Artist Name: Ace of Base

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Ace of BaseSwedish pop group Ace of Base was formed in Göteborg, Sweden in 1990.

The band's original lineup consisted of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha), and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren; the two Berggren sisters left in 2007 and 2009 respectively, and were replaced with Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson.

Ace Of Base 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 issued 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. Three new remixes, "The Sign 2009", "Wheel of Fortune 2009" and "Don't Turn Around 2009" are included. "Wheel of Fortune 2009" were released worldwide on 24 October 2009 as the lead single of the Greatest Hits album.

In 2009, Ulf Ekberg and Jonas Berggren were joined by two new vocalists, Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson. The band released their fifth album, The Golden Ratio, in September 2010. It entered the German album charts at #20 (with All For You and The Golden Ratio both entering the Top 40) and at # 100 in Switzerland. The band plan to release "The Golden Ratio" in the UK in 2011.

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Top Track of Atist: Ace of Base

All That She Wants - Ace of Base

All That She Wants

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The Sign - Ace of Base

The Sign

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Beautiful Life - Ace of Base

Beautiful Life

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Don't Turn Around - Ace of Base

Don't Turn Around

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Happy Nation - Ace of Base

Happy Nation

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Cruel Summer - Ace of Base

Cruel Summer

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Life Is a Flower - Ace of Base

Life Is a Flower

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Wheel of Fortune - Ace of Base

Wheel of Fortune

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Living in Danger - Ace of Base

Living in Danger

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Lucky Love - Ace of Base

Lucky Love

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Young and Proud - Ace of Base

Young and Proud

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Voulez-Vous Danser - Ace of Base

Voulez-Vous Danser

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Unspeakable - Ace of Base

Unspeakable

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Beautiful Morning - Ace of Base

Beautiful Morning

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Everytime It Rains - Ace of Base

Everytime It Rains

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Dont Turn Around - Ace of Base

Dont Turn Around

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Travel to Romantis - Ace of Base

Travel to Romantis

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Hallo Hallo - Ace of Base

Hallo Hallo

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Angel Eyes - Ace of Base

Angel Eyes

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Tokyo Girl - Ace of Base

Tokyo Girl

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Perfect World - Ace of Base

Perfect World

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Fashion Party - Ace of Base

Fashion Party

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Just 'n' Image - Ace of Base

Just 'n' Image

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Edge of Heaven - Ace of Base

Edge of Heaven

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My Deja Vu - Ace of Base

My Deja Vu

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Love In December - Ace of Base

Love In December

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Hear Me Calling - Ace of Base

Hear Me Calling

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Ravine - Ace of Base

Ravine

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Que Sera - Ace of Base

Que Sera

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Da Capo - Ace of Base

Da Capo

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Waiting for Magic - Ace of Base

Waiting for Magic

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Cecilia - Ace of Base

Cecilia

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Strange Ways - Ace of Base

Strange Ways

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Wonderful Life - Ace of Base

Wonderful Life

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Donnie - Ace of Base

Donnie

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Wave Wet Sand - Ace of Base

Wave Wet Sand

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Blooming 18 - Ace of Base

Blooming 18

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Experience Pearls - Ace of Base

Experience Pearls

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