of becoming an artist gave her the strength to take part in all possible music competitions. She won prizes in "Little Zirks", "Carousel Melody", "Sweet Talent". Misha Romanova was educated at the Kiev Circus Variety School, where she entered in 2007. At 23, her dream came true - she became a real artist, soloist of the legendary group “VIAGRA”.

Alena Vinnitskaya

In the group: 2001−2003.

The very first member of the group. It was from the duet of Alena Vinnitskaya and Nadezhda Granovskaya that the group “VIA Gra” was born. Alena (Olga on the passport) was already a well-known singer and songwriter. Inspired by the work of Viktor Tsoi, Alena in 1993 created the group "The Last Unicorn".Then the girl switched to radio and television and in a short time achieved some success and became recognizable. The producer Dmitry Kostyuk invited her to a casting in a new girl group. Later, two more girls joined Alena, but the casting did not pass. The producers even planned to close the project, and without having had time to open it. Fortunately, Nadezhda Granovskaya, who conquered the producers with her charisma, arrived in time. It was decided: only two will sing in the group - Alena and Nadia. After a successful start, Alena suddenly announced her desire to begin a solo career and left the group.

She has released several studio albums and to this day writes songs, works with many musicians. In 2014, Alena was in serious depression, she even had to turn to psychiatrists for help. Fortunately, now the artist is doing well: she is still in demand in the musical field, married to blues musician Sergei Alekseev. By the way, the couple has been together since 1993.

Nadezhda Meyher-Granovskaya

In the group: 2001−2006 (break until 2011).

Luxurious "little black" is part of the so-called "golden composition" of the group and is at the origins of its occurrence. Hope got into the group thanks to a coincidence. Valery Meladze performed on tour in the hometown of the girl Khmelnitsky, and the organizer of the concert let slip that the singer was casting in a new group. The enterprising girl made a professional photo shoot and sent it to the Meladze brothers. It was difficult to resist her beauty, and soon Nadia received an invitation to the casting. But in order to get into the composition, she had to part with several kilograms - that was the condition of the producers. For two years, “VIAGRA” performed as a part of Alena Vinnitsa and Nadezhda Granovskaya. And in 2002, Nadia got into a decree, and the producers were urgently forced to look for a temporary replacement for her.

However, the young mother did not sit on the decree for a long time - a month after the birth of her son, she again went on stage. In 2006, the singer left the group for the second time, and in 2009 she returned again. In 2011, Nadezhda finally left the group. Now Granovsky is not only a singer, but also a successful businesswoman. She owns a fashion boutique, works on copyright projects, conducts master classes. Married to businessman Mikhail Urzhumtsev, from whom she gave birth to two more children - daughters Anna and Maria.

New lineup - new song - new concert!

The group has already managed to record several new songs, make a video, worked on tour. The first joint work of the girls was the composition “Truce”, which was already filmed by a talented director. And on November 4, 2013, the renewed Viagra gave its first concert in Moscow. The new lineup - Erica, Nastya and Misha - won the audience, the girls gained thousands of fans, showing their dedicated work on stage. And this was only their first concert!

Tatyana Naynik

Photo: frame from the video “Stop! Stop! Stop!"

As part of the group: during 2002.

Tatyana briefly decorated the group with her presence - they took her only to replace Nadezhda Granovsky, who had gone on maternity leave. But the girl was seriously counting on a long-playing career as part of the group. The former model managed to appear in only two videos - “Stop! Stop! Stop! ”And“ Good morning, dad. ” After Granovskaya left maternity leave, the producers decided that two brunettes in the group were overkill and ruined the stereotype: brunette, blonde and red. Tatyana was asked to leave the project.

After VIA Gra, the girl gave several controversial interviews about her departure from the girl’s team. But Tatyana did not worry for a long time: she created her own group Maybe - though not as successful as VIA Gra. In 2008, the media reported that the singer was diagnosed with depressive disorder, which was accompanied by panic attacks. Naynik had to endure a difficult period: the death of his father, the terrible diagnosis of "cancer" in his mother, the attack of hooligans.She spent a lot of money on treatment. At the same time, only Anna Sedokova supported her from her former colleagues.

Now Tatyana is married to Alexander Terekhov (the son of actress Margarita Terekhova), she is raising her daughter Vera.

Anna Sedokova

Photo: frame from the video “Kill my girlfriend”

As part of the group: 2002-2004.

Anna is still called the star of the famous girl’s trio. Sedokova went to fame for a long time: from childhood she studied dance and music, graduated from a music school, and then the Institute of Culture. Combining the work of a TV presenter and a model, the girl tried to go through the very first casting in the group. But due to a young age (Anna was 17 years old), the future star was denied. In 2002, the producers reconsidered their decision and invited Sedokova to the group. In 2004, she leaves the group due to pregnancy.

When Anna announced her decision to leave the group, the fans rebelled. The brand new Svetlana Loboda was almost declared a boycott and refused to accept her as a replacement for Sedokova's beloved. But Anna decided to devote herself to her family and future solo career. Speaking of family. The star was officially married twice: to the football player Valentin Belkevich, who gave her daughter Alina, and then to businessman Maxim Chernyavsky. In marriage with her second husband, Anna gave birth to a second daughter - Monica.

Anna also tries herself in the cinema. She played roles in the comedy "Pregnant" with Dmitry Dyuzhev.

In April 2017, the singer gave birth to a son, Hector. She decided not to disclose the name of the father of the child.

Svetlana Loboda

As part of the group: during 2004 (four months).

Svetlana also did not stay long in the group. The girl had a responsible role - to replace Anna Sedokova. But fans made a decision by the producers with hostility. Haters condemned Loboda’s behavior. According to fans, if Anna could present herself seductively and sexually, then Svetlana went too far with eroticism. At the same time, Loboda did not despair and, leaving the group, began a solo career. As you can see, quite successful. Her work has been especially successful over the past few years. At least the hits “Your Eyes” and “Superstar” are humming all around.

Currently, the singer is raising her daughter Evangeline, born in a civil marriage with a dancer and choreographer Andrei Tsar. And in May 2018, Svetlana gave birth to a second daughter, Tilda. The name of the girl’s father is kept in strict confidence.

