Like in Spanish, the V is pronounced with a soft B sound, as such- "Bengaboys", which could be translated as "The 'Come on' Boys". A guest-singer from Spain, for the producer's previous project Nakatomi, kept repeatedly singing "¡Venga!" ("Come on!") in their songs. This led to the name 'Vengaboys' as their following project. Never critically acclaimed, the group continued making records that were distinctly "Eurodance", following in the footsteps of previous Dutch-Dance sensations 2 Unlimited. The ploy worked and by the beginning of the year 2000, the group had achieved 4 top 10 entries, including 2 number ones (Boom Boom Boom Boom and We're Going to Ibiza).
The group's success continued throughout the beginning of the 21st century, with the "Platinum Album" (their third album release) going top 10, spawning 3 big hits (Kiss, Shala Lala and Uncle John From Jamaica) and 2 lesser known tracks (Cheekah Bow-Bow, which included their fifth cyber-member Cheekah, and the ballad Forever As One, which gained more notoriety for its video, which was banned after the group used unlicensed pictures of them meeting pop group Westlife). By mid-2001, after nearly 10 top 10 hits, the group partly disbanded and went back to working on the club scene. Members * Robin Pors (Sailor outfit) (1997-1999) * Kim Sasabone (1997-2004) * Roy Den Burger (Cowboy outfit) (1997-2004) * Denise van Rijswijk (1997-2002) * Yorick Bakker (Sailor outfit) (1999-2002) * Mark (2002-2004) * Lilly (2002-2004) * Travis McQueen (2000-2001) 1997 2001 2007 Amsterdam, Netherlands Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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