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AnnaGrace
AnnaGrace
AnnaGrace live in Hasselt.jpg
AnnaGrace live in Hasselt
Background information
Origin Belgium
Genres Trance
2008-2013
Labels Sinuz
Kontor Records
Ian van Dahl
Lasgo
Website Official website
Members Annemie Coenen
Peter Luts

AnnaGrace were a Belgian trance music project fronted by Belgian singer Annemie Coenen and produced by Belgian DJ/producer Peter Luts. The project first achieved success in 2008 with the hit singles "You Make Me Feel", "Let the Feelings Go," "Love Keeps Calling" and the 2010 debut AnnaGrace album Ready to Dare.[1][2] However, Coenen herself is best known as the former singer and front woman of the famous Belgian trance project Ian van Dahl.[3][4] Today, Coenen continues to tour worldwide as AnnaGrace performing her biggest trance hits.[5]

History

2000-2006: Ian van Dahl

After the departure of singer Martine Theeuwen (aka Marsha)[6] and her onstage replacement Cindy Martens,[7] Coenen was later selected by executive producers Christophe Chantzis and Erik Vanspauwen to be the new front woman and singer of Ian van Dahl.[8] In the early stages of her involvement, Coenen mimed the original vocals of Theeuwen when performing the project's debut hit "Castles in the Sky" onstage. She later became involved in the songwriting with the producers and recorded vocals for the followup singles ("Will I?," "Reason," "Try") and the debut album Ace. The single "Castles In The Sky" was already a major success reaching No.3 on UK charts while also spending seven weeks in the top 10 in the summer of 2001. The single had also managed to crossover onto American Charts and reached the Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at No.91.[9] The followup singles recorded with Coenen became major hits on the UK singles charts as well.[10] The singles "Will I?" peaked at No.5, "Reason" at No.8 and "Try" at No.15. The Ace album reached No.7 in the UK where it achieved Gold status.[11]

In 2004, Coenen recorded vocals for the second Ian van Dahl album Lost & Found. Belgian producers Peter Luts and David Vervoort officially joined Chantizs and Vanspauwen for the production of the second album. The album singles "I Can't Let You Go," "Believe," "Where Are You Now?" and "Inspiration" were all successes but still failed to match the massive commercial sales of the previous singles from the first album. The final singles Coenen recorded with Ian van Dahl ("Movin On" and "Just a Girl") were released in the late-2000s.

2008-2013: AnnaGrace

After the breakup of Ian van Dahl, Coenen teamed up with Luts in 2008.[12] The two decided to form their own trance project called AnnaGrace.[3] In June 2008, the debut AnnaGrace single, "You Make Me Feel", was released in Belgium, shortly followed by a release in the U.S., where it reached No.1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay.[13] The second AnnaGrace single, "Let the Feelings Go", was released in 2009. The single achieved success on charts in the Netherlands and Belgium while also reaching No.1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay like its predecessor.[14] "Love Keeps Calling", the third AnnaGrace single, achieved moderate success in Belgium and the Netherlands and peaked at No.47 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay[15] The fourth AnnaGrace single, "Celebration", was released in Belgium on May 2010. The debut AnnaGrace album Ready to Dare was released on June 2010 and entered in Belgium charts at No. 39 and peaked at No.15.[16] "Don't Let Go" was the fifth and final album single from the Ready to Dare album, achieving moderate success reaching No.26 on Belgian charts. "Ready to Fall In Love" was released on 27 February 2012.[17] "Alive" was released on 23 July 2012.[18] "Girls Like Dancing" was released on 28 May 2013. All were released domestically in Belgium.

Discography

Albums

Year Title Chart positions
BEL
2010 Ready to Dare 15

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
BEL
(Fl)
UK
[19]
US

Dance

IRE DEN GER NED FIN SPA TUR
2008 "You Make Me Feel" 35 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Ready To Dare
2009 "Let the Feelings Go" 5 -- 1 -- -- -- 26 -- -- --
"Love Keeps Calling" 23 -- 1 -- -- -- 15 -- -- 50
2010 "Celebration" 21 -- -- -- -- -- 85 -- -- 32
"Don't Let Go" 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 "Ready to Fall in Love" 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- N/A
"Alive" 86 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 "Girls Like Dancing" 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

See also

References

  1. ^ "AnnaGrace Discogs Profile". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "AnnaGrace Allmusic Profile". allmusic.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b "annagrace". dancevibes.be. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "Ian Van Dahl". Allmusic Ian Van Dahl Profile. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "AnnaGrace Jan Vis Booking Agent Profile". janvis.com. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Martine "Marsha" Theeuwen official Website". marsha.be. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Interview with Marsha (Castles in the Sky)". dancevibes.be. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Ian Van Dhal itunes Profile Bio". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Ian Van Dahl-Castles In The Sky US Charts Billboard". song-database.com. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Ace (Ian Van Dahl album)". Official Charts Company. 10 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Ace by Ian Van Dahl Search". The Official Charts Company. 11 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ian Van Dahl Discogs Profile". discogs.com. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Hot dance Airplay Achieve October 25, 2008". billboard.com. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "AnnaGrace Let Feelings Go Billboard Charts US". books.google.com. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "AnnaGrace-Love Keeps Calling Chart History". billboard.com. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ Staff. "AnnaGrace - Celebration". NEWS Digital Media. Retrieved 2010. 
  17. ^ "AnnaGrace-Ready To Fall In Love (Discogs Profile)". discogs.com. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "AnnaGrace-Alive (Discogs Profile)". discogs.com. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 265. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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