Meanwhile, the album "200 Po Vstrechnoi" is on top of sales charts in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria. During 2001 the duo toured dozens of cities and towns, giving more than 150 concerts in Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia total. t.A.T.u. get a second wind: the English version of the album is about to make the most famous Russian girls in Europe famous all over the world.


The Russian division of IFPI (International Association of Phonogram Producers) acknowledges the album "200 Po Vstrechnoy" as the best-selling album in the country. t.A.T.u. start to work on singles to release in the US ("Not Gonna Get Us") and Germany ("I've Lost My Mind"). The singles will be in the English version of the album. First, Lena and Yulya work in the studio in England - then in the States, in Los Angeles. At this stage a number of unique people start to work on the album. Only few pop-stars could afford such a high-rate sound-producing. In Manchester F.A.F/Cap Com Production (which also worked with such successful teams as Sonique, Moby, Rammstein, Eskimos & Egypt and Steps) runs the process. In London, re-recording the English versions of the songs is conducted together with the world-famous producer Trevor Horn.

February, 15

Closely watching t.A.T.u.'s unprecedented success, Universal Music Russia releases a new extended edition of the album "200 Po Vstrechnoy" with new artwork, a new track ("Clowns") and new remixes ("30 Minutes" and "Malchik Gay"). Re-edition of the album breaks all the records within the first week: 60 000 legal copies sold.

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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.