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Ace of Base is a Gothenburg-based Europop band with its heyday in The Nineties and arguably one of the most prominent Swedish pop music exports right after the likes of ABBA and Roxette.The greatest merit of Ace of Base was their début Album Happy Nation (called The Sign in certain other markets) that found its way into Guiness World Records in 1995 as the best-ever sold début studio album with, until then, 21 million sold copies (which have become 24 in the meantime). note Another peculiarity of Happy Nation was being the first album to represent three #1 hits at the Billboard chart list, these being "All That She Wants" (their initial breakthrough), "The Sign" (which made their breakthrough into the US) and "Don't Turn Around", all from 1993-94. Last but not least, these three songs from one and the same album were in the Billboard Top 100 for 48 weeks. This record would only be broken by Katy Perry (who said to be inspired by Ace of Base nonetheless) who made the same stunt for a whole year.Their subsequent albums The Bridge and Flowers failed to repeat the success of Happy Nation, but were still a commercial success with 7 and 2 million sales respectively. Da Capo was the last album of the traditional line up and only sold about 500,000 copies. The wane of success coincided with the gradual self-disengagement of the perceived face of the band, Malin, leading to her eventual exit in 2007 and the subsequent exit of Jenny in 2009. With only Jonas and Ulf left, they watched for two new female vocalists and eventually found them in Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson who were lost in the meantime and made the band a lone pack of two wolfs once again.Band members:
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