The singers were part of children's music group Neposedy before being managed by producer and director Ivan Shapovalov and signing with Russian record label Neformat. The album was certified platinum by the IFPI for one million copies sold in Europe and became the first album by a foreign group to reach number one in Japan. The former was promoted with the international hit " All About Us ". The duo ventured into other projects, such as creating their own production company T.
t.A.T.u.'s Faux-Lesbian Singer Wouldn't Accept a Gay Son
t.A.T.u. - Biography - IMDb
The two girls—just turned sweet 16 and dressed in Britney Spears-esque school uniform think short skirt, knee-high socks —kissed, fondled, and occasionally sang their way through the shocking to some video. But we were all duped. They were never lesbians. I never was a lesbian. And they were pretty much spot on. The track hung around in the UK charts for 15 weeks, and at one point even climbed to No. In the US, it broke into the Billboard Top
What became of Tatu - the infamous teenage 'lesbian' band?
The duo, Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina, called themselves t. Volkova and Katina were chosen, and t. Image: Getty. Katina defended Shapovalov in a interview with The Telegraph. Despite initially claiming to be lesbians in real life, Katina later explained she and Volkova were playing a role, as if in a movie.