t.A.T.u.

Also known as Т.А.Т.У., ТАТУ, Тату, T a t u, t.A.T.u, T.A.T.U., T.A.T.U.., tATu
Members of t.A.T.u.: Лена Катина, Юля Волкова, Steve "Boomstick" Wilson
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.tatu.ru/, http://www.facebook.com/tatuofficial, https://twitter.com/tatuofficial, http://www.youtube.com/tatu, http://www.myspace.com/tatu, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.A.T.u., http://vk.com/tatu, http://promodj.com/tatu, http://shop.tatu.ru, http://blog.tatu.ru, http://www.tatugirls.com/

Discography of t.A.T.u.:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
101 Dangerous And Moving 13 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
102 All The Things She Said 4 Audio 2002
103 Веселые Улыбки 12 Audio 2008-10-21 Союз
104 200 По Встречной 13 Audio 2001 Universal Music Russia
105 Коллекция Видеохитов 7 Audio 2003
106 Friend Or Foe 2 Audio 2006 Interscope Records
107 200 Km/h In The Wrong Lane 8 Audio 2002
108 Screaming For More 15 Audio 2004
109 All The Things She Said 4 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
110 All The Things She Said 3 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
111 All The Things She Said 3 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
112 All About Us 15 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
113 Friend Or Foe 13 Audio 2005
114 2003.3.5 Debut! 8 Audio 2003 Universal
115 Dangerous And Moving 14 Audio 2005 Interscope Records (2)
116 Remixes 12 Audio 2003 Universal Music Russia
117 200 Po Vstriechnoy 11 Audio 2001 Universal
118 200 По Встречной 12 Audio 2002
119 All The Things She Said 4 Audio 2002 Universal Music (South Africa)
120 Аллея Звезд 20 Audio 2007 Рубин
121 Лучшее 40 Audio 2007 Star Mark
122 Not Gonna Get Us (Part 2) 5 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
123 All About Us 2 Audio 2005-09-30 Interscope Records
124 Clowns 16 Audio 2003 Universal Music (Russia) (1)
125 All The Things She Said 5 Audio 2002 Universal Records
126 Not Gonna Get Us (Mixes & Remixes) 7 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
127 The Best 46 Audio 2006-09-00
128 Nas Nie Dogoniat / Ya Soshla S Uma 2 Audio 2001 Universal Music Polska
129 Люди Инвалиды 11 Audio 2005-10-30 Universal Music Polska
130 All The Things She Said (Remixes) 3 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
131 Snowfalls 4 Audio 2009-07-14 T.A. Music
132 Waste Management 15 Audio 2010
133 200 По Встречной 12 Audio 2002 Universal Music Russia
134 Люди Инвалиды 11 Audio 2005 Вирджиния Рекърдс
135 Waste Management 15 Audio 2009-12-15
136 Not Gonna Get Us 2 Audio 2002-00-00 Universal Records
137 Dangerous And Moving 12 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
138 Promotion Only Remixes 3 8 Audio Not On Label (t.A.T.u.)
139 200 По Встречной 11 Audio 2001-05-21
140 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane 14 Audio 2003
141 200 По Встречной 13 Audio 2002-02-15 Universal Music Russia
142 200 По Встречной 11 Audio 2001 Universal Music Russia
143 200 По Встречной 11 Audio 2001 Universal Music Russia
144 All The Things She Said 2 Audio 2002-00-00 Universal Records
145 Not Gonna Get Us 6 Audio 2003 Not On Label
146 Я Сошла С Ума 5 Audio 2000-12-19 Неформат
147 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane 12 Audio 2002 Universal Music Russia
148 Remixes 11 Audio 2004 Universal Music Russia
149 The Best 24 Audio 2006 Astra Records
150 The Best 20 Audio 2006 Universal


The brainchild of manager/video director Ivan Shapovalov, t.A.T.u. is a Russian pop girl duo that was formed in 2000. According to the official legend at the time, the name ([b]Тату[/b], the Russian transliteration of "tattoo") originated from their decision to refuse to sign any autographs except in the form of a tattoo. A later theory claims the origin is the contraction of the Russian sentence "[b]Та[/b] любит [b]ту[/b]" (This [girl] loves that [girl]). Afterwards, the producers added the dots between the letters prior to the release of the international edition of their first album, [i]200 km/hr in the Wrong Lane[/i], because there already existed an Australian band with the same name.

From the start t.A.T.u. were a sensation in Russia, thanks to savvy packaging and snappy pop songs. Dressed in schoolgirl uniforms, the teenagers (Lena's the redhead, Julia's the brunette) appeared on stage and in public as sapphic lovers. Despite kissing each other every chance they got and being generally sassy, the duo denied being lesbians in interviews ("We just love each other"), which only served to bolster the rumors. The true nature of their relationship was part of the mystery and hype of the package, but they made the charts on the strength of catchy pop singles.

Their first album, [i]200 po Vstriechnoy[/i] (200 km/h in the Wrong Lane) was a top hit in Russia in 2001. The videos and hit songs such as "Ya Soshla S Uma" ("All The Things She Said") and "Nas Ne Dagoniat" ("Not Gonna Get Us") brought them international popularity and an English-version release of their album in 2002, helping them make the leap from stars on MTV Russia to stars on MTV in the United States. Following the success of their first album and tour, they cast aside their manager and their lesbian façade and in 2005 released albums in English and Russian, Dangerous and Moving and Ludi Invalidi.


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