Wash, Martha

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Wash, Martha

African-American singer. Name variations: Two Tons O' Fun, The Weather Girls. Born in San Francisco, CA.

Joined gospel group, N. O. W. (News of the World); was backup vocalist for disco singer, Sylvester (1970s); with Izora Armstead, formed duo Two Tons O' Fun and released albums, Two Tons O' Fun (1979) and Backatcha' (1980); with Armstead, changed name to Weather Girls (1982) and released album Success (1983), with hit single, "It's Raining Men"; pursued solo career (early 1990s); sang on several dance hits, including Black Box's "Everybody, Everybody" and C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat," but because of her weight, was replaced by lip-synching models on videos, and not credited on albums; sued for fraud and won; solo albums include Martha Wash (1993), and The Collection (1998). Other Weather Girls albums include Big Girls Don't Cry (1985) and Weather Girls (1988).

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