Excellence (pop group)

Excellence was 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] Their last single was ‘We can dance’ which reached top 10 on the charts. The group split 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 since then (October 2006) released her second album Little Angel.

GenresPop, Eurodance
Years active2001–2002
MembersAna Johnsson
Jenny Berfoth
Malin Olsson
Johanna Landt
Susanna Patoleta



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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  3. ^ "Melodifestivalen: Sämsta låtarna någonsin". Svenska Dagbladet. 2010-02-21. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
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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.