Alice DeeJay

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Alice DeeJay
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1999–2002; 2014-Present
Labels Universal (US), Armada, Republic
Members Ilona,Sebastiaan Molijn, Eelke Kalberg, DJ Jurgen, Marc Lee-Smith, Mila Levesque
Past members Judith Anna Pronk, Angelique Versnel

Alice DeeJay was a Dutch eurodance project formed in 1999 by DJ Jurgen. They are best known for their 1999 single "Better Off Alone", which was a worldwide success. The project was abandoned in 2002.

As of March 2014, Alice Deejay has returned with a new vocalist, a Dutch singer and DJ named Ilona and two new back-up dancers under the new name Alice DJ.

1999–2002[edit]

Alice DeeJay launched their career in July 1999 with their debut single, "Better Off Alone", credited to DJ Jurgen presents Alice DeeJay. The song reached the top 10 in many European countries and also charted in North America. In the UK, the song went platinum and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] and number 3 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, also reaching number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, "Back In My Life", was released in November 1999 and reached number-one in Norway, and the top 10 in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom.

The project's first and only album was Who Needs Guitars Anyway?, and was released in April 2000. It entered the top ten of the UK Albums Chart.[1] They released three more singles from the album, "Will I Ever", "The Lonely One" and "Celebrate Our Love", and all reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom.[1]

In 2002, the act made their final appearance together in a live concert in Utrecht.

2014 Comeback[edit]

As of March 2014, Alice Deejay is active again as Alice DJ with a new vocalist named Ilona. A new single is in the works and Alice DJ is currently touring all over Europe, mainly as a part of We Love The 90s.

Original Line up[edit]

The project was run and produced by DJ Jurgen and co-produced by Danski (Born Dennis van den Driesschen), Delmundo (a.k.a. Wessel van Diepen), their protégés Pronti (Sebastiaan Molijn), Kalmani (Eelke Kalberg), with Judith Anna Pronk as the singer and the on stage performer.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NLD
[3]
FIN
[4]
FRA
[5]
GER
[6]
IRL
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
US
[12]
Who Needs Guitars Anyway? 27 7 45 28 8 14 24 12 8 76

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[14]
AUS
[15]
FRA
[5]
GER
[16]
IRL
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
UK
[11]
US
[17]
"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
"Better Off Alone 2014" 2014
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 18. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Alice Deejay Discography at Discogs Discogs
  3. ^ "Discografie Alice Deejay". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Discography Alice Deejay". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Discographie Alice Deejay". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Alice Deejay / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Alice Deejay". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Alice Deejay – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c "Certified Awards" (enter "Alice DeeJay" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  14. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the Netherlands:
  15. ^ "Discography Alice Deejay". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  16. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Alice Deejay / Single". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Alice Deejay – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "(Guld & Platina) ÅR 2000" [(Gold & Platinum) Year 2000] (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Certifications Singles Or – année 2000" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Trofeer". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Certifications Singles Argent – année 2000" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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