C+C Music Factory
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
C+C Music Factory is a dance music production group (led by Robert Clivillés and David Cole), notable for having seven No. 1 Dance/Club Play hits in the early to mid 1990s, as well as several pop crossover hits, one of which, "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and R&B singles charts. The group also released singles and albums under alternate names, such as Clivillés + Cole, The 28th Street Crew, and finally, MVP. Clivillés and Cole also produced hits for numerous artists, including Donna Summer, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, and Deborah Cooper.
C+C Music Factory earned a total of 35 music industry awards worldwide, including five Billboard Awards, five American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards. After Cole died in January 1995, his production partner Clivillés continued to use the C+C name alone.
- List of number-one hits (United States)
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