t.A.T.u. is a Russian duo formed in Moscow, Russia in 1999 by Ivan Shapovalov. The group consists of
Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova. With millions of albums sold worldwide, they are the most successful
Russian band of all time.
In 2004 the group took a hiatus after they split from their producer. In 2005 they released Dangerous
and Moving and Lyudi Invalidy. During 2006 t.A.T.u. released a compilation album and then ventured
on their own after negotiating out of their contract with Universal Music. The group released a third
album in 2008 (Veselye Ulybki) and a remixed version with English language lyrics (Waste
Management) was released in 2009.
The group is current on hiatus while Katina and Volkova pursue solo careers.