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Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland (1994 – present)

The Rasmus (early Rasmus) is a rock band formed in 1994 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland. Consisting of Lauri Ylönen (lead singer/songwriter), Eero Heinonen (bass), Pauli Rantasalmi (guitar) and Aki Hakala (drums). The band was formed at the end of the band members’ schooling and were initially known as Rasmus. They recorded their first single, 1st, released independently through Teja Kotilainen Records in late 1995. They signed with Warner Music Finland in 1996 and released their first album, Peep, that same year. The album went gold in Finland.

The band won the Finnish Grammy Award EMMA for “Best New Artist” in 1996. Playboys, the band’s second studio album, and its single Blue, released in 1997, both went gold in Finland. Hellofatester was released in 1998, spawning singles Liquid and Swimming With the Kids. The video for Liquid received regular airplay on Nordic MTV.
Rasmus became The Rasmus in 2000 to avoid confusion with the similarly named Swedish electronica artist, known simply as Rasmus. Into was released in 2001 and went double platinum in Finland debuting at #1. The first single F-F-F-Falling was #1 in Finland during three months in early 2001. The second single Chill reached the #2 place in Finland. The Rasmus toured Scandinavia and Europe along with HIM and Roxette that year to promote the album. The band finally gained international fame with their 2003 album Dead Letters which went gold and platinum in several countries, accompanied with the single In The Shadows which reached #1 in a number of countries. iTunes Music Store offered the track as one of its free singles, a positive public response prompted many listeners to buy the rest of the album.


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  • bnasty3520

    The Rasmus is the definition of awesome!

    10 May 10:42pm Reply
  • Slycton

    Is it so hard to use "The Rasmus" instead of "Rasmus", for just some scrobblings?.

    11 Apr 3:50am Reply
  • Mister-Sinister

    Song "In The Shadows" that have the biggest amount of scrobbles is from "The Rasmus"...

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • gwala

    Happy, experimental, groovy, funky .. it is really difficult to classify Rasmus. An unique sound for sure. I would like to find more informations about Rasmus, for the moment the discogs-page barely gives his name "Rasmus Gardell".

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • Locohappy

    Many bands that changed their name has two (or more) pages. Rasmus released three albums before they changed their name. The stats are clean if there wouldn't be tracks from other albums.

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
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    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ppgirls

    Ƙɛɛƿ ʂʈαʈʂ ʗɭɛαɳ! Sò ɱαƙɛ ʋʂ ʗɭɛαɳ!! Ƒįϰ αɭɭ ɛɼɼòɼʂ!!!

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ElectroPeter

    vote for this: the DJ "Rasmus"

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Pawa17

    This is the breakbeat DJ "Rasmus", the Finnish alternative rock band is "The Rasmus"

    10 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Mockingbird_Inc

    WTF Where is the rasmus :-\

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • chokogore CHECK NEW SONGS 2012 HERE

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • gwala

    This is the breakbeat DJ "Rasmus", the Finnish alternative rock band is "The Rasmus"

    18 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ElectroPeter

    This is the breakbeat DJ "Rasmus", the Finnish alternative rock band is "The Rasmus"

    12 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Areopagit

    The Rasmus — верный тег для этого исполнителя. Если текущий исполнитель появляется в ваших чартах, пожалуйста, исправьте теги в своих аудиофайлах.

    6 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MarcosLaercio

    THE RASMUS!!!!! *------------------------------------------*

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Gordonflesher

    Расмус Гарделл ,профессионально известный,как просто Rasmus ,шведский продюсер электронной музыки,которого иногда принимают за финскую группу с тем же названием(с артиклем "The"-The Rasmus).Артист известен за трек "Punk Shock",который в следствие ошибки оказался в Диджейсете Лиэма Хаулетта "The Dirtchamber Sessions vol.1" под названием "Tonto's Release".

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Gordonflesher

    DenWeg пишет: Rasmus is great The Rasmus sucks... Согласен! Где нормальные теги для Расмуса Гарделла?

    17 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Mathias_705

    This is just embarrassing, why would a band need two pages? Of course their 3 first albums should be listed as THE Rasmus as well, it's a new name not a new band. Keep this one for the Swedish DJ, problem solved.

    18 Mar 2011 Reply
  • geovannyeche


    14 Mar 2011 Reply
  • jessygt

    How about we who listen to the BAND use the name The Rasmus and the people who listen to the DJ use the name Rasmus? Avoids confusion ;)

    2 Mar 2011 Reply
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