Close II You
Close II You Also known as GTO Origin Netherlands Genres Pop Years active 1996–2001, 2011-present Labels Sony Music Members Natascha Scheffers
Marsha van de Berg
Past members Arlice Beeldsnijder
Kelly ter Horst
Close II You was a Dutch girl band. 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, a girl named Arlice, 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". 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.
Title Album details Peak Certifications
- Release date: 29 April 1998
- Label: Piapella
- Format: CD
- NL: Gold
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" 4 39
- NL: Gold
"Somebody" 1998 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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