Vengaboys is a Dutch Eurodance pop group based in Amsterdam. They enjoyed commercial success in the late 1990s and are best known for their two UK number one singles, "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" and "We're Going to Ibiza" and their U.S. Top 40 hit, "We Like to Party." The group consists of lead vocalist Kim Sasabone and backing vocalists Denise Post-Van Rijswijk, Robin Pors and Donny Latupeirissa who replaced Roy den Burger after their 2001 hiatus. They have sold an estimated 15 million records worldwide and are renowned for being one of the most influential Eurodance pop groups of the early 21st century. On 2 May 2001, The World Music Awards awarded Vengaboys with the award for best selling dance group of the year.
The group recorded several single tracks, some of which were released as singles before the release of the tracks as a debut album titled The Party Album. They entered the UK chart at number 4 with "Up and Down" in November 1998 and the follow-up "We Like to Party" peaked at number 3 on both the Irish and UK charts, and also reached number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100. In June 1999, they scored their first number 1 with "Boom Boom Boom Boom", when it topped the charts in the UK, New Zealand and the Netherlands. "We Like to Party" was used in a Six Flags advertisement campaign in America, featuring an elderly gent dancing to the tune and picking up passengers. "The Party Album!" soared to the top of the charts in over 20 countries including the U.K., Germany, Benelux, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Poland, Australia and Mexico.
"We're Going to Ibiza", a reworking of Typically Tropical's 1975 number 1 hit "Barbados", also reached the top slot in September 1999. Their debut LP spent 30 consecutive weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified gold in November 1999. Shortly before the release of their second album, Robin Pors left the group to pursue a solo career and was replaced by dolphin trainer Yorick Bakker. The Platinum Album was released in early 2000, which saw continued success for the group.
More UK Top 10 hits followed: "Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)", "Shalala Lala" and "Uncle John from Jamaica" all charted, with the former going to number one on the Irish Charts. For their fourth single the group got a fifth member, . The single "Cheekah Bow Bow (That Computer Song)" featured a fifth member, the computer-animated Cheekah. They released their single "Forever as One" in February 2001 and, shortly after this release, the group disbanded for several years.
In 2007, they returned to the club scene and toured on a small scale. In late 2009, the group began to get a large following online through their official website, and their official pages on social networking sites Twitter and Facebook and video sharing site YouTube which has seen a large demand for the group's music videos.