Serenity (Culture Beat album)

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Serenity
Culture beat serenity.jpg
Studio album by Culture Beat
Released June 3, 1993
Recorded 1992-1993
Genre Eurodance
Length 64:08
Label Dance Pool (Sony)[1] 474101 2
Producer Peter Zweier, Torsten Fenslau
Culture Beat chronology
Horizon
(1991)
Serenity
(1993)
The Remix Album
(1994)
Singles from Serenity
  1. "Mr. Vain"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Got to Get It"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Anything"
    Released: 1993
  4. "World in Your Hands"
    Released: 1994
  5. "Adelante!"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Serenity is the second studio album by German Eurodance band Culture Beat, released in 1993. It includes the single "Mr. Vain", which topped the charts across Europe and Australia.

The line up of Culture Beat changed slightly from the previous album, with Tania Evans becoming the new singer, joining Jay Supreme who remained the rapper. A total of five singles were released from the album: "Mr. Vain", "Got to Get It", "Anything", "World In Your Hands" and "Adelante".

The album won the 1993 Echo award for Most Successful German Album Abroad which is the highest German music industry award[3] and even became one of the 100 most successful songs in the Dutch Top 40 of the 20th century.[4] The album went on to sell almost two million copies worldwide.[5]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Serenity (Prolog)" 2:16
2. "Mr. Vain" 5:37
3. "Got to Get It (Radio Edit)" 3:59
4. "World in Your Hands" 5:33
5. "Adelante!" 5:38
6. "Rocket to the Moon" 5:47
7. "Anything" 6:42
8. "Key to Your Heart" 4:09
9. "The Other Side of Me" 4:52
10. "The Hurt" 4:15
11. "Mother Earth" 6:11
12. "Serenity (Epilog)" 7:51
13. "ID Tania" 0:06
14. "ID Jay" 0:09

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Date Peak position Certification
Austria 8 August 1993 7[6]  
Germany 3 June 1993 8 Gold
Japan October 1993 10[7]
Switzerland 18 July 1993 8[8] Gold[9]
The Netherlands 7 August 1993 9 Gold[10]
Norway August 1993 10[11]  
United Kingdom September 1993 13 Gold
Finland 1993 Gold[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Culture-Beat-Serenity/release/3517318
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/serenity-mw0000105591
  3. ^ Euro Dance encyclopedia Culture Beat page. (Accessed: September 3, 2006)
  4. ^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40, 500 Nr. 1 hits uit de Top 40, page 302, 9023009444
  5. ^ Culture-beat.com Archived 2011-07-09 at the Wayback Machine. Official short biography. (German) (Accessed: September 3, 2006)
  6. ^ AustrianCharts.at Serenity page. Accessed: October 28, 2006
  7. ^ [1] 'Oricon Album Chart Accessed: 2 November 2012
  8. ^ SwissCharts.com Serenity page. Accessed: October 29, 2006
  9. ^ SwissCharts.com Certifications 1995 Accessed: October 29, 2006
  10. ^ NVPI.nl Dutch certification database Accessed November 4, 2006
  11. ^ NorwegianCharts.com Serenity page. Accessed: October 29, 2006
  12. ^ Kulta- ja platinalevyt - IFPI.fi

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