is a 1993 album by Swedish pop group The Sign Ace of Base, released as the band's debut album in North America, Japan, and some Latin American countries by Arista Records. The Sign contains songs from Ace of Base's debut album, (1992) and the new songs " Happy Nation Don't Turn Around", " The Sign", and " Living in Danger" as well as revised versions of "Voulez-Vous Danser" and " Waiting for Magic". To coincide with the release of The Sign, Happy Nation was re-released in Europe, Mexico, and Australia as Happy Nation (U.S. Version) on September 25, 1993. These releases featured the new tracks and revised versions included on The Sign, as well the new track "Hear Me Calling" and a remix of " Happy Nation".
The Sign is listed among the Top 100 Best-selling Albums of All Time by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with sales in excess of 23 million copies.  The album itself earned Arista Records 42 million  USD, and was nominated for  Best Pop Album at the 1995 Grammy Awards. The Sign was ranked top three on the Billboard 200 chart for 26 consecutive weeks. The album, and the single of the same name, are the only single or album by a Swedish act to rank number one on Billboard's annual overall Year-End lists.
Track listing [ edit ]
(demo 1991) 3:21
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signifies pre-production ^[b]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
End of decade charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Video Album [ edit ]
Some songs from the album were also released as an Ace of Base video collection released in the summer of 1994 on
VHS video in North America. Laserdisc editions appeared in Japan as well.
Contents [ edit ]
All That She Wants
Don't Turn Around Studio Documentary
Don't Turn Around
Living In Danger Studio Documentary
Wheel of Fortune
References [ edit ]
^ Christgau, Robert. "The Sign". Robert Christgau.
^ Larkin, Colin (2011). . The Encyclopedia of Popular Music Omnibus Press. p. 1977. ISBN 9780857125958.
^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). . New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 4. The Rolling Stone Album Guide ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - November 03, 2010". riaa.com . Retrieved . 22 April 2018
^ a b Seabrook, John (2015). . The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-3932-4192-0.
^ "Ace Of Base Chart History (. Billboard 200)" . Billboard
^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). . 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s Billboard . Retrieved . October 15, 2010
^ "Brazilian album certifications – Ace of Base – The Sign" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
^ "Canadian album certifications – Ace of Base – The Sign". Music Canada.
^ "Certificaciones" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Type Ace of Base in the box under the ARTISTA column heading.
^ "American album certifications – Ace of Base – The Sign". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH