sing with Rammstein (19th Februar 2004)
Director of group Tatu Sergey Bobza is now negotiating with famous
German group Rammstein to record a song. Germans have shown
interest to Tatu girls after having seen their performance at
Eurovision. The musicians liked Lena and Yulia so much that it gave
them the idea of a joint project.
"The representative of the German group will arrive this week
to show us a song that they suggest to record in common. It has not
been played anywhere and i don't know what it sounds like. I only
know that the composition is about Moscow."
Members of group Rammstein have imagined all the details, composed
the song and then sent it to Tatu's management, newspaper
"Life" writes. Negotiations should take place next week,
but the trip of Lena Katina and Sergey Bobza to Singapore could
change the schedule.
Let's remind that group Tatu has won the "Breakthrough of the
year" award at MTV Asia Awards in Singapore. The names of the
nomination and the winner will be engraved on a figurine that will
arrive in Moscow in approximately a month.
Translated by haku for tatysite.net
Shapovalov is in
Podnebesnaya, not Tatu (19th Februar 2004)
Group Tatu decided to break off from their producer Ivan
Shapovalov. Having accused Shapovalov of all of the mortal sins on
their reality show "Tatu in Podnebesnaya", the girls of
the duo Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina stood up to their words. They
sent a fax to OOO "Neformat", informing us about their
will to break the contracts. At the present time, Tatu girls spend
a lot of time talking to their lawyers, who provide them with
juridical support. According to Alexandra Tityanko,
"Neformat's" media agent, Tatu's lawyers will need to do
a lot of work to succeed in what they attempt to do. The conditions
of the current contract are such that in case they leave, the girls
cannot claim the title of "Tatu" (Neformat owns these
rights) nor the profits from album sales. According to Tityanko,
OOO "Neformat" has to respond to the notification made by
Volkova and Katina within 60 days. Neformat's executive director,
Sergey Bobza, is working on this response already.
Overall the situation seems quite complicated. Tatu girls do not
talk to Shapovalov and absolutely refuse to show up in
Podnebesnaya, their studio in the penthouse of Peking Hotel. Thus,
the name of the STS show "Tatu in Podnebesnaya" has
practically lost its meaning: the studio is usually occupied by
Ivan Shapovalov, his partners and other artists, working with
Neformat - Ivan Demyan, Katya Nechayeva and some new projects, etc.
A collection of songs called "Podnebesnaya" is being made
which will include songs of Tatu, 7B, Katya Nechayeva and other
unknown groups who sent their songs for the second Tatu's album.
Meanwhile, Elena Katina went to Singapore's MTV Asia Awards. What's
interesting is that she was accompanied by Sergey Bobza, the
executive director of Neformat, the company which Tatu girls
seemingly want to leave. Yulia Volkova refused to fly to Singapore.
Nevertheless, both girls keep in touch with Neformat, except for
its general director Ivan Shapovalov. How long this situation of
"neither peace, nor war" is going to last, no-one can
Meanwhile, the show "Tatu in Podnebesnaya", filmed by
Vitaly Mansky, is set to continue. As Alexandra Tityanko said,
"STS [is not disapointed by] what is going on around the
group." In this conflict Mansky sees a reflection of real
life, which is interesting to broadcast on TV. Apart from filming
Shapovalov's team in Podnebesnaya, the crew is now filming
practically every step of Yulia and Lena. They film them at home
and on the street. Later, the director arranges the footage to
reflect the positions of the two - barely - opposing sides.
Translated by elf and edited by katbeidar for
Tatu at the VMA
in Singapore (14th Februar 2004)
Only 1/2 Tatu was in Singapore this evening... Lena. Tatu won
Breakthrough of the year, but didn't win Best Pop Group.
Yulia was in Moscow because of some problems, don't know what kind
of problems though. According to some viewers, Tatu didn't
perform, and Lena looked really sexy!!
Look at her yourself
Lena and Yulia
leave from "Tatu", but they will stay a duet
(13th Februar 2004)
Group " ???? " should go on Friday to Singapore on the
third annual ceremony of rewarding MTV Asia Awards 2004 which will
pass on February, 14 in stadium Singapore Indoor Stadium. Probably,
it will be the last trip of Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova as
participants of the group Tatu. At the moment the legal firm "
JAkovlev and partners ", representing interests of girls,
works above cancellation of their contracts with producer Ivan
Shapovalov and his company " NEFORMAT". Probably,
"Tatu" will return from Asia as heroes - the duet is
nominated on premium MTV Asia Awards in two nominations: "
Breakthrough of the year "and" the Best pop group ".
However in the near future Yulia and Lena are going to break off
business relations with the producer, having left from the group,
their glorified. Last week Yulia and Lena have visited the hotel
" Peking " where there is a studio of teleproject
"Tatu" in Celestial ", only once. They informed the
producer of group Ivan Shapovalovu about the intention of
terminating the contracts with producer company "
NEFORMAT". Among the numerous scandals created by Ivan
Shapovalov, this - the most serious.
"The reasons, - lawyer Andrey Jakovlev, one and a half year
representing informed "News" interests Volkova and
Katina, - are stated in the document. If in the most general
features - our clients are dissatisfied with the work of the
producer. The girls do not want to finish their musical career.
They want to work both will work, be engaged in creativity and will
stay a duet. The girls very much want to write down the second
album, and they are going to make it ". But already without
producer Ivan Shapovalov. A problem that rights on the name of a
duet belong to Shapovalov's company " NEFORAMT". And it
hardly will sell or will transfer their girls. Thus, Lena Katina
and Yulia Volkova should think out the new name for a duet and will
have to find a new producer. A question of "News",
whether the girls have begun independent work above a new album,
Mr. Jakovlev has left " without comments ".Girls in
conversation with the correspondent of "News" also have
refused any comments. Ivan Shapovalov has given "News"
rather vast comment, having informed as a matter of fact only, that
hopes for the safe sanction of a disputed situation. " Nobody
did state any complaints to me. But, maybe, they want to terminate
contracts to conclude new ", - it has told. The material for
second album "Tatu", by words of Shapovalov, is
available, and the part even is written down. Ivan has expressed
hope, that Yulia and Lena " will finish singing this album
", let even in the terms beyond teleproject "Tatu"
in Celestial ", reflecting, we shall remind, just to show
spectators process of record of a plate.
(source Tatu.Fatal.ru worked by TatuRussia)
Tatu seeking new name and manager (11th
Tatu are to dump their name and their manager who they say is
interested only in orchestrating scandals and not in developing
their artistic talent.
Lena Katina and Julia Volkova's decision to ditch Ivan Shapovalov
was reported in Russian paper Dni.
Volkova said: "He spends his time thinking up scandals instead
of planning our artistic work. I'm sure our fans would rather hear
new songs and new albums than new scandals."
Shapovalov is credited with dreaming up the idea of portraying the
girls as lesbian lovers and was last year arrested after arranging
for hundreds of schoolgirls to turn up in Moscow's Red Square to
star in a video.
They were told to kiss each other in front of Lenin's tomb and St
Basil's Cathedral for the video.
But Tatu will also have to dump their name as Shapovalov holds the
new song Nichya is not by Tatu (11th Februar 2004)
The song Nichya (nobodys) happen to be a song by the band: Nichya.
The band is a project of Elena Kiper. t.A.T.u. had the song first.
Elena wanted it, she forced to sue them again if she doesn't have
the song. So Ivan gave the song to her. So Nichya is NOT a t.A.T.u.
song!! But t.A.T.u. have completed one song so far for their new
album. It is writen by Ivan Demyan called:Zashishatsya Ochkami.
t.A.T.u's new CD is due in June.
Tatu severed with Ivan Shapovalov. ( 8th
Today in reality show "t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya" STS
channel reported that t.A.T.u. group severed with Ivan Shapovalov.
No comments more. Perhaps girls decided break off contract with
Ivan, because the new album still wasn't recorded yet. We will post
more information later on our web site (tatufatal). To be
(Is this a media stunt again **heaven1980)?
Sukachev: Tatu have no future. (7th Februar
Famous musician Garik Sukachev recently payed a visit to Lena
Katina, Julia Volkova and their producer Ivan Shapovalov for the
purposes of their reality show "Tatu in Podnebesnaya".
