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.
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 Volkova and Katina, 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.
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.
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The video of the single, however, generated controversy worldwide, showing the girls kissing in the rain in school uniforms. Both Julia Volkova and Lena Katina were part of the band, along with members Sergey Lazarev and Vlad Topalov. However, Neposedi denied the claims and said that she came to an age and she had to retire, even if Lena is older than Yulia but retired later. Katina began recording demos, including "Yugoslavia", a protest song about NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
Along with the number-one single, the following songs "Not Gonna Get Us" and "All About Us" gained success and also charted at number one on other contemporary music charts. have sold over 25 million records, and both the Russian and English version of 200 Km/h are listed among the best-selling albums by a girl group. After the demos were cut, Shapovalov insisted that another girl be added to the project.