Double You


Double You

The group’s story started in 1985, when William Naraine (singer), Franco Amato (musician) and Andrea de Antoni (DJ) began their artistic collaboration.
In 1991 the boys met producer Roberto Zanetti. They recorded the song Please Don’t Go in 1992 and it was an instant hit. Double You began touring Europe and appeared in many TV shows around the world. They became the phenomenon of the world dance scene.

With more than 3 million copies sold, Please Don’t Go earned many gold and platinum records in such countries as Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Turkey, East-Europe, the whole of Latin America (no country excluded!) and many states of Africa and Asia. The record also sold in North America (top 10 maxi sales), and in the UK (#2 on the Cool Cuts Chart). No song moved as many hips in 1992 as Please Don’t Go.

The single We All Need Love was recorded in 1992, during a European tour. It reached the top of all the world charts. Then the first album followed, also called We All Need Love, which put together such songs as the third single Who’s Fooling Who, released in 1992 closing a year of successes. Why (Let’s Make It Christmas): Double You interpreted this song together with the original composer and singer of Please Don’t Go: Harry Casey, professionally known as „KC“.

The second album was released in 1993. Blue Album spawned a series of hit singles: Missing You had success in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Latin America. Part Time Lover was a great success all over Europe, particularly in France where the group appeared in the most important European show for pop-dance music: Dance Machine-Bercy, many well known groups were also present and in Germany, where Double You participated in all the most important shows. It reached #1 in Israel, being their biggest hit there to date. Heart Of Glass met with outstanding success in Spain and in eastern Europe. Run To Me was a big hit in the Netherlands, Spain and the USA.
They then started their first tour of north America. They performed in Miami, Daytona, Orlando and other towns along the east coast. The album sold more than 300,000 copies in Brazil earning a platinum record and, in fact, the group performed in the greatest theatres and concert-halls in Brazil, where many famous artists performed. The tour was an unprecedented success. A real Double You mania was born…

1995 a new single Dancing With An Angel came out. The group had added the voice of the singer Sandra Chambers. In Italy the success was overwhelming. Dancing With An Angel was the hit of summer 1995, also a great success in Switzerland, Australia and Latin America.

2000: Double You released a track called Music (Is The Answer). It was followed by a 2001 remix of the hit Please Don’t Go. A best of album called Studio Live was released the same year in Brazil.

2002: Double You is back. They released a single entitled Dance Anymore. He had worked with Memi P. and Ryo S., produced and performed with other projects such as T-Factory (he contributed to the song Message In The Bottle, which had a lot of success worldwide). The same year, his voice was featured by Love Solution for the track I’ll Be Over You.

2003: Double You did a remake of Bryan Adams hit Everything I Do (I Do It For You), and a cover of U2’s With Or Without You (that was not released as a single). The band toured in all the main Brazilian cities. In May they did shows in the South and Southeast, including both a great presentation in the Olympia of São Paulo and their lowest moment in career, playing at the Caipiriba Dance, in the city of Aparecida. Then they went to Belém, Macapa and Manaus.

2004: In March William Naraine contributed to Vanni G’s single All My Illusion. In October he appeared once again on the next single I Say Yeah. He also took part to a remix of the single by Promise Land vs Netzwerk, Memories, where he made a duet with Sandy.

2005: Double You released with Artist Don Cartel Please Don’t Go 2005 for Record Company Triple B Records. The single hit the Dutch mega top 100 chart at #40 and Pepsi Chart at #38.

William’s voice was featured on DJ Ross single Get Up, under the project name DJ Ross vs DY. Their follow up single was called Beat Goes On. Both were big hits.

In 2007 he released a DVD with a complete show and a single called To The Beat.