May 4, 2009

HISTORY

Filed under: Aqua — RichardGriffin @ 6:33 PM

Aqua history begins in 1989 when Søren Rasted and Claus Norreen start working together as producers for the soundtrack of the film “Frække Frida og de frygtløse spioner” (Naughty Frida and the Fearless spies). During the recordings of this project they met Dj and rapper René Dif and decided to work on a new musical project.
Lene was discovered by Renè who saw her singing in a Tv show a cover of the Randy Crawford song “Almaz”.
The first single they made together was released in 1995 under the name of Joyspeed and the title of the track was ‘Itsy bitsy spider’. The single was a flop so they decided to cancel their contract with the label and start all over again.

They started to produce new songs and in 1996 they signed a contract with the Danish division of Universal Music. The first single under the name of Aqua, “Roses are red”, was released in September 1996 and it immediately chart in Denmark.
International succes arrived with the single “Barbie girl” who managed to arrive at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. During 1997 also the first album “Aquarium” was released.

Aqua’s second album, “Aquarius”, was released in 2000, guided by the lead single “Cartoon heroes”.
In 2001 they started working on their third album and during the summer of the same year they played four songs from it during “Grøn Koncert”. The titles of these songs were: “Shakin’ Stevens (is a superstar)”, “Wow Wow Wow”, “Couch potato” and “Hi fi”. Unfortunately at the end of the tour they decided to take their own ways and so this album never saw the light.

On 2007-10-26 the group announced with a press conference their reunion!

11 Comments

  1. I LOVE yall guys I have barbie girl as a ringtone and my phone went off in the middle of class (im in middle school) and everyone started to sing-along then started laughin once my class got out it spread like wildfire and I gained a new nickname I\’m still mocked for it but I don\’t mind \’cause I love that song

    Comment by victoria — September 26, 2009 @ 3:59 AM

  2. Aqua - the BEST!

    Comment by Savser — December 8, 2009 @ 6:55 AM

  3. from american big aqua fan i hope to see u guys in american love to hear from u guys

    Comment by neal — March 15, 2010 @ 10:22 AM

  4. I LOVE AQUA… I hope this band will Make another hits!

    Danny Freasque
    INDONESIA

    Comment by Filesraid — May 13, 2010 @ 6:40 PM

  5. To bad the “third” album never saw the light=(

    Comment by Camilla — August 3, 2010 @ 9:30 PM

  6. I wait impatiently for the new album. At the moment I hear the first two albums ^ ^ The songs are so beautiful and remind me of my childhood.

    Greetings from Germany =)

    Comment by Sascha — September 11, 2010 @ 11:12 AM

  7. People in all countries receive the loan in different creditors, because it’s easy.

    Comment by AtkinsAlison26 — April 3, 2011 @ 10:04 PM

  8. Your music always puts me in the best mood! I hope to hear more new music from you all. P.S. DON”T change your style of music, it’s right on!

    Comment by William Elliott — May 3, 2011 @ 5:54 AM

  9. COME TO TORONTO CANADA WHOOOOOO

    Comment by Matt&Lilla — September 10, 2011 @ 4:29 PM

  10. We recently found a copy of the cd called “Aquarius”. We really like it, and wonder where your website is? “Barbie Girl” was an awesome song. Aquarius is my son’s favourite song as he feels a spiritual connection with it.

    Comment by Adrian Hay — June 7, 2012 @ 7:23 PM

  11. Behage hjelpe meg …

    kan noen fortelle meg når Aqua kommer til Tyskland eller hvordan å komme til alle konsertene kommer på. Om nødvendig tar vi også tid til Norge …. Hjelp !!!!!!!!!!!

    Hei Lene, Rene, Claus og Soeren,

    Conny Jeg er fra Tyskland og ønsker å vite om og når du aldri gi en konsert i Tyskland. Eller kanskje turnédatoer for kommende år. Det ville være en stor drøm å se deg live igjen.

    hilsener Conny

    Comment by conny — August 26, 2012 @ 6:50 PM

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