The group was created in 1998.
Their first single, Shine On, was successful in Sweden but it was with their second release, Crying
At The Discoteque (which heavily sampled from Sheila B.
Devotion's 1979 hit, Spacer), that they achieved success across Europe.
Both singles appeared on their debut album Casino.
Later editions of Casino contained a cover of the Human League's hit Don't You Want Me, which
also served as the album's third single.
In December 2002, Magnus Carlsson joined the group.
The second album Alcazarized was released in Sweden in 2003 and became a big hit. It got an international
release in 2004.
In Autumn 2004 Alcazar released This Is The World We Live In. The track samples Diana Ross's 1980 number
one Upside Down and uses lyrics from Genesis' 1986 single Land Of Confusion.
Their follow-up single was entitled Physical.
They released the album Dancefloor Deluxe in Sweden in August 2004.
In the winter of 2004 they released the Christmas single Here I Am.
Alcazar enjoyed considerable success in 2004 in their home country Sweden.
This Is The World We Live In, Physical, Dancefloor Deluxe and Here I Am all achieved
2005 saw the release of their single "Start The Fire".
During the making of its music video, Annikafiore had an accident in which she broke her leg.
Alcazar are currently taking a break from releasing music as a band and will soon launch solo careers.
Alcazar have twice taken part in the Melodifestivelen, the competition that selects Sweden's entry in the
Eurovision songcontest. In 2003 Not A Sinner, Nor A Saint came third overall. But it became the biggest hit of all
the songs in Melodifestivalen 2003. It became Alcazar's first #1 single in Sweden and did sell gold. In 2005 Alcastar
failed to qualify for the final automatically, but eventually made it through after a second chance semi-final. However, the
group again had to settle for third in the final, which was won by Martin Stenmarck's song Las Vegas. But the song
became a hit and only needed three days in stores to became Alcazar's second #1 single in Sweden.