O-Zone (3)

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In January 1998 Dan changed the music style of "Inferialis" to pop-rock but soon he realized that he needed to leave this type of music for a while, due to the fact that rock was not a popular music style at that time, but he always knew that he would return to the rock style at some point.

His first song "De La Mine" was released the same year in October; and was soon followed by the biggest hit of 1999 in Moldova - "Dar, Unde Esti". But Dan wanted to get a boy band together, since they were very popular in that time. So in September 1999 Dan formed "O-Zone" the first boy band in Moldova. The group was Dan Balan and Petru Jelihovschi (who was the lead singer from the band "Inferialis". In Autumn that year, the two went to Romania and recorded three songs: "Timpul Trece Fara Noi", "In Doi" and "M-as Trezi". The first single they released was "Timpul trece fara noi", and in a couple of months "O-Zone" became the number one band in Moldova.

In June 2000 they released the first "O-Zone" album called "Dar, Unde Esti'" made up with 11 songs all composed and preformed by Dan. The album had a huge success with even singles becoming mega-hits including "Fiesta de la noche", "Crede-ma", "Te voi jubii", "Ciao bambina", "In doi'", "Dar, unde esti", "Tripul trece fara noi".

The same year in summer O-Zone started the first tour in Moldova.

In December Dan wrote a Christmas song called "Sarbatorile de iarna" for the Christmas release of the "Tanti Ludmila Show". Since then this song has become a national song for Christmas and New Year Festival and was played everywhere during this period in Moldova.

In spring 2001 Dan decided to go to another level and chose the Romanian market. However his partner Petru was not so interested about Dan's big plans, he thought of his performance in the band more as a hobby. So Dan needed to find someone else who was as serious about this as he was, so Dan and Petru split up but remained friends.

The new O-Zone lineup : Dan Bălan, Radu Sârbu, and Arsenie Todiraş (aka Arsenium). Originally from Moldova, the band launched in Romania. They mainly played EuroDance music and are famous for the single "Dragostea Din Tei", which was also performed by Haiducii, a notable summer hit which reached Number 1 in the singles charts of many countries during 2003 and 2004, and Number 3 in the United Kingdom. The follow-up single "Despre Tine" had similar success across Europe. In 13 January 2005 the group split up. All of the members went their separate ways and started their own solo careers.
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Albums

MSer8540 O-Zone (3) - Dar, Unde Ești... album art O-Zone (3) Dar, Unde Ești...(CD, Album) Media Services MSer8540 Romania 2000 Sell This Version
101 2289 2 O-Zone (3) - Number 1 album art O-Zone (3) Number 1 (Album) Cat Music 101 2289 2 Romania 2002 Sell This Version
101 2387 2 O-Zone (3) - DiscO-Zone album art O-Zone (3) DiscO-Zone (Album) Cat Music 101 2387 2 Romania 2003 Sell This Version
101 2484 2 O-Zone (3) - O-Zone Best Of What They Did Last Summer album art O-Zone (3) O-Zone Best Of What They Did Last Summer(2xCD-ROM) Cat Music 101 2484 2 Romania 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

101 2316 2 O-Zone (3) - Dragostea Din Tei album art O-Zone (3) Dragostea Din Tei (EP, Maxi, Single) Cat Music 101 2316 2 Romania 2003 Sell This Version
AS 192 988-6 O-Zone (3) - De Ce Plang Chitarele album art O-Zone (3) De Ce Plang Chitarele (Single) Absolute Sound AS 192 988-6 France 2004 Sell This Version
06024 9867700 (1) O-Zone (3) - Despre Tine / Dragostea Din Tei album art O-Zone (3) Despre Tine / Dragostea Din Tei (Single, Maxi) TIME (2), Cat Music, Universal 06024 9867700 (1) Germany 2004 Sell This Version
AS 192 986 2 O-Zone (3) - Despre Tine album art O-Zone (3) Despre Tine (Maxi, Single) Cat Music, TIME (2), Bonnier Music AS 192 986 2 France 2004 Sell This Version
AS 192 991 7 O-Zone (3) - Megamix album art O-Zone (3) Megamix (Single) Absolute Sound AS 192 991 7 France 2005 Sell This Version
VEJT-89263 O-Zone (3) - Beat! album art Overhead Champion / Maria Isabel / O-Zone (3) Overhead Champion / Maria Isabel / O-Zone (3) - Beat!(12") Avex Trax VEJT-89263 Japan 2006 Sell This Version

Compilations

UC 08, 101 2410 2 O-Zone (3) - O-Zone & Friends album art O-Zone (3) & Various O-Zone (3) & Various - O-Zone & Friends(CD, Comp) UNICA Music, Cat Music UC 08, 101 2410 2 Romania 2004 Sell This Version