Albina Dzhanabaeva

As part of the group: 2004−2012.

Albina became the new redhead in the group. It was she who replaced Svetlana Loboda, which was originally supposed to be a replacement for Anna Sedokova. Backing vocalist Valeria Meladze joined the trio in 2004 and stayed for a long time - until 2012! By the way, Dzhanabaeva agreed to appear in the "VIA Gra" only the second time. But after that, the singer immediately began a very eventful life: in addition to touring and recording studio albums, she studied as a psychologist, was the face of a fashion brand of women's clothing and was engaged in raising her son. In 2012, she began a solo career and starred in the main role in the film of Cyril Serebrennikov "Treason".

Albina is married to Valery Meladze, brings up two sons - Konstantin and Luka.

Christina Kotz-Gottlieb

Photo: frame from the clip “Deceive, but stay”

As part of the group: from January to April 2006.

The former beauty queen and the owner of the titles "Miss Donetsk" and "Miss Donbass" managed to appear in only one clip, "Deceive, but stay." The girl worked in the group for only a few months - from January to April.

Kristina returned to her modeling career and continued to take part in beauty contests - for example, she received another title in 2009, becoming Miss Ukraine Universe.

Soon, Kotz-Gottlieb joined the Queens group, which previously included other ex-soloists of VIA Gra: Olga Romanovskaya, Santa Dimopulos and Tatyana Kotova.

Olga Koryagina

As part of the group: 2006–2007.

Olga became another replacement for Nadezhda Granovskaya, who had again gone on maternity leave.A bright brunette can be seen in two clips - “Flower and Knife” and “L.M.L”. In 2007, the girl married businessman Andrei Romanovsky and, due to pregnancy, decided to leave the group.

In 2016, Romanovskaya made her television debut. She replaced Lena the Flying and became the face of the famous program “Revisionorro”. Having worked in her new capacity for just a few months, Olga still decided to return to her musical career and became one of the soloists of Queens.

She is currently married and raising her son Maxim.

Meseda Bagaudinova

In the group: 2007−2009.

Olga Koryagina (Romanovskaya) was replaced by an oriental beauty with graceful facial features of Mesed Bagautdinov. Her exotic beauty instantly captivated the fans of the group, and, fortunately for the producers, she was warmly welcomed as a new member. Meseda already had rich experience in concert activity - she performed in the international trio "Dreams", which traveled on tours both in Russia and around the world.

After Granovskaya returned to VIA Gru, Meseda left the group. She was even offered a place in another girl’s team - “Brilliant”. But Meseda was in a position, so she refused.

Which of the soloists of the popular group except Vera Brezhneva pulled out a lucky ticket, and who was much less fortunate?

Over the 17-plus years of the existence of the VIA Gra group, its composition has changed many times. The number of participants in the group was also unstable: from a duet to a quartet. For many, VIA Gra turned out to be an excellent launching pad for a career in show business. One of the brightest stars in the group, Vera Brezhneva, February 3, 2018 turned 36 years old. Today she is one of the most sought-after Russian pop singers. How did the fate of the other brightest members of the popular collective - in the material site

Alena Vinnitskaya

The soloist of the first cast of “Via Gra” left the group in 2003 and began to pursue a solo career in Ukraine. She has released eight albums, twenty-three music videos, and soundtracks for three feature films. On the personal front, the singer is also in order. Alena Vinnitskaya married to the producer Sergey Alekseev.

Olga Romanovskaya

Leaving the group in 2007, Olga Romanovskaya (she was a member “VIA Gra” for about a year) also decided to build a solo career, but it is difficult to call it successful. Later, Olga tried to realize herself in other areas. She launched the Romanovska clothing line. In 2016, the singer replaced Elena Flying and became the host of the Revizorro program, but soon left the project.
Olga is married to a Ukrainian businessman Andrey Romanovsky . Couple raising son Maxima .

Eva Bushmina

Jana Shvets took a pseudonym "Eva Bushmina" at the Ukrainian "Star Factory". In "VIA Gre" she performed from 2010 to 2012. After leaving, Eva began to engage in a solo career. During this time, she managed to release an album and shoot twelve videos. Eva Bushmina is married to the son of the ex-Minister of Economy of Ukraine Dmitry Lanov . The couple has a daughter Edita .

Who was:

She began to write poetry at the age of 5, while in childhood she went into serious business - she made dolls with her own hands, and then sold tickets to puppet shows to relatives. She began her musical career as a teenager - after listening to the Kino group, she learned to play the guitar, sing her own songs and make rock in the full sense. Immediately before joining VIA Gra, she sewed purses, worked as a secretary in an insurance company, was a VJ and radio host. The first musical group created by Vinnitsa, was called equally savory and romantic - "The Last Unicorn." (6 points)

Role in the team:

Vinnitskaya was the very first member of VIA Gra, to which the producer Dmitry Kostyuk chose two more girls at the casting - Julia and Marina. However, in this composition, the project remained on paper, Julia and Marina were left overboard, and Nadezhda Granovskaya was taken in pair with Alena. With this, in fact, begins the legend.Alena was responsible for the vocal parts, it was a pleasure to look at Nadezhda - the classic division of labor in musical production. The first album “Attempt No. 5”, which from the standpoint of 2014 seems to be the purest classic, is entirely on the conscience of this duet. Although it is generally accepted that Brezhnev, Sedokov and Granovskaya are considered the golden composition of VIA Gra, we dare to argue that these women were the first to enter the pop-rocker on this album, not a single minor thing here, all the songs, like pearls in Cleopatra’s casket, are on selection! (7 points)

Who is now:

11 years have passed since Vinnitskaya, who calls herself the only performer of glam pop rock in Ukraine, has nothing to do with the glorious sexy band. And it’s worth saying that the artist’s solo career is developing very successfully: 8 albums, not bad (against the background of Anna Sedokova’s creativity and absolutely chic) ​​singles, participation in the soundtrack to “Piranha Hunting”, not a single spot on reputation, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Recently, Vinnitskaya has expanded in breadth: she creates a capsule collection for the brand Gwen Stefani, calls on Ukrainians to unite (quoting Akhmatova at the same time: “But we lie down in her and become her, that's why we call this land our own”), cancels the tour in Crimea and takes part in various charity programs. (6 points)

