Paola e Chiara is a pop duo consisting of two sisters born in Milan, Italy.
Their national career began when the manager of Max Pezzali's pop band 883 saw the sisters playing in Milan, and signed them to the band. The sisters' career as "Paola e Chiara" began in 1997 when they parted with 883.
In 1997 the sisters won the New-Artist category for the song "Amici come prima" at the Sanremo Festival. Soon after, they released their first album.