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Fun Factory

Fun Factory is a German eurodance group formed in 1992, originally consisting of founding members Balca Tözün, Rodney Hardison, Toni Cottura and Stephan Browarczyk. They have been nicknamed simply Balja, Rod D., Smooth T. and Steve. The group enjoyed massive success throughout the 90s.

1992–94: Formation, Nonstop and Balja's departure

The group was founded in 1992 along with four founding members Balca Tözün from Turkey, Rodney Hardison from America, Toni Cottura and Stephan Browarczyk from Germany. They released their first singles Fun Factory's theme and Groove me in 1992 and 1993. They shot a music video for Groove me. Fun Factory released their debut album Nonstop in 1994. Before their third single release Close to you in the late of 1993, lead singer Balca Tözün had been replaced with Marie-Anett Mey, an entertainer from Paris, France. With the second line-up the band gained massive success, though it has been later revealed, that Tözün kept providing vocals in the background for all their later releases until their disbandment in 1997 with Mey just lip-syncing and performing with the group on stage. Close to you became their first chart success peaking #1 at the Canadian Dance chart. Follow up singles were Take your chance and Pain being chart hits as well, peaking #18 and #24 in the German Single chart respectively.

Dance-popsters Fun Factory have scored with a series of similarly catchy singles that use elements of reggae, techno and rap but never stray far from pure pop. Comprising French diva Marie-Anett, Italian dancer Smooth T, German dancer Steve and American rapper Rod D, the group debuted in 1995 with debut album Non Stop! and released their second, Fun-Tastic, just one year later. By 1997, the group had enough hits for the release of a best-of compilation, All Their Best.



90's Hits

Close to You
I Wanna B with U

Members of this Group




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