Los Umbrellos

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Los Umbrellos
Los Umbrellos.jpg
Los Umbrellos, 1997
Background information
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Latin music, Pop
Years active 1997–1999
Labels Virgin Records, Flex Records, EMI Music, Time Records
Past members Al Agami
Mai Britt vingsøe
Grith Höifeldt

Los Umbrellos was a Latin pop dance group formed in Denmark. It was formed by record producer Kenneth Bager in 1997 and broke up in 1999. It was led by the rapper Al Agami, the exiled crown prince of the small African enclave of Lado. His family fled to Denmark to escape the persecution of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin[1] The group contained backing vocals from two former models and Danish TV cohosts, Mai Britt Vingsøe and Grith Höifeldt.[2]

The group released only one album in 1997, entitled Flamenco Funk. Their single, "No Tengo Dinero", went to number 33 in the UK Singles Chart,[3] and peaked at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 that year.[4] The song also hit #1 in Austria and the top five in New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUT SWI
Flamenco Funk 10 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUT CAN NED ITA NZ SUI UK
[3]
U.S.
1997 "No Tengo Dinero" 1 31 22 4 2 3 33 42 Flamenco Funk
1998 "Easy Come, Easy Go"
"Drive"
"Gigolò"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard article
  2. ^ Picks and Pans Review: Flamenco Funk
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 329. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "British_Hit_Singles_.26_Albums" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  5. ^ Austrian certifications, database ifpi.at (Retrieved August 31, 2008)