Whatfor

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Whatfor is also the name of the band created by the second season of the popular French reality-TV show Popstars aired on RTL Group TV channel M6 in fall 2002. The group consisted of Cyril (from Marseille), Erika (from Marseille too), Nicolas (from Toulon) and Monia (from the Lyon suburbs).

Their first hit "Plus haut" (Higher in French) reached rank #1 in the French charts and so did their first and only album called Popstars. Their musical style was a mix of modern dance music, pop and R&B, with a clear late 1970s disco/funk touch that is mainly because the mastermind behind this album, Philippe Saisse, was the one behind the most successful albums of some great artists of that era like Chic and Chaka Khan.

But the success story ended as their second single called "L'amour n'a pas de loi!" (meaning Love knows no law!), a cover of Swedish singer Carola's song "A Kiss Goodbye" (from her album My Show) was a flop.

The group disbanded 6 months after its launch. Erika and Cyril founded a band together (Everton), and Nicolas tried a solo career, but none of their tries went successful, so Nicolas went back to being comedian, with some success.

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

  • 2002: Popstars

Singles[edit]

  • 2002: "Plus haut"
  • 2003: "L'amour n'a pas de loi!"