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Set up by former TV-commercial producer Ivan Shapovalov after auditioning a huge selection of candidates at Moscow’s Mostfilm studios, t.A.T.u. (aka Taty) comprised Julia Olegovna Volkova (aka Julia Volkova; blessed 1985) and Elena Sergeevna Katina (aka Lena Katina; blessed 1984). Called after an internationally fashionable phrase, the teenager pop duo shipped fascinating melodies and questionable lyrics and registered to General Music Russia on, may 16, 2001. Their debut one, “Ya Soshla s Uma (I’ve Shed My Brain),” predicated on a tale in regards to a lesbian affair between two girls, became their initial smash, gaining worldwide publicity through MTV. After issuing another single known as “Nas Ne Dogoniat (THEY DON’T Capture Us),” their record 200 kilometres/h in the incorrect Lane premiered. 200 kilometres/h didn’t specifically catch fireplace when it had been released domestically in Sept 2002, though there is a lot of breathless printer ink spilled over Julia and Lena’s Sapphic backstory. t.A.T.u. came back in 2005 using the album Harmful and Moving.

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Full Name t.A.T.u.
Awards MTV Europe Music Award for Best Russian Act, World Music Award for World's Best Selling Dance Group, World Music Award for World's Best Selling Pop Group, World Music Award for World’s Best Group, International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Russia, Eska Music Awards: Event of the Year
Music Songs All the Things She Said, Nas ne dagoniat, All About Us, Not Gonna Get Us, Gomenasai, Ya Soshla S Uma, White Robe, 30 Minutes, Fly on the Wall, Show Me Love, Malchik Gay, How Soon Is Now, Friend or Foe, Don't Regret, Ne Ver, Ne Boisia, ????? ?, Sparks, Ya Tvoya Ne Pervaya, ?????, Obezyanka Nol, Running Blind, Beliy plaschik, 220, Snowfalls, Novaya model', Loves Me Not, Clowns, Lyudi Invalidi, Ne zhaley, Cosmos, Satu Senyum Saja, Stars
Nominations Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best International Artist, Echo Award for Best Single of the Year (International)

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1 Ranked #10 in Maxim's Hot 100 2003, ahead of Jennifer Garner and behind Elisha Cuthbert, Shakira, and Trista Sutter.
2 Russian singing duo that consists of Lena Katina & Yuliya Volkova.



Série Noire 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
About Time 2013/I performer: "All the Things She Said"
Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure 2012 performer: "All About Us"
You and I 2011 performer: "You & I", "Show Me Love", "Little People", "Snowfalls", "Time of the Moon", "Don't Regret", "Fly on The Wall", "Craving I Only Want What I Can't Have", "Not Gonna Get Us"
Life 2009 TV Series 1 episode
Thick as Thieves 2009/I performer: "Nas Ne Dagoniat Not Gonna Get Us", "Not Gonna Get Us"
Gossip Girl 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tenshi no kiba 2003 performer: "Nas Ne Dagoniat Not Gonna Get Us"
Huips 2003 TV Movie performer: "All The Things She Said"
Top of the Pops 2003 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Birds of Prey 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lilya 4-Ever 2002 performer: "Nas Ne Dogonjat" - as Tatoo



t.A.T.u.: Not Gonna Get Us 2001 Video short t.A.T.u.
t.A.T.u.: All the Things She Said 2000 Video short t.A.T.u.



Premiya Muz-TV 2009 2009 TV Special Themselves (uncredited)
MTV Russia Music Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Themselves - Presenter / Special Expert Council Award: 'Legenda MTV'
Premiya Muz-TV 2006 2006 TV Special Themselves - Winner: 'Luchshaya pesnya' / 'Luchshaya pop-gruppa' / 'Luchshee video'
Fabrika zvezd 2006 TV Series Themselves - Guest Performer
Top of the Pops 2006 TV Series Themselves
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Themselves
MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Themselves - Presenters
Premiya Muz-TV 2005 2005 TV Special Themselves
TRL Italy 2005 TV Series Themselves
t.A.T.u. v Podnebesnoy 2004 TV Series documentary Themselves
Anatomy of T.A.T.U. 2003 Documentary Themselves
2003 MTV Movie Awards 2003 TV Special Themselves - Performers
Premiya Muz-TV 2003 2003 TV Special Themselves - Winner: 'Luchshee video'
The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 TV Special Themselves - Russian Entry: 3rd Place
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Top of the Pops 2003 TV Series Themselves
MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Themselves - Presenters
T.A.T.U: The Video Collection 2002 Video Themselves

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