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a1 (group name with small letters) is an Anglo-Norwegian boyband whose first single, “Be the First to Believe”, was released in 1999. The band consists of Mark Read, Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigtsen.

The group’s publicity mainly focuses on the fact that they write the majority of their own songs and the three band members also play their own instruments.

In 2000, they achieved their two number one singles in the UK; a cover of a-ha’s 1985 single “Take on Me” and “Same Old Brand New You”.

After they released their third album “Make It Good”, Paul Marrazzi left the band for personal reasons and the group subsequently split.
[In August 2009, it was announced that a1 had reunited (without Paul) for a series of reunion shows in Norway to celebrate their ten-year anniversary.

Their first single after the hiatus, Take You Home, was released in November 2009 and is the official single for Norwegian Red Nose Day 2009 and is a charity song for Save The Children.

a1 participated in the Norwegian finals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song Don’t Wanna Lose You Again, written by Ben Adams, Mark Read, Christian Ingebrigtsen and David Eriksen, and took in the national final.

Ben Adams participated in the Norwegian version of Strictly come dancing / Dancing with the stars / Let`s dance “Skal vi danse” on TV2 fall 2012. He ended on 2 place beaten by Norwegian singer/songwriter/ producer Hanne Sørvaag


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  • creamsicklesky

    Trust Me♥

    29 Apr 12:11pm Reply
  • takeonlizzie

    Looking forward to seeing A1 on the new series of The Big Reunion!

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Appo2007

    we have to request the Backstreet Boys' IN A WORLD LIKE THIS on the radios of our nations! c'mon folks! The BACKSTREET BOYS deserve more attention

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Diego199008

    bana + ou - ..... não chega perto dos BSB

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MrJoneSwift731

    A1 New Album ♥ It happens everyday, Waiting for daylight & Take you home ♥♥♥

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • dinhbang123

    @dannyboy77: Really? Any recommended song?

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MrNorway

    BEN: Congratulations with your 2 place in TV2 Norways "Skal vi danse 2012"! ( The Norwegian version of Stricktly come dancing / Dancing with the stars / Lets dance) Amazing performances!

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • dannyboy77

    The new album is brilliant. This is the sort of album an act originally from the 90s should release (take note Steps!!).

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Fleseastorm

    Does anyone know where you can download the album? I cannot find it anywhere

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • wolfsmagik

    does anyone have the new album? It's only available in Norway.

    3 Nov 2012 Reply
  • wolfsmagik

    @takeonlizzie.: i live outside of Norway too. I dont have the song. I only hear the iTunes preview.

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • takeonlizzie

    Would anyone be able to send me 'Trust Me'? I can't find it anywhere and I'm from outside Norway. Thanks in advance.

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • wolfsmagik

    I sure hope the new album doesnt have songs similar to "Trust Me'.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • wolfsmagik

    The new album 'Rediscovered' comes out on November 2. They have a new single out on iTunes/Spotify called "Trust Me'. They changed their musical direction once again. The song sounds like something Olly Murs sings.

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Fleseastorm

    When is their new album out?

    7 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MrNorway

    Here`s a day in Ben Adams life in Oslo, Norway

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • dinhbang123

    Everytime I kiss, I feel your lips. Everytime I cry, I see your smile. Everytime I close my eyes, I realise, that everytime I hold your hands in mine, the sweetest thing my heart could ever find. And I have never felt this way, since the day I gave your love away... So damn sad. True story of mine.

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Nudnicca Help scrobbling new song

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Nudnicca

    you know it doesn't turn me onnnnnnn singing that same old song and now ya gonna find me gone gone gone gone gone ANOTHER NIGHT ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!! [2]

    9 Sep 2012 Reply
  • violetlines

    you know it doesn't turn me onnnnnnn singing that same old song and now ya gonna find me gone gone gone gone gone ANOTHER NIGHT ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!!

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
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