The duo decides to give the voices they received in favor of the "Leningrad" band, whom the girls liked the best. t.A.T.u. have already been a winner in this nomination in 2001 and now the girls want others to have a chance of showing themselves at the upcoming world ceremony in Edinburgh on November 6th.

December, 1-2

Two huge concerts as a part of SHOW ME LOVE tour take place in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, on its biggest concert arena - Tokyo Dome (capacity - 43, 000 people). Also, t.A.T.u. accept the invitation to meet Takeshi Ketano, the guru of Japanese cinematograph, at his TV studio. Over there, Lena Katina plays ping-pong with Takesi . She plays with double energy - for her and for Julia who got suddenly sick. The results of 2003: t.A.T.u.'s debut album gets the "Golden" status in England, South Africa, Korea, Singapore, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Mexico; the album achieves the "platinum" status in Taiwan, Finland, Poland, Italy, and twice platinum in Hong-Kong, Czech Republic and Canada. t.A.T.u. set an absolute record on sales in Japan. In the "country of rising sun" the album beats the sales records of such pop-industry legends as The Beatles, Michael Jackson and Madonna, - 1.8 million copies of "200 Km/H In The Wrong Lane" are sold.


t.A.T.u. start to record their second album in the reality-show "t.A.T.u. in Underheaven" format. The shooting takes place in the penthouse of the "Pekin" hotel situated on Mayakovsky Square. The reality-show should end with the release of t.A.T.u.'s second album. The show broadcasted on STS-channel gets a wide response, up to the point when Moscow City

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Julia Volkova was born in the family of a successful businessman in Moscow on February 20th, 1985. At the age of 7, parallel to the ordinary school, Julia entered a music school, piano class. When she was 9, Julia became a member of the famous children vocal and instrumental group "Neposedy" (Naughty Children). At the casting Julia sang Russian folk song "Oy, to ne vecher". In a year, Lena Katina became a member of "Neposedy" as well, and soon Julia and Lena became best friends. When she was 11, Julia switched the ordinary school where she studied for the school fostering artistic talents. Three years later she leaves "Neposedy" to pass the casting and join musical project Tatu in which Lena Katina had already been in. At the age of 15, Julia enters vocal department of Gnessin's State Musical College and simultaneously becomes famous as a soloist of Tatu duo. In 2004 she had a baby. Now she is 20.