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Producers : Phil Wilde and Jean-Paul De Coster (more well-known for the project 2 Unlimited). DDD features 4 girls : singer and songwriter Axana Ceulemans (Snake), her sister Larissa Ceulemans (Can-D-Cash), the dancers Edith verlinden (Tabasco) and Ingrid Gerits (H2O). Their first single It's OK Alright became an instant hit in Scandinavia, Israel, South Africa and #1 in Holland and in Belgium. The follow-up Ain't Nothin To It was also #1 in Belgium. The first album of DDD sold gold and the fourth single Don't Be Silly reached #9 in Belgium. They performed as support act for LaToya Jackson in South Africa.
After the first album, Can-D-Cash married Berre Bergen bassist, in the band Les Kreuners, and was replaced by Yousra Lemaire (aka TRS). They released a megamix of thieir first singles done by the Unity Mixers in 1994, then came their second album Wicked and Wild the following year. In 1995 too, the DDD contributed to the welfare project De KerstSterren (releasing the single Vreugde In Je Hart).
After some years, Yousra was replaced by actress Barbara de Jonge (aka BB). She did not stay very long, only appearing on the single Join The Party. Then, the project did a long pause... Axana Ceulemans went back to her job of secretary in a company in Antwerp.
1999 : Axana and Larissa contributed to the project So'Da, along with Heidi and Safia. They had some success with the single All I Need and Do What You Do.
2002 : Yousra was back again for a comeback DDD single entitled Beep Beep. Composed by Fred Mast Vander, it did not have that much success.
Axana spent 10 years as choreographer for the group K3. She also owns a gifts shop called La Sorpresa in Herentals with her sister Larissa.
2010 : for the first time since many years, all members of DDD performed on stage of I Love The 90s in Hasselt.
Thanks to Hugues and Paris GayZic
The biography was last updated Mon, April 12th 2010
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