Aqua is the name of a new funky, groovy and somewhat
psychedelic pop dance foursome that is three-fourths
Danish and a quarter Norwegian. Their origins stem back to
1989 when Claus, Soeren, Rene and Lene got together and
formed their first group Joyspeed. At this juncture, they
signed a contract with a small Swedish record company,
which prompted a brief residency on the music charts.
Becoming disillusioned with their progress, they renamed
themselves Aqua and signed a record deal with a Swedish
subsidiary of Universal Music. "Roses are Red,"
their first single, was released in 1996 and went to the
top of the charts in Denmark and Sweden. The single
"My Oh My" went gold six days after its release.
Their 1997 debut release, Aquarium, tore up the European
dance charts. Their second album, Aquarius, was released