Meja is the self-titled debut studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter Meja, released in 1996[1] by Epic Records. After being part of dance group Legacy of Sound since 1993, Meja met Lasse Karlsson, then-manager of Ace of Base, who introduced her to songwriter Douglas Carr, who went on to produce the album.[2][3] Meja was a relative failure commercially in Sweden—only charting at number 29—but was a huge success in the Japanese market where it sold 600,000 copies.[4]

Studio album by
ProducerDouglas Carr, Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Anders Bagge, Slick, Per Adebratt, Tommy Ekman
Meja chronology
Seven Sisters
Singles from Meja
  1. "I'm Missing You"
    Released: 1996
  2. "How Crazy Are You?"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Welcome to the Fanclub of Love"
    Released: 1996
  4. "I Wanna Make Love"
    Released: 1996
  5. "Rainbow"
    Released: 1996

Track listing Edit

1."Welcome to the Fanclub of Love"Douglas Carr, Janne Taneli-Juntilla, MejaCarr 
2."How Crazy Are You?"Carr, Taneli-JuntillaCarr 
3."I Wanna Make Love"Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Carr, MejaCarr, Berggren 
4."Invisible"Carr, MejaCarr 
5."I Didn't Know"Ben Watt, Tracey ThornCarr 
6."Rainbow"Billy Steinberg, Carr, MejaCarr 
7."My Best Friend"Alexander Kronlund, MejaAnders Bagge, Slick 
8."Daniellas Eyes"Kronlund, MejaCarr 
9."April Love"Kronlund, MejaCarr 
10."It Ain't Over"Carr, Taneli-JuntillaCarr 
11."I'm Missing You"Per Adebratt, Tommy Ekman, Carr, MejaAdebratt, Ekman, Carr 
12."Flower Girl"CarrCarr 

Chart positions Edit

Chart (1996) Peak position
Sweden 29[5]

Certifications Edit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Sweden (GLF)[6] Gold 50,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

In popular culture Edit

The song "How Crazy Are You?" was featured in the video game Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball for the Xbox, where it plays during the opening movie.

References Edit

  1. ^ "Meja". Swedish Mediadatabse. 1996. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ ”När de har fått skaka min hand börjar de gråta”
  3. ^ Biografi/Meja Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Duffy, Thom (14 December 1996). "Sweden: The Next Big Thing?". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 108 (50): 46. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Meja". Swedishcharts. 1996. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2019.