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    Huge 80s band announces shock comeback and reunion tour ten years after last performance

    FEW could fail to sing along to the hit China in Your Hand when the melodious song dances through the radio waves.Now the musical authors, T’pau are making a comeback ,with a series of UK concert dates kicking off this summer.TPAU in their heyday performing in Germany in the 80sCredit: GettyPower house perfomer Carol Decker still knows how to belt out the hitsCredit: GettyHaving headlined at the Hazlemere fringe festival last week, the legendary band will star in some 80s nostalgic shows starting in Northern Ireland and travelling to select cities including Birmingham, Manchester, Cornwall, Brighton and London’s Wembley arena later in the year.Originally formed in Shropshire, T’Pau was spearheaded by power ballard vocalist Carol Decker, 66, enjoying a string of hits including, China in your Hand and Heart and Soul. Their debut album Bridge of Spies which dropped in 1987 sold over 1.2 million copies in the UK, going quadruple platinum. read more aboutThe majority of the band’s songs had been written by Decker and her then boyfriend and band member, Ronnie Rogers.After T’pau split in 1991, Carol decided to focus on her personal life, later getting together with restaurateur Richard Coates with whom she had two children, Scarlett, 26 and Dylan 22.In 1997 Carol decided to resurrect the band with a new line up and have enjoyed performing together in 80s revival gigs and various one off events ever since.Since then she has kept busy with a number of TV appearances, starring in the video for Peter Kay and Matt Lucas charity single “I’m Gonna be 500 miles ” for Comic Reliefs Red nose day in 2007.  Most read in MusicShe also released the single Just Dream in download-only format in September 2007.In 2018, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the British comedy TV series Benidorm  as herself.[6]Then In 2022, Decker released an autobiography titled Heart And Soul.Carol and her band still get together for various revival gigsCredit: GettyCarol has been married for almost 30 years and has two childrenCredit: Getty More

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    Huge noughties rock stars cancel European tour as singer is rushed for emergency surgery

    QUEENS of the Stone Age have left fans shocked after they were forced to cancel their tour.The noughties rock stars had to quit their European shows after singer Josh Homme was rushed into emergency surgery.Queens of the Stone Age have cancelled the European leg of their tourCredit: Getty Images – GettyJosh Homme has been rushed into emergency surgeryCredit: GettyThe band are currently on the road in Europe for their The End Is Nero tour, which saw them headline Download Festival last month.However fans were left shocked when the rockers confirmed that the bulk of dates have had to be cancelled, after Josh had to fly back to the US for an “emergency” surgical procedure.The news was announced on the group’s Instagram page.Posting a picture of the tour dates the band shared a message to fans.Read more on rock bandsThe statement read: “QOTSA regret to announce that Josh Homme must return to the United States immediately for emergency surgery.”Every effort was made to push through and play for you, but it is no longer an option to continue.”The eight shows affected include France’s Festival Jardin Sonore, Pohoda Festival and Romania’s Electric Castle.At the moment, there is no suggestion that Gothenburg’s Way Out West Festival on August 8, Oya Festival on August 9 and Copenhagen’s Syd for Solen on August 10 have been cancelled.Most read in MusicFans immediately rushed to send well wishes to Josh.One wrote: “Joshua, we’ll be thinking about you and wish you a very successful surgery and recovery.❤️‍🩹 Please give yourself time to heal.🙏”Pearl Jam cancel London concert at last minuteWhile another said: “I’m wishing Josh a speedy and great recovery 🩹💖Please focus on your health, it’s more important than anything. Love you guys and sending you the most healing vibe.”This one commented: “Music can stop! Your life is so important. Get well soon Josh”Josh was diagnosed with cancer in 2022 and underwent successful surgery.Queens of the Stone Age commentThe band added this extra message for fans who have been affected by the tour cancellation The rockers told fans: “Queens are gutted we aren’t able to play for you.”We apologize for any inconvenience and share in your frustration and disappointment.”Meanwhile, last week fans were left devastated after fellow rock band Pearl Jam pulled out of its London show just hours before doors opened.A message on the group’s Instagram page read: “Unfortunately, the London and Berlin shows were cancelled, but we still wanted to make sure you have an opportunity to see the great event poster art for each show.”Check the links in our story or follow the artists if you’d like to pick one up.”Each artist has 100 APs, as well as 200 tour edition prints.”READ MORE SUN STORIESFans were quick to react in the comments section, with one musing: “Are you seriously trying to sell us stuff while we lost money from travels to cancelled shows?”A second bluntly wrote: “No, thanks. Broke after paying hotel and flights for nothing.. also haven’t seen any of the posters here in Berlin as advertising.”Pearl Jam also pulled out of the tour last weekCredit: Getty More

