- Clips (1)Latest ClipA1 Live in Session
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- Events20 Nov - Butlin's - Bognor Regis, Portsmouth, UK
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- A1 Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tkkn9.jpg2014-03-09T15:31:00ZThe boyband A1 perform their hit Caught In The Middle and an exclusive cover of Happy by Pharrell Williamshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/dfd8ee47-6169-403a-be9e-31c75293280e?clipfocus=p01tklm4Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 18 mins
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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. Original member and founder Paul Marazzi was a member from 1998 until his departure in 2002. Ingebrigtsen is originally from Oslo, Norway, but the other members originate from London, England.
Their debut 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 Southeast 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.