Ace of Base
are without a doubt one of the most successful and influential pop bands of all time. Formed in the early 1990′s, the Swedish band comprised of Ulf Ekberg, and siblings Jenny, Linn and Jonas Berggren. This original line up achieved world-wide success with hit singles such as The Sign, Don’t Turn Around, All That She Wants and Beautiful Life (see All Songs). In total, they released four studio albums, five compilation albums, 22 singles and 67 tracks.
Comprised of vocalists Jenny Berggren and Linn Berggren, and keyboardists Jonas "Joker" Berggren and Ulf "Buddah" Ekberg, the Swedish quartet Ace of Base became a phenomenally popular international act with their 1993 debut album, The Sign. Ace of Base's simple, melodic Euro-disco was equally popular on radio and in the clubs, earning the quartet three U.S. Top Ten singles — "All That She Wants," "Don't Turn Around," and "The Sign," which spent six weeks at number one.
Ace of Base today: Blond singer Malin (Linn) is no longer with the group and hasn’t been seen in public since 2002. Her sister Jenny is also on ‘indefinite leave’, since the group failed to release an album as a trio. In early 2010 Jenny decided to pursue a solo music career. Her new album My Story was released October 2010.
Jonas and Ulf are now producing new music with two new singers named Clara and Julia. Their decision to continue using the name Ace of Base (using dots as a styling effect) angered many fans. Their first album as a new line-up, “The Golden Ratio” was released in September 2010.