One 2 Many

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One 2 Many
Origin Norway
Genres Pop, pop rock
Years active 1987–1989
Labels A&M Records
Past members Dag Kolsrud
Camilla Griehsel
Jan Gisle Ytterdal

One 2 Many was a short-lived Norwegian band consisting of Dag Kolsrud (keyboards), Camilla Griehsel (vocals) and Jan Gisle Ytterdal (guitar).

Formed in 1987, the band released their first and only album Mirror on A&M Records in 1988.[1] The Scandinavian pop track "Downtown", was an immediate success in Europe, reaching #1 for five weeks in Norway.[2] In the US the song also a success, reaching #37 on the Billboard Hot 100, #18 in the AC and #30 in the Dance charts in May 1989.[3] Three further singles were released, namely "Another Man", "Writing on the Wall" and "Nearly There", but while promotion was still underway, the band had already split. Allmusic labels them a candidate to the "least remembered one-hit wonder ever".[4]

Kolsrud went on to join the band Guys in Disguise, after which he pursued a solo career.[5] He later became a-ha's world tour musical director. Griehsel met British singer Colin Vearncombe (a.k.a. Black) and married him in 1990. She went on to become an opera singer and has lived and performed in London and Cork, Ireland.[6] In 2008 she released an album, Rum and Chocolate.[7]

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album Label UK Albums Chart[8] Norway[9]
1988 Mirror A&M Records 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Label UK Singles Chart[8] US Hot 100[3] Norway [10] Netherlands[10] Belgium[10]
October 1988 "Downtown" A&M Records 65 1 29 38
March 1989 "Another Man" A&M Records -
May 1989 "Downtown" (re-issue) A&M Records 43 37 -
August 1989 "Writing on the Wall" A&M Records -
November 1989 "Nearly There" A&M Records -

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