Yulia Volkova – Russian singer
Yulia Volkova is a Russian singer, ex-soloist of the pop group “t.A.T.u.”
Volkova was born on February 20, 1985 in Moscow. 7-year-old girl in parallel with the secondary school entered the children’s music school. She performed as a part of children’s vocal – instrumental ensemble “Neposedy”. It was during her time in “Neposedy” that Yulia first met Lena Katina. When Yulia was a school girl she starred in the children’s newsreel “Jumble”.
In 1999, Volkova and Elena Katina became two halves of the scandalous and often controversial duo “t.A.T.u.”, created by Ivan Shapovalov and composer Alexander Voitinsky.
t.A.T.u.’s debut international single All The Things She Said, first released in 2002, was a worldwide hit. Their single All About Us topped the charts in Europe and went platinum. t.A.T.u. became the first group ever to get the IFPI Europe platinum award for the same album in two different languages.
In 2003, the group was entrusted with the right to represent Russia at the “Eurovision”. With the song “Do not trust, do not be afraid” girls took third place.
In 2006 Yulia left the group to begin her solo career.
In June 2011, Volkova presented two songs from her solo project – “Rage” and “Woman All The Way Down”.
In 2012 Volkova sang “Back To Her Future” in duo with Dima Bilan.
Yulia starred in the drama directed by Roland Joffe “Finding t.A.T.u.” (2008), “You and I” (2011) and “Zombi vacation 3D” (2012).
t.A.T.u. performed at the opening of the Olympic Games in Sochi.
In 2004, Yulia gave birth to a daughter Victoria, whose father is her friend Pavel Sidorov.
In 2006, the newspaper announced about Volkova and Vlad Topalov’s upcoming wedding.
In March 2007 the media wrote that Volkova secretly married her friend Parviz Yasinov in the UAE. On December 27, 2007 Yulia gave birth to a son Samir. In 2010 the couple split.
In 2012 Yulia had love affair with Dima Bilan.
Official website: www.juliavolkova.com