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"Aqua" was a Scandinavian dance/pop group, best-known for their 1997 breakthrough single "Barbie Girl". The group formed in 1994, and achieved huge success across the globe in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Although often criticised by the media, the group managed to top the United Kingdom singles chart with their first three singles, a feat few artists have achieved. The group released two albums, ''Aquarium'' in 1997 and ''Aquarius'' in 2000, before finally splitting up in July 2001. The group sold an estimated 28 million albums and singles.

In their prime, Aqua managed to make the singles chart top ten in a number of countries where European pop acts would not normally succeed, including the United States, Australia and Japan. The group also caused controversy with the double entendres in their "Barbie Girl" single, with the Barbie doll makers Mattel filing a lawsuit against the group. The lawsuit was finally rejected in 2002.

The group consisted of Lene Grawford Nystrøm, René Dif, Søren Rasted and Claus Norreen (born on June 5, 1970). Since their 2001 split, Lene, René and Søren have all achieved solo chart success, and Claus has continued in the music industry ...

years active 1994-2001
origin Denmark & Norway
music genre House music
current members Lene Nystrøm Rasted
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