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Baha Men

Baha Men

Early career as High Voltage (1979–1991)The group was formed in Nassau, Bahamas in the late 1970s as High Voltage. In 1991, they changed their name to Baha Men.The group renamed themselves as Baha Men in 1991, and released their first album under that name, Junkanoo, in 1992. The album was very traditional in its sound.International successIn the 1990s they began aiming their music at a more mainstream audience, and achieved great, if short-lived, popularity with 2000's remake of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (originally composed by Anslem Douglas), recorded with the help of Orlando Infante. The song was a chart success in many countries, and also became a popular song at US sporting events."Who Let the Dogs Out?" also earned the band several awards: a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Dance Recording; Billboard Music Awards for World Music Artist of the Year and World Music Album of the Year; and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Song. In 2002, they won another Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Band.Recent activityIn June 2008 "Who Let the Dogs Out?" was discussed on I Love the New Millennium. The Baha Men's most recent album was Holla! , released in 2004.Through MySpace, the Baha Men released a cover version of the George Harrison hit "My Sweet Lord."Involvement in motion picturesThe Baha Men were one of the many artists to record a song on the album DisneyMania and two of its four sequels. On the first DisneyMania, they recorded "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King. On DisneyMania 2, famous song "It's a Small World" from the Disney park attraction of the same name. They were absent from DisneyMania 3, though they returned for DisneyMania 4, recording their take on the song "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from Lilo and Stitch entitled "Bahaman Roller Coaster Ride." They also recorded the theme song to the Disney TV show Stanley. A number of their songs have been used in major motion pictures such as: Rugrats In Paris, Miss Congeniality, Rat Race, Around the World in 80 Days and Garfield: The Movie. They also recorded a cover of Elton John's hit "Crocodile Rock" for the film Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course starring Steve Irwin and family. In fact, the band has also made an appearance on the big screen, when they starred as themselves in the 1994 romantic comedy My Father the Hero starring Gérard Depardieu and Katherine Heigl. The Baha Men also were featured in the soundtrack of Shrek with their hit song "Best Years of Our Lives". "Who Let the Dogs Out?" was also featured in the 2009 hit comedy The Hangover.OtherThe Baha Men appear in a special scene from Between the Lions where Leona meets them while reading some books inside the library.


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