Movetron

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Movetron
Origin Finland
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1994–2000, 2007–
Labels PolyGram, Universal
Website www.movetron.fi
Members Päivi Lepistö
Jukka Tanttari
Timo Löyvä
Past members Chris Sanders

Movetron is a Finnish dance and pop band, established in the mid-1990s by Päivi Lepistö, Jukka Tanttari, and Timo Löyvä. Their music can be categorized as Eurodance. Their first album "Romeo ja julia" sold double platinum, peaked #1 and stayed in the official Finnish Album charts for 38 weeks. Album produced three Top-10 hits in singles chart Top-20, Romeo ja Julia (#2), Ristinolla (#1 for two weeks) and beautiful ballad Alla koivupuun (#10). Later Platinum edition of the album was released with 4 bonus tracks.

Second album "Soittorasia" was released in October 1996 and sold gold immediately. By the end of the year album had sold over 40,000 copies going Platinum. Hits such as Prinssi (#6) and Flavio (#8) included in the album.

Third album "3 Aste" was released in November 1997. Two lead singles were released before the album. More heavy oriented Tellusnainen and basic eurodance song Lähden, both of which flopped in singles chart. Album sold little less than 10,000 copies and did not manage to reach Top-40 Albums chart at all.

Movetron decided to change their singing language to English and they also had a new member Chris Sanders (From 90's hit group 3rd Nation) and they released new single "VoodooMan". It peaked #15 in singles chart. New album was released in July 2000 but it went nowhere selling approximately 1000 copies overall. After this dissappointment Movetron decided to break up.

They started as a group again in 2007, and released a massive hit single Ei kenenkään maa (#9) which had lots of airplay in radio stations. Movetron was a finalist in the Finnish qualification of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with their song Cupido. It also became a hit peaking # 15 in the singles chart. A compilation album called "Irtokarkkeja - Makeimmat hitit" was released in march of 2008. It peaked #4 in Top-40 albums chart, selling 20,000 copies, going gold.

Their 5th album "Ei kenenkään maa" was released October 2008 in Finland. It Peaked # 30 in official albums chart. To date it has sold about 3000 copies. In 2011 Movetron broke their recording deal with Universal music. New deal was signed with another big record company in Finland called AXR Music.

At the moment there are no plans of making any new album, but possible single release or two might see the daylight in 2013.

Discography[edit]

Best position in the Finnish charts[1] in parentheses.

Albums[edit]

  • Romeo ja Julia (Romeo and Juliet) (1995) (#1)
  • Soittorasia (musical box) (1996) (#5)
  • 3. aste ( 3. grade(1997)
  • The 4th Dimension (2000)
  • Irtokarkkeja – makeimmat hitit (compilation) (2008) (#4)
  • Ei kenenkään maa ( no man's land ) (2008) (#30)

Singles[edit]

  • Valkoinen valhe / Voikukkaseppele (1994)
  • Romeo ja Julia (1994) (#2)
  • Ristinolla (1995) (#1)
  • Alla koivupuun (1995) (#10)
  • Romeo & Juliet (1996)
  • Prinssi (1996) (#6)
  • Soittorasia (1996) (#13)
  • Flavio (1996) (#8)
  • Missä sä oot? (1997)
  • Tellusnainen (1997)
  • Lähden (1997)
  • Mombasa (1998)
  • Voodoo (1999) (#15)
  • I'll Be Your Baby (1999)
  • Heart N' Soul (2000)
  • Love Springs Eternal (2000)
  • Ei kenenkään maa (2007) (#9)
  • Cupido (2008) (#15)
  • Elä nyt (2008) (#20)
  • Otanko askeleen (2008)
  • Filminauha (2009)
  • Lanteisiin (2011)
  • Medieval Love (feat Vaida)/Jäi jäljet hiekkaan (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lista-arkisto (Official Finnish chart by IFPI Finland)

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