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    ‘You look amazing’ say eighties pop fans as music legend, 66, has barely aged a day since 1987 hit

    AN EIGHTIES pop legend has dazzled fans with their appearance 37 years after their huge chart hit.Music-lovers gushed “you look amazing” as the pop singer, now aged 66, uploaded recent snaps to her Instagram page.Music fans have gushed over the ‘amazing’ look of an Eighties popstarCredit: Instagram/tpaucaroldeckerIt came as the singer, 66, posted a series of videos to her Instagram pageCredit: Instagram/tpaucaroldeckerCarol Decker is best known for being the main vocalist in pop group T’PauCredit: GettyThe star went on to release her own single, One HeartCredit: RedfernsCarol Decker found international fame as the lead singer of British pop group T’Pau as the group rocketed to chart success in the Eighties.The Liverpudlian lass was known for her striking auburn locks during her time in the group.She also dated fellow band member Ronnie Rogers, with whom she wrote many of the band’s songs.These hits included tracks Heart And Soul, China In Your Hands and Valentine.read more eighties popThe group disbanded in 1992 yet Carol and Ronnie delighted fans when they reunited back in 2013 for a 25th anniversary tour.After T’Pau’s split, Carol released solo track One Heart three years later.She also is at the helm of her own record label GnatFish.Yet now back on stage for a series of summer gigs, Carol wowed her social media fans with her ageless look.Most read in MusicShe styled her hair into waves and added a pop of lipgloss as she spoke to the camera for a video backstage at the Haslemere Fringe.Music video for T’Pau’s China In Your Hand with Carol Decker 1987 Carol pulled on a black leather jacket and a chunky gold necklace to finish off her rock chic look.One fan was quick to gush: “You don’t need make up Carol your fab as you are were & always will be … oh & a new single soon please.”I’ve worn the others out.”Another added: “You look fab, I love your jacket xx” while a third confessed: “You look amazing.”In an Instagram clip just this week she opted for shorter locks, styled poker straight with a flick at the tips.Carol this time added a pop of colour with a pink jacketAnother follower gushed: “You’re so pretty and I love to hear you speak. And I’m so proud to be a fan of you & your music.”OPENING UPCarol recently candidly opened up on her family life in a frank interview.She addressed the loss of her father in 1990 and her mum in 2014.The I Will Be With You vocalist told The Guardian: “When both of your parents are gone, you consider your own mortality. My mum died in 2014. “I’d viewed myself for a very long time as a failed pop star. “It’s taken my mother’s death for me to realise how lucky I am and how much time I’ve wasted thinking I need to explain myself, or feeling sorry for myself. “She used to constantly say: ‘Just get on with it and make some more music.'”Carol added: “When I was in a relationship with Ronnie Rogers, my bandmate in T’Pau, I was allergic to children. “I’d benefited from a doting mother, but I saw her depressions and loneliness and felt that being tied down with a family was partly responsible. “If you marry and have kids, you go nowhere, was my interpretation.”RETRO ROCKERSMeanwhile, another previous popstar from the era recently revealed their new tour.Scottish singer-songwriter Midge Ure, from Ultravox, told how live music was his “first love” as he delighted his fans with his news.His winter tour, which will span through November and December at locations across the UK, are already on sale.Meanwhile, Eighties popstar Sam Brown looks unrecognisable now from their chart heyday.READ MORE SUN STORIESShe was a session singer for Pink Floyd, Spandau Ballet and Small Faces before releasing her breakthrough hit Stop! in 1989.Yet sadly Sam lost her singing voice in 2007 following an operation to address a cyst on her vocal chords.The China In Your Hand hitmakers were a big hit in the EightiesCredit: GettyCarol is currently taking to the stage in a series of summer toursCredit: Splash More

