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Encyclopedia > A1 (band)
a1

Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genre(s) Pop
Instrument(s) Singing
Years active 1998-2002
Label(s) Sony BMG/Epic (1999-2002)
Former members
Ben Adams
Mark Read
Christian Ingebrigtsen
Paul Marazzi

a1 was an Anglo-Norwegian boy band whose first single, "Be The First To Believe", was released in 1999. Its members were Britons Mark Read, Paul Marazzi, Ben Adams and Norwegian Christian Ingebrigtsen. a1 also won a BRIT Award for 'British breakthrough act' in 2001. They were formed by band manager Tim Byrne, who also formed [[STEPon the "Smash Hits" award for "Best Video" for "Take on Me". Adams also won "most fanciable male" the year after. In 2001 the band toured Asia, where they were well-received. The music video for their single "No More" was filmed in Singapore. During the Indonesian leg of their tour in the Taman Anggrek Mall, four teenage girls were killed in a stampede. Their third album, Make It Good, featured a sound closer to traditional rock music, but was to be their last studio project. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 500 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a cover of an audio recording, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the album... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Ben Adams (born Benjamin Anthony Edward Stevens Adams, 22 November 1981, in Middlesex, UK) is a British pop singer and songwriter, and was a member of the British boyband, A1. ... Mark Daniel Read (born 7 November 1978 in Kingston, Surrey) was a member of British band a1 who formed in 1998 and split in 2002. ... Christian Ingebrigtsen (born January 25, 1977 in Siggerud outside Oslo) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and musician. ... Paul Leo Thomas Marazzi (born 24th January 1975 in Wanstead, London) was a member of the British boyband a1. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A boy band is a type of pop group featuring three or more young male singers. ... Mark Daniel Read (born 7 November 1978 in Kingston, Surrey) was a member of British band a1 who formed in 1998 and split in 2002. ... Paul Leo Thomas Marazzi (born 24th January 1975 in Wanstead, London) was a member of the British boyband a1. ... Ben Adams (born Benjamin Anthony Edward Stevens Adams, 22 November 1981, in Middlesex, UK) is a British pop singer and songwriter, and was a member of the British boyband, A1. ... Christian Ingebrigtsen (born January 25, 1977 in Siggerud outside Oslo) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and musician. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Tim Clarke Byrne (also known as T.C. Byrne, born 1907[1]-1997) was the first President of Athabasca University. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Breakup

On October 8, 2002, Paul Marazzi left the band citing personal reasons, and the group subsequently split. Christian confirmed in an interview on a norwegian radio that Paul was in fact using drugs and seeing conspiracies againt him in everyone around him.


They released a Best Of album in January 2004, featuring their singles, two unreleased studio recordings and previously unreleased concert recordings.


Ben Adams released the solo single, "Sorry", which reached #18 in the UK in April 2005.


Christian has since become popular back in his home country of Norway, while Mark still writes songs for other artists.


Discography

Studio albums

Year Title Chart Position
UK Album Chart
1999 Here We Come #20
2000 The A list #14
2002 Make It Good #15

See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Here we come is the debut album by British boy band a1. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... The A list is the sophomore album by British boy band a1. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... Make It Good is a song written by Dennis Wilson and Daryl Dragon for the American pop band The Beach Boys. ...

Compilations

Year Title Chart Position
UK Album Chart
2004 The Best of a1 #?

See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... The best of a1 is a greatest hits album by the English pop group a1. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart Position Album
UK Singles Chart
1999 "Be The First To Believe" #6 Here we come
1999 "Summertime Of Our Lives" #5 Here we come
1999 "Ready Or Not/Everytime" #3 Here we come
2000 "Like A Rose" #6 Here we come
2000 "Take On Me" #1 The A-List
2000 "Same Old Brand New You" #1 The A-List
2001 "No More" #6 The A-List
2002 "Caught In The Middle" #2 Make It Good
2002 "Make It Good" #11 Make It Good

See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Ready Or Not/Everytime is the third single by the British boy band a1. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Like A Rose, by a1, was released as a single in February 2000. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Take on Me is a song by the Norwegian band a-ha. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Same Old Brand New You is a #1 single by the British boy band, a1. ... See also: 2001 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2001 Record labels established in 2001 // January 1 Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues Hum disbands. ... No More is a single by the band a1, from their album The A list. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ... See also: 2002 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2002 Record labels established in 2002 // 2002 was marked by significant trends in rock music. ...

External links

  • LyricsQuest.com: 'a1' Lyrics
  • a1 on Yahoo! Music

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