Sex factor:

It is rarely exposed so that the average man manages to check out all the charms, but you can also draw certain conclusions from what you saw. She knows how to present herself beautifully, but even if you crack, Granovskaya clearly has a better situation with the data. Advocates of bodily cleanliness can be confused by a tattoo on Alena’s shoulder, on the other hand - for someone this is an extra positive argument. (6 points)

Nadezhda Granovskaya

Real last name HopesMeicher . The producer of “VIA Gra” Konstantin Meladze advised her to take the pseudonym. The singer left the group three times. Granovskaya left the very first VIA Gra team in 2002 when she was pregnant with her son Igor . A month after giving birth, she returns to the collective and sings in VIA Gre until 2006. In 2009, Granovskaya again became the soloist of the group. In 2011, Nadezhda was pregnant again, this time she finally left the team.

In between participation in the group, Granovskaya built a career leading on Ukrainian TV. After the birth of a daughter Anna she returned to television, but already as a mentor in the show “I Want V VIA Gro”. The trio of her wards eventually won the show and is now the new composition of the group.

Then, in 2014, Nadezhda took part in the show "One to One", and in the same year she began a solo career. In 2016, in Kiev, Nadezhda Granovskaya released her own play “Historia de Un Amor”

Nadezhda Granovskaya is married to a Russian businessman Mikhail Urzhumtsev, couple raising son of Hope Igor and two daughters Anna and Maria.

Official website version
"The history of the group" VIA Gra "is extensive and multifaceted, it includes many events that in one way or another influenced the fate of this musical group.

Over time, the release of new songs and albums, the emergence of unusual video clips, and participation in the filming of various television programs and magazines, the VIA Gra group continues to move upward steadily, improving and improving the quality of its work, adding more and more touches to it.

Each subsequent action of the collective is not like the previous one, it has a certain palette of emotions and feelings, thoughts and impressions that are unique to “VIA Gre” and allow it to differ from most other post-Soviet pop groups working in a similar musical genre.
However, VIA Gra did not reach the current heights immediately. As you know, the path to the peaks is never smooth, there are many flaws and twists of fate, which can instantly erase all efforts and efforts.It is worth noting that in the history of the group there are no global failures, only changes in the composition of the participants, which entailed a “generational change” and left their own unique mark in the life of the team. Therefore, we will try to talk about the main events that have occurred since the founding of the group and which continue to occur today.
What will happen next will be presented only with the passage of time, but for now we can analyze only what has already happened — the history of the VIA Gra group in all its manifestations. Of course, you should start from the very beginning - the appearance of the group into the world, which happened in 2000. Something new, unusual, lacking in the musical stage, was able to attract the listener's attention with its novelty and difference from others. What was needed was a team that could equally successfully win the hearts of the most versatile audience, which could surprise with something new, create a positive mood and, at the same time, arouse a wide variety of spiritual and lyrical feelings in a person.

The idea of ​​creating such a project came to the mind of the future producer - Dmitry Kostyuk. Two Ukrainian girls, Alyona Vinnitskaya and Nadezhda Granovskaya, became the starting lineup of the group, thereby starting it all. The story of their arrival in the group turned out to be different. Alyona, at that time working for the Ukrainian television company Biz-TV, was invited by Dmitry Kostyuk to participate in the group. Another producer was Konstantin Meladze. It was he, together with Dmitry, who was lucky enough to open Hope for the group. Her amateur photo shoot became the starting point, which incline him to the decision to accept Hope into the composition.

This was followed by a casting, which Nadia passed brilliantly and the producers did not have the slightest doubt that it was she who was needed in pair with Alena. It remained to come up with a name for the new team. “VIA Gra” - that was the name of this project. There are several versions about why the group was named that way. On the one hand, VIA is an abbreviation that stands for “Vocal Instrumental Ensemble”, and “Gra” is translated from Ukrainian as “a game”. On the other hand, many believe that the name is a derivative of the names of the vocalists, in which “VI” is the beginning of the name “Vinnitskaya”, “A” is the first letter of the name of Alena, and “Gra” is, respectively, the beginning of the name of the companion of Alyona by group, Nadezhda Granovskaya. There is also a version that “Gra” stands for “Voice, Joy, Artistry”. But the true background was that all kinds of transcripts somehow formed the word “VIA Gra”, which has the same name with pills that increase sexual potency in men, which was greatly facilitated by the appearance and sex appeal of the vocalists. It is not known for certain how the name of the collective is deciphered. Yes, it doesn’t matter, everyone can see in the title what he likes.

So, the group was named, formed and ready to start its creative activity. The debut video of the group, which marked the beginning of a triumphal procession up the ladder of fame, was the first step towards the current peaks. The video was made for the song “Attempt No. 5”. His first show took place on September 3, 2000 on the Biz-TV channel. After that, interest in the group began to grow sharply, it was necessary to expand the repertoire to enter new positions. “Attempt No. 5” made a splash, immediately became a kind of “calling card” of the team, it was circulated on pirated discs, it occupied the top positions of various musical charts, immediately fighting on equal terms with the hits of that time. When compiling collections of the best songs, the compilers also did not ignore the debut work of the group “VIA Gra”. The song “Attempt No. 5” was included in the music collections of the radio hit Hit FM, Auto Hit, Best Biz-TV hits and many others. For the video itself, VIA Gra won the Golden Kettle Award.For example, in 2001, on November 18, the team won the Golden Gramophone award for all the same “Attempt No. 5”. As an example, even these two awards are enough to understand that the group’s debut was a success. The composition leaves its mark in the collective to this day - it is regularly performed during concert performances, continuing to remind listeners of those times when everything was just beginning. Without stopping at what has been achieved, instantly consolidating success, a second video clip appears, shot for the song “Hold Me”. Together with “Attempt No. 5”, he provides the group with a certain springboard, one might say - the ground under his feet, for further action.

