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
201 Люди Инвалиды 11 Audio 2005 Вирджиния Рекърдс
202 The Best 20 Audio 2006 Interscope Records
203 200 KM/H In The Wrong Lane 14 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
204 Лучшие и скандальные хиты 20 Audio 2012-09-11 Vigma
205 Waste Management 15 Audio 2009 Tempstar Records
206 Dangerous And Moving 12 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
207 Весёлые Улыбки 12 Audio Not On Label (t.A.T.u.)
208 The Best 20 Audio 2007
209 200 По Встречной 11 Audio 2001
210 All The Things She Said 2 Audio 2002-00-00
211 How Soon Is Now? 4 Audio 2003-06-27 Interscope Records
212 How Soon Is Now? 4 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
213 Тату Против Пропаганды 22 Audio Deconstruction (2)
214 Не Верь, Не Бойся! 19 Audio 2003 Universal Music (3)
215 Пружинки 19 Audio 2004 СИРИУС Music
216 All The Evil Things She Said 3 Audio 2013-07-17 Not On Label (Henry Saiz Self-released)
217 Люди Инвалиды 11 Audio 2005
218 Friend Or Foe 4 Audio 2006
219 Dangerous And Moving 13 Audio Interscope Records (2)
220 ТАТУ 73 Audio Not On Label (t.A.T.u.)
221 Не Верь, Не Бойся, Не Проси 19 Audio 2003 Starter
222 Тату В Поднебесной 17 Audio 2004 MediaStar
223 Он Сошёл С Ума 18 Audio Deconstruction (2)
224 All The Things She Said (Extension 119 Club Mix) 2 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
225 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane 14 Audio 2012 Universal Music Russia
226 Не Верь, Не Бойся, Не Проси 18 Audio 2003 DDRec
227 The Best 20 Audio 2006 Interscope Records
228 Don't Trust, Don't Be Scared, Don't Ask For / Ne Ver Ne Bojsa Ne Prosi 20 Audio FR Company
229 All The Things She Said 4 Audio 2002-09-10 Interscope Records
230 Люди Инвалиды 11 Audio 2005-10-00
231 Gomenasai 20 Audio 2006 Universal Music (3)
232 Лучшие Песни 12 Audio 2002 Music Assotiations Only
233 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane 14 Audio 2012-10-17 Interscope Records
234 Loves Me Not 2 Audio 2006
235 Защищаться Очками 19 Audio 2004 Новая Студия
236 Dangerous And Moving 13 Audio 2005 Ukrainian Records
237 Скажи Зачем 11 Audio 2001 Meridian Records (6)

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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