Excellence (pop group)

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Origin Sweden
Genres Pop, Eurodance
Years active 2001–2002
Members Ana Johnsson
Jenny Berfoth
Malin Olsson
Johanna Landt
Susanna Patoleta

Excellence were a Swedish pop girl group from 2001 created through the TV programme Popstars on Kanal 5.[1][2] The group scored a number one album on the Swedish Charts, as well as five top 10 singles, and entered Melodifestivalen 2002.[3] They also collaborated with Markoolio on the official Swedish song for the 2002 Winter Olympics "Vi ska vinna!"[1] The group split up shortly after the single was released.[1] Member Ana Johnsson later scored a worldwide solo hit with the song "We Are" from the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack and has recently (October 2006) released her second album Little Angel.



Year Album Chart positions Certification
2001 The Region of Excellence 1 Gold[5] (40,000)


Year Single Chart positions Album Certification
2001 "Need to Know (Eenie Meenie Miny Moe)" 1 The Region of Excellence Platinum[5] (30,000)
"Lose It All" 5
"What's Up?" 10
2002 "Vi ska vinna!" (Markoolio feat. Excellence) 3 Tjock och lycklig
"We Can Dance/Last to Know" 9


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  5. ^ a b "IFPI Sweden 2001 certification awards" (PDF). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05.