Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter. They shot to fame after releasing Barbie Girl in , which went to number one and stayed there for an impressive three weeks. After huge nineties success, their second album Aquarius was released in but had little effect, charting at number 24 in the UK. In total they sold 33 million albums and singles which made them the most successful Danish band ever. Though Claus recently announced his departure from the band, the three remaining members are planning another European tour next year, to mark the 20th anniversary of Barbie Girl’s release. Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter Sign up When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.
Remember nineties band Aqua? Here’s what the ‘Barbie Girl’ singers are doing now!
Most recent news: Aqua releases ‘s unreleased Freaky Friday single. AQUA is without a doubt the world’s most famous Bubblegum dance act. They were the first to make worldwide recognition, have sold the most albums, and are the most successful band ever in Denmark. Aqua is best-known for their single “Barbie Girl”. They formed in , and achieved huge success across the world in the late s and early s. Although often criticised by the media, the group managed to top the United Kingdom singles chart with their first three singles, a feat few artists have achieved.
During 19Lene Nystrøm dated former Westlife band member Brian McFadden. She then formed a relationship with René Dif before dating Søren.
When she was a teenager, she became interested in performing. She began modeling and also worked as a bartender. He recruited her as lead singer for the music group Joyspeed , later renamed Aqua. In , the band split up. In , she released her first album Play with Me. The album single “Virgin Superstar” was given some radio airplay, but did not chart and was not released.
Her debut single ” It’s Your Duty ” was released on 8 September. In , she released the second single “Pretty Young Thing”, a cover of Stella Soleil , which did not chart.
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The kooky Danish quartet hit our ears properly for the first time with that crazy Eurodance track — which was actually their third single — back in , and then treated us to the annoyingly catchy Doctor Jones not long after. They released their album Aquarium in , followed by Aquarius in , and then went on hiatus.
They released greatest hits albums in the meantime, then had a little reunion in which was followed by the album Meglomania in In total they sold 33 million albums and singles which made them the most successful Danish band ever.
The group managed to top the UK Singles Chart with their first three singles. The group released two albums: Aquarium in and Aquarius in , before splitting up in July The group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most successful Danish band ever. The lawsuit was finally dismissed by a judge in , who ruled “The parties are advised to chill. The group has announced the upcoming release of a compilation album featuring new material, and the four original members have confirmed Aqua will reunite for a tour in This was confirmed at a press event Friday on October 26, In December was announced three Aqua concerts in In addition, Beck Luween was part of the initial Joyspeed lineup, playing the triangle, but left early on due to the excessive demand for her talents.
The single failed to become popular, despite its being based around a popular nursery rhyme, and after one week at the lower end of the Swedish charts it disappeared completely. The four were disappointed and cancelled their contract with the record label although the label wanted to keep the group on for further releases. With a new manager and no record deal, the group started over, and began to develop their famous bubblegum pop sound.
The four began to produce and write melodic, catchy European pop songs, attracting the attention of the major record company Universal Records. The group’s first release under their new name was Roses Are Red , a dance song with a distinct pop sound.
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And speaking in a new interview, band members Lene, Rene Dif and Soren Rasted said they had even set their sights on playing Coachella next April. Aqua gave an interview on YouTube, and Lene said: “We’re working on nw music but we are our own toughest judges. Lene, 46, is active on Instagram , where her pictures show she hasn’t aged a day since the band split up in But she has ditched the short spiky red and black hair and blue eyeshadow which bring back so much 90s nostalgia.
The Barbie doll makers, Mattel, actually sued the band in because they were unhappy with the sexual lyrics in the song.
Lene and rene dating. The band, which was later known as Aqua, became an international success. So before they had been married to.
During the Aqua-days she had homes in both Norway and Denmark. Originally Lene was dating Rene Dif. After the marriage Lene moved to live permanently in Denmark. On November 6 , she gave birth to a daughter, India. The couple welcomed their second child, a boy named Billy, in He approached her and she became the lead vocalist for the group which was initially called Joyspeed , later re-named Aqua. In their prime, Aqua managed to make the singles chart top ten in a number of countries where European pop acts would not normally succeed.
Barbie Girl singer says she is proud of her band’s tunes
Considering Aqua drifted off into the abyss of washed up pop bands in the early noughties, I honestly don’t know how we’ve coped in their absence all this time. Where did they go?! Are they still friends?!
Aqua comprise (from far left) Lene Nystrom, Rene Dif, Soren Rasted “You have to be a little more up to date of course, but it’s still going to be.
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Aqua in (L-R): Soeren Rasted, Lene Nystrom, Rene Dif, and Claus that Aqua became an international sensation and – to date – the most.
THEY came from Denmark, looking daft, and conquered the world with an irritatingly catchy bubblegum pop song called Barbie Girl – the kind that brings back memories of holidays in Corfu and blares out of transistor radios in remote seal colonies in the Antarctic. Dr Jones , which followed in January, shot straight to the top, and Turn Back Time , the third single, kicked All Saints out of the top slot last month.
They’ve sold 17 million records in the past nine months, including a very creditable Europop gem of a debut album, Aquarium. Barbie Girl was a number-one hit in 41 countries and outsold every other record in the UK in except Elton John’s Candle in the Wind. They claim to be the biggest-selling Western pop act ever in India. It isn’t just tiny tots buying the records; gay clubbers, straight clubbers, grannies and teenagers with a sense of humour seem to get them too.
Which prompts the question, are Aqua set to be the new Abba? They share the same nifty way with perfectly crafted, highly danceable trash Europop with baroque flourishes. Yet the irony and kitsch surrealism are very Nineties; Aqua love hamming it up. Who can forget the famous moment in the glorious, garishly hued Barbie Girl video when Rene Ken snaps off Lene’s Barbie’s arm while dancing around the circular plastic swimming-pool?
Lead singer and Norwegian Lene, 25, points to Soren. Kill him. In fact, part of Aqua’s allure is that they sound like every synthesised pop phenomenon of the past mashed up with Nineties dance and blended through the candyfloss Europop mixer.