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Dr. Alban

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Stockholm, Sweden (1990 – present)

Dr. Alban is a Swedish musician and producer with his own record label Dr. Records. His music can best be described as hip-hop reggae with a dance hall style.

Dr. Alban (born August 26, 1957 as Alban Nwapa in Nigeria) grew up listening to Fela Kuti and James Brown. At age 23, he began studying dentistry. In order to be able to finance his university studies the music-loving medical student started making his own music. During this time Alban worked as a DJ in the well known Stockholm club ‘Alphabet Street’. Very quickly his name became widely known, especially since Alban often sang to the records he put on the turntable as a DJ. DJ René couldn’t help but notice him and so the highly intelligent medical student was discovered. But first Alban finished his studies and even opened his own dentistry practice.

In 1990, he met Denniz PoP from the SweMix label. Alban laid aside his dentist’s drill and realised his dream. Together with Denniz and Rap-Queen Leila K, his first record, Hello Africa - his declaration of love for his African home - broke all records. Alban Nwapa became Dr. Alban. His debut-album Hello Africa sold roughly 1 million copies world-wide.

One year later this success was surpassed by the second album One Love. 1.6 million singles of the song It’s My Life were sold (the single was even used as background music for a Tampax advert).

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  • Arkandast

    Два первых альбома самые наикрутейшие. А с 1997-98 года уже чистая попсятина идёт, которая и вовсе не цепляет.

    4 Mar 4:22pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    ну, да, ностальжи есть определенно

    8 Aug 2014 Reply
  • i-tokarev

    It`s My Life

    9 Jul 2014 Reply
  • xplodmusic

    It's My Life 2014 (Bodybangers Radio Edit) - dance bomb!) [2]

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Axiemeister

    Around the World <3

    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Sancho_Pande

    It's My Life 2014 (Bodybangers Radio Edit) - dance bomb!)

    7 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Snusmumrick_

    Помню в 1994 It`s My Life (Ragga Mix) порвал все продажи в киосках... покупали только из-за одной песни... Dr.Alban - КРАСАВЧЕГ!!!

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • imx4n

    Dr. Alban will participate in Melodifestivalen together with Jessica Folcker on the 15th of February with a song called "Around the World". For anyone who doesn't know Melodifestivalen then simply explained it's the Swedish qualifiers for Eurovision Song Contest.

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Raphcore

    I already went nostalgia mode just by finding his page here. Then I saw that Ice MC is the main similar artist. God, I love Last.fm.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    rówieśnik pana Leszka lol

    24 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Terrasidius

    Eets mah laf!

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • Sancho_Pande

    Realy good music ! ^_^

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • raul42

    my childhood

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Sancho_Pande

    Long Time Ago♥The One♥ Work work (moos power remix)♥ Mr DJ♥ It´s My Life (Dj Herre Melilla & Dj Edwards Remix 2009)♥ Sing Hallelujah 2005 (feat Yamboo)♥ Chiki Chiki (remix) feat Starclub♥

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • madtrexx

    it's my life!! best song ever!

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • GoodGirl_Li

    итс май лайф

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • krzaczek5

    sing hallelujah!

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Turbodima

    детство! ;)))

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    I love Dr. Alban!!! Classic Dance!!! :-)

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Danger16041989

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJQzmC9MDco LOVERBOY Dr Alban & Gosia Andrzejewicz !!!

    13 May 2012 Reply
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