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    Tributes flood in for Stealers Wheel co-founder Joe Egan following his death aged 77

    TRIBUTES have poured in for a Scots singer and band member following his death aged 77.Joe Egan, from Paisley, co-founded Stealers Wheel alongside Gerry Rafferty.Joe Egan co-founded Stealers Wheel alongside Gerry RaffertyCredit: GettyThe group were best known for their 1973 debut single Stuck in the Middle With YouCredit: GettyGutted fans flocked to the comments to remember the pair’s “formidable talent”Credit: Avalon.redThe group were best known for their 1973 debut single Stuck in the Middle With You.It features in Quentin Tarantino‘s hit film Reservoir Dogs.The sad news was confirmed by a family member of Rafferty, who passed away in 2011 aged 63.Sharing a series of images of the pair, the post on the official page read: “Very sad news that the other half of Stealers Wheel, Joe Egan, passed away peacefully on Saturday with his nearest and dearest around him. “I will always remember him as a sweet and gentle soul. May he rest in peace.”A description of the musician on the Stealers Wheel website reads: “Joseph Egan was born into an Irish Catholic family on October 18th, 1946, in Paisley, Scotland. “Egan attended St. Mirin’s Academy, where he met classmate and future musical partner, Gerry Rafferty. Both were intrigued by music from a young age and noted for their unique voices.”As a young man, Egan played in multiple bands, including The Sensors, and alongside Rafferty in The Mavericks and The Fifth Column. Egan also worked as a session musician throughout his early musical career.Most read in Music”Egan and Rafferty remained close friends throughout the 1960s and worked together on many projects, allowing them time to harness and fine-tune their natural musical abilities. In 1970, Egan contributed to Rafferty’s debut solo album, Can I Have My Money Back?, providing supporting vocals.”Stealers Wheel broke up in 1975 due to creative differences.Top nineties pop star reveals return in festival slot 25 years after hit single Gutted music fans flocked to the comments to express their condolences.One wrote: “Rest in peace Joe, another talented chunk of Scotland’s musical history now gone to heaven where hopefully he will be reunited with his old partner. “The music remains on this planet so keep playing it everyone, it still deserves to be heard.”Another said: “A couple of years ago, at a mutual friend’s house, I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting with Joe. We played and sang some of his songs, something I’ll never forget. What a gentleman.”A third added: “Joe and Gerry were a perfect fit together and their harmonies were glorious.”A fourth put: “Very sad news. Another musical icon leaves us but the music lives on.”A fifth commented: “What a formidable talent they had. You and we are all the luckier from hearing their music.” More

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    Watch the shock moment Robbie Williams boasts about wild sexual exploits with fans at Hyde Park gig

