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Gothenburg, Sweden (1990 – present)

Swedish group Ace of Base was formed in Göteborg, Sweden in 1990.

The band’s original lineup consisted of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha), and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren; the two Berggren sisters left in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and were replaced with Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson.

Ace Of Base broke through internationally in 1993 with the hit ‘All That She Wants’ and one year later with ‘The Sign’ worldwide. Their album ‘Happy Nation’ (released as ‘The Sign’ in the USA) went on to sell over 20 million copies.

Their second album, “The Bridge” released in 1995, was well received with the hit single ‘Beautiful Life’ breaking away from their - sound into a more - sound. It seemed clear that with music tastes rapidly changing, the hype about the band died down, much to the relief of blonde singer Linn who decided to hand over power to her sister Jenny for their third album. “Flowers”, also known as “Cruel Summer” in America. It was released in 1998 and was not as popular as their first two albums.

Their fourth album, “Da Capo”, was released in 2002. Whilst well received by fans, Da Capo received little publicity from the new record company Universal after Mega Records ceased to exist in 2001.

In October and November 2005, the band performed several concerts at the “Night of the Proms” show in Belgium, their first orchestated work. Jenny, Jonas, and Ulf performed four of their biggest hits to the audience: The Sign, All That She Wants, Beautiful Life & Life Is a Flower.

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  • zaney82

    Thank Heavens for Swedish Pop!

    23 Nov 7:45pm Reply
  • YungXxxxx

    The golden ratio ♥

    19 Nov 1:26am Reply
  • JessiCoplin

    I love this band so much.

    18 Nov 3:28am Reply
  • Echo_system

    5 Nov 2:39am Reply
  • prince_Yuki

    New release in 2015!

    21 Oct 7:13pm Reply
  • Antonionii

    Legends in my book. Today, an indie band would come up and release an album like ''Happy Nation'' or ''The Bridge'' and it would make the folks at Pitchfork go nuts for it.

    18 Sep 4:01am Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    Sweden is such a happy place when it comes to pop music lol

    31 Aug 8:00pm Reply
  • sls

    Growing up in the 90s I can say that "Beautiful Life" and "The Sign" were the jams, and are classics... never heard "All That She Wants" until recently, and it's not that good either.

    31 Aug 9:45am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    I dont like All That She Wants... but I like 75% of their songs .

    27 Aug 5:07am Reply
  • pechorkinname

    Или так: совсем позорных песен у AoB на удивление очень мало.

    27 Jul 7:34am Reply
  • pechorkinname

    Совсем не позорных песен у AoB на удивление не мало.

    27 Jul 7:33am Reply
  • no149

    I like Beautiful Life a lot more than All That She Wants, I think musically that's the superior one.

    24 Jul 6:53am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    на удивление, есть пара даже совсем не позорных песен

    17 Jul 9:19pm Reply
  • Lextasys

    Cruel summer (Flamemakers Remix) ♥

    15 Jul 10:02am Reply
  • TWarwick64

    What it sounded like to grow up in the 90s

    25 Jun 8:00pm Reply
  • bawitback

    Ace of Base > Lady Gaga

    12 Jun 7:02pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    All That She Wants ♥

    7 Jun 1:21am Reply
  • PurplePostRock

    Doreen ♥

    6 Jun 4:36am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    dopeee.

    31 May 2:42am Reply
  • Echo_system

    LINN IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    23 May 11:47pm Reply
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