“FOREVER” is coming soon!

The internationally successful Scandinavian recording group, SMILE.dk, now fronted by founding member, VERONICA ALMQVIST, is excited to announce the upcoming new album, “FOREVER.”
It is a new day for Smile.dk as the group originally began as a duo but now reemerges as one-woman act ready to take the stage around the world.

Smile.dk’s past successes are a predictor for what’s to come. At the start the group quickly became a hugely successful act in Scandinavia, Asia, and especially in Japan where their debut album, “SMILE” sold over 500.000 copies and was certified “Gold.” That year the group received an award for “Best International Girl Group” in Hong Kong and fan reaction to their hit single, “Butterfly” was swift and loud and it became so popular that it was licensed by video game giant, Konami to be included in the first version of their internationally successful arcade game, “Dance, Dance Revolution.” Since then, “Butterfly” has become one of the most popular songs in the game’s history and the video has had more than 7 million plays on YouTube. Smile.dk has also enjoyed multiple hits on “DDR” and “Dancemania” compilations. It is clear that Smile.dk’s fans have a passion for their music that resonates around the world.

By then, things were moving fast and the group could not have imagined the next major milestone: they landed a deal with the major record label EMI (Japan) where Smile.dk went on to release four highly successful albums with many hits including “Butterfly” that landed at the top of the charts at number 1 in Japan, followed by: “Boys”, “Coconut”, and “Petite Love.” As their success grew, the group was invited to perform live in The United States at several big anime conventions including San Japan, Texas and Sakura Con, Seattle where they were welcomed with open arms. Whilst touring in America, Smile.dk´s fifth album was released with their single “Koko Soko” reaching number seven in the Japanese charts.

Today Smile.dk returns to the pop scene with their new album, “FOREVER” whose title is inspired by Veronica’s father suddenly passing away. Veronica, feeling her profound loss, moved to honor her father and invest everything that he had given to her that made it possible for Veronica to pursue her dream of making a music career a reality.

The new album, “FOREVER”, which has just been completed, is produced by CHRISTIAN WOLF who has produced such artists as Tom Jones and Dr. Bombay. Christian is also a co-writer on many of the new songs. You can hear how his musical skills and artistic instincts are unmatched in popular music and are rooted in his work in many diverse musical genres from contemporary pop and rock all the way to orchestral, symphonic productions. All of this experience has helped to shape, what those of us who have heard “FOREVER” – into a classic but fresh and modern Smile.dk album packed with hit songs. Veronica says, “With Christian on board the sound of Smile.dk has evolved. It is emotional and dynamic and while we capture the “sound” of the group that fans will find familiar, there is so much more to these songs and the vocals I get to deliver.”

Veronica is excited to release the new album and singles on her own record label, BUTTERFLY MUSIC where she and her record label team can focus on reaching long-time fans and cultivating new ones with lots of fan outreach via contests (like the FAN REMIX CONTEST that ran in late 2015 where fans could remix up to three songs and submit for the chance to have their mix or mixes appear as “bonus tracks” on the new album) – and social media dialogue that focuses on Veronica’s desire to spread the spirit of life, music and love. And having just returned home from Beijing, China, where Smile.dk was asked to perform “Butterfly” to celebrate the Chinese New Year and The International Spring Festival, Veronica is ready to hit the road and bring “FOREVER” to life on stage for all the fans who welcome her…

And this is just the (new) beginning…


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Video Game Discography

Dance Dance Revolution
Arcade Japan 1998

Dance Dance Revolution 2ndMIX
Arcade Japan 1999

Butterfly (Upswing Mix)
Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX
Arcade Japan 1999

Mr. Wonderful
Dance Dance Revolution 3rdMIX
Arcade Japan 1999

Boys (Euro Mix)
Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX Dance Maniax 2ndMIX
Arcade Japan 2000

Petit Love
Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX Plus, Dance Maniax 2ndMIX
Arcade Japan 2000

Dancing All Alone
Dance Dance Revolution 5thMIX
Arcade Japan 2001

Golden Sky
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova
Arcade Japan 2006

Kissy Kissy
Ez2Dancer UK Move Special Edition
Arcade UK 2003

Butterfly (Delaction Mix)
Pop’n Music Carnival (13) PS2 Japan 2006

Doki Doki (Panik Mix)
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3
Xbox 360 US 2008

Koko Soko
Dance Dance Revolution X
Arcade Japan 2008

A Geisha’s Dream
Dance Dance Revolution X
Arcade/PS2 Japan 2009

A Geisha’s Dream (Ruffage remix)
Dance Dance Revolution S
iPhone OS Japan/US 2009