The conversation that took place between Sukachev and Tatu wasn't
broadcasted due to "safety" considerations. The show was
initially planned to be a reality show, but later it was decided to
show only pre-recorded fragments. So some episodes that might
damage the group's image wouldn't be broadcasted.
singer of [rock-band] "Neprikasaemye"
["Untouchable"] wasn't to enthusiastic to meet the girls,
reported "Zhyzn". He had nothing to say as an old
rock-star to representatives of "pop". That's why as soon
as he met the girls, Sukachev confessed to them, that he doesn't
like their work, and he emphasised his dislike towards the
Lena met Sukachev not in "Podnebesnaya", but in the
restaurant on the third floor of hotel "Pekin". The
soulful conversation didn't take place: the famous rock-star just
explained to the girls his opinion about them and why he think the
group has no future.
talking to the girls, the singer went up to
"Podnebesnaya" and had a conversation with their producer
Ivan Shapovalov. Possibly, the recordings of the conversations will
be shown in later episodes, but for now the audience will be able
to see Atremii Troitsky, who is one of the softest critics of
(Source DNI.ru translated for Tatysite.net)
Ivan Shapovalov decided to cheat on t.A.T.u.? (7th Februar
A girl began to appear in Podnebesnaya at whom the producer is
looking with an interest. The rumours, that t.A.T.u. girls are in a
conflict with their producer got a ground lately. In the reality
show t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya (aired on weekends by STS), the girls
were giving their boss a drubbing. Either they were not satisfied
with the songs, or with Ivan?s behaviour or something else. As it
turned out lately it wasn?t a matter of their caprice or a PR stunt
but a pure reality. Fights between the producer and the girls gave
gone too far. The dispute arose mainly between Yulia and Ivan. As
for Lena ? she?s probably got upset with Ivan to keep her friend a
company. Now Volkova is waiting for Ivan to apologise, and
Shapovalov in his turn is waiting the same from her. Thus, the
girls prefer not to visit Podnebesnaya until such confession takes
place. On the contrary, Ivan prefers to spend lots of time there ?
together with the musicians, choosing songs for t.A.T.u.?s new
album. He states that, no matter what, but the album will be
recorded with a quality and on time. There?s one more person who
constantly visits the Pekin Hotel ? some girl X. They say, that
now, the producer?s eye is laid on her. X was supposed to perform
as a back-up singer for Yulia and Lena at Eurovision in Ireland,
but something went wrong that time. Maybe, some serious changes and
a new rival are waiting for t.A.T.u. in the nearest future? By the
way, the reality show is aired now one hour later ? at 23.00. As
STS explained, it was done for the audience?s sake: the majority of
the Tv-audience watching that show is just approaching their Tv
sets at that time.
Universal Music Russia releases REMIXES
(7th Februar 2004) 7 Febrary 2004 Universal Music Russia releases a unique
edition of the first compilation of Remixes
At the end of February, Universal Music Russia is going to release
a unique edition of the first compilation of Remixes. The similar
edition was released in Japan at the end of the last year, where it
caused a furore among the fans of Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina.
Three version of this new edition will simultaneously be released
in Russia. The Remixes will also contain famous in the world
compositions Prostye Dvizhenia (Simple Moves) and Ne Ver, Ne Boisya
(Don?t Trust, Don?t Fear). The exclusive version will consist of
tree discs ? 2 audio CD, 1 DVD and a unique booklet with the
t.A.T.u.?s autographs. This version of the edition is
(Universal Music Russia & tatysite.net)
Tatu are going to Singapore to attend the ?MTV Asia
Awards 2004? (5th februar 2004)
Tatu were invited to the 3rd annual ?MTV Asia Awards 2004?, which
will take place on 14th of February, on the Valatines Day, in the
?Singapore Indoor Stadium?.
Tatu were nominated in two categories: "The Favourite
Breakthrough" and "The Favourite Pop Group".
Possibly, Lena Katina and Julia Volkova will also present the award
to one of the 19 MTV Asia Awards nominees.
The filming crew of Tatu's reality show "Tatu in
Podnebesnaya", which is currently broadcasted on STS, will
also go to Singapore with the girls. Fragments of Tatu's visit to
Singapore will be included in one of the upcomming episodes.
Source: Official Site
Translated by katbeidar for TatySite.net
State Duma will "deal" with
"Tatu" (2nd Februar 2004)
Moscow State Duma's Health Commission prepares a claim to Moscow
public prosecutor asking him to analyze whether famous music group
"Tatu" popularizes drug use, reports
According to head of the commission Ludmila Stebenkova, one of the
girls' comments in their latest film "Tatu's Anatomy"
served as the main reason for the worries. The singer was talking
about her experience with drugs.
According to the delegate, the commission intends to view the
fragment of the film once more before it decides to address public
Head of inter-departmental commission in the sphere of narcotics
Boris Tselinsky explains, "It is hard to say straight off
whether their statement advocates narcotics." According to a
representative from Governmental Drug Control, only linguist-expert
is entitled to draw certain conclusions from the words of Yulya
Volkova of "Tatu". If their analysis regards the
statement "once, after giving myself an injection,>
I cracked" as drug propaganda, then according to Tselinsky
they will be fined. "However, TV itself should not be
fined," remarked Tselinsky. "After all, those words were
Press service of the STS TV channel explained that creators of the
entire project "Tatu in the skies" are the one to be held
responsible for the incident. Director of the film
"Tatu"s Anatomy" and TV series "Tatu in the
skies" Vitaly Mansky confirmed that the phrase mentioned by
the delegate really does exist in the film. "I cannot agree
that this phrase can in any way be regarded as drug
propaganda," stated Mansky. "More so, the entire film is
aimed at letting people know how wonderful and interesting life
really is without drugs."
According to Ludmila Stebenkova, she intends to punish both of the
singers, their manager and the TV channel itself. "We simply
want to attend the prosecutor and discuss whether it is normal when
our favorite artists say that drugs are actually not that
bad," said Stebnekova.
t.A.T.u. didn?t "get accustomed" in
Podnebesnaya (30th January 2004)
reality-show t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya started on the television
channel STS on January, 17. The organizers of the show promised,
that it won?t be boring: unrevealed details, distinguished guests,
communication with the fans, the process of the material selection
and the new album recording - all this was planned to happen in
front of the TV - audience. Nevertheless, the t.A.T.u.-girls
haven?t managed yet to start the recording of the disk, since
there?s not enough material. As for meeting the celebrities, the
girls are simply not enough organized. For example, when Joseph
Kobzon was about to visit ?the inhabitants? of Podnebesnaya, Yulia
and Lena weren?t simply there. The idea to socialise with their
producer Ivan Shapovalov instead didn?t appeal to him.
Recording of the album isn?t going that smoothly either: Yulia and
Lena admitted that they are not ready to begin the recording yet.
To rescue the situation, the girls had to record ?Zashishatsya
Ochkami? , which is the song of the singer of group 7B Ivan Demyan.
?Everything that we have is very raw yet. To bring the material to
the right condition, we need more time. It?s possible that even the
airing time won?t be enough. We hoped to find talented poets and
composers, that could make some money on their material but we
could choose only a few suggestions out of a thousand. They weren?t
super either. We?ll continue looking for?, said t.A.T.u.
?The leading of STS and Ivan Shapovalov failed to reach any
consensus when it comes to the way the show should look like?,
writes Tsvetnoy Televisor magazine. ?No, they didn?t reach it at
the end. Apparently, the concept of the project is an absence of
the mutual opinion. Anyway, the TV-audience is still left a chance
to follow an attempt to record the album. That?s right, ?an
attemp?, because I?m not sure that the album will happen at the
end. Shapovalov has announced that the album will be ready on
March, 14. Thus, the group has 52 days to complete it. If there?s
enough material, this period is enough, but only if it will be
worked on every day?, told Vitaly Mansky, a documentary director,
who has been working with t.A.T.u. for several years now.
Mansky also says that he?ll be participating in the show only if
everything in it will be sincere: ?When Shapovalov got this idea of
the reality-show t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya, he didn?t seem to
realise that it would be that hard. Nevertheless, he still assures
that there won?t be any tricks made for the show, only the truth of
the life. So we?ll see. Otherwise I?ll leave the project?.
