It rains platinum and gold
Bad news for all Swedish painters: they
won't get any orders from the members of Ace Of Base for next few years.
The superstars have received so many gold and platinum honors that they
can decorate their walls with them. A litte selection of the trophy
collection of the four pop heros shows that the sound of Ace Of Base
doesn't halt for any country, that their music is crossing the borders. All
That She Wants, their most succesful single so far, reached gold in
Austria, Norway and the Netherlands as well as in France, Sweden and the
USA. In Germany the song even got triple gold, and in Denmark and England
the hit was honored with platinum.
The singles Wheel Of Fortune, The
Sign, Happy Nation and Don't Turn Around stood and still
are standing in the precious metal rain. There are daily
notifications about the sensational sellings of the Swedish whizz-kids.
Also the albums Happy Nation and
The Sign leave the competitiors far behind. One platinum honor
after the other gives evidence about the giantic demand for the unique
sound of Ace Of Base. Yet, the musicians stay modest and show that it
isn't important to them to be overwhelmed with honors. To the question,
if they want to become succesfull with the album The Sign in
Germany as well, Jenny answers astonished: "Why? The album already
is under the first 20 of the charts". Maybe this is the reason for
the big success of the "ABBA 2000", how they are already
called in the USA: Always stay natural, although it isn't easy
considering more than 90 precious metal records.
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