|Origin||New York, New York, United States|
|Past members||Towa Tei
Lady Miss Kier
Deee-Lite was an American house and club/dance group, formed in New York, New York, United States. The group's best-known single was "Groove Is in the Heart", from their 1990 debut album, World Clique. However, Deee-Lite achieved longer lasting success on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, where they scored six number-one hits.
Band members 
The members of Deee-lite were:
- Super DJ Dmitri (Dmitry Brill, born June 4, 1964, originally from Kiev, Ukraine), producer
- Lady Miss Kier (Kierin M. Kirby, born August 15, 1963, Youngstown, Ohio, United States), vocal
- Towa Tei (Dong-hwa Chung, born September 7, 1964, originally from Tokyo, Japan), keyboards
- DJ Ani (Ani Q. Schempf, born December 14, 1973, Kansas City, Kansas, United States), mixing
Prior to the release of the group's third album, Dewdrops in the Garden, Tei left the band (appearing only on the track "Call Me") and was replaced with DJ Ani. Even with a roster change and minimal record label support, Deee-Lite still managed to tour for a year after the release of Dewdrops in the Garden. Consequently, Dewdrops in the Garden sold more records than Deee-Lite's second release, Infinity Within.
Since his exit from the group, Tei has recorded several albums as a solo artist and since Deee-Lite's disbanding Kier, Dmitry and Ani have maintained successful club DJ careers. In a 2011 interview, Tei dismissed the chances of Deee-Lite reforming, citing the creative and personal differences that prompted him to depart.
In early 2003, Kirby initiated a lawsuit against Sega corporation for allegedly stealing her Lady Miss Kier persona and using it as the basis of a character named Ulala in the video game Space Channel 5, after she had declined their invitation to participate in the game's development. In 2006, the court ruled against Kirby. In 2008, the band's single "Groove is in The Heart" was licensed for use in the Sega video game Samba de Amigo for the Wii console, appearing in a stage featuring Ulala.
Studio albums 
|1994||Dewdrops in the Garden||127||—|
|1995||Dewdrops in the Remix||—||—|
|1996||Sampladelic Relics & Dancefloor Oddities||—||—|
|2001||The Very Best of Deee-Lite||—||—|
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1990||"Groove Is in the Heart"||1||15||31||17||8||10||2||13||2||1||4||World Clique|
|"Power of Love"||47||82||—||43||21||47||19||—||25||1||47|
|"How Do You Say...Love" / "Groove Is in the Heart" (remix)||—||—||—||—||24||—||—||—||52||—||—|
|"Thank You Everyday"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994||"Party Happenin' People"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||30||—||Dewdrops in the Garden|
|"Picnic in the Summertime"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||43||—||—|
|"Bring Me Your Love"||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||1||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
See also 
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. dance chart
- Hadfield, James (May 18, 2011). "Towa Tei: The Interview". Time Out Tokyo. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 147. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- International peaks
- Peak positions for Deee-Lite's singles on Canadian Singles Chart:
- For "Groove Is in the Heart" "Top Singles - Volume 53, No. 5, December 15 1990". RPM. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- For "Power of Love" "Top Singles - Volume 53, No. 12, February 23 1991". RPM. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- For "Runaway" "Top Singles - Volume 56, No. 5, August 01 1992". RPM. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- German peaks
- Search for Irish peaks
- US singles peaks
- The Garden of Deee-Lite The Ultimate Deee-Lite site
- Deee-Liteful Experience Deee-Lite fan site
- Deee-Lite Discography at Discogs.com
- MusicBlob: Archivio documenti This Italian website has archived some legal documents including the "Kirby v.Sega" case involving Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite