Remember them? In 2002, this Russian duo captured the pop world’s attention when they announced that they’re lesbian and hot for each other. Turns out Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova were neither gay nor romantically involved with each other.
photo from t.A.T.u’s official website. And yes, that is how you should spell their name.
In 2004, Yulia got pregnant and their faux lesbianism was put to rest—along with their career. They tried to salvage their stardom with the album Dangerous and Moving in 2005, but watching female singers kiss and caress each other on live television is sooo 2003, thanks to Madonna, Britney, and Christina.
t.A.T.u. then: “All The Things She Said,” which became an MTV hit in 2002
The girls are giving it one last shot with their new album Waste Management, released just last December. The question is, will fans still bite?
t.A.T.u. now: “White Robe” from their third and newest album Waste Management