The song describes the turmoil in a girl's soul because she is in love with another girl, but is afraid, as society frowns upon this. Elena Kiper has been credited with the song, explaining that the idea came to her when she fell asleep at her dentist's office and had a dream in which she kissed another woman. Their first album, 200 Po Vstrechnoy was released on .
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 Julia Volkova was added to the group to finish the duo.
The album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane achieved huge success worldwide and eventually became the first group ever to get the IFPI Europe platinum award for the same album in two different languages. In March 2011, the duo officially announced their separation, due to personal reasons and conflicts between themselves and embarked on solo careers, which started around the end of 2008. However, due to personal issues between Katina and Volkova, the duo announced that their project would only consist of their newest single and music video, "Lyubov' V Kazhdom Mgnovenii" ("Love In Every Moment") to promote a Russian short film which premiered at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. She also started recording not long after Lena's "Yugoslavia" demo was finished.
Voitinskij left the project, and Shapovalov decided to sign Elena Kiper as co-producer and co-writer for their debut album. T.u.'s most memorable song, "All the Things She Said", and helped produce most of the English album 200 km/h In The Wrong Lane.
They also enlisted the help of Trevor Horn to write the universal version of "Ya Soshla s Uma". While working with Shapovalov, the group was "controlled" by him and it was reported that he was "strict" while in the process of the album.
Though not popular as the debut single, it managed to have success in most record charts. After the contest, Russia's Channel One complained that Irish broadcaster RTÉ (Ireland's national television broadcaster) had used a back-up jury, and that it had cost them victory; RTÉ did not use the televoting results after some network problems. The documentary revealed that the girls were not lesbians, and chronicled the group as they took part in Eurovision, earlier in the year. They also claimed the quality of the music being produced was too low, and that Shapovalov was only interested in creating scandals.
Also in May 2003, Shapovalovo was arrested after arranging filming for the group's music video "Show Me Love" in Moscow's Red Square despite his application for filming being refused. A statement by Channel One suggested that there were grounds to believe that the contest results could be much different for Russia. Volkova stated, "He [Ivan] spends his time thinking up scandals instead of planning our artistic work.
This was followed by the third single "30 Minut", only available as a music video.
The studio album proved to be a huge success in Europe, selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide.
RTÉ responded by publishing the unused results of the Irish televote, which showed that had the jury not been used, Turkey, whose entry was also overlooked by the Irish Jury, would still have won. I'm sure our fans would rather hear new songs and new albums than new scandals." Katina then stated, "He made us out to BE lesbians when we were just singing FOR lesbians. performed in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 28 April kicking off their Dangerous and Moving Tour.