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Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). The two grew up in bad neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. Their debut album, The War Report, was released in 1997 while Noreaga was serving another prison sentence.
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Their debut album, The War Report, was released in 1997 while Noreaga was serving another prison sentence. Recently, the band has followed a more country music style. The two grew up in bad neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. The Cardigans returned in 2003 with the quieter, more introspective Long Gone Before Daylight. Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). Nina Persson released an album as A Camp, Peter Svensson worked on the project Paus with help from Joachim Berg of Kent, and Magnus Sveningsson recorded as Righteous Boy. MTV biography (http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/capone_noreaga/bio.jhtml). 1998's Gran Turismo was less popular, and was followed by a long hiatus during which the band members pursued solo side projects (however, they did collaborate with Tom Jones for a track on his 1999 album Reload).
"Lovefool" was a hit across the globe, especially in the United States and again in Japan, where the album reached platinum in only three weeks. They were signed to Mercury Records thereafter, and released First Band on the Moon in 1996 was a marked departure from previous works, including more unusual accompaniment and lyrics with violent themes. The rest of 1994 was spent touring Europe and recording Life, which was released in 1995. Life became an international success, selling more than a million copies worldwide and achieving platinum status in Japan. The album was later voted the best of 1994 by a readers poll in Slitz magazine.
Their debut album was Emmerdale (1994), which include the Swedish radio hit "Rise & Shine". Living together in a small apartment, The Cardigans recorded a demo tape which record producer Tore Johansson heard, leading to invitation to record at a studio in Malmö. Peter Svensson and Magnus Sveningsson, both heavy metal musicians, formed the group in 1992 in Jönköping, Sweden, with drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof Johansson and lead singer Nina Persson. They remain best-known for their breakthrough album, Life (1995) and hit singles including "Lovefool", known as the title track in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.
The Cardigans are a Swedish indie/pop band that formed in 1992.