    ROBBIE Williams has boasted about his sexual dalliances with fans while performing to a crowd of thousands. The singer, 50, made the audience blush as he declared his wild antics during his sellout gig at London’s BST Hyde Park. Robbie Williams shocked fans at BST Hyde Park with his sexual boastCredit: GettyThe singer pointed to fans and joked about how he’d tried to bed them allCredit: The SunRobbie even pointed to one lady in the audience and teased that he “remembered her” from his hell-raising days in the 90s. Showing off his toned tattooed arms in a white vest, the former Take That star said in a sing-song voice: “You kind of feel it in your fingers. You kind of feel it in your toes, yeah.”But the number one rule of entertainment is, you must love your audience. And in the 90s, I tried to love you all individually.”I nearly got there too!”READ MORE ON ROBBIE WILLIAMSRobbie then focused on one female fan at the front and said: “I remember you. Is that your husband?” The show was held in celebration of Robbie’s 25 year solo career. Robbie is now happily married to his wife Ayda Field and together they have four kids – Teddy, 11, Charlie, nine, Coco, five, and Beau, three.However, it appears some of his fans are still just as wild for him as they were at the start of his career. Most read in MusicRobbie also called out one randy female for getting a bit handsy with his private parts at the gig. Watch the shock moment Robbie Williams calls out fan for groping his privates at star-studded sold out London showSpeaking from the stage runway, he said: “It’s not like the 90s. It’s very mumsy over here.”One of them checked my temperature, one of them supported my back, but whoever that was over there is a magician because, I am not kidding you, this actually happened, somebody got their fingers like this [make pinching motion] and went right on my b***end.”I’m not kidding you, that happened. They zoned in and went boom, like that. Thank you, you made an old man happy.”During the concert, Robbie also spoke about his time in Take That – the band that made him famous. He even recounted his growing upset with Gary Barlow for “singing all the songs”, which fuelled his desire to break free from the group and experience the limelight himself.Robbie Williams’ wild love lifeRobbie Williams has bragged about bedding fans and ‘can’t remember’ how many women he has slept with. But Robbie has had some rather high profile relationships, too. Mel C: Spice Girl Mel found herself dating her teenage pin-up in 1997. But their romance was short-lived due to their busy schedules. Melanie later admitted in her memoir: “Nothing came of it, and it broke my heart.”Nicole Appleton: Robbie’s relationship with All Saints star Nicole was so serious that they even got engaged. But it all came to a painful end in 1999. Nicole later admitted she had aborted their baby, claiming she was forced to by her record company. They then split. Nicole wrote in hers and sister Natalie’s book Together in 2002: “After having my abortion I was in shock. I couldn’t believe what I had done. I wanted to kill myself.” Andrea Corr: Robbie reportedly hooked up with The Corrs’ Andrea Corr in 1999. He sent her 101 roses, asking: “What can I do to make you love me?Andrea allegedly replied with a spiky cactus and a note reading: “Entertain me.” Andrea later denied that they had dated. Geri Halliwell: Robbie was first linked to Geri after she was seen leaving his home at 1am in 2000. They later confirmed their relationship while on holiday in the South of France. Robbie has since revealed he ditched Geri after being told she was tipping off the press about their relationship – which was completely untrue.Nicole Kidman: Robbie and Nicole were rumoured to have dated in 2001 after they duetted on Somethin’ Stupid. Both remained tight-lipped, although Robbie has since said of the claims: “As Bill Clinton would say, I never had any relationship with any of these women.”Rachel Hunter: Robbie was quick to move in on model Rachel following her split with Rod Stewart. The pair dated for 10 months in the early noughties and it was the real deal. Rachel later admitted: “He was a very big love of my life.”Kylie Minogue: Robbie was romantically linked to Aussie pop star Kylie in 2002. The pair had recorded a hit single together and were rumoured to be dating. He has since admitted he “messed it up” by failing to act cool around her. When asked if anything happened, Robbie said: “Not as much as I wanted to be unfortunately.”Cameron Diaz: This one lasted as quickly as it had begun. The pair were spotted snogging on the beach in California in 2003…but it seemed to go no further. Lindsay Lohan: In 2006, Robbie was linked to US star Lindsay Lohan. The pair struck up a friendship in rehab. Neither have confirmed if it went any further than just pals, however. Ayda Field: Robbie finally settled down and married The One in 2010. He had met actress Ayda four years earlier and stopped sowing his seed elsewhere. The couple now have four children together and she laughs about his wild past. Speaking in his podcast, Robbie said: “Ayda says that every time we turn on the TV there’s a woman I’ve slept with, and it’s true. Luckily she has a great sense of humour. What happened before we met doesn’t interest her.”But Robbie went on to perform the Take That song Back For Good, before getting the crowd to cheer for each of his former bandmates – Gary, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange – proving any animosity has long since died.However, animosity has not died completely between him and Oasis musican Noel Gallagher.He was described as the “fat dancer from Take That,” by Noel back in the day and Robbie took his chance to get a little bit of revenge. READ MORE SUN STORIESIn a video on social media, Robbie can be seen using a tiny cardboard cut-out of Noel in his entrance film before he walked on stage.He walks past miniature Noel before stopping and leaning down to pat him on the head – in an apparent joke about the High Flying Birds rocker’s stature.Robbie found fame in 90s pop band Take ThatCredit: GettyHe has now made up with the group after a power struggle saw him quit in 1995Credit: Getty – ContributorRobbie went on to launch his own solo career, which has now spanned 25 yearsCredit: Getty – ContributorThe BST Hyde Park concert marked his milestone solo successCredit: Getty More

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    Robbie Williams takes a savage swipe at Take That bandmate live on stage as he performs at BST Hyde Park gig

