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There are two bands with this name. One is from Madison, Wi and is on the Science of Sound and the other is from France.

The lead singer of Whatfor, Michael Sienkowski, is also the drummer for another Science of Sound band Sleeping in the Aviary and the band released the album Sooner Late then Never in 2008.

Whatfor is also the name of the band created by the 2nd French season of the popular reality-TV show Popstars aired on RTL Group TV channel Métropole 6 (better known as M6) in fall 2002. The group consisted of Cyril, Erika, Nicolas and Monia.

Their first hit Plus haut reached rank #1 in the French charts and so did their 1st and only album called What For. Their musical style was a mix of modern dance music, pop and R&B, with a clear late 70's disco/funk touch that is mainly due to the fact that the mastermind behind this album, Philippe Saisse, was the one behind the most successful albums of some great artists of that era like CHIC and Chaka Khan.

But the success story ends here as their second single called L'amour n'a pas de loi !, a cover of Swedish singer Carola's song Kiss Goodbye did a complete flop.

It was planed to realise a third single, Amis Amants (Promo singles were sent to french medias) but the group disbanded 6 month after its birth. Some say this was due to the bad behaviour of Monia, one of the band's members, but there is no evidence of this and this information has rather to be considered as tabloid alike gossip.

Erika and Cyril founded a band together (Everton), and Nicolas tried a solo career, but none of their tries went successful. Monia's whereabouts are yet unknown.

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