On this day in music history: November 23, 1993 - “The Sign”, the debut album by Ace Of Base is released. Produced by Denniz PoP, Jonas Berggren and Ulf Ekberg, it is recorded at Swemix Studios, Cybersound Studios, Cheiron Studios, Studios Decibell in Stockholm, Sweden and Tuff Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden from Early 1992 - Mid 1993. Originally issued in the groups’ native Sweden and through the rest of the world as “Happy Nation”, the track listing is revised and the title is changed for the US market. The album is a huge worldwide smash for the Swedish quartet made up of siblings Jonas, Jenny and Linn Berggren, and family friend Ulf Ekberg. It spins off four hit singles including “All That She Wants” (#2 Pop), the title track (#1 Pop) and “Don’t Turn Around” (#4 Pop). Written by Albert Hammond (“It Never Rains In California”, “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before”) and Diane Warren (“Rhythm Of The Night”, “Blame It On The Rain”), “Don’t Turn Around is originally recorded by Tina Turner in 1986, appearing as the non-LP B-side of "Typical Male”. It’s also recorded by soul singer Luther Ingram (“If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Want To Be Right)”) and reggae band Aswad, the latter of whom hits number one in the UK with their version in 1988. Ace Of Base cover the song after Arista Records chairman Clive Davis recommends the band record it for the US release, and it becomes the third consecutive top five single from the album. The massive sales of “The Sign” make the group the third most successful Swedish recording act in history (behind ABBA and Roxette), moving over twenty three million units worldwide. “The Sign” spends two weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 9x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.