Throughout 2000, the group forms its repertoire and by mid-December it includes seven songs. It's time to organize your own concerts. The debut is the performance in Dnepropetrovsk, on the stage of the local “Ice Palace”, which took place on December 20, 2000. The concert was attended by about four thousand spectators.
Having a very bright debut, showing part of its huge potential, in 2001 the group “VIA Gra” carried out more diversified activities, attracting more and more fans. She is invited to participate in awards, concert programs, filming in reputable media publications. The video sequence is replenished with two more clips - “I Will Not Return” and “Bomb”. The rapid breakthrough of the year 2000 ends, from which VIA Gra started, it is systematically moving into a rational advance, covering new areas of activity in which a musical project may be affected.

The group receives all-Russian fame, popularity.
Between the beginning of spring and the end of summer, the team receives various awards, including a prize from Hit FM radio, as part of the Stopudovy Hit ceremony, the Golden Feather at the Golden Firebird ceremony, in the Best song ”and“ Discovery of the Year ”, as well as“ Golden Kettlebell ”and“ Golden Gramophone ”, received by the group for the first hit -“ Attempt No. 5 ”.

The group took part in the filming of the musical "The Night Before Christmas."

On August 31, 2001, VIA Gra entered into a contract with Sony Music for five albums. At the same time, the group continued to tour successfully with their solo concerts in the CIS countries.

The following year, 2002, the VIA Gra group was shocked by some changes. A new stage has begun in its evolutionary development. The structure was changed - from a duet, the team turned into a trio. It all started with the fact that Nadezhda Granovskaya was preparing to become a mother, respectively, on a busy touring activity, she needed to put an end to it for a while. In order to make up for the temporary loss of Hope, an urgent casting was announced. The producers decided to increase the composition of the participants to three people, which was successfully done. The group was invited to ex-TV presenter Anna Sedokova, who worked on O-TV and New Channel, as well as Tatyana Naynik, a model from St. Petersburg. Without letting the updates take root, the group continued “right off the bat”. A great clip for the song “Stop!” Was shot. Stop! Stop!". He showed that the group was moving in the right direction and the fact that Anna Sedokova was in the group was exclusively beneficial.

May 23 in the Moscow concert hall "Russia" the group was awarded the prize "Ovation". It did not make sense to stay on the taken lines, everyone was looking forward to continuing.

September 12, 2002 the shooting of the video for the song “Good Morning, Dad!” Ended. This event was marked by the return of Nadezhda Granovskaya, who less than a month ago gave birth to a son, who was named Igor. After a certain period of time after filming the clip, Tatyana leaves the group. The team continues to successfully star in various television programs, for example, in The Domino Principle and Total Show.Earlier, on MTV’s channel alone, VIA Gra took part in the VIP Caprice, Banzai!, 12 Evil Spectators, Stilissimo, and Paparazzi programs. It should be noted that participation in the second musical in a row - Cinderella, in which the participants played three princesses, sang along with Verka Serduchka.

In 2003, again, there were some changes. Alyona Vinnitskaya decided to start her own solo career. Accordingly, again, casting, painful elections, as a result of which Vera Brezhneva falls into the group. Another “era” is forming, a composition that in the camp of fans of the group is often called a gold composition. Indeed, such a definition in relation to Vera, Anna, and Nadezhda is quite reasoned. This year is becoming very fruitful in terms of the creativity of the team. At the beginning, the video for the song “Do not leave me, my love!” Is shot. Next up is the release of the band’s second album, Stop! Shot! ”

Events continue to pour in from a cornucopia.
In the summer, the video “Kill my girlfriend” appears. The group reaches the peak of fame, where it remains to this day. She is already ready to conquer the countries of Europe and Asia with her work. The English clip “Stop! Stop! Stop! ”, As well as an English-language album of the collective of the same name. The first release took place in Japan. “VIA Gra” as a hurricane sweeps across the land of the rising sun, speaking in Tokyo, taking part in various programs on the channel “MTV Asia” and “Fuji TV”. Filming for the Japanese magazine "Play Boy". In the autumn of the same year, the album "Biology". A magnificent duet is being formed - VIA Gra and Valery Meladze. Collaboration, from the end of 2003 to the beginning of 2004, bearing fruit in the form of the songs “Ocean and Three Rivers” and “Gravity is No More”, as well as video clips shot on them.

Everything developed rapidly, “VIA Gra” put on trial more and more masterpieces. And then an event happened that plunged the ranks of fans into a light shock.

In 2004, Anna Sedokova left the group. In an emergency, she is looking for a replacement, which is found in the person of Svetlana Loboda, but the replacement turned out to be a bit unequal, despite the fact that on June 4, 2004 VIA Gra won the Muz-TV 2004 awards, a video clip was shot for the song Biology . Nevertheless, Svetlana is “not accepted” by fans who immediately draw analogies between her and Anna Sedokova. The group continues to appear in various television programs, in particular in the “Total Show”, as well as in the third musical with its participation, which is called “Sorochinskaya Fair”. By the way, one of the band’s potential hits was born in this musical, “Oh, clean water said,” transmitting a unique Ukrainian flavor during Russian performances.
In the same year, the pan-European release of the album Stop! Stop! Stop! ” Despite this, slight dissatisfaction with Svetlana grew and a decision was made to part with her. Currently, Svetlana is engaged in a solo career. Albina Dzhanabaeva is taken in place of Loboda, who worked for a long time on backing vocals with Valery Meladze and fell into the group on his recommendation. In this composition, Vera, Nadezhda, Albina, the team is working now.
The current lineup, like the previous ones, started very abruptly, immediately receiving an award at the RMA-04 ceremony for the song “There is no more gravity” performed with Valery Meladze. It turns out a magnificent, emotional clip "A world that I did not know about you."

