Alice Deejay

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Alice Deejay
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Eurodance, pop
Years active 1998–2002; 2014-Present
Labels Universal (US), Armada, Republic
Website www.alicedj.com
Members Ilona, DJ Jurgen, Sebastiaan Molijn, Eelke Kalberg, Marc Lee-Smith, Wessel van Diepen, Dennis van den Driesschen
Past members Judith Anna Pronk, Angelique Versnel, Mila Levesque

Alice Deejay is a Dutch Eurodance project formed in 1998 by DJ Jurgen. They are best known for their 1998 single "Better Off Alone", which was a worldwide success. They went on a hiatus in 2002, but finally reformed in 2014 under the name Alice DJ with a new vocalist, following the original vocalist Judith Pronk's disinclination to return to singing.

1998–2002: Breakthrough and disbandment[edit]

Alice Deejay launched their career in July 1998 with their debut single, "Better Off Alone", credited as DJ Jurgen presents Alice Deejay.[1] The song reached the top 10 in many European countries and also charted in North America. In the UK, the song went platinum and reached number 2 on the UK Singles Chart,[2] and number 3 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, also reaching number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their second single, "Back In My Life", was released in November 1999 and reached number-one in Norway, and the top 10 in Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom.

The project's first and only album was Who Needs Guitars Anyway?, and was released in April 2000. It entered the top ten of the UK Albums Chart.[2] They released three more singles from the album, "Will I Ever", "The Lonely One" and "Celebrate Our Love", and all reached the top 20 in the United Kingdom.[2] Pronk, together with Versnel and Levesque as backing-singers toured dance-themed venues to perform live. In 2002, this line-up made their final appearance together in Utrecht.[1]

In March 2014, the production team reformed the line-up with the new singer Ilona under the name Alice DJ.[3]

Production[edit]

The project was produced by DJ Jurgen and co-produced by Danski (b. Dennis van den Driesschen), Delmundo (a.k.a. Wessel van Diepen) and their protégés Pronti (Sebastiaan Molijn) and Kalmani (Eelke Kalberg).[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
NLD
[5]
FIN
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRL
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
US
[14]
Who Needs Guitars Anyway? 27 7 45 28 8 14 24 12 8 76

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NLD
[16]
AUS
[17]
FRA
[7]
GER
[18]
IRL
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[11]
SWI
[12]
UK
[13]
US
[19]
"Better Off Alone" 1999 9 4 6 32 3 3 5 28 2 25 Who Needs Guitars Anyway?
"Back in My Life" 4 19 11 17 5 1 4 19 4
"Will I Ever" 2000 8 37 33 8 16 10 25 7
"The Lonely One" 19 60 59 32 24 72 16
"Celebrate Our Love" 2001 25 71 71 44 33 85 17
"Who Needs Guitars Anyway?" 2001
  • Spain Only
"Hitmix" 2010
  • iTunes Only
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edden, John (May 12, 2011). "Whatever happened to ...Alice Deejay". Altsounds.com. 
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 18. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Listing in the booking agent's website, (accessed 22 February 2015).
  4. ^ Alice Deejay Discography at Discogs Discogs
  5. ^ "Discografie Alice Deejay". dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Discography Alice Deejay". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Discographie Alice Deejay". lescharts.com (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Alice Deejay / Longplay". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Discography Alice Deejay". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Alice Deejay". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Alice Deejay – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c "Certified Awards" (enter "Alice DeeJay" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  16. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in the Netherlands:
  17. ^ "Discography Alice Deejay". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Alice Deejay / Single". musicline.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Alice Deejay – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "(Guld & Platina) ÅR 2000" [(Gold & Platinum) Year 2000] (PDF) (in Swedish). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Certifications Singles Or – année 2000" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Trofeer". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Certifications Singles Argent – année 2000" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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