The group was backed by their record label, Universal Music International, in finding adequate songs and production to release a new album. The video, as well as the actual song, is quite a departure from t. T.u.'s usual style and leaves many of their fans cold. On 21 November 2006, the region of the Komi Republic in Russia filed a lawsuit against t. Leonid Vakuev, a human rights representative for the Komi Republic, interpreted the song as being directed towards disabled people and cited words written in the booklet for the album, which said: "[Lyudi Invalidy] do not know what it means to be a human being. "Beliy Plaschik" and "220" were the main attractions on a special release known as "Hyperion-Plate", the first-ever EP from the duo.In August 2005, "All About Us" and "Lyudi Invalidy" were announced to be the first singles from the English and Russian albums, respectively. The EP was released on and featured multimedia content including music, video, ringtones and wallpapers.The song peaked at the top spot in Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.The music video caused controversy worldwide, due to the members, who were both 14 at the time of the video's production, kissing behind a fence. and Shapovalov were being filmed for a reality show on STS in Russia titled Podnebesnaya.
Over the next year, Katina and Volkova recorded songs with their producers.The album was eventually released in Japan, where it was certified Gold by RIAJ.The group went on tour in 2001, where their routines were described as "precise" and featured routines where the girls had to strip.It was also certified gold in the United States and included the international hits "All the Things She Said" and "Not Gonna Get Us". The former was promoted with the international hit "All About Us". officially split in 2011, with Katina and Volkova pursuing solo careers. After the demos were cut, Shapovalov insisted that another girl be added to the project.The duo represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song "Ne Ver', Ne Boysia", finishing third. The duo ventured into other projects, such as creating their own production company T. Music and promoting the film inspired by their story You and I (2008). They reunited to perform at special occasions, such as the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics, in subsequent years. Thus, in late 1999, 14-year-old Julia Volkova was added to the group to complete the duo.