C + C Music Factory
First Album Released: 1990
Last Album Released: 1995
Popular 90's Song: Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance)
C+C Music Factory consisted primarily of the two record producers and songwriters Robert Clivillés and David Cole and vocalists who varied by the particular recording project. Eric Kupper replaced Cole (who died in 1995) in 2010.
C+C Music Factory stands for The Clivillés + Cole Music Factory. In 1989 Clivillés and Cole hired the artists Zelma Davis (vocalist), Martha Wash (vocalist) and Freedom Williams (MC) to all the tracks for Gonna Make You Sweat, the group's first album. In 1990 it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart, No. 11 on the R&B album chart, and went 5x platinum.
All four singles from their debut album reached No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play chart, and all four were also crossover Pop and R&B hits. The first single, "Gonna Make You Sweat", reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 and R&B Singles chart (and No. 3 in the UK). The fourth and final single from their debut album, "Just a Touch of Love", featured in the movie Sister Act. The album contained two more Top 5 singles; "Here We Go (Let's Rock & Roll)" reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart (and No. 20 in the UK), and "Things That Make You Go Hmmm" (inspired by a phrase uttered periodically by late-night talk show host, Arsenio Hall) reached No. 4 (and No. 4 in the UK).