Widelife

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Widelife
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Dance
Years active 2002-2005
Labels Nervous Records, Capitol Records
Past members Ian J. Nieman
Rachid Wehbi

Widelife is a Canadian dance music songwriting and production team consisting of Ian J. Nieman and Rachid Wehbi.

Success[edit]

Widelife first came to prominence when their debut single "I Don't Want You" reached the top of Billboard magazine's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in October 2002. As a result of the success of this track and a previous collaboration with Thunderpuss ("Six Feet Under"), the duo was soon asked to remix songs by Lamya, Deborah Cox, Soluna and LeAnn Rimes. Their next writing and production effort, "Body (Reach Out)" with vocals by Faith Trent, also went to number 2 on the Billboard dance charts.

The duo composed the theme song for the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy television series. With Simone Denny on vocals, the track "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)" was the lead single for the series soundtrack, reaching number two on world dance charts and going top 20 on the Australian singles chart in early 2004. The duo has also performed their track "All Things" theme from the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy TV series on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The song was also featured in an episode of South Park.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUS
[1]
U.S.
Dance

[2]
2002 "I Don't Want You" 1 Singles only
"Body (Reach Out)" 2
2003 "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)" 12 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards[edit]

Widelife won a Juno Award in 2005 for "Dance Recording of the Year" for "All Things".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian peaks
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn's Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003, 2004