Close II You

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Close II You
Also known as GTO
Origin Netherlands
Genres Pop
Years active 1996–2003, 2009, 2011-2013
Labels Sony Music
Past members Arlice Beeldsnijder
Marsha van de Berg
Sally Flissinger
Kelly ter Horst
Sascha Koninkx
Nadja Nooijen
Natascha Scheffers

Close II You was a Dutch girl group founded in 1996 and disbanded in 2001 and reformed from 2011 to 2013.

History[edit]

It was created in 1996 by the producers Eeg van Kruysdijk and Ed van Otterdijk by auditions. In August of that year, Natascha Scheffers, Sascha Koninkx, Nadja Nooijen, Arlice Beeldsnijder, and Marsha van de Berg were brought together as the original line-up and had their first hit with single "Nice & Nasty". After their first single, Arlice left the group and was replaced by Sally Flissinger.

The girls had their biggest hit at the end of 1997 with the single "Baby Don’t Go". The success of the group took its toll as Koninkx was forced to leave the group at the end of 1998, officially "because of health related issues".[citation needed] The group continued with the remaining four. Although only moderately successful afterwards, they continued to perform.

In May 2000, van de Berg left the group, after which Koninkx was asked to return. But only four months after the switch, Flissinger decided to leave. No replacement was found for her, and in 2001, Close II You was disbanded. Scheffers, Konink and Nooijen continued under the name Girls Together Outrageously (GTO). They released their only single, "I’ll be Around", which had no success. In October 2003 the girls finally disbanded.

Members[edit]

Member 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Arlice Beeldsnijder
(1996–97)
Nadja Nooijen
(1996–2003)
Natascha Scheffers
(1996–2003, 2009-13)
Sascha Koninkx
(1996–98, 2000-03, 2009-13)
Marsha van de Berg
(1996–2000, 2009-13)
Sally Flissinger
(1997–2000, 2009-13)
Kelly ter Horst
(1998–1999)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
NL
Closer
  • Release date: 29 April 1998
  • Label: Piapella
  • Format: CD
6
  • NL: Gold

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NL BE
"Nice & Nasty" 1997 35 Closer
"Baby Don't Go" 1998 4 39
  • NL: Gold
"Somebody" 14
"Hold Me Now" 46
"Friends" 26
"Fuel to my Fire" 2011 34
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

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