200 km/h in the Wrong Lane is the debut English studio album by Russian duo t.A.T.u., first released on 10 December 2002 by Interscope Records. It is the duo's first studio album to be associated with Interscope after signing to Universal Music Russia, the label they signed to in 1998. Due to the duo's lack of English vocabulary, the album was produced and written by producers such as Trevor Horn, Martin Kierszenbaum, Sergio Galoyan, Robert Orton and Ivan Shapovalov, who was placed as the duo's manager and executive producer. 200 km/h lyrically explores themes such as teenage rebellion, love, sexuality, sadness, independence and social rebellion.
The album received mixed reaction from contemporary music critics. Many critics praised the catchiness and production standards, while ambivalent towards the group's tacky imagery and vocal abilities. Upon its release, it debuted inside the top ten in many European countries including Denmark, Austria, Finland and Italy. It became the group's best-selling album on the US Billboard 200, peaking at thirteen. The album became the highest selling album in Russia. with estimated shipments of one million copies. They went on to promote the album with their Show Me Love Tour.
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 song was responsible for bringing the group to the spotlight, particularly with the music video, which caused international controversy. "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 charts worldwide, and the second to chart on the US Billboard 200. The first was Gorky Park in 1989.
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