Story By: Anastasia Smirnova, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
The 2002 hit ‘All the Things She Said’ by Russian girl group t.A.T.u has reportedly become the only song performed by a Russian group to reach platinum status in the UK.
The achievement has been reported by bpi.co.uk, as the song has surpassed 600,000 units being sold.
It is reportedly the only song performed by a Russian singer or group that has reached such status in the UK.
The group t.A.T.u. was a duo consisting of Lena Katina and Julia Volkova.
The singers were part of children’s music group Neposedy before being managed by producer and director Ivan Shapovalov and signing with Russian record label Neformat.
Their 2001 debut album 200 Po Vstrechnoy was a commercial success in Eastern Europe and led to them being signed by Interscope Records to release its English-language counterpart, 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane in 2002.
‘All the Things She Said’ hit the UK number one on 8th February 2003 and spent four weeks at the top of the British charts.
The music video for the hit caused controversy in numerous countries because of its depiction of themes of underage lesbianism.
In June 2016 it was the first Russian music video on YouTube to be given a Vevo Certified Award for reaching 100 million views.
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