Sunday, April 7, 2013

Los Umbrellos

Los Umbrellos was a Latin pop/dance music group from Copenhagen, Denmark that was formed by record producer, Kenneth Bager led by African rapper Al Agami and singers/former models Mai-Britt Grøndahl Vingsøe and Grith Höifeldt, who won an audition held by Flex/EMI in Copenhagen. 

Al Agami released his solo album, "Covert Operations" in Denmark in 1993.
In 1997, the group released their only album "Flamenco Funk" which peaked at #10 on Austria's albums chart and #30 on Switzerland's albums chart.
The first single "No Tengo Dinero" became a hit, topping the charts in Austria, peaking at #2 on Denmark's Tracklisten chart, and  making the top 5 in New Zealand, Switzerland and Italy. The song was certified Platinum in Austria.

In the U.K., the song peaked at #33 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the United States, the song peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100, #40 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #27 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart.
The follow-up single, a cover version of the Cars' hit song "Drive" flopped, failing to make the charts at all.
Two more singles: "Easy Come, Easy Go" and "Gigolo" were released, but also didn't chart. 

In 1998, Mai-Britt was replaced by Stine Kinck and by 1999, Los Umbrellos had disbanded. Al Agami still continues to be active in the music business. 

Mai-Britt Vingsøe (now Mai-Britt Vingsøe Watt) is active in television, hosting the Denmark reality show, "4-stjerners middag" in 2011. It is unknown what Grith Höifeldt is up to today.

To see the music video for "No Tengo Dinero," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Drive," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Easy Come, Easy Go," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Gigolo," go to:

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