Daze (band)

Daze is a Danish Eurodance band whose 1997 debut album Super Heroes became a double platinum international hit.[1] The band is a trio composed of Lucas Sieber, Jesper Tønnov, and Trine Bix,[2] and their style of "zany" "turbo-pop" music is compared to the Danish-Norwegian pop band Aqua.[1][3] Super Heroes, initially published in Scandinavia by Sony Music, sold 31,000 copies on the release day and was later released in the United States by Columbia Records and in Non-Nordic global territories by Epic Records.[3][4] Hit singles included "Superhero", "Tamagotchi" and "Toy Boy". In February 1998, Daze won the Danish Grammy Award for Best Dance Album of 1997.[5] The single Superhero was nominated as 1997 Danish hit of the year by G.A.F.F.A. magazine.[6] It was also very famous in Argentina during those years.

Daze
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresEuropop, Eurodance
Years active1997–present
LabelsSony Music
Columbia Records
Epic records
MembersLucas Sieber
Trine Bix
Jesper Tønnov

In 2012, Daze announced on their official Facebook page that their new single would be called "Fool Me". On 23 June 2012 the new single was released to digital music stores such as iTunes and Spotify in Europe along with an extended mix. It also features Daze's original band logo that was dropped after the release of "Super Heros" in the late 90s and replaced by the flame logo. An international release date is expected soon.

The band's music is inspired by Aqua, Dr. Alban and Herbie Crichlow.[7]

In 2013, Daze competed in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix selection in Denmark for a place in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song "We Own the Universe".

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 1997 - Super Heroes
  • 1999 - They Came To Rule

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Vl)
BEL
(Wa)
DEN FIN NED NOR NZ SWE
1997 "Superhero" 2 2 32 2 42 11 Super Heroes
"Toy Boy" 3 14 47
"Tamagotchi" 6 44
1998 "Together Forever (The Cyber Pet Song)" 11 30 11 5
1999 "15 Minutes of Fame" 54 They Came to Rule
2000 "2nd Chance"
2012 "Fool Me"
2013 "We Own the Universe"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ferro, Charles (14 March 1998). "Latest News From Around the Plane: Denmark". Billboard: 69.
  2. ^ Whitnurn, joel (January 2008). Joel Whitburn's top pop singles 1955-2006. Record Research. p. 223. ISBN 0-89820-172-1.
  3. ^ a b Møller Andersen, Bo (25 October 1997). "Som to dråber Aqua". Ekstra Bladet.
  4. ^ Hjorth-Knudsen, Casper (31 October 1997). "I Aquas gyldne fodspor". B.T.
  5. ^ "Dansk Grammy 1998". Danish Music Awards. IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 8 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Rosenstand Svig, Ole (6 January 2007). "Gaffa-prisen 1991-2006 – se vinderne". Gaffa. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  7. ^ Bisgaard, Mette Marie (28 August 1997). "Daze : Superhero (clubmix)". Ekstra Bladet.

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