(Source: Dni.ru & Tatysite.net)
Tatu girls want to switch bodies (23rd
The girls from the Russian pseudo-lesbian duo Tatu, Lena Katina and
Julia Volkova, were recently offered to pose nude for the American
magazine Playboy. Producer of the group, Ivan Shapovalov, was
overjoyed, but Julia and Lena refused to pose nude. But Shapovalov
quickly found a solution to the problem.
Producer of Tatu had a genius idea: to use models? bodies during
the photo-sessions. Beautiful girls were invited to audition in
hotel ?Pekin?, writes ?Zheltaya Gazeta?. There they were met by a
young man named Igor, who introduces himself as Tatu?s
administrator. He asked the girls to show him their portfolios and
"You are invited to a big photo-session for the American
magazine Playboy. You will be photographed absolutely naked, but
don?t worry: in the magazine your faces will be changed to those of
Lena and Julia. And all of this will only be published in the
American edition. The girls who will be suited for this
photo-session will receive 200 dollars", - said Igor.
One of the girls who took part in this weird audition shared her
thoughts: "The young man took notice of me right away. Igor
and his assistant noticed my tattoo which is similar to the one
Julia has. I was immediately offered to take my clothes off and
become ?Julia?s body?. I refused to do that. Because I sensed that
something wasn?t right. As a result of the audition, Igor and his
assistant chose three models whose body shaped resembled those of
Julia and Lena the most."
Translated by katbeidar for TatySite.net
Tatu in Podnebesnaya: There is no danger of Tatu?s
project in Podnebesnaya to result in a failure! (23rd
Channel STS will continue to broadcast Tatu reality show ?In
Podnebesnaya? this weekend, which is dedicated to the recording of
Tatu?s next album live. The next broadcasts are on 24th and 25th of
January at 8:00pm. Rumors about troubles with the project surfaced
after the first broadcasts on 17th and 18th of January. In the
Saturday broadcast the girls from Tatu appeared on the screen for
no more then five minutes ? had a fight with the photographer and
left, on top of that, according to some sources, this incident was
recorded a long time ago when nobody even planned the reality show
yet. Most of the program showed Tatu?s producer Ivan Shapovalov,
thoughtfully discussing irrelevant topics. On Sunday, 18th of
January, "Tatu in Podnebesnaya" wasn?t broadcasted at
all, replaced by Vitalyi Mansky?s documentary film about the group
?Anatomy of Tatu?. As Tatu?s press-attach? Aleksandr Tityanko
informed InterMedia, that happened only due to technical problems:
the films prepated for the second broadcasting of the show were of
bad quality, and they were decided not to be shown. According to
Tityanko, there are some problems in the relationship between
Shapovalov and managers of STS, but "there are not conflicts
that can end the project". It?s just that Shapovalov and the
management of STS have different views on how Tatu?s reality show
in Podnebesnaya should be like. What their arguments lead them to
can be seen in the next broadcasting of Tatu?s reality show this
weekend. Julia and Lena, most likely, will appear a bit more this
time, since they do visit Podnebesnaya two to three hours every
day. "This is a very unpredictable project,? - says Aleksandr
Tityanko. ? ?Nevertheless, the album is being recorded, and
potential authors are arriving". One song is almost ready, and
the sons author is not one of the contestants who sent in the
lyrics, but the leader of group ?7B? ? Ivan Dimyan. The composition
was not intended for the duo, but producer Ivan Shapovalov decided
that it suite the girls after having a listen of it.?
Translated by katbeidar for Tatysite.net
Mini-concerts in America (22nd Januar 2004)
TATU is now in America. While being here, the girls have been
sight-seeing, visiting relatives, and yes... concerts. The concerts
were not part of the Show Me Love World Tour. The shows were about
1 hour in length. Them singing about 2-3 songs. North Carolina, and
Texas has been some of the places they have been too so far. We'll
keep you posted, where they will go next!
(Thanks to Tatukulchiki)
Upcoming t.A.T.u. Music Videos (22nd Januar 2004)
1. Show Me Love [starts filming shortly. Will be released worldwide
2. Clowns (can you see me now?) [ begins filming after Show Me Love
video is completed. No other information yet.]
(Source: TatuKulchiki & Note: Thanks to Tatutaty!)
Ivan Demyan has joined the recording of Tatu?s next album
As we all know, Tatu?s and Ivan Demyan have one producer ? Ivan
Shapovalov. Reporter from ?Our Radio? called Ivan Demyan into the
studio of Tatu, where he helps the girls and takes part in shooting
of the reality show ?Tatu in Podnebesnaya?. This is what he said
about working with the world famous Russian pop-duo and the song he
wrote for them ?Zaschischatsya Ochkami? (?Protecting with
- The song fell out from my suitcase, and the girls together with
Shapovalov just loved it. When you hear the song, you?ll understand
why. We will sing this song together as a country. You, me and
Tatu, we will all sing it. If they will like singing the song,
please, take it.
(Source: TatySite.net (By materials of "?????? ?????",
thanks to House 13)
(Translated by katbeidar for TatySite.net)
Tatu's DVD "Screaming for more' North America
release date set (22nd Januar 2004)
t.A.T.u.'s DVD "Screaming for More" hits the streets of
the US and Canada on March 23rd 2004.
Tatu in ?Podnebesnaya?: Were there girls?
(19th Januar 2004)
The new reality show ?Tatu in Podnebesnaya? just started on
One of my friends said, that he will watch the reality show on one
condition: if he?ll actually be able to spy on the group members.
Meaning that they won?t just show moments of them eating, watching
television, talking on the phone, but everything: from morning
shower to evening sex. Otherwise it?ll not be a reality show, but a
boring staged performance with bad actors in main roles.
The new project of Tatu in Podnebesnaya started rather suddenly.
The girls were not shown in the first episode! Lena and Julia
appeared near the ending, to change their clothes into white and
have a quarrel with the photographer. The rest of the time, the
audience was entertained by producer Shapovalov. He tediously
explained, that being in ?Podnebesnaya? is not being in the sky,
and not being on the earth either, but being somewhere in the air,
although in actually in the air at the same time... Singer Penkin
who came in for a visit, seemed as though he had now clue why he
was invited. The heads of STS ? Podnyansky and Tsekalo ? were also
in the dark. Tsekalo sadly inquired: where are the girl, the girls
are supposed to be here? To which Shapovalov disarmingly replied:
the girls are not here! They also showed some unknown people after
that, who were laughing and talking about something. Why didn?t
they warn us, that ?Tatu in Podnebesnaya? ? is just a meditating
project of Shapovalov, in which he will inform us about his
(Source: Konsomolskaya Pravda (Natalia Voloshyna)
(thanks to Tatysite.net & Translated by katbeidar for
Lena Kiper is going to live on t.A.T.u.?s
money (15th Januar 2004)
As IMPR (the official representative of group Nichya on the
internet) informs, the soap opera with its head title ?Lena Kiper
versus t.A.T.u.? has ended up. Lena Kiper has been trying to defend
her rights to the songs Ya Soshla S Uma (All The Things She Said)
and Nas Ne Dogonyat (Not Gonna Get Us), during past several months
with the help of her lawyer Alexey Shulga. During this period of
time, there were seven court sessions scheduled, where more than
half of them were cancelled. The file was filled up with the
documents where the authorship for the album 200 Po Vstrechnoy (200
km/h In A Wrong Lane) fare was mentioned. The sum specified was 2
250 000 USD. This very sum was meant to be received by the group?s
management last spring to pass to the authors, in accordance with
their contract clauses, but the management failed to do it. Having
received the payment, the group?s management kept it.
The last court session took place on December, 29 2003 and ended up
with nothing. That forced Kiper?s lawyer to recommend an aggressive
method and sue Neformat for the swindle, having based such claims
on the received documents. Only after that, Lena Kiper was offered
a significant sum of money, which is apparently waiting for Miss
Kiper at a notary. All Miss Kiper needs to do now is to visit the
notary, receive the money and drop her charges.
Thinking of the fact that her Nichya project has her only financial
support, it?s not that difficult to figure out that the probability
of that Miss Kiper will drop the charges is near 100%.
IMPR presented scans of the documents, enclosed to the court file
that can be viewed here and here.
Source: TatySite.net (by material of rol.ru)
t.A.T.u. will practice politics in
Podnebesnaya! (12th Januar 2004)
The reality-show t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya will be launched on
January, 17. The press service of the broadcasting channel STS
revealed a few details of this project. In the shows on January, 17
and 18, the TV watchers will see first two parts, which will be
based on the documentary clips, presented as a long video show. The
clips will feature t.A.T.u. celebrating a New Year Eve and their
Japanese Tour. Marianna Maximovskaya is intended to visit
Podnebesnaya and interview Yulia and Lena about politics: this idea
is connected to the announcement of t.A.T.u.?s about their plans to
run for the Presidential elections. Many other Russian celebrities
promised to visit t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya too. The first two shows
will give a detailed portrait of the group?s producer Ivan
Shapovalov. The show will be directed by Vitaly Mansky. Vitaly made
his first film in 1989 and since then has directed 23 films. His
pictures took part in more than 200 different festivals: in Cannes,
San-Sebastian, Oberhausen, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Munich,
Montreal, Turin, Tampere, Krakow, Sheffield, Rio De Janeiro, etc.
His pictures won more than 30 awards, among which the Award of New
Documentary Films, established by the European channel SAT, and
many other significant awards. The first part of the show t.A.T.u.
in Podnebesnaya is to be transmitted on January, 17, at 17.00
Source: TatySite.net (by material of InterMedia)
t.A.T.u. become cartoons (11th Januar
All sorts of conflicting rumours concerning the future of Russian
pop duo t.A.T.u. have been circulating the music industry.
Just weeks after it was announced that the girls would be bidding
for the Russian presidentship, www.platinum-celebs.com is reporting
that 20-year-old red head Katina is bored with being in the group
and on top of that she isn't really a lesbian either. "We are
very tired of each other and it's not fun playing lesbians
anymore," she says. "I believe it will be a shock to my
friends and family, and to Yulia. I can't wait to get out of the
schoolgirl outfit, jeans and T-shirt."
However, while those comments indicate the band's future is in
serious doubt other reports suggest that t.A.T.u. will continue as
Japanese Anime cartoon characters. The girl's were first sketched
in the Anime style for the cover of their chart-topping All The
Things She Said single sleeve, and now a movie called t.A.T.u
Paragate is being produced for a possible November release.
"Only through animation could t.A.T.u.'s power of spirit and
on-the-edge emotion be made even more powerful - and that's what we
will do. Get ready for a new t.A.T.u.!" says Executive
Director of Imove, Tohru Ishizaka.
We'll keep you updated with any further t.A.T.u. developments.
(soucre: Launch, Music on Yahoo)
More Tatu Removal In Japan (9th Januar 2003)
Tatoo Pun So Good, Writer Uses It Twice
Even though the debut album from t.A.T.u. was Japan's best sellign
foreign CD in addition to the third best-selling album of the year
in the tiny country, the Nymphy Russian Teen Duo are having a
difficult go in the land of the rising sun of late.
In one recent visit, they cancelled TV and showcase performances at
the last minute and then recently, they played college festivals
for audiences who did not embrace their style of music at all?
Plus, their show at the Tokyo Dome this past month sold so poorly
that unsuspecting pedestrians were brought in for free by ushers
and promoters told patrons that they were free to take
Yesterday, it was reported that they have been denied a filming
permit in Tokyo's busy shopping district
(source: Net music Countdown)
TATU Removed From Japanese Streets (7th Januar
Wacky Russian Duo Denied Filming Permits
For the third time in less than 2 months, the Russian pop-duo have
been denied the opportunity to film a video.
They had recently attempted to shoot in front of the British Houses
of Parliament, but the Houses were in session and that is a clear
violation of British law.
After that, they went home to Russian and tried to film in Red
Square, but the Soviets would have none of the liplocked teens.
Now, in an attempt to salvage a disasterous Japanese tour, they
were going ot film in the busy Tokyo shopping district, but were
denied one more time because the police felt it would cause
confusion in the pedestrian areas.
(source: Net music Countdown)
t.A.T.u. will get ?behind the glass? on January, 17 (5th
first night of the reality-show t.A.T.u. in Podnebesnaya, will take
place on channel STS, on January, 17. Followed by the TV watchers,
the duo will be working at their second album. The penthouse of the
Pekin Hotel in Moscow ? Podnebesnaya was remodelled into a studio.
The view from the penthouse goes to all directions, opening a
beautiful panorama over Moscow. t.A.T.u. plans to use the music
material of absolutely unknown authors. The group still accepts the
material, which can be sent to: 123001, Moscow, Podnebesnaya. It?s
possible that t.A.T.u. and their producer Ivan Shapovalov will be
visited by another Russian celebrities. STS is planning to air a
one-hour show every evening, which will contain the most
interesting things that happened during the same day. Besides, STS
is planning several live transmissions during the day.
Source: TatySite.net (by material of InterMedia)
Tatu group of the year (31st December
From I friend I recieved this information..
tatu became best group of the year in Russia.. Vladimir Putin
became best Person of the year.
t.A.T.u. is recognised as the sale's leader of the
year in Japan (31st December 2003)
Group t.A.T.u. is recognised as an absolute record holder of the
pop-music sale's 2003 in Japan. According to the popular Tokyo
radio station Jay Wave, the debute album sale's number reached 1,4
million copies. Together with various limited editions, the sale's
number evaluated reached 1,8 million of the sold copies throughout
According to the results of the final chart 2003, t.A.T.u. managed
to beat even Madonna - their two songs hit top 10 of the chart,
where their song All The Things She Said went straight to the
second position. None of the Russian artists has ever managed to
achieve such a success in Japan before.
Tatu gets ink as cheese (30th
Russian teens , Aiken, nominated
BURBANK, CA Tuesday
12.30.2003 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Russian teen duo,
Tatu, will receive a tribute as "the most ridiculous band of
the year" during Canadian music television channel MuchMusics
annual Fromage show with Ed The Sock.
The show will be subtitled "Why Music Sucks" and features
categories such as cheeziest Idol Video which will pit Clay Aikens
"Invisible" against Ryan Malcolms "Something
More" and Cheeziest Justin Timberlake video.
Tatu will be in competition in a category called Cheeze Dips
featureing videos wich start off good but head south soon after.
Much like Ski School II.
Finally, Tatu will receive a tribute as the most ridiculous band of
Tatu were not allowed a chance to become
presidents. (27th December 2003)
Today in the Moscow Palace of Youth was supposed to be a collection
of signatures in support of the registration of group Tatu to
become one of the candidates to the position of the president of
the Russian Federation. But, as producer of the group Ivan
Shapovalov told Echo of Moscow, the action was cancelled. The
organizers did not get permission from Moscow government to carry
out the action. Besides that, as reported by lawyers, according to
the rules, the girls cannot be candidates for presidency, as they
have not yet reached the legal age to become one.
Group Tatu to become presidents of Russian
Federation. As a Duo (25th December
The scandalous Russian duo has got their eyes on the post
of the president of the Russian Federation.
"On 27th of December at 12.00 in the Palace of Moscow Youth
people will be able to sign to support Tatu to become on of the
candidates to the post of the president of Russian Federation
", - was said in the press-release centre of Neformat.
As to the reason why Tatu want to become the president of Russian
Federation, there is no information.
"Group Tatu are aiming to become the president of Russian
Federation full speed. And we cant separate the girls", -
said PR-manager of Neformat, Sasha Tityanko.
"First we have to get 500 signatures, is order to become a
candidate, and then well see", - said Ms. Tityanko.
Although, it is not yet clear how Tatu are going to over come the
age requirement. According to the federation law since 10th of
January 2003 N 19-F? "On electing president of Russian
Federation", the age restriction to become a candidate is 35
years old. On the other hand, if you add the girls age together,
you will get abou 35 years old.
Also, we dont know how the girls will become the president as a
duo. Duos are not foreseen as candidates.
So, the government will have to deny the girls new idea to become
Russian president no matter how many signatures they will
Tatu's concert in St-Petersburg (20th
Maybe some of you already forgotten about Tatu performing in
St-Petersburg o 18th December 2003.
I heard about 17500 people showed up. It was incredibly
crowded. Some small riots broke out between some drunk
people. 30 people got crushed by the crowd and had to be
Canadians consider t.A.T.u. to be the most ridiculous
band of the year (18th December 2003)
t.A.T.u. is nominated as The Most Ridiculous Band Of The
Year at Fromage 2003 (Cheese). Fromage 2003 will air Saturday,
December 27 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST. This years show is subtitled
"Why Music Sucks" and features some new categories,
including Cheeziest Idol Video and Cheeziest Justin Timberlake
video. There will also be a new feature called Cheeze Dips.