2005 began with trouble. Vera Brezhneva, while skiing, received a spinal injury. Fear of the fans, fortunately, did not materialize. Vera had no complications. Another duet work is presented for public viewing - with the popular in Ukraine rap team TNMK. The clip is called "There is nothing worse than being like everyone else." As before, there are programs with the participation of VIA Gra. For example, the "Draw" with Vera shown on ORT in 2005, "Saturday Night", "Full Contact", at which the group "Brilliant", the Big Premiere, and many, many others were defeated with a huge margin in the musical battle. “VIA Gra” continues to excite the media: filming in the magazines “Maxim”, “7 days”, publications in the “Hammer” and “Komsomolskaya Pravda”. The list is regularly updated, so listing everything is not required. One can safely say one thing - the group “VIA Gra” is a certain phenomenon that has a lot of positive aspects that distinguish it from other musical groups.She is able to conquer new heights, amaze and amaze with her novelty. The creative plans still have a lot of ideas and ideas, so we can safely say that the subsequent pages of the group’s history will be no worse than the previous ones.
There is no limit to perfection. "

Another version of the history of the Viagra group (version: http://persona.rin.ru)
It all started with the fact that on September 3 on the air of BIZ-TV, the premiere of the group's debut video, the clip "Attempt? 5", took place. After this event, they began to develop at maximum speed, surpassing even all the wildest expectations of the producers of the team Dmitry Kostyuk and Konstantin Meladze. Already on September 12 (!), The first pirate record of the band's debut song appeared. And by the end of the first month of the collective’s existence, the press had appeared a lot of “yellow” materials, on music layouts - cassettes with the illegally published composition “Attempt? 5”. Calm Ukrainian show-business was excited by "A riddle named" VIA GRA "(a quote from the name of one of the publications about the group).

The first hit of the team quickly won the top positions of the charts and was published in many popular Russian and Ukrainian collections. "Attempt? 5" was released on Hit FM compilations (Moscow), XXL "Dance", Auto HIT, "Best hits of BIZ-TV. Part 2", etc.
Refuting the rumors that this will all end, by the beginning of winter, another video for the vivid dance song “Hug Me” will be released. Interest in the group is concentrated, condensed and almost materialized. She is invited to concerts and interviews. The sufferers are still denied. The intrigued public is generating countless assumptions about the girls, producers and the future of the collective.

By the end of 2000, the group’s repertoire already had 7 songs with which VIA GRA began touring. The first concert of the group took place on December 20 in Dnepropetrovsk on the stage of the Ice Palace in the presence of 4 thousand spectators. To date, the group has given more than 70 concerts in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Kazakhstan.

year 2001
For the first year of its existence, VIA GRA has received several prestigious awards. The group took part in the Stop Blowing Hit award ceremony from HIT FM radio (Moscow), which took place on June 2, 2001 in the Kremlin, and became a laureate of the prestigious Golden Kettlebell for the hit Attempt N5.

The team performed at the 10th anniversary annual all-Ukrainian festival "Tavrian Games" and received a "golden feather" at the award ceremony "Golden Firebird" in the nominations "Opening of the Year" and "Best Song".

On April 14, 2001, VIA GRA performed in St. Petersburg in the big concert MUZ-TV Hit Parade. The show was broadcast in 250 cities of Russia.

On April 23, the group became a nominee for the Star of Ukrainian Pop project, held as part of the Star of Ukraine campaign, and received a diploma.

On November 17 and 18, VIA GRA became the first Ukrainian team to receive the prestigious Golden Gramophone Prize. The team received it for the hit "Attempt N5".
Group members took part in photo shoots for many magazines. Among them are “XXL” (Moscow), “OM” (Moscow), “Poster” (Moscow), “Women's magazine” (Kiev) and others. The producers of the team decided to abandon photography for the magazine “PlayBoy” (Moscow). Alena and Nadezhda took part in the filming of the popular television programs VIP-Caprice, Banzai!, 12 Angry Spectators, Stilissimo, Papaprazzi (MTV), SV-show (1 + 1), the Evenings project on a farm near Dikanka "

2002
The Year of the Horse for the most sexy team in the entire post-Soviet space was a year of great change and transformation. In the spring, the duo turned into a trio. The impetus for changes in the composition was the desire of Nadezhda Granovsky to become a mother and temporarily leave the group. To fill the vacancy, the producers of the team - Dmitry Kostyuk and Konstantin Meladze - arranged a strict selection of applicants, as a result of which two reached the final: ex-TV presenter Anya and St. Petersburg model Tanya.

The newly arrived trio immediately started to work, recorded a new song called "Stop! Stop! Stop!" and starred in a catchy video on her. On May 23, in the Moscow Central Concert Hall "Russia", the girls took part in the Ovation Prize.

On August 15, Nadia gave birth to a handsome guy. The boy, very similar to his mother, was born with a weight of 2700 grams and a height of 52 centimeters. The child was named Igor. On September 12, the shooting of the band’s new video for the song “Good morning, Dad!” Ended. The main sensation of the new work was the participation in the filming of Nadezhda Granovskaya! The return of the sexy brunette to the team was very much awaited by the fans of the group, its producers, and the leaders of Sony Music, with which the group signed a five-year contract a year ago. Some time after filming the video, Tanya left the team to take part in a large-scale television project.

In the fall, Alena, Nadia and Anya took part in the filming of a new screensaver for one of the top-rated charts of the Russian MTV - Ukrainian Twenty. The girls in overalls "second skin", according to the script, robbed a bank, rode around on huge motorcycles, used firearms, an electric saw and charm for selfish purposes.

This year, soloists of VIA GRA Anya, Nadia and Alena played the roles of crowned persons for the musical Cinderella, the next New Year's project of the All-Ukrainian TV channel Inter. Girls reincarnated as foreign princesses, to the best of their strength and mentality, seducing the character of Baskov.

Last year, Anya, Nadia and Alena took part in several television projects. They became the heroines of the programs "Cossacks-robbers", "Domino Principle", "Total Show" and others. Beauties appeared on the covers of the super popular men's magazines "XXL", "Maxim" and once again refused to undress for "Playboy".

2003 year
New Year is the best reason to start a new life. Our beloved female team took advantage of this and in early January hit the public immediately with a wholesale portion of supernews. First and foremost, Vera appeared in the group. No religious fanaticism, just called the stunning blonde who recently became the lead singer of VIA Gra. In addition to an extraordinary appearance, stage talents and a beautiful name, the young star has an intriguing surname Brezhnev. Vera replaced Alena Vinnitskaya, who left the trio for a solo career.

The renewed and even brighter shining VIA GRs have thousands of grandiose plans. Some of them have already been implemented. With the participation of Vera, the debut album of the group “Attempt? 5” was rewritten, and work on the new disc was almost finished.

