Jenny Berggren is one of two vocalist sisters in the Swedish pop group Ace of Base, who have been successful worldwide since their inception in 1990.
She was born May 19, 1972, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Berggren began performing in nightclubs with siblings Linn Berggren and Jonas "Joker" Berggren in the late '80s. In 1990 they added keyboardist Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg to form Tech Noir, later changing their name to Ace of Base.
The group recorded a techno/dance demo, which while rejected in Sweden, got them signed to a record label in Denmark in 1992. Ace of Base, working with veteran Swedish producer Denniz Pop, had several hits on the Danish pop chart and soon enjoyed similar success throughout the rest of Europe.
Ace of Base's "All That She Wants" topped the UK pop singles chart in 1993, the same year it went to #2 in the United States. The following year, the chart positions were reversed for "The Sign" (RealAudio excerpt) and the LP of the same name topped the Billboard 200 albums chart. Ace of Base became the first Swedish group to top the U.S. albums chart, an impressive feat considering ABBA's amazing '70s record sales. Ace of Base also made the U.S. top five in 1994 with "Don't Turn Around."
In 1995 the "Guinness Book of World Records" named Ace of Base's first LP the biggest selling debut effort in music history, at more than 19 million copies sold worldwide. The band issued the platinum The Bridge that year, from which "Beautiful Life" hit the U.S. top 20.
Cruel Summer (1998) yielded the U.S. top 10 hit title cut, a remake of Bananarama's version. Arista Records released Ace of Base's Greatest Hits in March.
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