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A1 News

FIVE FORCED TO MISS MARDI GRAS

Five miss their Mardi Gras date due to Sean Conlin's glandular fever, while Atomic Kitten battle on despite a broken nose and nodules...

  • Jul 1, 2001

a1 DRIVEN IN NEW DIRECTION

The pop idols pick up guitars - and reckon their heavy new direction is "really really good"...

  • Jun 25, 2001

A1 - 'WE NEARLY SPLIT'

The boyband reveal that they came near to breaking up after four fans died in Indonesia...

  • May 1, 2001

TABLOID HELL - APRIL 27

Plus, Emma Bunton unmasked as fag hag, Dane Bowers defuses bar-room brawl and hellraising Boyzone member quits the bottle...

  • Apr 27, 2001

A1 TAKE ON NOEL

a1 cover 'Don't Look Back In Anger' and dedicate it to their biggest fan, Noel Gallagher...

  • Apr 22, 2001

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A1 Music Videos

SA KI RIVEW LA Play Video

SA KI RIVEW LA

Découvrez SA KI RIVEW'LA sur KOMPA TROPICAL Vol. 1 avec la voix de Luc GUILLAUME - YourZoukTv - La Chaîne dédiée au Zouk - YourZoukTv est votre chaîne dédiée au Zouk. Retrouvez vos chansons et artistes...

SEXY KOMPA Play Video

SEXY KOMPA

Découvrez le SEXY KOMPA avec la voix de Edwige MARIE sur KOMPA TROPICAL Vol. 1 - YourZoukTv - La Chaîne dédiée au Zouk - YourZoukTv est votre chaîne dédiée au Zouk. Retrouvez vos chansons et artistes...

LE CHAT ET LA SOURIS Play Video

LE CHAT ET LA SOURIS

Découvrez LE CHAT ET LA SOURIS avec la voix de Luc GUILLAUME sur KOMPA TROPICAL Vol. 1 - YourZoukTv - La Chaîne dédiée au Zouk - YourZoukTv est votre chaîne dédiée au Zouk. Retrouvez vos chansons et artistes...

DO RE MI Play Video

DO RE MI

Découvrez DO RE MI avec la voix de Luc GUILLAUME sur KOMPA TROPICAL Vol. 1 - YourZoukTv - La Chaîne dédiée au Zouk - YourZoukTv est votre chaîne dédiée au Zouk. Retrouvez vos chansons et artistes préférées...

NAN TCHOU A YO Play Video

NAN TCHOU A YO

Découvrez NAN TCHOU A YO avec la voix de Edwige MARIE sur KOMPA TROPICAL Vol. 1 - YourZoukTv - La Chaîne dédiée au Zouk - YourZoukTv est votre chaîne dédiée au Zouk. Retrouvez vos chansons et artistes...

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A1 Reviews

a1 : Make It Good

a1 : Make It Good

Mark, Ben, Christian and Paul ditch their matching dungarees and centre partings for some rock’n’roll-lite...

  • May 7, 2002

a1 : Caught In The Middle

The first band ever to be shitter than the road they’re named after...

  • Jan 25, 2002

Mardi Gras : London Finsbury Park

a1, Steps, Hear'say, Human League and some boring indie types rock the Festival Formerly Known As Gay Pride...

  • Jul 2, 2001

A1 : No More

Have we lost another great pop band to the world of seriousness? No!

  • Feb 19, 2001

a1: London Astoria G-A-Y

a1 just aren't gay enough for G-A-Y...

  • Feb 12, 2001

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A1 Biography

A1 (stylised as a1) are an English-Norwegian pop group that formed in 1998. The line-up consists of Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, and Ben Adams. Paul Marazzi was a member from 1998 until his departure in 2002. Ingrebrightsen is originally from Oslo, Norway, but the other members originate from London, England.

Their first single, "Be the First to Believe", entered the UK Singles Chart at number six in mid-1999. They achieved success in the UK and other parts of the world in the late 1990s and early 2000s, particularly South East Asia and Japan. In the UK, they scored two number ones and eight top 10 hits, seven of which were written by the band. Adding to this, they also won a BRIT Award for "British Breakthrough Act" in 2001. They were managed by band manager Tim Byrne, who also formed Steps.

Marazzi left the band in 2002, citing personal reasons. The three remaining members subsequently decided to take a break due to exhaustion from being on the road for the best part of four years straight.

In December 2009, Ingebrigtsen, Read and Adams reformed A1, without Marazzi, in Norway for a series of concerts at the Christiania Theatre in Oslo. Since their comeback, they have released a number of new singles as well as their fourth and fifth studio albums, Waiting for Daylight, in 2010, and Rediscovered, in 2012.

In 2013, A1 reunited worldwide without Marazzi for the itv2 documentary The Big Reunion along with others bands such as Eternal, Damage, Girl Thing, 3T and a new band called 5th Story, made up of Dane Bowers (from Another Level), Gareth Gates, Kenzie (from Blazin' Squad), Kavana and Adam Rickitt.

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