Lena Katina – bright singer
Lena Katina is a bright singer, ex-soloist of the popular group “t.A.T.u.”. As part of the duo, the girl traveled all over the world with concerts and recorded many interesting compositions, each of which became a hit.
Lena was born on October 4, 1984 in Moscow. Her father, Sergey Katin, was a famous musician, who wrote songs for the Russian band “Duna”. And Lena inherited the musical talent and craving for art. Her parents divorced and the girl was raised by her mother and stepfather. Lena has a younger sister.
At the age of eight the girl entered music school. Two years later she became a soloist of children’s ensemble “Avenue”, where she sang for three years. 10-year-old Lena joined the well-known group “Neposedy” (Fidgets), where she met Yulia Volkova, her future partner.
The project “t.A.T.u.” brought the girls huge success. They were popular not only in Russia, but also in the Western countries – U.S., Japan, Poland, Germany and many others.
Their first single entitled “I’ve gone crazy”, released in December 2000, became a hit first in the CIS, and then in the world.
There were many rumors on their relations. Lena and Yulia became “loving girlfriends” on the stage.
In the late 2000s, the girls were super- stars, but despite this in 2009 the band announced their breakup. Lena and Yulia began their solo career, but they couldn’t achieve the same popularity.
In 2002 Lena entered the Moscow Institute of Economics and Humanities and graduated from it in 2007.
In 2009 the international solo project “Lena Katina” was launched. From 2009 to 2012 Katina recorded several successful hits, including Never forget, Melody and Shot. Lena often performs with famous American and Mexican singers and collaborated with successful overseas producers.
On May 30, 2010 her first solo performance took place in the club Troubadour in Los Angeles.
On September 28, 2011 Katina along with Mexican band “Belanova” released a music video for the song “Tic Toc”.
On December 13, 2011 Lena gave her first charity web concert. All money was transferred to the Japanese Ashinaga foundation, providing support to children, victims of the disaster in Japan happened on March 11, 2011. Lena presented her new song “Keep on Breathing”, which was dedicated to the victims of the disaster.
On May 5, 2012 Katina and German musician Owen Clark presented a music video for the song Melody.
On September 30, 2012 she sang “Shot” duet with Russian rapper T-Killah.
On October 31, 2012 Lena gave a 15 -minute concert in Los Angeles, USA at the largest carnival in the world devoted to Halloween.
On February 7, 2014 Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova performed at the opening ceremony of the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
In August 2013 Lena married Slovenian musician Sasho Kuzmanovic. They live in Los Angeles.
Her official site: lenakatina.com
Her fan page Vkontakte