Signing a contract with Sony Music:
On August 31, 2001, a contract was signed in Moscow between Sony Music and the VIA GRA group. This is the first international contract of Sony Music Entertainment (RUS), since the charming team is a completely Ukrainian product: all its members are citizens of Ukraine and live in its capital, Kiev. Thus, in the Sony Music catalog you can now find 5 Russian-speaking artists.

On September 27, the Columbia label, which released albums by such well-known artists as Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Destiny's Child, Aerosmith, Jessica Simpson and many others, released their debut album VIA GRA entitled "Attempt? 5". It included 11 songs: “Spell”, “Attempt? 5”, a comic description of the main character’s adventures in the love hexahedron, which at the end of the song is replenished by her friend Masha and her several clones, “I will not return”, very lyrical, sad and unusual in melodic composition, "Meet my mom, they say that I’m doing the biggest nonsense in the world camping with a straight face. If you listen to this thing seriously, it will really be a big miss. Because she is superlight. And generally SUPER! The range of positive emotions from a slight smile to a cheerful laughter is provided to you, “What have I done”, “Bomb”, a protest song, which in itself is already interesting because of the non-typical nature of such feelings for the post-Soviet pop. We will explode this world with music and fresh energy until it dies of boredom! "Would you let me go," sensual declaration of love. In love! Whatever they say, “Now or never,” in this song is absolute freedom, as in a dream.So why not take advantage of it! If everything can be changed now, why wait? We urgently proceed to the positive deconstruction of objective reality, “Hug me,” another confirmation of the rapidly advancing matriarchy and the equally inevitably impending female polygamy. “Thank you for the summer,” autumn is inspiring not only for Pushkin, especially if the summer was spent in the good company of his own dream, “Every Day”, with a creative approach, everyday life becomes no less romantic than the day of the first kiss.

By mid-March 2003, Sony Music Entertainment (RUS) plans to release their second album. The future long-play has no name yet, but several songs from it have already become super hits. Fresh material has a more serious subject, it is designed for a more matured audience than the previous one. This is evidenced by those songs from the disc that have already become super hits, "Good morning, dad!", "Do not leave me", "Stop! Stop! Stop!".

Throughout its history, “VIA Gra” has changed 17 compositions. Since September 2000, when the once-main female group of the Russian show business appeared, 16 girls visited it. There were periods when collectives disintegrated, two months after formation. Today's lineup - Anastasia Kozhevnikova, Misha Romanov and Eric Herceg - has not changed for two years and is considered the most long-lived in the history of VIA Gra. We recall the best years of the group and its hottest members.

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary on December 16, the age limit did not pass at one time when the very first casting in Via Gro took place. She was 17 years old. Then the group took Alena Vinnitskaya and Nadezhda Granovsky. And only when in 2002 it was decided to turn the duet into a trio, Anna went through the casting and became the first red-haired member of the group. She spent 2 years and 1 month in the group, and all this time her voice was the “calling card” of the team. That time is considered the "golden composition" of the group. This implies that it was he who was the most popular and creatively fruitful. It is believed that it included Vera Brezhneva, Nadezhda Granovskaya and Anna Sedokova.

The red-haired, like Anna Sedokova, was not the first time to get to VIA Gro. For some time she was backing vocalist Valery Meladze, and was familiar with his brother, producer of the group Konstantin. After Anna left, they turned to her with a proposal to take a vacant place. But Albina refused: at that time she only gave birth and was busy with the corresponding chores. Then they took Svetlana Loboda. But you won’t get away from fate, and after 4 months she was again asked to sing in a group, which Albina did. In terms of "life expectancy" in the Albina group, the undisputed leader is her experience in VIA Gre, which has 8 years and 1 month. Also, some believe that the team had a second “golden composition”, which includes Dzhanabaeva, Brezhnev and Granovskaya. It lasted a year and a half, from September 2004 to January 2006.

Having graduated from the choreographic school in the late 1990s, the young Nadezhda Meyher got a job as a choreographer in a theater in the Ukrainian Khmelnitsky. Fate gave her a happy chance: Valery Meladze, who came on tour, performed in this theater. She asked him for an autograph, and Valery advised her to send her photographs to her brother in Kiev. He then gathered a future group and was just looking for such spectacular girls. Hope followed the advice, after which she received an invitation to audition. She was accepted with two conditions: to take her mother's name - Granovskaya - and lose a few pounds. In total, Nadezhda came and left the group 3 times and devoted 7 years and 10 months to VIA Gre. Now Meicher-Granovskaya is busy, first of all, with her family - she recently gave birth to her third child.

A native of Grozny, Mesed Bagaudinov has Dagestan and Ukrainian roots. A hot brunette came to the group in April 2007 and stayed in her a little over a year and a half.In early 2009, she had to give up her place so that Nadezhda Granovskaya could return to the team, whose interest in the public clearly fell due to endless rearrangements in the composition. Her further career in show business was scrapped: she got married, gave birth to a baby, gained a fair amount of kilograms, was carried away by plastic surgery, and most importantly - she cut off her luxurious long hair and dyed the rest first in brown, and then completely in brown .

Perhaps the most underestimated participant of VIA Gra, Alena Vinitskaya (real name Olga) spent the first two and a half years of her existence in the group. Many fans of the band’s early songs note that it was Vinnitskaya’s original voice timbre and manner of performance that made VIA Gre the first glory, after which the team’s strategy changed to aggressive sexuality. Leaving the group in early 2003, Alena began a solo career, while also performing as a composer. Her songs are very popular in Ukraine.

In January 2006, Nadezhda Granovskaya left the group for the second time, and it seems that it was at that moment that there was a tendency for constant changes in the participants, whose faces and names became difficult to remember. Kristina Kots-Gottlieb from Donetsk comes to the group. She had the most fleeting career in the history of the team - 3 months. During this time, she managed to star in the video for the song “Deceive, but stay,” in which she has a reddish shade of hair, almost like that of Albina Dzhanabaeva. At that time, there were rumors about the complete disintegration of the group, which were periodically refuted. Perhaps the producers did not really understand what to do with their group, whose recognition declined every day. After leaving the group, Kristina complained to the press that she found out about her dismissal by turning on the TV and seeing another girl (Olga Karjakina) in her place. In 2009, she passed the Ukrainian stage of the qualifying round of the Miss Universe contest and represented the country in this beauty contest.

