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t.A.T.u Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova

t.A.T.u Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova

Once, incredibly popular, Russian group t.A.T.u Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova

t.A.T.u Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova

Russian dance music duo composed of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova formed on May 31, 1999 by Ivan Shapovalov. The group’s English-language album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane was the group’s best-selling album. t.A.T.u. became the first group ever to get the IFPI Europe platinum award for the same album in two different languages. On March 2011, the group announced on their website that t.A.T.u. had split up, as both Yulia and Lena are pursuing solo careers. Although the group have received controversies since “All The Things She Said”, the group has also been known as a “phenomenon”. Throughout their career, the group have sold a near 10 million records worldwide, being recognized as the most successful Russian group to date in Russian music history. Their song “All The Things She Said/Ya Soshla s Uma” had sold over 2 million copies worldwide. In 2008, the group received the MTV Legend award by MTV Russia.

t.A.T.u Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova

promotional gif image, t.A.T.u.

update February 2014:

The announced revival of the infamous group “t.A.T.u.” suddenly collapsed. The reason was a quarrel of two soloists Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina. No sooner had the numerous admirers of the “Tattoo” rejoice in its revival as it was reported that Lena Katina left the team. As it turned out, the reason for leaving “red-haired” was her quarrel with the “little black”, Yulia Volkova. All because of “totally incorrect behavior” of Julia, said Lena.

“Our continued collaboration with Julia was impossible. She gave me an ultimatum: if I do not obey her in all artistic and other matters relating to the group”, she will find another red-haired curly girl “to replace me. Moreover, it sounded like threats that she, taking advantage of her close ties with the first channel, will close my solo project in Russia. I am very sorry that many fans’ hope for a reunion of the “Tattoo” was not justified “, said Lena Katina to Heat.ru.

According to the publication, a scandal broke out between the soloists at the airport, before flying to Slovakia, where Katina and Volkova had to take part in the promotional campaign of their upcoming gigs (tour of reborn duo had to cover several European countries). Girls had a falling out, resulting in Volkova went alone to Slovakia with her director.

Interestingly, after the reunification, the duo’s many longtime fans were confused by the fact that on the stage except Katina and Volkova appeared the third member of the band – backing vocalist, often performing full party of Yulia Volkova, which has long had a big problem with the voice and literally croaks into the microphone.

Meanwhile, according to the press service of Lena Katina, now the group canceled concerts not only in Slovakia but also in Minsk, Riga, Vilnius, Helsinki and Moscow. The very same Lena Katina will continue his solo career.

t.A.T.u Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova

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