Magic Affair

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Magic Affair
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Magic Affair (2009)
Background information
Origin Frankfurt, Germany
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1993–1999, 2004, 2008-present
Labels CDL - Cologne Dance Label
Members Nitro
Franca Morgano
Past members A.K.-S.W.I.F.T.
Anita Davis
Jannet De Lara
Richard Michael Smith
Mike Stabb

Magic Affair was a German Eurodance project founded in 1993 by Mike Staab. They are well known for their single, Omen III, which achieved success worldwide.

History[edit]

Magic Affair originated with the band Mysterious Art, which in 1989 topped the German charts with their singles, "Das Omen - Teil 1" and "Carma - Omen 2".

In 1993, Staab head and producer of Mysterious Art, began to publish new songs under the name Magic Affair and was successful in Europe and beyond. The name of the first single "Omen III" and the band's name, which on the first cover only appeared as M.A., referred to Mysterious Art their "Omen" singles.

Originally, the group consisted of female vocalist Franca Morgano and rapper A.K. Swift (born in 1969, Chicago). Magic Affair released four singles, "Omen III", "Give Me All Your Love", "In the Middle of the Night" and "Fire", all of which were from the album called The Story Continues. They gained success especially with their first single "Omen III" entering top five single charts in many European countries including Germany and France and number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

In 1995 the two original members were replaced with female singers Jannet De Lara and Anita Davis and their first single "The Rhythm Makes You Wanna Dance" was subsequently released.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUT FIN
[2]
GER NED SWE SWI
Omen...The Story Continues
  • Release date: 16 May 1994
  • Label: CDL - Cologne Dance Label
  • Formats: CD
11 9 8 71 18 7
PhenOMENia
  • Release date: August 1996
  • Label: CDL - Cologne Dance Label
  • Formats: CD
99
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT
[3]
FIN
[2]
FRA
[3]
GER
[4]
IRE
[5]
NED
[3]
SWE
[3]
SWI
[3]
UK
[3]
1993 "Omen III" 2 2 12 1 14 7 3 3 17 Omen... The Story Continues
1994 "Give Me All Your Love" 13 3 20 6 24 9 8 8 30
"In the Middle of the Night" 14 10 26 16 29 16 38
"Fire" 17 9 20 34 23
1995 "The Rhythm Makes You Wanna Dance" 32 17 54 36 PhenOMENia
1996 "Energy of Light" 54 37
"World of Freedom" 15
"Bohemian Rhapsody" Singles only
1997 "Break These Chains"
"Night of the Raven" 54
1998 "Sacrifice"
1999 "Miracles"
2004 "Fly Away" 70
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 343. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 9789511210535. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Intl. peaks Lescharts.com (Retrieved February 10, 2008)
  4. ^ German peak positions
  5. ^ Search for Irish peak positions
  6. ^ "Gold & Platin". IFPI (Austria). Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  7. ^ a b "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Magic Affair)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 

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