"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

Yura Usachev and Eva is full. Lovers from the duo "Nepara". What was the fate of the stage duets that collected stadiums in the past? We tell you who is still friends, and who only portrays friendship…

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

They began to conquer the audience back in 1999, and the noisy success of composer Yuri Usachev and soloist Eva Polna lasted a good dozen years. Beautiful compositions, Eva's sensual vocals, unusual style and charisma of ambitious young people quickly made them popular.

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

"Dislike", "Winter in the heart", "It's stronger than me" - many of us fell in love with these songs, danced at discos, were sad and had fun.

In 2009, the band announced its breakup. Each of the guys went their own way. Eva gave birth to two daughters, the father of the eldest of whom was a member of the duo "Tea together" Denis Klyaver. At the same time with a rather stormy personal life, she successfully tours the country and records new discs that are enjoying success.

Nothing is heard about Yuri Usachev today. But this applies only to the mass audience. It is known in music circles that even in the era of "Guests from the Future" he became a producer in a successful record company. Yuri married Tina Kuznetsova is a soloist of My-Ti and Zventa Sventana collectives. In 2010, their son Gabriel was born. Today Usachev successfully tours as a DJ and writes music for Russian artists.

Stadiums gathered for their performances — in the 90s the group "Hands up!", consisting of Sergei Zhukov and Alexey Potekhin, enjoyed a frenzied success. "Baby", "Student", "My Baby", "Alyosha", "He kisses you" — these and other songs will be sung to you today from any place by those who listened to the compositions of the group in those years.

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

The band announced its breakup in August 2006. As the musicians admitted, they were tired of each other, besides, it became difficult for them to compete with young bands, of which there were a great many.

Sergey Zhukov continued his solo career, which turned out to be quite successful. In addition, he published the book "Starfall. Funerals of show business".

Zhukov is also a businessman: together with his wife, Regina, he opened a chain of pastry shops and cafes. There are three children in the family whom Zhukov dearly loves — his account is filled with touching family photos.

Alexey Potekhin created the project "Track & Blues", he pleases fans with dance music.

In 2010, the guys met in the studio of the program "Let them talk": the audience saw a real benefit of the group. The fans were overjoyed, but their jubilation turned out to be premature. The former comrades-in-arms were not going to reunite. Moreover, Alexey Potekhin said in an interview that Sergei Zhukov had tricked him out of the rights to the name "Hands up!" and now he himself performs under this name.

Sergey Lazarev and Vlad Topalov broke millions of girls' hearts: there was no such young and cute duo as Smash!! before in our country. Their romantic songs in foreign languages (the most famous is the composition Belle from the musical "Notre Dame de Betting") were supposed, according to the idea, to bring the guys to the European level. However, after recording 3 albums and several video clips, the band broke up.

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

The parting turned out to be scandalous: Lazarev refused to fulfill the terms of the contract.

Sergey and Vlad didn't communicate for a long time. Each of them was building a solo career. In 2016 and 2019 Lazarev performed at the Eurovision Song Contest, both times taking 3rd place. The singer has two children who were born to him by a surrogate mother: 6-year-old son Nikita and one-year-old daughter Anna.

And Vlad Topalov married TV presenter Regina Todorenko in the fall of 2018, their son Mikhail is growing up. Smash several times! in the previous line-up, he went on stage, but these reunions were one-time promotions.

The most scandalous project of the 2000s: the producers came up with a lesbian image for two girls, and it had the effect of an exploding bomb. The songs "I'm crazy" and "They won't catch up with us" brought Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova frenzied popularity. And not only in Russia, but also in the West.

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

Since 2009, each of the girls has been "walking by herself". There were disagreements between them — they could not share the songs.

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

Nevertheless, both managed to build a successful solo career, and the quarrels were soon forgotten.

In 2013 Lena Katina married Slovenian musician Sasho Kuzmanovich and gave birth to a boy. But in 2019, their marriage was dissolved.Yulia Volkova collaborated with Dima Bilan for some time. Her personal life is stormy and, it seems, quite happy.

Two guys of athletic build - Stas Kosciushkin and Denis Klyaver - have been driving listeners crazy since the mid-90s. Their success continued in the 2000s, it is enough to name such songs as "My Affectionate", "White Dress", "Desired". The guys received 7 "Golden Gramophones", there are many other prestigious awards in their piggy bank.

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

The band broke up in 2011, having existed for about two decades. They wrote about quarrels over fees, about creative differences. The guys themselves did not comment on the speculations of journalists.

Stas began a solo career, in addition, he tried himself as a presenter, often appears as a guest in various TV shows. He is married to the presenter of the program "I'm losing weight", the world champion in acrobatics Yulia Kosciushkina, two sons are growing up in the family.

In 2013, Kosciushkin opened a cafe for smokers on the territory of Sheremetyevo Airport, but after the ban on smoking in public places, the cafe had to be closed. But his network of pyshechnye successfully works, and Stas also produces his own tea. He still pleases fans with his perfect athletic form.

Denis also records albums, once sang a duet with Jasmine. In addition, he often takes part in various TV shows — "Circus with Stars", for example, "Two Stars", and also appears in episodic roles. Denis Klyaver is married for the third time, from his second marriage he has an adult son Timofey, in the current union in 2013 a boy was born, who was given the name Daniel.

In 2010, Klyaver admitted to being the father of 5-year-old daughter Eva Polna, with whom he had a relationship.

The band "Nepara" was compared by some to the Italian duo of Al Bano and Romina Power. A sophisticated soloist with an aristocratic appearance and a hooligan-looking guy, and even lower than her almost by a head!

"Tatu", "Guests from the Future" and other duets from the 90s and 00s: what happened to them today

The songs performed by Vika Talyshinskaya and Alexander Shoua quickly broke into the tops of the charts: "Another Family", "God invented you", "Cry and look"…

The group existed from 2003 to 2012. Then Alexander announced the beginning of a solo career. By that time, his relationship with his partner was already quite strained. However, Alexander's solo performances cannot be compared in any way with what was before, the Showa soloist clearly did not reach the level of "Nepara".

And in 2019, the group reunited. Vika is now married for the third time and has a daughter, Varvara. Alexander's wife's name is Natalia, she is a lawyer, daughter Taisiya is growing up in the family. Musicians are friends with families.

Keywords: Duet | Stars | Fate | Then and now

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