In 2002-2003, Tatu, renamed tATu abroad, listened to all of England, Japan, and most of Europe. However, at the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, the duo, which, under pain of disqualification, did not stage any lesbian performances, took only third place: the UK mysteriously adoring girls did not give the group a single point.
Since 2004, the duo's career began to decline - the girls grew up and acquired novels, their “non-standard orientation” ceased to be a sensation. At the peak of Western success, producer Shapovalov, inexhaustible on inventions, made several international scandals related to the cancellation of concerts and actions under far-fetched pretexts. The group was going to record the second album in reality show mode, but the soloists did not appear in the studio, breaking off relations with Shapovalov. Contrary to forecasts, the duo did not break up after that, but suspended their activities due to the pregnancy of Yulia Volkova.
In subsequent years, the group, which had already abandoned the lesbian image, but did not come up with any replacement for it, nevertheless released two more albums, which were greatly inferior in popularity to their debut, and Volkova gave birth to a second child. In 2009 it was announced that the soloists were beginning to work on solo projects, although this does not mean the final collapse of Tatu.
2001 - Viewers' Choice MTV-Russia
IFPI Platinum Europe Award
2002 - a million discs sold in Europe
2003 - a million discs sold in Europe
World Music Awards
2003 - Best Pop Group
2003 - Best Video
2006 - Best Pop Group, Best Song, Best Video
2003 - 3rd place.
2006 - Best Video.
2008 - MTV Legend.