|Genres||Trance, eurotrance, eurodance|
|Years active||1999–2002, 2014-Present|
|Labels||Universal (US), Armada, Republic|
|Past members||Sebastiaan Molijn, Eelke Kalberg, DJ Jurgen, Judith Anna Pronk, Marc Lee-Smith, Mila Levesque, Angelique Versnel|
Alice DeeJay was a Dutch Eurodance group from Amsterdam formed in 1999. The group was founded by Dutch Company Violent Music. They are best known for their 1999 single "Better Off Alone", which was a worldwide success. They disbanded in 2002 but returned in 2014.
Alice DeeJay launched their career in July 1999 with the single, "Better Off Alone", credited to DJ Jurgen presents Alice DeeJay. In the UK, the song went platinum and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 3 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, also reaching number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Alice Deejay achieved success with the follow-up single "Back In My Life" in November of the same year. The group's first and only album was Who Needs Guitars Anyway?, which was released on April 11, 2000. It entered the Top Ten of the UK Albums Chart.
Alice DeeJay made the UK Top 20 with three more tracks: "Will I Ever", "The Lonely One" and "Celebrate Our Love", although each single's chart position was lower than its predecessors.
In 2002, the act made their final appearance together in a live concert in Utrecht. It was never confirmed why Judith abandon Alice Deejay as there where plans to start on a 2nd album. After Alice Deejay the producers started work on a new project called CandeeJay and was no where as near as successful as Alice Deejay now the producers work with the famous DJ Dash Berlin.
Judith has stated in many interviews that she will never return as Alice Deejay. Even though the song Better Off Alone has been featured by many artists Judith has still remained out of the lime light and wanted no part of the success. David Guetta and Akon and Ne-Yo did want Alice Deejay to return in 2013 and feature vocals in the song Play Hard, but Judith did not take part and just the instrumental version on the Song Better Off Alone was used instead.
After Alice Deejay Split Up in 2002 Judith became a TV presenter on shows such as MTV and Nickelodeon for a short time then left the lime light and decided to move on to other ventures by putting her music and TV career aside to become a make-up artist and beauty/fashion consultant.
In 2008 Judith returned to our TV screens after 6 years when she was asked if she wanted to participate in Dutch TV channel NET 5's television show "Model in 1 Dag" (Model in 1 Day). The concept of the program is that two style-teams compete against each other by making an average looking girl into a model. Pronk was the make-up stylist in one of the teams. The winners of the 7 episodes compete against each other in the big finale, and the prize being a contract with Ulla Models, and a campaign for the German online sales company Otto.
In 2013, she started Anna Vie, a company that produces women's clothing and beauty products, She is married and has one child. And has no plans to sing again in the future or for Alice Deejay to return as she has stated in many interviews.
In 2014 after 12 years Alice Deejay finally returns to play at their first concert called I Love The 90s on 12th April 2014 (http://www.ilovethe90s.be/nl/) sadly this is a new line up and will not include the original singer Judith Pronk.
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The group consisted of successful record producers Danski (Born Dennis van den Driesschen), Delmundo (a.k.a. Wessel van Diepen), their protégés Pronti (Sebastiaan Molijn), Kalmani (Eelke Kalberg), DJ Jurgen and face and lead singer Judith Anna Pronk. They also had background dancers: Mila Levesque and Angelique Versnel. Versnel began her education as a dancer at the School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, United States. After completing four years at the dance academy (as well as high school study) at Alvin Aley in New York, she became a part of Alice Deejay.
For the return in 2014 none of the original group choose to return.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|Who Needs Guitars Anyway?||27||7||45||28||8||14||24||12||8||76|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Better Off Alone"||1999||9||4||6||32||3||3||5||28||2||27||Who Needs Guitars Anyway?|
|"Back in My Life"||4||19||11||17||5||1||4||19||4||—|
|"Will I Ever"||2000||8||—||37||33||8||16||10||25||7||—|
|"The Lonely One"||19||—||60||59||32||—||24||72||16||—|
|"Celebrate Our Love"||2001||25||—||71||71||44||—||33||85||17||—|
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
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