Welcome to Aly & AJ Russia, the site about the two talented sisters, Alyson and Amanda Michalka. You may know them as a duo, Aly & AJ, briefly known as 78Violet and hear their hit song Potential Breakup Song from the album Insomniatic, and see them in the movie Weepah Way For Now as Elle (Aly) and Joy (AJ), and know Aly as Peyton Charles from The CW's show iZombie and AJ as Lainey Lewis from ABC's shows The Goldbergs and Schooled. On Aly & AJ Russia, you can find all the latest news about Aly & AJ Michalka, the lyrics of the Michalkas' songs, their photos, videos, interviews, everything about the sisters' current projects, and many other things. We try to update the site as soon as we get any news. If you have some questions/suggestions, feel free to contact us. Hope you have a great time and will return again.

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Aly & AJ, known briefly as 78violet (pronounced: seventy-eight violet), are an American pop rock duo that consists of sisters Alyson and Amanda Michalka. They signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2004. Their debut album, Into the Rush, debuted at number 36 on the US Billboard 200, and was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has sold 839,000 copies domestically and one million copies worldwide. Their second album, Insomniatic, peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200, selling over 39,000 copies in its first week and becoming Aly & AJ's highest debut to date. In 2009, Aly & AJ renamed themselves 78violet and officially announced their departure from Hollywood Records the following year. In 2013, the sisters released their first single in five years, Hothouse. The duo had planned to release a full-length album in 2014, which was later leaked onto the internet during summer 2014. On December 9, 2015, the duo announced they had decided to return to their original name, Aly & AJ. Since then, the duo have been working on new music. On June 2, 2017, they announced a new single titled Take Me. It serves as the lead single from their EP, Ten Years released on November 17, 2017. The single was released on August 18, 2017. On June 15, 2018, the duo released the single Good Love. They additionally announced the release of the deluxe version of Ten Years, which was released on November 30, 2018. On March 29, 2019, the pair released the single Church as the lead single from their EP Sanctuary, which was released on May 10, 2019, and Don't Go Changing released on April 26, 2019.
Aly & AJ for Imagista
May 22 2019

We got many photos from the new incredible photoshoot of Aly & AJ Michalka for the portal Imagista. Amanda and Alyson look just incredible. We have added 22 UHQ original photos to the phogallery. And you can also check out the interview of Amanda for Imagista by clicking here. And if you have not noticed, we set up a new layout on the whole website featured the photos from the photoshoot for “Schon Magazine“.

— [x022] PHOTSHOOTS > Photoshoots > #133 – Aly & AJ Michalka for Imagista

Imagista: Where did u guys grow up?

AJ: We grew up in Southern California, we were born and raised in LA for most of our lives. We did spend a chunk of our childhood in Seattle Washington for seven years as kids. My family wanted to be closer to the rest of our family but due to our fathers business, which was located in LA, we ended up back in California.

Imagista: Did you start performing at the same time?

Aly & AJ: Yeah!
AJ: I think Aly being the older sister really inspired me because as the younger sister I would want to do what she was doing. It became a clear passion for both of us at a young age and we knew this is what we wanted to do but we didn’t know we would be doing it as a profession.

Imagista: You guys have had so much success as together and also individually, how does that work? How do you balance your individual careers and your duo?

Aly: It can be. A lot of the time we need to talk about it together and decide what we can do and what we can’t do. For us, we manage it, because we are really close and we feel like we could make those tough decisions together. When Aj is filming a TV show I am at the mercy of her when it comes to music but that’s okay because I know that and we work around it.

Imagista: How many cities are you going to?

Aly: We will play a total of thirty-eight shows.

AJ: We added on some international dates in July. So for the first time, we are going to be performing in London, Manchester, Paris, and a couple of other spots. It is really the next big step in our career, we have performed around the states but to take our show international is really a new accomplishment.

Imagista: It seems like you guys really have a special bond, your parents must be so proud. Have they always supported these dreams?

Aly: They have, they have been super supportive since the very beginning. I think they knew that it was something Aj and I wanted to do so deeply. We were so happy when we were taking music classes or doing theater, I think seeing how much joy it brings us has brought a lot of joy to them. They still act very concerned and they totally kick into parent mode. When we left for the tour we both got a bunch of texts and calls from both our mom and dad telling us to be safe and to stay focused. It was very sweet, we will always be their babies.

AJ: We are traveling the world together and it is scary for them but they are so supportive, we are very lucky.

Imagista: Is it just you two or do you have any other siblings?

Aj: It’s just us two!

Imagista: Can each of you tell me something about your sister that we can’t find about you on google?

Aly: AJ is obsessed with getting a cat and naming it Tod. She has a special connection with a cat that was at our vet and his name was Tod. I’m highly allergic to cats so I don’t know how that’s going to work.

AJ: Yes! That is true, I am going to need to get a hypoallergenic cat so that he could be around Aly. Aly has this dog, with her husband, he is a rescue and no one knows that she actually treats him like her son. She calls him her son, it’s like she birthed him I have never seen anything like it.


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