Vera Brezhneva, 35 years old


When Vera Brezhneva was still at school, no one could have thought that this shy girl with glasses would someday become a pop star and a sex symbol. And Vera herself did not dream about the stage at all, after graduating from school, she entered the Faculty of Economics and hoped to become an accountant. Somehow fate brought her to a concert of the Viagra group, where the girl responded to the soloists' call to sing along with them on stage. The producers liked Vera's performance, in addition, they were just looking for a replacement for the leaving team Alena Vinnitskaya, so the blonde from Dnepropetrovsk was invited to the casting. So Vera fell into the group and, along with Anna Sedokova and Nadezhda Granovskaya, entered the so-called “golden composition” of “Viagra”. According to producer Dmitry Kostyuk, Vera was the most complaisant of the soloists of the group and meekly endured all the hardships of her touring life.

In 2007, Vera left the group and began a solo career, which is developing very successfully. She recorded several popular songs, and also starred in a movie.

Vera has two daughters born in two marriages: 17-year-old Sonya and 8-year-old Sarah. In October 2015, Italy hosted Vera's wedding with producer Konstantin Meladze.

Who today is part of the VIA Gra

The Ukrainian popular group, which, however, more often appears in Russia and in the CIS countries, today consists of three soloists. By the way, recent metamorphoses have occurred relatively recently. In September 2018. Erica Herceg, Olga Meganskaya (she replaced Misha Romanova, who left the spring team) and Ulyana Sinetskaya (she appeared instead of Anastasia Kozhevnikova) work in the project. The last soloist has established herself as a participant in the television vocal projects "Voice", "Star Factory".

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How successful the new team of participants will be - time will tell, however, Konstantin Meladze himself is very optimistic.He promises new hits, videos, photo shoots, fame and fame for the next star mix. However, while Ulyana and Olga against the background of Erica do not look like very experienced performers. But given that the project has become a real school for many vocalists who have made an individual career after it, we can assume that these girls will soon become real stars. After all, VIA Gra is a chance to conquer Olympus show business.

How it all began - the first part

Well, with those who perform hits today and make men's hearts beat more often, and women are more critical to look at themselves in the mirror, we figured out. These are actual participants. But with what, or rather with whom, it all began?

The project was founded in 2000. Then it was a duet of Alena (Olga) Vinnitsa and Nadezhda Granovskaya. The first hit that the whole country began to hum was “Attempt No. 5”. But the equality between the participants was conditional, the dominance of the “fair” over the “dark” was clearly traced. Vinnitsa possessed the best vocal abilities and the leading parties went to her, while Granovskaya created a seductive sexual background with her forms.

In this composition, the duet existed until 2002, when Nadezhda Granovskaya announced her intention to leave the project. The reason was very serious - the prospect of motherhood. The producer urgently had to look for a replacement, which became Tatyana Naynik (known to not many). But in such a vocal combination, the group lasted an insignificantly short period of time, never allowing Tatyana to reveal her talents. Nadezhda Granovskaya announced her intention to return. She was ready, several weeks after the birth of the child, to again break into the ranks of show business. Given the experience of Nadezhda and the fact that the audience was delighted with her, Konstantin Meladze again changed the participants of VIA Gra. And it was a very good decision (many fans did not perceive Nyin). The ratings again crawled up.

By the way, Nadezhda Granovskaya will leave the group more than once to return. Once again, her departure took place in 2006. The reason was the birth of a second child. True, after Nadezhda became a mother twice, she decided not to return. Now she is trying herself as a TV presenter, fashion designer, actress, poetess, solo performer, trying to prove that a talented person is talented in all areas.

From duet to quartet - events of 2002

In 2002, there was not only the departure and return of Granovsky - the duo transformed into a trio. So, the company on the stage of Alyona Vinnitskaya and Tatyana Naynik was Anna Sedokova. Anna threw in the composition back in 2000, but then failed to pass the casting due to 17 years of age. Now the girl was no longer refused and accepted, she quickly got used to it and even tried to become a soloist.

In the same 2002, the team expanded to 4 soloists. Looking at the popularity of the collective, Granovskaya began to regret that she decided to interrupt her career so early, so she quickly returned to form after childbirth and took a place next to other vocalists. But two brunettes on the same stage did not get along, and Granovsky successfully survived Naynik. She in the same 2002 left VIA Gra, tried her hand at another musical project, but the girl did not work out there either. The result was a prolonged depression, from which she was treated for more than one year. The birth of a child contributed to helping Tatyana make sense of her life.

2002-2003 year - trio format

After leaving, Naynik VIA Gra acquired the classic look of a trio ensemble, which included a blonde, brunette and redhead. But only it seemed to everyone that it was constancy, Alena Vinnitskaya, who stood at the origins of the foundation, declared her desire to leave the group. The girl announced her intention to start a solo project. By the way, she coped with the task by releasing 8 albums, filming 20 clips. Successfully combines an active creative life with a family life. Her husband is Sergey Alekseev, part-time producer.

Realizing that the trio is the most successful form of the team, Meladze urgently began to look for a replacement for Vinnitskaya who left the project. She was replaced by Vera Brezhnev. To this day, music critics call this composition "golden." The girls received the first award on Muz TV, duets with Valery Meladze were recorded. But the stability and composition of the group are incompatible concepts. It would seem at the peak of fame, when everything is fine - Anna Sedokova suddenly thought about her personal life. Red-haired woman decided to leave the participants in 2004, exchanging weekdays of show-biz for the role of the wife of a football player and mother for her daughter. However, for a long time she was not able to be far from the stage and she returned to the stage as a solo performer. Today, she combines the role of a singer with the role of a mother of many children, produces clothes under her own brand and successfully tours in America.

Sedokova’s departure forced Meladze to again look for a replacement, this time with a “redhead”. So, Svetlana Loboda appeared in the team (at that time her hair was dyed red).

