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1990 – present (27 years)
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
- Clara Hagman (2009 – 2012)
- Jenny Berggren (1990 – present)
- Jonas Berggren (1990 – present)
- Julia Williamson
- Malin Berggren (1990 – 2007)
Ace of Base is a dance/pop band that consists of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha), and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren. Formed 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden, they 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 reggae-pop sound into a more pop-dance 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.
In 2007 Ulf Ekberg confirmed in an interview that Malin Berggren has officially left the band and that she would not be involved with any future projects. The group had already been performing mostly without Linn as a trio for a decade before her departure.
Since 2007 the band is on tour, performing in Europe and Asia. A global world tour is planned for 2009.
On November 2008 Ace of Base is releasing a new Greatest Hits compilation. The 3-disc set includes one CD with the hits, a second CD containing remixes, and the third disc, a DVD containing all the music videos. Two new remixes, "Wheel of Fortune 2009" and "Don't Turn Around 2009" are included. "Wheel of fortune 2009" will be released worldwide on October 24 as the lead single of the Greatest Hits album.
In the moment Ace of Base is in the studio again. They are recording a new studio album, which should be released in summer 2009.
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