Aqua (Danish eurodisco band)

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Aqua is a Danish-Norwegian eurodance group, best known for their 1997 breakthrough single "Barbie Girl". The group formed in 1989 and achieved huge success around the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The group released three albums: Aquarium in 1997, Aquarius in 2000 and Megalomania in 2011. The group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most profitable Danish band ever.[1]

In their prime, Aqua's singles managed to chart top ten in a number of countries where European pop acts would not normally succeed, including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Japan. The group managed to top the UK Singles Chart with three of their singles. The group also caused controversy with the double entendres in their "Barbie Girl" single, with the Barbie doll makers Mattel filing a lawsuit against the group. The lawsuit was finally dismissed by a judge in 2002, who ruled "The parties are advised to chill."

The band's members are vocalists Lene Nystrøm and René Dif, keyboardist Søren Rasted, and guitarist Claus Norreen. During their split, Nystrøm, Dif and Rasted all achieved solo chart success, and Norreen continued in the music industry remixing other artists' material.

At a press event on 26 October 2007, the group announced a reunion tour, as well as the release of a compilation album featuring new material. Their third album, Megalomania, was released on 3 October 2011.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Aquarium 3 9
2000 Aquarius 2 8
2011 Megalomania 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Cartoon Heroes ~ The Best of Aqua 2
2009 Greatest Hits 5 5
Aqua Gold 2000 1
Best and New '99 1
Best Hit 2000 1
Single Collection 98 1

Album + Compilation + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Aqua Mania Remix 3
1998 Bubble Mix: The Ultimate Aquarium Remixes Album 3

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Aquarium (Remixed) 1
2002 Aqua Remix: Super Best 1
Dance Remixes '99 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Roses Are Red 1
1997 Barbie Girl 6
1997 Lollipop (Candyman) 2
1997 Didn't I 1
1997 Doctor Jones 5
1997 My Oh My 4
1998 Turn Back Time 3
1998 Good Morning Sunshine 2
2000 Cartoon Heroes 6
2000 Around the World 3
2000 Bumble Bees 1
2000 We Belong to the Sea 1
2009 Back to the 80's 4 1
2011 How R U Doin? 1

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