Thursday, 19 June 2008

Michael Learns to Rock

FORMED: 1988, Arthus, Denmark

Michael Learns To Rock is one of Denmark's most successful bands ever. The group was formed in spring 1988, and already same year they won two music contests and met their current manager, J.P. Andersen. They also released four songs on a promo record called "Secrets". The following year they got recording contract with the Danish recording company, Medley Records and released their first single, The Actor. In 1991 their first album, Michael Learns To Rock was released. It sold about 30.000 copies in just two months and was no. 1 on the sales list for 5 weeks. In 1993 they released their 2nd album, Colours, which sold more than 1.1 million copies and became one of the best selling Danish pop-albums ever.

In 1995 Played On Pepper was released, and it became a mega-success too. The album sold about 100.000 copies in half a year, and the readers of the two Danish music magazines Mix and Vi Unge chose MLTR as Danish band of the year 1995 and That's Why as Danish single of the year. In 1996 Paint My Love - Greatest Hits was released in Asia and sold more than 2,5 millions copies. MLTR are REALLY BIG in Asia, and with their 4th album "Nothing To Lose", they are hoping to break through in Europe too. And why not? In Denmark "Nothing To Lose" sold 25.000 copies on the release day!

In 1999 they released different Greatest Hits and Remix albums around the world.

In summer 2000 bass player Søren Madsen decided to leave the band to pursuit a solo carrier. MLTR continues as a trio, bass player SP is playing Søren's part on stage. MLTR's 5th studio album Blue Night was released in November 2000. In Indonesia it sold 42.000 copies on the release day.

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