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C+C Music Factory - 100% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Technotronic - 99% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Belgian commercial techno outfit created by producer Jo Bogaert, aka Thomas De Quincy. After playing keyboards in the indie outfit White Light in the mid-80s, Bogaert began working on his own dance music tracks, using various pseudonyms such as Nux Nemo and Acts Of Madmen. He was looking for a female rapper to sing over a backing track he had produced, before stumbling upon Ya Read more

Crystal Waters - 82% match to Black Box

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1964, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Waters’ enjoys one of the more colourful backgrounds among dance music’s modern female exponents. She majored in Computer Science at Howard University. Her father was jazz musician Junior Waters, and her great-aunt Ethel Waters. Indeed everyone in her family played an instrument, though some of her own initial foray Read more

Inner City - 56% match to Black Box

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This dance music outfit are built around the prolific genius of Kevin Saunderson (9 May 1964, Brooklyn, New York, USA; programming), and the vocals of Paris Grey (b. Shanna Jackson, 5 November 1965, Glencove, Illinois, USA). Saunderson, who is also widely revered for his remix and recorded work under the title Reese Project, is the son of a member of the Marvelettes. He stud Read more

Real McCoy - 54% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the late 80s by O-Jay (Olaf Jeglitza, Germany), Real McCoy are among Germany’s most successful dance acts. Under the name MC Sar And The Real McCoy, his debut record, the anthemic ‘It’s On You’ (1991) became a number 1 hit in 12 countries and was followed by a number of international Top 20 hits including ‘Pump Up The Jam Rap’, ‘D Read more

Cathy Dennis - 48% match to Black Box

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 March 1969, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Dennis displayed early vocal poise and by the age of 13 she was singing in her father’s Alan Dennis Band at Butlin’s holiday resorts. Cathy started her career proper in the mid-80s singing in a covers band where she was spotted by Dancin’ Danny D’s manager, Simon Fuller, at the time looking for a female singer to Read more

Culture Beat - 46% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Euro-dance sensations created by Torsten Fenslau (d. November 1993, Darmstadt, Germany) in 1989 by putting together the more visual duo of Jay Supreme and Tania Evans. Fenslau had begun his career DJing at the Dorian Gray club at Frankfurt Airport, also working on Hessen State radio presenting the Club Night and Maxi-Mix shows. He subsequently moved into production, scoring a s Read more

Jody Watley - 40% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Formerly one third of Shalamar between 1977 and 1984, a hugely successful group of the disco era, Watley’s first professional experience had come as a dancer on the television show Soul Train. After Shalamar disbanded she made the progression to solo artist, working in a contemporary soul/urban R&B vein. Her self-titled debut Read more

La Bouche - 39% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This German-based pop/dance act, comprising American vocalists Lane McCray Jnr. and Melanie Thornton (1967, USA, d. 24 November 2001, Switzerland), achieved instant success when their debut single, ‘Sweet Dreams’, became a European bestseller and topped the German charts, selling over half a million copies in the process. An accompanying album of the same title was Read more

Mel & Kim - 38% match to Black Box

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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One of Stock, Aitken And Waterman’s acts, Mel (Melanie Susan Appleby, 11 July 1966, London, England, d. 19 January 1990) and sister Kim (b. Kim Appleby, 28 August 1961, London, England) were two East End, London girls with a neat line in pop dance routines. They both started their careers as models - a fact which would come back to haunt them when topless pictures of Me Read more

M People - 37% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The key force behind this popular pop/dance crossover outfit was Mike Pickering (Michael Duncan Pickering, 24 February 1958, Accrington, Lancashire, England; keyboards/programming), a former DJ at the Factory Records’ owned Haçienda club in Manchester. His activities there once encouraged The Face magazine to proclaim him as ‘England’s most revered DJ&# Read more

Bananarama - 35% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980, this all-female pop trio originally comprised Keren Woodward (2 April 1961, Bristol, England), Sarah Dallin (b. 17 December 1961, Bristol, England) and Siobhan Fahey (b. Siobhan Marie Fahey, 10 September 1958, Dublin, Eire). After singing impromptu at various parties and pubs in London, the trio was recorded by former Sex Pistols drummer Pa Read more

Taylor Dayne - 35% match to Black Box

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Dance Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lesley Wonderman, 7 March 1962, Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, USA. Dayne rose from obscurity to the top of the US pop charts in the late 80s and early 90s. Dayne listened to rock and soul music as a child and made her onstage singing debut at the age of six. In high school she took singing lessons and after graduating joined the rock band Felony followed by a new wave ba Read more

Sonia - 34% match to Black Box

Genres: Folk
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Milli Vanilli - 33% match to Black Box

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This infamous pop duo comprised Rob Pilatus (8 June 1965, New York, USA, d. 3 April 1998, Frankfurt, Germany) who was brought up in an orphanage, and Fabrice Morvan (b. 14 May 1966), who was training to be a trampoline athlete until a fall damaged his neck. Based in Germany, they worked as dancers for various German groups, before forming their own duo combining rap and soul Read more


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