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    Twenty 4 Seven

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Slave to the Music lyrics
    Twenty 4 Seven feat. 24-7 Spyz
    Take Me Away lyrics
    Twenty 4 Seven feat. 24-7 Spyz
    3Is It Love lyrics
    Twenty 4 Seven feat. 24-7 Spyz
    4I Can't Stand It! lyrics
    5Leave Them Alone lyrics
    Twenty 4 Seven feat. 24-7 Spyz
    6The Reason lyrics
    Twenty 4 Seven feat. Li-Ann and Stay-C
    7Oh Baby! lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Slave To The Music [1993]
    2Street Moves [1990]
    3I Wanna Show You [1994]
    4Twenty 4 Hours Seven Days A Week [1997]


    In the year 1989 the Dutch producer and remixer Ruud Van Rijen created Twenty 4 Seven is a Dutch Eurodance act, created by record producer Ruud van Rijen in 1989.

    In the beginning the group started out with rapper MC Fixx it. The single was called I Can't Stand It. This was a hip-hop track (100 BPM). The chorus was made by Ruud himself with a vocoder. But the track only was a little hit in the Dutch Tip-Parade. So Ruud started working out a Hip-House version (124 BPM) which was totally different from the original. Nance Coolen was chosen to be sing the chorus. As it was the trend at the time, song also sampled many singles, such as The Jacksons - Can You Feel It and Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch. This time, I Can't Stand It hit top 20 in Holland.

    After a few months, a German records company showed interest in the record. They asked Ruud to re-record it in Germany with a different rapper. I Can't Stand It third version featured raps by Captain Hollywood, along with Nance's vocals. They were joined by 2 dancers Jacks and Hanks who also did the male backing vocals. It became a smash hit all over Europe, charting in September 1990, peaking #7 in the UK, and #3 in Israel, and #1 in many other countries.

    After I Can't Stand It Twenty 4 Seven released Are You Dreamin' around Christmas 1989. It was a good follow-up in view of the chart positions it gained. And in 1990 they released the album Street Moves.

    At the end of 1991, Captain Hollywood had a little argue with Ruud van Rijen and left the band. After this, he created the Captain Hollywood Project. During this time Captain Hollywood became more popular than Twenty 4Seven. Hits like More & More, Only With You became popular in whole Europe. Twenty 4 Seven seemed to be fallen asleep. Things were that quiet that Nance decided to take a job at a local supermarket. Can you imagine shopping in a store while Nance is sitting behind the counter? But Ruud van Reijen wasn't planning to stop. He asked Nance to join the group again, and asked is she knew a rapper who could replace Captain Hollywood. Nance knew Stay C Paton from some concerts, were they both performed. The first song they recorded together was It Could Have Been You. But this song didn't have the impact as they hoped it would have...

    During these years Euro dance became really popular. Bands like 2 Unlimited, Captain Hollywood Project, Double You, and Def Dames Dope. And suddenly in the late summer of 1993, there was a very 'aanstekelijk' (catchy) song on the radio. It was Slave To The Music. The song started slowly in the charts, but kept on climbing. And many weeks after it entrance it highest position in the charts, the song grew and grew. Twenty 4 Seven became popular in West Europe, Israel (where it reached position #17 in the national chart), Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, South Africa, South Europe, South America and even East Europe. Twenty 4 Seven was the first dance-act in Czechoslovakia who got platinum. They had become a worldwide top-act.

    It wasn't just one hit, after Slave To The Music and Is It Love were released (which peaked #5 in Israel). The third single Take Me Away became even more popular. It smashed the charts all over the world except in England & America. The video-clip of the third single Take Me Away was shot in South Africa.

    Twenty 4 Seven could be considered as one of the most successful dance-act in the world. Then came the single Leave Them Alone, released with a Greatest Hits Mega-mix and a '94 version of I Can't Stand It. Leave Them Alone was popular in its homeland, but not in England.

    The third album, I Wanna Show You, was released in December, 1994, at times when the first single from this album, Oh Baby, made it high in the charts in a big part of Europe. The second single Keep On Trying saw its release in March, 1995. The same year in which Twenty 4 Seven proudly received the Dutch Export Award of 1994. In spring 1996 they received a Golden Award for the album I Wanna Show You (South Africa) and double Platinum for the album Slave To The Music (also in South Africa).

    While Stay-C & Nance still got a contract till July 1996, no new Twenty 4 Seven material was released. Nance & Stay-C stopped with Twenty 4 Seven and made both a solo single. In an interview on TV Nance told Twenty 4 Seven had split up, she and Stay-C couldn't bear each other anymore. According to their contract they should make a new album. But the only people who worked on Twenty 4 Seven were lawyers to get rid off this album. Twenty 4 Seven was about becoming a closed chapter of Dutch pop music.

    Summer 1996 : the news that Nance & Twenty 4 Seven were performing again was partially true. Nance presented 'Beachpop 1996' in Renesse, a concert where many artists performed, among them Twenty 4 Seven. They also performed in many discos and did many shows on the 'Veronica Zomertruck', a large, riding scene. In September 1996 both songs, Nance's Big Brother Is Watching You and the Twenty 4 Seven's We Are The World, was very popular in Holland.

    January 1997 Twenty 4 Seven released a new song called If You Want My Love. The release of this track was delayed a couple of times because We Are The World suddenly did very well in many countries. In April 1997 the recordings of the new album were completed.

    September 1997 A single called Friday Night was released. It contained remixes by Paradisio, Lipstick, Ruud Van Rijen himself and some other acts, followed by the new album called 24 Hours, 7 Days A Week. In October/November 1997 Stella left Twenty 4 Seven. She was just too busy with her dancing and modelling career and she couldn't combine it with Twenty 4 Seven.

    September 1999 : After 2 years of silence, they released their new single. Entitled Ne Ne, it featured Stay-C and was a real eurodance track. It was using the same sample taken from N.U.K.E.'s song Nana, already used by LA Style in their single I'm Raving and by Caater in their single Oh Si Ne Ne.

    2007 : When the new Twenty 4 Seven single was ready. Entitled Like Flames, the latter #20 in the Netherlands, it featured a new vocalist called Elle and covered a song first released 1987 by the band Berlin. A video was shot in Rotterdam during October, in which Ellen showed her talent as well as her beauty. The hectic life of show business drove her back to her former job, away from the spotlights.

    2010 : After 3 years of silence, Twenty 4 Seven is now a duet featuring 2 new female vocalists : Li-Ann and Miss Cherry. Li-Ann previously release 2 solo singles entitled Friday and Pop The Cherry. They are about to release a new version of their hit Slave To The Music. In September, Stay-C officially joined Twenty 4 Seven again while Miss Cherry left the project to focus on her career. Slave To The Music 2010 was re-recorded again. But no information about the exact release of the single has been released.

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