    ROBBIE Williams couldn’t resist a cheeky swipe at a former Take That bandmate at his sold out Hyde Park gig at the weekend.The 50-year-old performed one of the concerts of his career in front of 65,000 people as he headlined BST.Robbie Williams took a cheeky swipe at a former bandmate at the weekendCredit: GettyThe singer put on a five-star show in Hyde ParkCredit: GettyThe 20-song set had the feel of an evening with… as Robbie, in confessional mood, talked his fans through both the rocky patches and euphoria of his music career.During one section, Take That’s saucy debut music video for Do What You Like played on the stage’s huge screen.Robbie jokingly described it as “gay porn” as the lads stripped off and covered each other in jelly. The video paused on the part where his bare bum was exposed, much to the delight of the audience.He went on to explain how he grew disillusioned with life in the group, adopting a snarky tone when pointing out songwriter Gary Barlow “sang all the songs”, which drew laughs.READ MORE ON ROBBIE WILLIAMSThe showman craved the limelight and revelled in it when he sang lead vocals on Could It Be Magic.It would pave the way for the Stoke singer to launch one of Britain’s most successful ever solo pop careers, which he did with two George Michael covers and then his first original, the timeless Angels.Robbie joked that when he found out the group was reuniting without him in 2005 after a nine year hiatus, it was through gritted teeth.Despite his barbed recollection of Gary’s dominance in the group and their return, Robbie did go on to perform the song Back For Good and asked the audience to cheer for Gary, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Mark Owen.Most read in MusicAn onlooker said: “It was all very tongue-in-cheek and pantomime, but you couldn’t help but feel there was still a bit of needle behind it.”At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter anymore. Take That are going strong and Robbie’s gig proved he’s still the ultimate entertainer when it comes to working a massive crowd.”Watch the moment Robbie Williams shocks fans as he invites EastEnders legend Danny Dyer onto the stage for duet at BST Hyde Park gigRobbie repeatedly told the crowd how relieved he was that England had beaten Switzerland on penalties in the Euros minutes before he took to the stage.He watched the game with his wife Ayda Field, his band and backing dancers, and Danny Dyer, who took on Phil Daniels’ part for a rendition of Blur’s Park Life.And had he not been in such a good mood he might have reacted differently to an overzealous fan fondling his manhood.Speaking from the stage runway, Robbie said: “It’s not like the 90s. It’s very mumsy over here.Take That took the nation by storm in the early 90sCredit: RexMark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald perform as a three-piece these daysCredit: Getty”One of them checked my temperature, one of them supported my back, but whoever that was over there is a magician because, I am not kidding you, this actually happened, somebody got their fingers like this [make pinching motion] and went right on my b***end.”I’m not kidding you, that happened. They zoned in and went boom, like that. Thank you, you made an old man happy.”There were also tear-jerking family friendly scenes when Robbie paid tribute to Ayda and their four kids – Teddy, 11, Charlie, 9, Coco, 5 and Beau, 3 – before singing I Love My Life as they watched on from an exclusive turret in the golden circle.READ MORE SUN STORIESAnd another emotional moment came in the encore when Robbie laid bare his battle with self doubt, anxiety and addiction during the height of his fame, before leading into set closer Angels.His family joined him on stage for the finale and they embraced in front of the huge sparkling screens as golden fireworks were launched into the sky from behind the stage. More

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    Watch nineties frontwoman, 50, who hasn’t aged a day 29 years after band’s smash hit as she dances in mini dress at BST

