Solid Base

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Solid Base
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Eurodance
Years active 1994–2004
Labels Remixed Records
Past members Isabelle Heitman
Jonas Eriksson
Mattias Eliasson
Thomas Nordin

Solid Base was a Swedish-Norwegian Eurodance group.

The lead singer in the group was Isabelle Heitmann, who was born in Oslo, Norway in 1972. She had a passion for singing since her childhood, and at the age of 10 she moved to Gothenburg, Sweden. A few years after she had moved to Stockholm, she started to sing in various talent competitions. One day she got a phone call from producer Pat Reiniz asking her to sing for him. She ended up singing for Cool James and Black Teacher on their album. At work she met a man named Niclas Lindberg who recommended her for the Solid Base project.

Rapper Thomas Nordin or Teo T (born 1971) spent his youth living in places like Saudi Arabia, Africa and Indonesia. Once back in Stockholm he dedicated his time to the growing music life of Stockholm. Teo met the producers Jonas Eriksson and Mattias Eliasson and together they formed the idea of Solid Base.

In 1994, Solid Base released their first single "Together". They then released several other singles and gained success in Europe. In 1996, their debut album Finally was released. It included hit songs like "Mirror Mirror", "You Never Know" and "Let It Be Sunshine". Two years later, they released their second album The Take Off where the song "Come'n Get Me" is probably their most well-known. The band's second album, The Take Off, was successful in Japan, being certified gold by the RIAJ in 1998.[1]

The last CD of the 1990s they made was in 1999 with Express. By 2001, Solid Base released the album Party Totale! in Germany. Their last studio album was In Action from 2002. In 2004, The Greatest Hits was released; a Greatest Hits DVD with music videos was also released.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
FIN
[2]
NOR
[3]
SWE
[4]
1994 "Together" Finally
"In Your Dreams"
1995 "Mirror, Mirror" 6
"Stars in the Night"
1996 "You Never Know" 12 4
"Let It All Be Sunshine" 13
1997 "All My Life"
"Fly to Be Free"
1998 "Come'n Get Me" 6 The Take Off
"Sunny Holiday"
1999 "Ticket to Fly" 48
"Once You Pop (You Can't Stop)" Express
"This Is How We Do It"
2000 "Push It" 53
"Sha La Long"
"Come on Everybody"
2001 "I Like It" In Action
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Albums[edit]

  • 1996Finally
  • 1998The Take Off
  • 1999Express
  • 2001Party Totale
  • 2002In Action
  • 2002Greatest Hits
  • 2004Greatest Hits (20 tracks, + 9 bonus DVD features)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1998年9月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. September 1998 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 468: 9. November 10, 1998. Archived from the original on January 24, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Finnish peaks
  3. ^ Norwegian peaks
  4. ^ Swedish peaks

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