t.A.T.u. hail from Russia and consists of teens Lena
Katina (Katina Elena Sergeevna) and Julia Volkova
(Volkova Yulia Olegovna) . The duo was developed by
Russian producer, Ivan Shapovalov in 1999. Before
hitting the charts around the world, t.A.T.u. became
a sensation in Russia with their provocative video
and their debut LP selling over 1 million copies in
their homeland. t.A.T.u. hit the Russian charts with
"Ya Soshla s Uma (I've Lost My Mind)" and
"Nas Ne Dogoniat (They Won't Catch Us").
Part of the appeal and controversy surrounding the
duo has been their projection of teen-lesbian
# 183 Singles
Artist of the Year
t.A.T.u.'s debut LP, 200
Km/H In The Wrong Lane, was released in the US. The LP was
described by drownedinsound.com as: "...a bouquet of
iridescent, thunderous, noisy mock-rock anthems that
bitch and twist and curl their lip and flick their
hip ... it's the clear and distinct voices of the two
singers that shine through..."
t.A.T.u. hit the Top 40 with "All The Things She Said."
Singles Artist of the Year
t.A.T.u. topped the charts in Austria and Colombia
with "All The Things She Said."
t.A.T.u. hit the Top 10 with "All The Things She Said."
t.A.T.u. topped the charts in the UK for 4 weeks and
Germany with "All The Things She Said."
t.A.T.u. topped the charts in New Zealand with "All The Things She Said."
t.A.T.u. hit the Top 40 with "Not Gonna Get Us."
t.A.T.u. topped the Billboard Hot Dance Music / Club
Play chart for a week with the remixes of "Not Gonna Get Us."
t.A.T.u. won 3 World Music Awards including
Best Pop Group, Best Duo, and Best Dance Group.
Volkova gave birth to a baby girl.
t.A.T.u. released their next LP Dangerous
Km/H In The Wrong Lane
Released: December, 2002
Billboard peak: # 13
Rolling Stone review:
Tracks: "Not Gonna Get Us" - "All The Things She Said" - "Show Me
Love" - "30 Minutes" - "How
Soon Is Now?" - "Clowns (Can You See Me
Now?)" - "Malchik Gay" -
"Stars" - "Ya Shosla s Uma" -
"Nas Ne Dagoniat" - "Show Me
Love" (Extended Version)
Released: October, 2005
Billboard peak: # 131
Tracks: "Dangerous And Moving"
(Intro) - "All About Us" - "Cosmos
(Outer Space)" - "Loves Me Not" -
"Friend Or Foe" - "Gomenassi"
- "Craving (I Only Want What I Can't
Have)" - "Sacrifice" - "We
Shout" - "Perfect Enemy" -
"Obizienka No" - "Dangerous And