200 KM/H in the Wrong Lane is the debut studio album by Russian duo t.A.T.u., released on December 10, 2002 by Interscope Records and Universal Russia. While the group did not write any songs to the album, it was primarily written and produced by Trevor Horn, Martin Kierszenbaum, Robert Orton and Ivan Shapovalov.
The music of 200 KM/H in the Wrong Lane is derived a wide variety of pop and dance genres while heavily incorporating different musical styles and not being present on their previous Russian record. It encompasses a broad variety of genres, such as electronic, rock, jazz, R&B, Hi-NRG and eurodance. The lyrical content of the album is a broad diversity of many events including love, friendship between the members, fun and more. The albums themes have been broad with such accusations of homosexuality, exampling "Malchik Gay". The album received mixed reviews from music critics; with many praising the musical content and structure of the album along with its catchiness, while some denounced the lyrical content and image. 200 KM/H in the Wrong Lane and its singles, along with the band have received many awards and accolades, including Best International Album and Best Rock Album.
Commercially, it entered the inside the top ten in countries like Austria, France, New Zealand, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. In the United States, the album was certified gold by RIAA; selling more than 500,000 copies in North America, becoming the first Russian act to do so. The album has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. One of the three official singles - "All The Things She Said" - became one of the most successful singles in the 2000 era, charting at the top spot in over 20 countries. The other two - "Not Gonna Get Us" and "How Soon Is Now?" - charted moderately worldwide. With the sales, they became the first Russian act to have an album charting in many chart worldwide, and the first to chart on the US Billboard 200.
Famous quotes containing the words lane and/or wrong:
“The dusk runs down the lane driven like hail;
Far off a precise whistle is escheat
To the dark; and then the towering weak and pale....”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
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