t.A.T.u.

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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 (Тату, 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 "Та любит ту" (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, 200 km/hr in the Wrong Lane, because there already existed an Australian band ([Invalid Artist]) 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, 200 po Vstriechnoy (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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t.A.T.u. Discography Tracks

Albums

t.A.T.u. - 200 По Встречной album art Тату* 200 По Встречной (Album) Universal, Неформат Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - 200 KM/H In The Wrong Lane album art t.A.T.u. 200 KM/H In The Wrong Lane (Album) Interscope Records Europe 2002 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Dangerous And Moving album art t.A.T.u. Dangerous And Moving (Album) Interscope Records Thailand 2005 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Люди Инвалиды album art t.A.T.u. Люди Инвалиды (Album) Universal Music Russia Russia 2005 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Веселые Улыбки album art t.A.T.u. Веселые Улыбки (Album) Союз Russia 2008 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Waste Management album art t.A.T.u. Waste Management (Album) Coqueiro Verde Records, T.A. Music Argentina 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

t.A.T.u. - Я Сошла С Ума album art Тату* Я Сошла С Ума (Maxi, Single) Неформат Russia 2000 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - TATU album art TATU* TATU (Single) Universal Music Polska Poland 2001 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - All The Things She Said album art t.A.T.u. All The Things She Said (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
none t.A.T.u. - Show Me Love album art t.A.T.u. Show Me Love(CD, Single, Promo) Interscope Records, Universal none Poland 2002 Sell This Version
- t.A.T.u. - 30 Минут album art t.A.T.u. 30 Минут(CDr, Single, Enh, Promo, RM) Neformat - Russia 2002 Sell This Version
TATUCDP4 t.A.T.u. - 30 Minutes album art t.A.T.u. 30 Minutes(CD, Single, Enh, Promo) Universal Music Russia, Interscope Records TATUCDP4 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Not Gonna Get Us album art t.A.T.u. Not Gonna Get Us (Maxi, Single) Interscope Records, Universal Music Group US 2002 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - How Soon Is Now? album art t.A.T.u. How Soon Is Now? (Maxi, Single) Interscope Records Spain 2003 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - All About Us album art t.A.T.u. All About Us (Single, Maxi) Interscope Records, Interscope Records, Interscope Records Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Loves Me Not album art t.A.T.u. Loves Me Not (Single) Interscope Records, Universal Music Russia Europe 2006 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Friend Or Foe album art t.A.T.u. Friend Or Foe (Maxi, Single) Interscope Records, Universal Music Russia Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Gomenasai album art t.A.T.u. Gomenasai (Single) Interscope Records Europe 2006 Sell This Version
none t.A.T.u. - Белый Плащик = White Robe album art t.A.T.u. Белый Плащик = White Robe(CD, Single + DVD-V) Союз none Russia 2008 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Snowfalls album art t.A.T.u. Snowfalls (Single) T.A. Music UK, Europe & US 2009
7898929400758 t.A.T.u. - White Robe | Sparks |  Snowfalls album art t.A.T.u. White Robe | Sparks | Snowfalls(CD, Maxi, Enh, Promo) Coqueiro Verde Records 7898929400758 Brazil 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

iS MC063-01 Тату* Нас Не Догонят(Cass, Comp) Infinity Studio (2) iS MC063-01 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
none t.A.T.u. - Remixes album art t.A.T.u. / Daniel Bedingfield t.A.T.u. / Daniel Bedingfield - Remixes(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Interscope Records none Malaysia 2003 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - Remixes album art t.A.T.u. Remixes (Comp) Interscope Records, Universal Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
t.A.T.u. - The Best album art t.A.T.u. The Best (Comp) Interscope Records, Universal Music Russia Romania 2006 Sell This Version

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raygwen

raygwen

June 1, 2008
The new remixes are really good like White Robe (Beliy Plaschik)or 220 which is getting a lot air play on russian radio sure it may not be as poplar as All the Things She Said or the Kissing video that got them the famous how ever the electro pop or euro pop sound seems to fit them very well.I think it's like the old saying is true either you like them or you don't.I however like them they are not like the same old garbage you hear on the radio all the time.
landun

landun

October 27, 2003
The remixes are terrible too. Not because they're badly done, but because they've used the english spoken versions of the tracks. I'm not claiming to be and expert, especially since it's not my native language. But face it, if t.A.T.u. knew english, Jesus' second coming would be right around the corner.
DJNativus

DJNativus

July 29, 2003
t.A.T.u. has some great remixes, but finding them legally is another thing. Here are my favorites:

All the Things She Said (Extension 119 Club Mix)
Not Gonna Get Us (Blizzard Brothers Remix)

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