The group's record label, Universal Music Russia, were originally against the group's participation saying that the Eurovision contest was for "young artists" and said "artists of Tatu's level will not get much out of the participation in it, We [Universal] would much rather prefer the group to work on their new album, and not to participate in contests for rising stars [...]" The two new tracks were "Prostiye Dvizheniya" and "Ne Ver, Ne Boisya." Both of the tracks were released as singles, however "Prostye Dvizheniya" did not broadcast well in Russia, due to the promotion for "Ne Ver, Ne Boisya" in the Eurovision Song Contest. We wanted people to understand them and not judge them. Expedition, which was broadcast on the Russian music channel Muz TV. The video, as well as the actual song, is quite a departure from t. T.u.'s usual style and leaves many of their fans cold. issued a statement directed to their gay fans: "When t. T.u.'s second album came out, many of our fans of alternative sexual orientation thought that we lied and betrayed them. We’ve never done that and we’ve always advocated love without boundaries." On 12 September 2007 the group released the concert DVD "Truth".
The DVD compilation Screaming for More was released on 24 November 2003, featuring music videos and behind-the-scenes. That they are as free as anyone else." Volkova soon joined Katina and previous producer Sergio Galoyan in the studio. It chronicled the release of their second album, and recording the video for their third single, "Gomenasai" which was released during the airing of the show. On 30 August 2006, the official website announced that the girls had left their record company, Universal/Interscope. over the album and song "Lyudi Invalidy" (translates to disabled people). Katina said, "Of course, we meant moral invalids, people who do not have [a] soul and human feelings." When asked if they had anything against disabled people, she stated that she finds it offensive to refer to people by that term, and added, "We take pictures together and make sure they have priority seats [at concerts]." On , t. It was the group's first release since leaving Universal.
Its Russian counterpart was released on 19 October, titled Lyudi Invalidy. Volkova's illness forced the cancellation of a concert in Santa Clara, CA, and the singer was not seen in public until the wedding of producer Sergey Konov on 5 July 2008. would be the face of fashion designer Marc Jacobs's fall and winter campaigns in Russia. The songs were also made available internationally through the i Tunes digital music store. appeared on Vladimir Polupanov's "The 7 Premieres" to promote their new album.
The song peaked at the top spot in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The show chronicled the group as they were recording their second album, but to little success, with their producer Ivan Shapovalov.
The music video caused controversy worldwide, due to the members kissing behind a fence, where some believed the video promoted lesbianism and pedophilia. legally broke their contract with Ivan Shapovalov and Neformat. The documentary aired on Russian television from January to March 2004.
The duo was signed to their own production company, T. Music, following the split with Universal Music Russia, and their sub-labels Interscope Records and Neformat. With this idea in mind, Shapovalov and Voitinskiy organized auditions in Moscow in early 1999 for teenage female vocalists. Both Yulia and Lena knew each other before audition.
The duo established their world success with their debut English-language single "All the Things She Said", which gained acclaim from music journalists and critics. By the end of auditioning, the partners narrowed their search down to ten girls, including the members that finally become t. Both girls stood out among the others, especially because of their appearance and vocal experience, but the producers decided to start with 14-year-old Katina, who sang "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette.
The duo has released six studio albums; three in Russian and three in English. represented Russia in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, performing "Ne Ver', Ne Boysia", finishing in third place. They reunited in late December 2012 for a concert and announced their comeback after their performance in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Sochi 2014. Thus, in late 1999, 14-year-old Yulia Volkova was added to the group to finish the duo.