    THEY were the catchy pop band that got us all dancing like mad to violins and tin whistles in the nineties.Almost three decades later Irish siblings Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim Corr have barely aged at all.The Corrs performed before Shania Twain at BST Hyde Park last nightCredit: RedfernsAndrea and her sisters sent the crowd wild with hit after hitCredit: AlamyTalented musician Sharon played the fiddle (violin)Credit: AlamyJim, 59, rocked on lead guitarCredit: RexCaroline, 51, on the drumsCredit: RexThe group performed at British SummerTime festival on Sunday and were on the bill before country superstar Shania Twain.But it was Andrea and her sisters who sent the crowd wild with hit after hit.Frontwoman Andrea, 50, looked sensational in a black boob tube dress featuring red flowers, which she teamed with black tights and Dr Marten boots.The star twirled and skipped across the Great Oak stage as if 29 years since their breakout song, Runaway, hadn’t passed. READ MORE ON NINETIESThe 65,000 crowd jumped and swayed in unison in the park and ALL Accor VIP stands to hits So Young, Radio, Breathless and What Can I Do.The Corrs ended the show on a huge announcment – revealing they’ll perform at London’s The O2 as part of their UK & Ireland tour, Talk On Corners, in November.They’ll stop in Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and finish with a headline performance in London.Andrea Corr reveals heartbreak of having five miscarriages as she confirms her family want to reunite The CorrsAussie pop royality Natalie Imbruglia, who performed at BST on Sunday, will join them on tour.Most read in MusicThe Corrs released their first album Forgiven, Not Forgotten in 1995 and it went on to sell more than 3million copies in the UK alone.They’ve since shifted a whopping 40m records worldwide.The stars took a hiatus from the music business in 2005 as they decided to focus their energy on their families.However, after a return to the stage in 2017, the Dundalk band are now set for another comeback.Caroline recently told The Sun: “It’s quite daunting going to do a big venue, especially since we haven’t toured since 2017.“But we are a band who do this to ourselves. We do a couple of records.”BST continues this week with performances from Stevie Nicks and Kylie Minogue.Standard tickets have sold out, but ALL Accor experience packages are still available.Further details on ALL Limitless Experiences, Accor’s free to join loyalty programme can be found here,The group pictured in 1999Credit: RedfernsAndrea singing on stage in 1999Credit: RedfernsNatalie Imbruglia, 49, performed on the BST Hyde Park bill on SundayCredit: PAShania Twain, 58, looked sensational in a co-ordCredit: Getty More

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    Nineties pop frontwoman has barely aged a day 27 years after global smash and love splits from TWO fellow bandmates

    SHE was the face and voice of the hit song Barbie Girl, that got us grooving like mad in the 90s.Now almost 30 years on, Lene Nystrom, lead singer of the Eurodance group, Aqua, has hardly aged a day.Lene Nystrom still has the flawless good looks that made her famousCredit: InstagramShe shot to fame in her 20s as the lead singer of hit band, AquaCredit: RexThe 50-year-old is active on social media, regularly sharing content, her natural elfin beauty radiating from recent photos.Having created one of the most recognisable sounds of the nineties with the global smash hit Barbie, song, the Norwegian singer and mother-of-two is still very much in demand as a performer.In one of the her videos, Lene is seen having her hair and make-up done for a shoot, where she discusses her image. She said: “Clothing gives me strength, if I feel sexy then I feel strong. If its too girly… I feel sexier if it’s a bit rough.”The flamboyant performer started as a teenage model before switching to singing where she got work on a Norwegian cruise ship. read more aboutWhile performing on-board, she was spotted by Danish music producer and DJ Rene Dif, who recruited her as the lead singer of the band Joyspeed, later renamed to Aqua.After being launched in Copenhagen in 1995, the band achieved international success around the globe. In the late 90s and early noughties their song Barbie girl became a global smash hit. The band went on to release three albums: Aquarium in 1997 Aquarius n 2000 and Meglomania in 2011. Most read in ShowbizThe group sold an estimated 33 million albums and singles, making them the most profitable Danish band ever.Following the break up of Aqua, Nystrom continued as a soloist releasing her 2004 single, Pretty Young Thing as well as writing several songs for Girls Aloud, including their break out hit- No Good Advice.Nystrøm was in a three year relationship with fellow Aqua band member René Dif, who discovered her back in 1994.On 25 August 2001, Nystrøm married another of her bandmates,  Søren Rasted, with the ceremony being held in Las Vegas. In 2004 the couple moved to Denmark from London. Together, they have a daughter, India, and a son Billy. The couple divorced on 27 April 2017 after 16 years of marriage.As a singer Lene is still very much in demand, travelling all over the worldCredit: AlamyA former model, no doubt Lene’s natural beauty played a role in her successCredit: IMBDWith her bandmates and exes, Aqua are still in demand, performing at various festivalsCredit: instagram/aqua.dkThe music video for Barbie Girl was as memorable as the song itselfCredit: IMBD More