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
51 All About Us (Remixes) 13 Audio 2005-08-00 Interscope Records
52 All About Us 2 Audio 2005-09-01
53 Dangerous And Moving 18 Audio 2005-10-05
54 Not Gonna Get Us (Pitched Down Mix) 2 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
55 Я Сошла С Ума 7 Audio 2000-12-19 Неформат
56 Dangerous And Moving 13 Audio 2005-10-10 Universal Records
57 Dangerous And Moving 13 Audio 2005-10-10
58 Not Gonna Get Us 3 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
59 Dangerous And Moving 14 Audio 2005
60 All The Things She Said 2 Audio 2002
61 Dangerous And Moving 14 Audio 2005-10-10
62 All About Us 4 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
63 Tribe 5 Audio 2005-12-00 Tribe Magazine
64 Friend Or Foe (Remixes) 6 Audio 2005-11-00 Interscope Records
65 How Soon Is Now? 2 Audio 2003 Universal Music Russia
66 Friend Or Foe 3 Audio 2005-12-00
67 Люди Инвалиды 11 Audio 2005-10-00 Universal Music Russia
68 Remixes 33 Audio 2003-11-25
69 Friend Or Foe (Remixes) 13 Audio 2005-12-00 Interscope Records
70 Compilation Promo DVD 5 Audio 2005 Universal Music Greece
71 Not Gonna Get Us 2 Audio 2003 Interscope Records
72 200 Km/Hr In The Wrong Direction 10 Audio 2002-06-00 Interscope Records
73 Friend Or Foe (Radio Promo) 2 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
74 Friend Or Foe 5 Audio 2005 Universal Music (México)
75 Dangerous And Moving 15 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
76 The Best 41 Audio 2006-09-11
77 Gomenasai 4 Audio 2006-06-12 Interscope Records
78 The Best 41 Audio 2006-09-27
79 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane (Deluxe Edition) 19 Audio 2003-06-04
80 The Best 20 Audio 2006-10-10 Interscope Records
81 Группа t.A.T.u. 39 Audio 2006 Play Records (2)
82 All About Us 3 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
83 All The Things She Said 2 Audio 2002 Universal
84 All About Us 3 Audio 2005 Interscope Records
85 Dangerous And Moving (Advance) 12 Audio 2005
86 200 Po Vstriechnoy 11 Audio 2001 Universal
87 Show Me Love 3 Audio 2002 Universal Music Polska
88 Простые Двиҗения 20 Audio 2002 Studio Pera
89 Friend Or Foe 4 Audio 2006 Interscope Records
90 The Best 41 Audio 2006 Interscope Records
91 Белый Плащик / White Robe 12 Audio 2008-05-20
92 All The Things She Said Remixes 3 Audio 2002 Tanga Records
93 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane 18 Audio 2002
94 200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane 16 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
95 Dangerous And Moving 14 Audio 2005-10-00
96 .TRUTH. Live In St. Petersburg 14 Audio 2007-09-12 Neformat Music
97 А.Н.А.Т.О.М.И.Я. 3 Audio 2003 CP Digital
98 A.N.A.T.O.M.Y. 3 Audio 2003 CP Digital USA
99 All The Things She Said 2 Audio 2002 Interscope Records
100 The Best 20 Audio 2006 Interscope Records


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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