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(1994 – 2001, 2007 – present)

Aqua is a dance-pop group, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single Barbie Girl. Initially forming as Joyspeed in 1989, the band was renamed Aqua in 1994 and achieved huge success across the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group managed to top the UK Singles Chart with their first three singles. The group released two albums: Aquarium in 1997 and Aquarius in 2000, before splitting up in July 2001. The group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most successful Danish band ever and the second most successful Norwegian band.

In their prime, Aqua’s singles managed to chart top ten in a number of countries where European pop acts would not normally succeed, including the United States, Australia, and Japan. The group also caused controversy with the double entendres in their Barbie Girl single, with the Barbie doll makers Mattel filing a lawsuit against the group. The lawsuit was finally dismissed by a judge in 2002, who ruled “The parties are advised to chill”.

The band’s members are vocalists Lene Nystrøm Rasted (from Norway) and Rene Dif, keyboardist Søren Rasted, and guitarist Claus Norreen. During their split, Nystrøm, Dif and Rasted have all achieved solo chart success, and Norreen has continued in the music industry remixing other artists’ material.

At a press event on Friday, October 26, 2007, the group announced a 25-concert reunion tour and a new greatest hits album. The tour was to have commenced in the summer of 2008.

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  • TwelveVacancies

    I have a spare Meet & Greet ticket for their show in Adelaide as my friend is no longer able to come. Selling at a lower price - drop me a shout if anyone's interested.

    23 Oct 1:32am Reply
  • hydra_fm

    My Mamma Said хорошая песня

    18 Oct 8:20pm Reply
  • Aleks_850

    И ведь эту Барби гёрл до сих пор впихивают куда только можно, терпеть не могу эту песню.

    11 Oct 7:57am Reply
  • UltraXndres

    Megolamania Is AMAZING [2]

    20 Sep 4:48pm Reply
  • LinVia9

    barbie doll and turn back time

    20 Sep 12:17pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Barbie Girl ♥

    8 Sep 5:54am Reply
  • sls

    I am the Candyman... COMING FROM BOUNTYLANd

    26 Aug 10:01am Reply
  • summerreveries

    Childhood music :) [10]

    23 Aug 5:17pm Reply
  • bawitback

    Childhood music :) [9] Aquarium was the fist album I ever bought <3

    15 Aug 10:29pm Reply
  • maxkomarov

    не знаю как всем а мне нравится!!!

    13 Aug 3:51pm Reply
  • into_the_light

    i want some new music, and yes, Megalomania was awesome, period.

    27 Jul 3:16am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    ничего тошнотнее barbie girl я никогда не слышал. остальной репертуар на удивление пристойный, по крайней мере старенький.

    17 Jul 10:11pm Reply
  • eduardoslr

    Childhood music :) [8]

    7 Jul 11:39pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Весёлые ребята, в 90-е доставляли удовольствие.

    1 Jul 8:08am Reply
  • candylove

    23 Jun 6:08pm Reply
  • TheFreeMonster

    Megolamania Is AMAZING

    24 Apr 6:15pm Reply
  • HobbitSamwise

    Best band to cheer yourself :)

    24 Apr 6:50am Reply
  • PirateDolly13

    this was my favorite band in 3rd grade

    1 Apr 12:30pm Reply
  • Gowienczyk

    It going gold in europe isn't successful? That's what qualifies as a flop? Are you people insane?

    21 Mar 10:37am Reply
  • Lewiswontdie95

    Childhood music :) [7]

    20 Mar 6:45pm Reply
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