Swedish born composer and singer Anna Pernilla Torndahl renamed herself Meja and first started as a member of a dance project called Legacy of Sound. In 1995, she released her solo self-titled album which spawned singles ‘How Crazy Are You?’, ‘Rainbow’, ‘Welcome to The Fanclub of Love’, and this song.
Yasmin, born Yasmin Elvira Jacobsen (according to Rare and Obscured Music, she was said to be of Turkish and Faroese descent), is a Danish singer who released this Billboard Top 50 hit (at least, according to the song’s co-writer, rapper Lucas, who also appeared on the track) back in 1991.
The success in Denmark and other parts of Europe of the first single, “Wanna Dance”, got the attention of Geffen Records in North America. They picked up the album and released it simply as ‘Yasmin’. It was a hit in clubs as well. It incorporated one of the popular sounds of the day, soul-pop that used elements of hip hop, house and jazz, not unlike one-album-wonder Tara Kemp. But the subsequent releases, “Sacrifice” and “Emotion (Turning Me Up),” fizzled, and she was dropped from Geffen (it didn’t help that there was no video for “Wanna Dance” and her face was obscured on the album cover, thus no one would recognize her). Despite the setback, her producers Soulshock & Cutfather stuck with her, and in 1993 she released the album A Scent Of Flowers, though in Denmark and the Netherlands only. Though she released two singles, “Let Me Take Over” and “Best Of My Love”, the album did little business, so Yasmin continued in music in Denmark as primarily a backing vocalist, but also did television and theatre. After moving to the US, she also extensively studied “sound healing”. She used some of what she learned in her endeavour with husband Asger Steenholdt as the duo Aphrodesia. They released an album in 2004 called Lavandou which is electronica that incorporates soul, reggae and jazz.