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Michael Learns to Rock


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Aarhus, Denmark (1988 – present)

MLTR is a European / band that has been active since 1988 and has published a number of multi-platinum selling albums and hit singles. Among their best selling songs are smooth such as “The Actor”, “Take Me To Your Heart”, and “Paint My Love”, including many others. Their name is a tribute to pop legend Michael Jackson.

The group was formed in 1988 by singer, songwriter, and keyboard player Jascha Richter (b. 1963) alongside drummer Kare Wanscher (b. 1969), guitarist and producer Mikkel Lentz (b. 1968), and Soren Madsen (b. 1967) in Aarhus, Denmark. The group now consists of three members, with the rest parting ways with Madsen. The group started as a little cafe band, but they soon won the annual talent contest in Aarhus in July 1988. MLTR signed with one of the judges, JP Andersen, as their new manager, and the group got a recording deal with Medley Records, who later became a part of EMI.

MLTR’s eponymous first album hit the top 5 of the album charts in both Denmark and Norway, selling tens of thousands of copies over and over again. Since that international debut in September 1991, with ‘Michael Learns to Rock’ being a sensation, the group has sold more than 12 million legal albums, and it has been performing ever since. Their song catalog continues to be very popular as well, with many singles sold online. Since ‘Michael Learns to Rock’ came out, they have released ‘Colours’ (1993), ‘Played On Pepper’ (1995), ‘Nothing To Lose’ (1997)


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  • ivanbl07

    Venga a toda America d

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ivanbl07

    Que lastima que nunca sonaron en América. Desde Venezuela.

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • abdeeaikawa


    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • ndeepree

    เครดิต ตามเนื้อเพลง

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • wkwkwkwkwk

    Can't believe that Indonesian artists such as Padi,Chrisye,and Dewa 19 are similar to MLTR xD [2]

    6 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    мало кто ими интересуется в России, как я вижу. А зря - уж получше, чем те же Backstreet Boys - и мелодии приятней, и поинтереснее партии. А альбом Played on Pepper - шедевр вообще. Советую всем.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • eojdlanor2

    Because MLTR are so popular around Indonesia, doesn't mean the similiar artists from Indonesian

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • supermassivex

    2014 i'm still here. :D

    24 Jan 2014 Reply
  • cosmophia

    Sepanjang masa

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • norby4ever

    Similar artists are very strange. They don't sound even similar. I suppose that the closest to MLTR are Backstreet Boys, but they're also quite different. Some songs sounds like Roxette :) simply great, waiting for a concert in Russia!

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lupoteodoro

    You should have a concert in London!!!

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ivanbl07


    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ivanbl07

    I hope Venezuela promote their music and decide to come, they have very good music congratulate have forgotten this part of the world America.

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BlackAngel45223

    Yeah, saking populernya mereka di south asia XD

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Can't believe that Indonesian artists such as Padi,Chrisye,and Dewa 19 are similar to MLTR xD

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • AdamRandalYoung

    When are you coming to the UK?

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ivanbl07

    Espero que promocionen su música en Venezuela y se decidan venir, tienen muy buena música los felicito se han olvidado de esta parte del mundo América.

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • richopramono

    Hope to repeat memories of singing along you are in Yogyakarta ( Indonesia ). We wait for your coming again. Success for the next tour! MLTR rock on!

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • justandrian

    Such a beautiful memory with MLTR :)

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • deboratobing

    Really hope to see you again in Indonesia! <3

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
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