Japanese t.A.T.u. anime is planned to be released
next year (15th December 2003)
The long awaited Japanese anime t.A.T.u. Paragate will be
released in cinemas across Japan in November, 2004. The images of
the main characters are based on Yulia and Lena from group t.A.T.u.
According to the script, the Paragate is the gate that gives rise
to ill-defined internal struggles. In facing up to and battling
these internal struggles, the two girls of t.A.T.u. are trying to
bring about changes in themselves and open up a new world.
Vitaly Mansky will continue filming t.A.T.u.! (14th
On December, 13, Vitaly Mansky gave an interview to the
radio station Echo Moskvy where he shared his thought about his
newly released documentary The Anatomy of t.A.T.u. and revealed
some of his future plans.
Reporter: Yesterday, there was a film The Anatomy of t.A.T.u. was
it the title?
R: It was shown by the first entertainment channel STS. By the way,
I didnt see it in the TV programme schedule. Maybe it was shown
only through the net?
M: No, it stood in the schedule.
R: I knew it will be broadcasted but didnt know at what time but
could catch it anyway. Everything seen produced, of course, a
tremendous impression. Not your personal artistic work, but the
essence everything I thought came out true. According to the
reviews I read about your work I thought you were filming mostly a
sort of home-video a naked soul in a naked world, no decorations
everything as it is.
M: Its called a reality cinema.
R: The camera follows the character and thats all. Maybe theres a
certain meaning in this kind of method. Especially when we are
speaking about some cult figures here we have it all, the magic
and a disclosure. Did you have this aim to disclose or did you want
to tell us about something beautiful and soft?
M: The reality is always a disclosure. Always! Its because every
person creates an image, which is not always for real. The word
disclosure isnt a revealing in itself isnt a sort of
negativity. To my opinion, its a sort of writing down a history,
picturing the present time.
R: How soon the filmed people get used to the presence of the
camera if you work inside an apartment, in their homes?
M: If everything goes fine about 5-10 minutes.
R: That was very soon. So they behave naturally?
M: Its because Im working alone.
R: You mean that theres no filming team that goes around and
crapping down the carpets?
M: Never. I enter the apartment alone with the camera on.
R: Here, everything should be build on an absolute trust.
M: Of course!
R: Nevertheless, there should be some preliminary work anyway?
M: Absolutely. Either a complete trust or some kind of contract
relationship. For instance, working with t.A.T.u., I sighned a
contract first and only then began to film.
R: Did t.A.T.u. have any taboos?
M: How strange it may seem but they have. You know, they are so
open people, so brave, so provocative but after when the
documentary was ready, they placed some wishes -, I wont specify
their demands here, - wishes those were bigger that in the movies
portraying the presidents. I didnt give a *** about wishes and
demands neither here nor there.
R: Didnt you agree to compromise at all?
M: I agreed to compromise once. Its because t.A.T.u.s producer
tried to blackmail, using threats to cancel the future friendly
cooperation, required to remove 17 seconds of the final scenes. I
agreed to do it.
R: Do you keep those 17 seconds?
M: Of course, I keep it for myself. Later on, when either this will
be a full reality or not very important for them, Ill bring back
those 17 seconds.
R: The last question. Personally from me. Its about your future
plans, Vitaly. What are they? Maybe you can tell us?
M: Im trying myself in the genre of the reality show and launching
R: Behind the glass?
M: Yes, launching Behind The Glass, where there will be group
t.A.T.u. behind that glass.
R: t.A.T.u.? So you fell in love with them for some time now?
M: I fell in love with them for the next 3 months.
R: Oh, my! Where are you going to place them?
M: To the penthouse of the Pekin Hotel in Moscow a huge 200
square metres glass room with a 15-meters high ceiling. During the
coming 3 months, theyll be recording their new album. It will be
the main subject of the reality show.
R: but they are swearing all the time?!
M: Yes, swearing. Maybe, theyll be swearing less then we will be
beeping over their swearing. Then, they are working somehow at
their behaviour too.
Documentary The Anatomy of t.A.T.u.:
"Autopsy" showed.. (12th December
On the 12th of December, the premier of Vitaly Manskys
documentary about group t.A.T.u. The Anatomy of t.A.T.u. aired on
television via the STS channel. The film was very anticipated and
talked about. The interest in artists lives and scandals behind
the scenes never fails. The question is - will the film succeed in
presenting it? Unfortunately not. The constant and candid presence
of the cameras gave rise to acting and unrealism in the film.
Nevertheless, despite all of this, the film will shock most of the
The format of the film a collection of monologues, dialogues and
general scenes. The actions take place behind the scenes of the
tours in the US, England and on the Eurovision contest.
The film portrays the everyday lives of the t.A.T.u. girls. To name
one, it suggests how Julia and Lena are not lesbians, that they've
never been such and never thought about being that way before the
project. Its all just a myth, a clever image. Julia, for one, as
it is implied, has a boyfriend named Pasha, who follows her
Both girls were baptized. Lena visits church regularly and
confesses her sins. Lena admits that most of the things she has to
do are sins. Julia, on the other hand, is ready to do anything to
be popular. She isnt afraid of anything apart from loneliness.
Lena is shyer, and she says she would never have sex with anyone in
front of the cameras.
Drugs they are an indisputable part of the girls lives. Julia
talks about her heroin use, with scenes of Ivan Shapovalov and
Beata Ardeeva smoking pot. Julia and Lena can not refuse the
pleasures of smoking regular cigarettes, though it may negatively
affect their voices.
The film tells that Julia had problems with her voice for a long
period of time, which nearly killed the group. Besides this, Julia
admitted that she also had an unwanted pregnancy, and she was
forced to have an abortion.
This is by far not all of what the girls and other people involved
in Tatu have spoken about, and what the film showed. There are a
lot more scenes and parts of the film, which we will not reveal!
The film is a must to see!!
Anatomy of t.A.T.u. will be shown cut by 17 seconds of the final
scene (12th December 2003)
The first run of the Vitaly Manskys picture Anatomy of
t.A.T.u. will be shown on STS channel on December, 12. According to
Vitaly no one of the previous characters of his documentaries
placed such a list of demands on censorship as the t.A.T.u.s
I agreed on two firm requests removed 17 seconds of the final
scenes, though I think the scenes were very colourful and straight
forward, and concealed the face of one person a direct
participant of the documentary. said Vitaly in the interview to
radio station Eho Moskvy. Another requests were denied right
away and the audience will have a chance to see the picture in its
pure form as its supposed to be seen. Sooner or later, maybe in
2-3 years or maybe in 5 years, the audience will see the final
sequence too because any documentary is a history of our
While making the movie, I was surprised a whole deal by the scenes
I was witnessing particularly a great life experience of two
18-years old girls. Looking at these singers, I was thinking of the
reigns, those had to carry the responsibility to rule the whole
country at the age of 15, 16 and 18. I see a sort of analogue here,
because such an inadequate weight to be carried on the young
shoulders leads to abnormal phenomena in the life of the main
characters added Vitaly Mansky.
The director, from his own words, didnt want to press any opinion
on audience but instead tried to make the film in such a way that
every person could draw his or her own conclusion of what was going
on on the screen. For instance, according to the results from the
first smaller runs of the movie, people take different positions
towards actions of Yulias and Lenas parents. Some of them see
the parents position as exploitative, that make a profit on their
own children. Some think that the parents are absolutely right to
choose this pragmatic way as a sign of their concern about the
future of their own children, that will soon stop getting big money
and will be forced to use the harvest of the present days to
support themselves for the rest of their lives.
Regarding the girls shocking behaviour, Mansky thinks that Russia
experiences the stage when, people are ready to sacrifice a little
of themselves, for the sake of a probable profitable affair. The
first sacrifice is an innocent kiss in the video Ya Soshla S Uma
(All The Things She Said). During the race of trying to stay on top
of the show-business, the main characters will be forced to take
another serious steps. This is the beauty of their producer Ivan
Shapovalov, who always finds unique ways, as playing a game with
the reality, which became a winning concept.
