Loïs Lane

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Not to be confused with Lois Lane. ‹See Tfd›
Loïs Lane
Origin Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Genres Pop
Years active 1984–present
Labels Lana Lane (Polydor Records)
Website www.loislane.nl
Members Monique Klemann
Suzanne Klemann

Loïs Lane is a Dutch girl group of Indo (Eurasian) descent, consisting of the sisters Suzanne and Monique Klemann. The group is known in the United States as Lois L, because the group was named after Lois Lane, the girlfriend of Superman.

Biography[edit]

The group was founded in 1984 by Monique; however, her background singer Angela left the group in 1985 and was replaced by her sister Suzanne. In 1987 they participated in the Grote Prijs van Nederland, the most important amateur musician contest, and were offered a record deal by Warner Music Group. In 1988 they recorded the title song "Amsterdamned" for the movie with the same name which resulted in their first moderate success; however, the record label dropped them and they started their own imprint, Lana Lane.

After this first exposure, they recorded their debut album Loïs Lane which peaked at #1 after their second single "It's The First Time" became a summer hit. This song came to the attention of Prince who became interested in the sisters.

In 1992 they recorded a new album Precious together with Prince, recorded two singles "Sex" and "Qualified" and joined Prince on his Nude tour.[1] In 1997 they wrote the title song for the television program Combat and also wrote the title song for an Emmy Awarded television program " Dunya and Desi " in 2003 " They had some moderate success with the album "Covers" which featured covers.

In 2004 the sisters decided to pose for Playboy partially as a joke .

In October 2013 they released their new album "As One" with lovely singles like " The Morning Patrol " and "You and You and Me".




Solo career Monique Klemann[edit]

Cover of On Patrol

Monique started to embark on her solo career first as "Strapless In Soho", however she has released her debut solo album On Patrol in September 2006 under her own name. On Patrol was recorded because Monique played the leading role in the television series Parels & Zwijnen in which she sang jazz covers and thought that the songs deserved to be released as well. The album peaked at #35 in the Dutch album charts.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Date Title Chart (NL) Certification
1989 Loïs Lane 1 Platinum [3]
1990 Fortune Fairytales 4 Gold [3]
1992 Precious 14  
1993 Live At The Arena 59  
1995 Fireflight 14  
1996 Covers 52  
Hit Singles 86/96 31  
2000 Hear Me Out -  
2009 Motown! -  
2013 As One -  

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
NED
[4]
BEL
(FLA)

[5]
1987 "Break it Up!" 63 - Loïs Lane
"One Night Stand" - - single only
1988 "Amsterdamned" 31 - Loïs Lane
1989 "My Best Friend" 37 -
"It's The First Time" 9 30
1990 "Fortune Fairytales" 7 35 Fortune Fairytales
"I Wanna Be" 20 -
"This Must Be Love" 45 -
1992 "Qualified" 14 - Precious
"Crying" 45 -
"I Oh I" - -
1993 "Sex" 48 -
"People" - - single only
1994 "Medley" - - Live At The Arena
1995 "Tonight" 11 - Fireflight
"Something About Her" - -
"Hand" - -
1996 "Heart of Glass" - - Covers!
"Simply Beautiful" 50 - Hitsingles 86/96
1998 "Combat" 52 - singles only
1999 "Everytime I Hear Your Name" - -
2000 "Now That You Have Gone" 85 - Hear Me Out
"Whatever You May Know" - -
2002 "When I'm With You" 36 - singles only
2003 "Here You Come Again" - -
2004 "This Christmas" - -
2007 "Christmas Letter from a Soldier's Wife" - -
2013 "The Morning Patrol" - - As One
2013 "It's Because" - - As One
2014 "You and You and Me" - - As One
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dutch Pop Institute Biography Loïs Lane (Dutch) Accessed: Aug 8, 2006
  2. ^ PopInstituut.nl Discography Monique Klemann (Dutch) Accessed: November 4, 2006
  3. ^ a b NVPI.nl Dutch certification database. Note: Search for Lane Accessed November 4, 2006
  4. ^ "Loïs Lane - Dutch Chart". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Loïs Lane - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 

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