In 1998 the world is introduced to the uplifting sounds of the Vengaboys. Delivering multi-platinum pop-dance hits back to back with Up & Down, We Like To Party!, Boom Boom Boom Boom!!, We’re going to Ibiza and more. The Vengaboys reached the top of the charts in over 20 countries including U.K., Germany, Benelux, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Poland, Australia and Mexico.
Blond bombshell Denice: “The Vengaboys story was a total adventure. It took us around the world in what seemed like a nonstop fun-fest”.
In 1999 it’s America’s turn. Up & Down and We Like To Party! storm to first place in the Billboard dance charts. Their debut album “Greatest Hits!” reaches USA gold status and the group is nominated for MTV Best Breakthrough of the Year.
To promote the single Kiss (When The Sun Don’t Shine) the group organized a world record longest kiss that currently stands at 29 hours.
The Vengaboys received numerous awards including the TMF Award for Best Dance Act and receive a price for being Hollands’ most succesful export ‘product’ that year. (Yes, we beat the tulips, agricultural products, and cheese..)
And the hits kept coming; Shalala lala, Kiss (When the sun don’t shine), Uncle John From Jamaica all reach top 5 in most countries. In their entire history, EVERY vengaboys single released, became a UK Top 40 hit. The group embarked on a world tour through the U.S., Australasia, Japan and South America.
Then, after releasing a ballad as their goodbye single, (Kim: “Hahaha! a Vengaboys ballad, what were we thinking?”) the group called it quits and was ready for retirement. Not a real crazy idea after selling 20 million singles and five million albums.
Missing the stage and the applause, the group decided to get back on stage in 2007.