The documentary will be aired at 23.00. The late show time forced
the director to obey some Russian media laws connected with the
usage of over-expressive vocabulary. Working with the sound, we
had to remove parts of words, sometimes we removed whole words.
Formally, we followed the law and there wont be any fully
comprehensible parts of cursing. Though, some people use their
speech in such a bright manner that any Russian speaking person
from the age of 7 wont have any problems to understand what has
been said on the screen, said Mansky.
Regarding the famous anti-war t-shirts, we didnt censor anything
as its up to STS how to deal with it, added the director.
Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina speak about
Yulia Volkova About jealousy
Jealousy is awful. I understood with the time why to be
jealous? Before I didnt understand and became jealous. I was
simply insecure about myself earlier. Though it was long time ago.
It went over. Now Im not falling into jealousy. About t.A.T.u.
If I were a fan, Id trustfully follow t.A.T.u. We give
self-confidence. We give a sort of positive emotions If to look at
our group from the outside, I see nothing negative in our group.
Its not because of me and Lena. This group gives strength to
people. About fame
I dont have any problems with being popular. I feel free
everywhere. Im trying not to force myself and not to make myself
to do the things. Though, sometimes there are moments when I get
enough but I understand such moments. Why, f..k, to, f..king,
worry, when at the end no one, f..king, cares about anything.
Everything works, f..ing, out in a bloody tremendous way! When you
are exasperated you begin to drive yourself crazy, etc. Lena Katina
About the future career of a psychologist
"I dont want to become a psychologist who is digging in
another peoples problems. I simply want to I find it interesting
and I find it very useful. Useful for me, in the first hand. When
people close to me, come to me with their problems, Im trying to
help them using my knowledge." About fame
"Fame takes a part of your freedom. You feel a constant
attention from the outside and get tired of it. Of course, its
flattering when so many people just love you, but then you find
yourself in a situation where you just want to be alone and get a
break. To feel completely relaxed, without seeing people pointing
with their fingers to you all the time, is possible only at home.
Its not always I can feel myself completely relaxed.
Molotok #47, 2003
Source: TatySite.net (by material of InterMedia) The World Tour will continue in Latin
America (12th December 2003)
On the 18th of December, t.A.T.u. will give the only
show in Russia, which is a part of their World Tour Show Me Love
and will take place at the indoor arena SKK Peterburgsky in
St.Petersburg. After that the tour will continue in Latin America
Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Mexico. The show in St.Petersburg will
include t.A.T.u.s best songs plus a few new songs. Supporting
their scandalous image t.A.T.u. are intended to launch a firework
with condoms Contex spread over the audience.
t.A.T.u. girl met Takeshi
Kitano (12th December 2003) On December, 5, t.A.T.u.
returned from Japan where they gave two concerts. Now, the girls
are recovering from the climate changes: being in Japan both got
sick Yulia had a fever of over 39 degrees C. The fever was
reduced and the concerts continued. Despite of the Russian medias
suppositions, the Japanese Tour cant be called a failure. The
groups management thinks that the Tour was carried out normally.
t.A.T.u. didnt manage to fill in the 40.000 places Tokyo Dome
arena but the number of audience was satisfactory anyway. The fact
that the arena wasnt filled up to its maximum was explained by the
t.A.T.u. management due to some objective reasons: the concerts
took place on Monday and Tuesday, young Japanese fans couldnt
afford to buy the expensive tickets and finally the duo was,
traditionally, followed by a row of scandals with the concert
organisers. Thus, there was almost no visible street advertisement
in Tokyo and the Japanese party tried by all means prevent Ivan
Shapovalov from taking his leading part in the tour. As t.A.T.u.s
press-attache Alexandara Titianko told to InterMedia, the second
concert was more successful because Ivan Shapovalov took his
leading role back while he was absent during the first one.
t.A.T.u. didnt only gave concerts while staying in Japan. Lena
Katina attended a TV-show lead by a TV-director Takeshi Kitano. The
shows called Takeshis Hardware Store. The meaning of the show
remains subtle though. For instance, Miss Katina, who had to cover
even for Yulia at the show had to play table tennis with Mr.
On December, 18 t.A.T.u. will perform with a full-scale show in St.
Petersburg and then will start to prepare for its reality show
which will probably be aired by STS at the end of January 2004. We
remind that the recording process of the new album will be shown to
the audience from the penthouse of the Peking Hotel in Moscow.
Podnebesnaya room had been remodelled to a recording studio.
Several broadcastings are planned to take place every day directly
from Podnebesnaya. The most interesting digest from the weeks
shows will be shown during each weekend.
t.A.T.u. is 2003's #1 Music Group
Online (7 december 2003)
Russian faux-lesbian pop duo t.A.T.u. as One to Watch
for 2003. Wouldn't you know it, t.A.T.u. ends up as the top band on
the Internet for the year.
People may have forgotten about them by now -- they haven't
been in the Lycos 50 since July -- but at the beginning of the year
t.A.T.u. were mightily controversial. They spent 26 weeks on the
Lycos 50 this year, peaking at #9.
What's interesting is that t.A.T.u. are the exception to
the rule of 2003 -- namely, that rock bands rule. Pop groups are
almost entirely gone from the top bands list with the exception of
R&B group B2K. Almost all pop acts are currently solo stars,
and even when you mix in solo acts with bands most of the music
groups on the rise this year were rockers.
Here are the Top 10, with last year's rank in
1. t.A.T.u. (-)
2. Good Charlotte (-)
3. B2K (4)
4. Evanescence (-)
5. Metallica (9)
6. Linkin Park (1)
7. The Beatles (3)
8. Dixie Chicks (-)
9. Radiohead (-)
10. Nirvana (7)
Source: http://50.lycos.com/ é
"NAMEDNI" Tv Show about
t.A.T.u. (7 december
Russian NTV channel presents in NAMEDNI subject
"t.A.T.u. showed love in Japan". TV review from Russian
pressman-viewer. About success t.A.T.u. in the world, about
concert... by some shots it was really great show ;)
Lena passed out in
Japan (4th December 2003) After the second of t.A.T.u.s concerts
in the Japanese Arena Tokyo Dome, Lena suddenly fell unconscious.
Yulia Volkova and a school friend of Lenas Nastya failed to catch
the girl - her body simply slipped down from the chair to the
floor. Yulia and Nastya tried to bring her back to consciousness:
spurted some cold bottled water to her face and fanned her with
some towels. Nevertheless no one called for the doctor. "She
passes out rather often lately. So, no need for a doctor. I think
that it will go over soon and shell feel better. But you can hep
us to bring her to the fresh air!" said Yulia.
Yulia didnt feel well, but in spite of Ivan Shapovalov's request,
Japanese organizers refused to postpone the concert. Lena had to
take part in a TV-show alone while the doctors tried to reduce
Yulias fever. Before going out on stage, Yulia was given
fever-reducing medicine and could perform the first three songs
without any problems. After that she got worse again and she told
to the organisers that she couldnt sing any more. The show
programme had to be shortened down and the security got orders to
follow every movement of Yulias. The band on stage tried to make
the pauses between the songs longer to give some time to rest for
the girls, reports the Zhizn. The audience noticed that something
strange was going on on stage and got worried. At this moment,
Yulia decided to act and found an original way out: she invited on
stage a homosexual young man who was dressed in a famous t.A.T.u.
school uniform. The young man didnt hesitate and danced to the
song Malchik-Gay with enthusiasm.
After the gig, t.A.T.u. and their tour crew gathered in a dressing
room to celebrate the end of this tremendous Japanese tour. When
everybody was joking and laughing, Lena fainted again. Luckily, the
girl could be brought back to consciousness all at once.
(Source: dni.ru & TatySite.net)
The Vitaly Mansky picture Anatomy of
t.A.T.u. will have the first night on CTC channel, December 12
(4th December 2003)
The new documentary film Anatomy of t.A.T.u. will be shown on
Friday, December 12 on CTC channel. The film duration is 1 hour and
Just 25 000 fans have visited the show
instead of planned 80 000
By Russian channel NTV report: "Tatu" in
second time arrived on tour to Japan. In the Country of a rising
sun the Russian pop group enjoies huge popularity. As the
broadcasting company of NTV informs, one of these days the Japanese
admirers nominated "Tatu" for Asian premium MTV. For a
concert in Tokyo the biggest has been chosen in city covered
stadium. Tokyo Dome. And though half of tickets has remained not
sold. Anyway - 25 thousand person has gathered.
