Dance-pop troupe the Vengaboys were originally formed by Dutch DJs Danski and Delmundo, who performed live under the name between 1992 and 1996, additionally scoring a handful of underground club hits.
During the summer of 1996 the duo was joined by singers/dancers Kim, Robin
, Roy, and Denise, all of whom became full-time members of the group; with Danski and Delmundo locked in the studio, the four vocalists toured Europe under the Vengaboys name, followed in 1997 by the release of the single "Up and Down." The follow-up "We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)" appeared in 1998, followed shortly by the full-length The Party Album, which also featured the hit single "Boom Boom Boom Boom." The hit singles "Kiss When the Sun Don't Shine," "Shalala Lala," and "Uncle John from Jamaica" all landed on the 2000 effort The Platinum Album. After the release of their 2001 single "Forever as One," a pregnant Denise left the group to tend to life as a new mother and the Vengaboys went on hiatus. In 2006 they returned with Donny Latupeirissa replacing Roy on a tour across Europe, but in 2010 their comeback began in earnest with the release of their single "Rocket to Uranus." The song's accompanying 3-D video featured gossip columnist Perez Hilton, along with Euro-dance legend Pete Burns
from the group Dead or Alive
. In 2013, they released a cover of "Hot Hot Hot," the classic soca hit from Arrow
that had become a worldwide party favorite in 1987 thanks to a version by David Johansen
in his Buster Poindexter
persona. They released "2 Brazil" a year later to coincide with the 2014 World Cup, while the end of 2014 saw the group get in the holiday spirit with The Christmas Party Album, which featured the single "Where Did My Xmas Tree Go?" ~ Jason Ankeny