Originally Jonas Berggren from Ace of Base wished to produce and write material for a solo female artist project. But when he met Marie Knutsen and Linda Schönberg the solo artist project became a duo.

Yaki-Da was founded in february 1994. Yaki-Da, "cheers" in Welsh, recorded various singles and the album "Pride" at John Ballard's Tuff Studio. The first single "Show me love" was first only released in scandinavia and was a hit. "I saw you dancing" the second single, was released on mainland Europe. The album "Pride" was released in most of the world, especially successful in South Korea with about 400.000 albums sold there and was also a smash hit in the Far East, South America and South Africa. "Pride" was mostly described as a mix of Ace of Base and Ofra Haza.
A new name and the second album
A night club in Gothenburg had the registered name "Yaki-Da", at first the owners had nothing against Linda and Marie taking the name, but later they changed their minds. Linda and Marie couldn't used the name Yaki-Da in Sweden. Jonas Berggren became very successful with Ace of Base and didn't have the time to write or produce the second album for Yaki-Da. Under the new name Y-D (pronounced why - dee) Linda and Marie recorded the second album. With the help of some Scandinavian's best producers like Douglas Carr, Ole Evenrude, Jonas von der Burg, Candy Hill and Remee they released the album "A small step for love". The album sold very well in South Korea, but wasn't released on mainland Europe.


MRCD 3268 Yaki-Da - Pride album art Yaki-Da Pride (Album) Mega Records MRCD 3268 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
AVICD 60069 Yaki-Da - A Small Step For Love album art Y-D* = 美女雅吉達* Y-D* = 美女雅吉達* - A Small Step For Love (Album) Mega Records, Edel AVICD 60069 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MRCDS 2668 Yaki-Da - Show Me Love album art Yaki-Da Show Me Love (Single, Maxi) Metronome MRCDS 2668 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
851 109-2 Yaki-Da - I Saw You Dancing album art Yaki-Da I Saw You Dancing (Single, Maxi, EP) Metronome 851 109-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
MRCXCD 2704 Yaki-Da - Pride Of Africa album art Yaki-Da Pride Of Africa (Maxi) Metronome MRCXCD 2704 1995 Sell This Version
579 818-2 Yaki-Da - Deep In The Jungle album art Yaki-Da Deep In The Jungle (Maxi, Single) Mega Records 579 818-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
AS 5001 001 Yaki-Da - Turn Out, Tune In, Cope Out / Pride Of Africa album art Freak Power / Yaki-Da Freak Power / Yaki-Da - Turn Out, Tune In, Cope Out / Pride Of Africa(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5001 001 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
MEG 0066975 Yaki-Da - I Believe album art Y-D* I Believe (Maxi, Single) Mega Records MEG 0066975 Scandinavia 1999 Sell This Version
0067405 MEG Yaki-Da - If Only The World album art Y-D* If Only The World(CD, Maxi) Mega Records 0067405 MEG Scandinavia 2000 Sell This Version