(Source: NTV.ru & TatuFatal)
Yulia Volkova has showed "Simple
Motions" (3rd December 2003)
Participants of infamous group " t.A.T.u."
in Japan came to the first big concert very responsibly. Girls
rehearsed much and have dared to take rest only before the
beginning of performance. During concert Yulia and Lena
communicated with a fans, crying out words in the Japanese
language, and singing a song " Simple Motions", Yulia has
unbuttoned an overalls and has thrust a hand to itself in trousers.
On huge screens at this time showed a clip " Simple
Motions" without denominations. Every time when on the screen
breast Yulia flashed, the Japanese admirers enthusiastically
shouted. Yulia and Lena sometimes approached closer to edge of a
stage, and fans started to cry out names "t.A.T.u." and
pulled to them hands with cameras, - the newspaper "Life"
writes. Father of Yulia Volkova on a stage concerned to all event
easy. " As Work as this - to entertain public , and if it is
necessary to surprise her with something it is better by beauty
", - Oleg Viktorovich has told. Many fans "Tatu" on
a concert came in short checkered skirts, golfs and shirts with a
tie, but Yulia and Lena looked absolutely differently: specially
for show they have ordered a jeans overalls, white topy and boots.
The concert in Tokyo Dome last only one and a half hour instead of
planned two and a half. Time of performance should be reduced
because of bad state of health of Yulia: before a concert she was
ill, and at it the temperature has risen. Show was grandiose:
" Robbie Williams has a rest ", - the Japanese organizers
Source: | dni.ru | & Tatu
The second concert at the Tokyo Dome (2nd
As well as organizers promised, the second concert which
was even better than first was held also. That write fans:
Concert considerably differed from the first (a response about the
first read in the previous news). Girls Julja and Lena behaved is
much more sociable and constantly tried to start talking with a
hall. The order of performance of songs was completely changed.
Have replaced even concert clothes, this time Lena was weared in
Among other things the concert last approximately for 30 minutes is
longer than yesterday's.
As has amasing completely an alive voice of both girls which
sounded simply superb.
Has again pleased also a passionate kiss in one of breaks, Julia
and Lena kissed as though for the first time, and simply did not
want to depart from each other...
Japanese fans have lost their minds over
t.A.T.u. (2nd December 2003) Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova appealed to their fans
via a live transmission of NTV before the concert in Tokyo where
they invited the fans to take part in the show. There were very
many girls willing to be on the same stage as Yulia and Lena.
t.A.T.u. arrived by two vans to Dome Arena in Tokyo for the final
rehearsal and started with a run-through of Prostye Dvizhenia
(Simple Moves). The fans thoroughly prepared before meeting their
idols they learned how to say hello in Russian. According to
the show scenario, the Japanese schoolgirls should have appeared on
stage during the song Not Gonna Get Us, dressed in famous t.A.T.u.
school uniforms. But a problem arose at that moment: the fans were
so much in love with t.A.T.u. that at the sight of standing them
right beside put the fans in a total shock. Hundred of girls on
stage held their breath and couldnt move an inch.
Let me come closer to them! Do you speak English?, - said Yulia
trying to find the way out of this confusing situation. The fans
took this action of Yulias with a great enthusiasm and rushed
towards her. Fortunately, the security was near at that moment and
protected t.A.T.u.-girls from the jumping fans.
Source: TatySite.net (by material of dni.ru)
Tatu's performance at theTokyo Dome (1st
Tonight Tatu performed at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. You can
read the reports of the performance at the Press section
(articles). There are two reports. You can also
find some new pictures of that performance at the Pictures
section... Japan Tokyo Dome 12/2003.
But there are some cancellations again.
Yesterday rehearsal was cancelled, some TV show was cancelled.
So everybody worried about tonight concert,
but it was done peacefully!
(Thanks to KINO !!! )
Tatu appears on Japanese tv
show(29h November 2003)
A small translations which I got from my dear friend KINO
"It is regrettable that Prime minister Koizumi can't come to
although we invited him.But we are glad he won the
And then she talked so fast and so much that the translator can't
her words well.
Go to the pictures section to see 2 new added pictures.. located at
Japan, Tokyo Dome 12/2003
(Thanks to KINO)
Yulia and Lena in Japan again(28th
Yulia (18) and Lena (19), who have been the focus of attention with
daring exploits, are now visiting Japan for the third time. During
first visit, they walked out of a live TV show, and during their
about 10 of their entourage were involved in a scuffle with
This time, their arrival was delayed considerably due to bad
were some who wondered whether they would actually come, but they
in Narita Airport just after 15:00, 4 hours and 20 minutes later
The purpose of this visit is to perform at Tokyo Dome on 1st &
Lena expressed her confidence in English, saying "We're
planning a really
big concert. You should look forward to it." When the crowd of
fans at the arrivals gate shouted "Lena! Yulia!", the two
girls replied by
waving both hands at them, and then left for their hotel in the
without any trouble.
Reality Show with t.A.T.u. (28
November 2003) t.A.T.u. starts to work with their new album in the
beginning of December. Ivan Shapovalov announced earlier this year
that the process of recording would be turned into a reality show.
A few cameras will be set on around the clock in the studio Sky
Room which is located on the 13th floor of the Pekin Hotel in
Moscow. Several TV channels will broadcast the sessions
simultaneously. The main peculiarity of the album is that the songs
are written by absolutely unknown songwriters. Anyone can become a
songwriter on the condition that this person is able to create a
During this reality show the singers of t.A.T.u., together with
their producer, will be evaluating and choosing the best
compositions sent to them. You may contribute with a composition to
the address: Ivan Shapovalov/t.A.T.u., Podnebesnaya, 123001
The reality show will be broadcasted by CTC channel during
(Source: dni.ru & Tatysite.net) In gay mag Attitude's review
2003 Tatu have made it in to the top ten.
Single of the year(24 november 2003) 1) Beyoncé - Crazy In
2)Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
3) Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
4) Elton John - Are You Ready For Love
5) Eletric 6 - DANGER! High Voltage
6) Girls Aloud - No Good Advice
7) The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
8) Tatu - All The Things She Said
9) The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
10) Danni - I Begin To Wonder Tatu girls to Star in a !![Movie]!! About
::Lesbians Love:: [Confirmed Info](24 november 2003) Yes, it's happening. Sergei Prohanov, head director of the popular Moscow
Theater "Luna", made Julia and Lena an offer to star in a
"lesbian movie". The movie, which is going to be possibly
titled «I kissed her», will tell about the tragic love of two young
girls. It was confirmed, that Ivan Shapovalov who is the producer
of the group gave permission for the girls to take part in the
Now we've experienced all of Tatu! We've heard theit songs,
since their clips, seen them almost taked, the only thing left is a
lesbian movie! Yay!!
Do you think it'll contain nudity and sex scenes? What rating it
will have, I wonder? R-18? originally
posted by Fidget @
This is the concept -> Vote off one song every day. Each
afternoon at 4PM VH1 will remove the song that got the most
"kill" votes over the previous 24 hrs. The last song
standing on Nov. 30th becomes the Big Song of
2003! Remember! Don't select tatu and than click KILL
!!! This time you don't have to vote for tatu!!! Click
HERE to go to the site
t.A.T.u. Official Photobook will be released on
November, 28!(15/November/2003) A rather special release is waiting for Japanese fans
on November, 28. This time it wont be a CD, DVD or a video but a
photo book. The book contains 136 pages and includes previously
unreleased exclusive photo material from t.A.T.u.s life. t.A.T.u.
- Take a glimpse at everything about our love! Fashion, privacy,
romantic love and sex! is the slogan of the publisher. The price
of this limited edition is 2,000 Japanese yen (15 Euro). The book
will be also released worldwide later on. Cover of t.A.T.u. Official
Special thanks to Lena410.) t.A.T.u. presented their new song Nichya
Today, The Total Show and MTV Russia were presenting awards
of the contest Show Me Love. This contest was announced by t.A.T.u.