True, for some reason she did not like the audience of fans, and she did not make friends with girls. The contract was broken after 4 months. But Svetlana did not take the failure to heart, on the contrary, it became an impetus and an incentive for her to build a solo career and an active social life. She becomes a clothing designer (among the stars it is very fashionable) starring in television projects, received the title of folk and is actively touring.

2004-2009 year

In order not to take a random person into the collective, Konstantin Meladze invited Albina Dzhanabaeva, the backing vocalist of her brother, to join the group. However, it was not only a working relationship that connected her with Valery. The mystery of fatherhood of the son of Janabaeva still haunts reporters. But be that as it may, officially Dzhanabaeva and Valery Meladze announced their relationship much later. In the meantime, a stranger appeared in the group for the role of "redhead".

In the photo: Valery Meladze and Albina Dzhanabaeva

Again, one could think about stability, but it wasn’t there. In 2006, Granovskaya decided to leave VIA Gra - this time she was attracted by the prospects of the TV div. Replaces her Christina Kotz-Gottlieb. worked as a model, participated in a beauty contest and could complement the composition of the group with her talents. Could, but failed. Christina leaves the group.

She is replaced by Olga Koryagina (Romanovskaya). Having starred in 2 clips, she reports on her pregnancy and leaves the ranks of the group. Today she positions herself as a solo artist, shoots videos and releases albums. So, in April 2007, VIA Gra meets the loss of another vocalist.

Realizing that three beautiful girls on stage is the most successful form for performing, Meladze invites sultry beauty Meseda Bagaudinova to the group. She managed to stay 2 years, and take part in the recording of several albums. Perhaps Meseda would have been delayed, but Granovskaya again announced her return. She is called the most windy and unstable participant in the project. Meseda leaves, starting a solo career, and Nadia returns. 2009 is on the calendar.

But before that, in 2007, the project managed to leave Brezhnev. She also wished to become a solo artist, stating that she was closely involved in the project. Before her departure, Meseda performed with a duet from Albina. Although the public perceived the group ambiguously, ratings remained high.

I would also like to return to Vera Brezhneva, who left the group in 2007. After leaving the group, she tries herself in several new roles: in the role, she stars in, gets married and gets divorced, writes songs that have become hits, and surprises everyone, becoming the wife of Konstantin Meladze .

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Since Konstantin Meladze is doing his best to preserve the trio format, Tatyana Kotova comes to replace Brezhneva, after a short break from the moment she left.Beauty, clever, contestant Miss World and the Universe - she fascinates the public with perfect external data, but in January 2009 she leaves to perform solo. And it seems like evil rock, pursuing a team that becomes a kind of factory of stars.

After Tatyana Kotova left, the role of "regular blonde" was assigned to Eva Bushmina. Together Granovskaya, Dzhanabaeva, Bushmina act until 2011. Bushmin, who decided to become a soloist and married lady, brings stability. This happens in 2012.
But before that, the team again brings Nadezhda Granovskaya. Departed once again. The audience has already got used to her departures. And for several months, Santa Dimopoulos has been working in the group instead. Against the background of young girls, mature Janabaeva looks somewhat ridiculous. This disharmony is also noted by fans. The departure of Dimopulos somewhat smoothes sharp corners, and before their departure, Bushmin and Dzhanabaev work together.

2012 - the end of VIA Gra

In December 2012, the producer of the team makes a statement that the project has become obsolete and is no longer interesting to him, the participants go for free swimming, who are married, who are engaged in a solo career. VIA Gra ceases to exist. This could put an end to, but ...

Casting in the new VIA Gro

In the fall of 2013, a reality show titled “I Want to VIA Gro” appeared on TV screens. Some of the group’s former soloists and Konstantin Meladze act as judges and select among those who wish to join the revived group. Only a month later, the producer announces that the participants are selected: Erica Herceg (born 1988), Anastasia Kozhevnikova (born 1993), Misha Romanova (born 1990).

The promotion of the female Ukrainian pop group and its new “Via-Grjanok” is done by the best PR specialists. New songs are being written, clips are being shot, participants appear in fashion magazines photos in provocative photos. Some of them are shot naked. Everything is being done so that the success of the new VIA Gra is not less significant than the one that existed before 2012.

And although the fans of the old group can not at first get used to the new format, little by little they accept the team and it becomes popular. But the evil rock of the constant change of participants does not leave the best pop group of our time. The kaleidoscope begins again. As we wrote at the very beginning of the publication, only Erica Herceg remains from the 2013 team.

The list of soloists of the group is impressive. But, despite the internal instability, VIA Gra became a pop phenomenon, a whole generation grew up on her songs and to argue that this project presents a high-quality musical product - hardly anyone will undertake ...

The new composition of the group "VIA Gra" includes - Erica Herceg, Olga Meganskaya and Ulyana Sinetskaya. It was this sexy three that had already managed to present their first song. By the way, the corresponding form with the track was published on the YouTube channel. In our article you can hear it.

The new composition of the popular group "VIA Gra" introduced its first song to faithful fans. The new composition, authored by Konstantin Meladze, was called "I fell in love with a monster." It is worth noting that one of the members of the group - Olga Meganskaya, became a co-author of the lyrics. Below in the article you can not only hear the first song of the new composition of “VIA Gra”, but also watch their interview.

New VIA Gra, line-up 2018, latest news: With the arrival of new soloists, the group has a wonderful human and creative atmosphere, Meladze said.

The cult group "Via Gra" surprised fans with its new creation "I fell in love with a monster." So far, the network has presented only an audio version, but very soon the clip will please the fans of the artists even more.

Recall, recently the group Via Gra again changed two members. Erica Herceg was joined by Olga Meganskaya, who came in place of Misha Romanova, and Ulyana Sinetskaya, who replaced Anastasia Kozhevnikova.It is worth noting that the departure of the old soloists of the team, who worked with the producer for 5 years, unsettled a little genius, but the composer says that everything is already in order.

“With the arrival of new soloists - Olga Megana and Ulyana Sinetskaya, the group had a wonderful human and creative atmosphere. I am again full of strength, hope and inspiration, and I’m sure that we will continue to delight fans with new works and creative experiments. History of VIA GRA continues! ", reassured fans of the Meladze group.

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