Its main award is a trip to the group's concert to Japan. The
awards were given by Yulia and Lena personally. The girls chose two
the most interesting videos. The authors of these videos will be
digging at the t.A.T.u. concert in Tokyo on December, 1. Aside the
awards, the audience was granted with the first time presentation
of the groups new song Nichya. Yulia and Lena made an effort to
cause a scandal in order to follow their image of a scandalous
group but failed doing it. Yulia and Lena brought something for
their fans too photos that will appear in the press in the
nearest future. Today, the pictures were given to a person from the
audience in a studio who asked the most interesting question.
Additional information: News from 28.01.2003 t.A.T.u.s new song is called Ty Nichya?
Today a rumor went around through electronic newspapers, that
t.A.T.u.'s new song is going to be called "Ty Nichya".
Like we reported earlier, Julia Volkova did not have to go through
surgery. Her vocal chords will not be removed. The best doctors in
Moscow observed Julia for over a week. In the end, the
professionals said that the operation could be delayed until this
summer. Julia was very excited by the news. As she reported to a
journalist of "Zhyzn": "Medical treatment and rest
did their job, I guess. I had to constantly rinse my throat with
disgusting solutions! The doctors were surprised that my throat was
more or less back to normal in such a short period of time. I
myself begged Vanya to resume our work." "I looked into
her shining eyes, and I knew, that we had to go to the studio, to
record a new song," said Shapovalov. "I went only under
one condition, that Julia would not scream like mad. Anyway, step
by step we recorded the new song 'Ty Nichya'." We tried to
find out how trustworthy this information is, but so far we have
not got any results.
After reading the song's title, I remembered Elena Kiper's new
project "Nichya", who left Tatu in April 2002.
"'Nichya' is the real title of the song. The song came out on
the Internet one and half years ago, under the title of "Ne
Glotat" ("Ya Ne Glotayu"), and on pirate versions of
Tatu albums under the title of "Ty Soshel S Uma".
(Source: TatySite.net (by the materials of dni.ru)
The Playboy refused Ivan Shapovalov's offer for
american magazine to take a pictures of t.A.T.u. Also professionals
advised to try somethink more youth. And have reccomended to denude
less. Till Ivan Shapovalov did not have success in this way,
american magazine offered photosession for another Russian group Via-Gra.
(Source= tatuFatal) t.A.T.u. attended the concert of
The concert of SMASH!! in Rossija Concert Hall pleased not
only the fans of Vlad Topalov and Serguey Lazarev but also the fans
of famous t.A.T.u. The girls came to the gig separately, following
the rules of staying unrecognised but shortly after the beginning
they were spotted by SMASH!! The boys dedicated a song to t.A.T.u.
Serguey even managed to bring t.A.T.u. on stage where the girls
sang one verse together with the SMASH!!. Vlad and Serguey prepared
their concerts in Russia thoroughly: brought a dance-group, four
back vocal singers, decorated the stage with huge inscription
SMASH!! You see, everything here is like at the gigs of famous
groups: our own live band, so the performance is live too, - told
The gig brought troubles to the security service, but the most
persistent fans broke through to the stage with gifts and flowers.
Only some reinforcement of the security saved both fan-girls and
the live band from troubles. Thus, the appearance of Lena Katina
among the audience went unnoticed only people having their places
next to Lenas recognised the star and asked for the autographs.
Later on, Yulia showed up too.
After t.A.T.u. and SMASH!! sang together, the security in the hall
had to be improved again. Yulia and Lena were equipped with
personal bodyguards as the fans having forgotten about SMASH!!
threw themselves towards Lena and Yulia, - reports Zhizn.
(Source: TatySite.net (by material of dni.ru)
World first run of Show Me Love video in
Russian duo t.A.T.u. prepared a number of pleasant
surprises for its Japanese fans. One of them is the first run of
their new video Show Me Love, which will take place during
t.A.T.u.s gig at Tokyo Dome on the 1st of September. The clip
contains video scenes shot in Los Angeles, London, Moscow and
during t.A.T.us first visit to Tokyo in June 2003. This video can
be seen only at their gig on December, 1. According to the groups
press-service, uncensored versions of videos Prostye Dvizhenya
(Simple Motion) and Polchasa (30 Minutes) will be shown there too.
Well remind you that t.A.T.u. are going to perform live in Japan
during their concerts on December 1 and 2.
Tatu didn't win (7/november/2003)
Just letting you all know that Tatu didn't win the EMA award.
The award went to Glukosa... which I don't get!!! Who is
Glukosa and why did they win... nobody knows about them but
everyone knows tatu...
"Congrats to Glukosa!" pffffff Tatu Concert to be
Poorly Attended? (7/november/2003)
NTV, which has been rocked by a scandal in which a producer rigged
viewing figures, is apparently agonising over a new problem. The
cause of this headache is the chaotic Russian duo Tatu. Tickets for
their concerts on 1st & 2nd December in Tokyo Dome are not
selling at all and it looks like NTV, one of the sponsors, will
have to pick up the tab.
According to a music industry insider, "There's a rumour that
they've only sold about 30,000 tickets for the two days. Given that
they'd anticipated it would be attended by 90,000, and that they
need at least 70,000 in order to break even...it's a terrible
Some sources say that Tatu's fee for the concert will be \300
million. This is an unprecedented amount for a Western artist, let
alone a newcomer, and given the group's typical fanbase, the ticket
price (\7,500), in which this fee is reflected, was not cheap.
Their debut album was a smash hit in early spring, but according to
one Western music specialist "This is an age in which CD sales
do not translate into concert attendance. I also can't help feeling
that the timing of their concert is rather late. If only they'd
done it in August or September..."
Amid this situation, some of those involved with the event are
saying "It seems that NTV, one of the sponsors, has signed a
contract under which they'd bear almost half of the costs if the
concert went into the red. Given the current situation, they may
well need to prepare themselves to cover a deficit of tens of
millions of yen."
Tatu recently made an exceptionally unusual visit to Japan to do
publicity for the concerts, but some say that, "Actually, the
best thing to do would be to cancel the event, as the resultant
losses from this would be lower."
Tatu were the focus of scathing criticism from the president of
NTV, after their walkout from the TV Asahi Music Station programme
during their first visit to Japan, back in June. Is his own company
now going to be a victim of Tatu?! Depending on how ticket sales go
from now on, it looks as though there will be fears about who will
bear the losses and the responsibility following the concert.
(Fuji Evening News)
(source: LenochkaO @ tatysite.net)
Tatu-girl spent two days at the
Yulia Volkova and t.A.T.u. producer Ivan Shapovalov stayed
in Japan a few more days. On her return to Moscow Yulia went to a
market in order to get some winter cloths in her stock. Together
with her father Oleg, Yulia spent both Saturday and Sunday
searching for an appropriate for her jacket. On the way back from
Japan Yulia called immediately to her parents and then to Lena
Katina telling her long story about the time spent in Tokyo.
Yulia noticed that its getting cold in Moscow and decided to equip
her clothing stock with some winter garments. Followed by her
father who served the role of her bodyguard and her advisor, Yulia
set off to one of the Moscow commercial centres where she does her
shopping rather often. Yulia couldnt find anything valuable for
her in Tokyo: she didnt finds any suitable cloths and the prices
were rather high there too. Instead, she always finds something for
her taste at the Moscow market, reports Zhizn, Appearing at high
life parties she doesnt advertise the origin of her dresses
Yulia spent two days on shopping where she tried a number of warm
pullovers and skirts, consulting sometimes her father. Oleg held
Yulias purse during the time when Yulia tried the garments.
Finally Yulia chose a warm pink fur jacket. Yulia paid $300 for her
new jacket and even agreed to be photographed together with the
sales-man as a memory.
Vitaly Mansky has
finished shootings film " Anatomy
Tatu " (1/Novermber/2003)
Vitaly Mansky has finished shootings film " Anatomy Tatu"
and for the first time has shown it in the Press club of
journalists of Russia. Characters of film are absolutely
inconsiderate in words. And any efforts for overcoming awkwardness
- obscene words take off easily and naturally. Indeed - structure
of speech.But only not heroes. Going out of clothes, kisses,
demonstration lesbi-love on stage. And offstage? And behind
side scenes - two 18-years girls. Already with the sums on
accounts, already known the price of popularity, already riding on
the most abrupt cars. Such different, but it is close grown
destinies. Film has left rigid, frank. Two telechannels have
already declared it intention to show.