Lucy Pearl is the name of an R&B supergroup. The group was formed in 1999 as the idea of former Tony! Toni! Toné! member Raphael Saadiq. The other members of Lucy Pearl were Dawn Robinson ( En Vogue) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad ( A Tribe Called Quest). ...more on Wikipedia about "Lucy Pearl"
The Names Gene McFadden and John Whitehead ( 1949- 2004) should be familiar to anyone who has been remotely connected to the music industry during the 1970s. They wrote and produced some of the most powerful R&B hits of that decade and were an American songwriting, production, and recording duo, primarily associated with Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International soul music record label. ...more on Wikipedia about "MacFadden and Whitehead"
Martha and the Vandellas were an American Motown group of the 1960s. The label's second most-successful girl group after The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas were known for a churchier, more southern-styled soul than the Supremes, as typified in Motown hits such as "(Love is Like a) Heat Wave", " Nowhere to Run", and, their signature song, " Dancing in the Street". ...more on Wikipedia about "Martha and the Vandellas"
The Mary Jane Girls were a popular American R&B, soul and funk girl group who were cultivated by the legendary Rick James. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mary Jane Girls"
Mass Production was an American funk/ disco musical group, best known for their 1979 hit, "Firecracker". Based in Richmond, Virginia, the ten-piece group had a series of minor R&B hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mass Production (band)"
Soul / quiet storm band Maze was established in San Francisco in the early 1970’s. The band can more or less be considered as the project of former The Butlers, and later Raw Soul, member Frankie Beverly; being songwriter, producer, arranger, singer, keyboardist and guitarist. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maze (band)"
The names Gene McFadden and John Whitehead ( 1949- 2004)should be familiar to anyone who has been remotely connected to the music industry during the 1970s. They wrote and produced some of the most powerful R&B hits of that decade and were an American songwriting, production, and recording duo, primarily associated with Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International soul music record label. ...more on Wikipedia about "McFadden & Whitehead"
MFSB (short for "Mother, Father, Sister, Brother") were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians who provided backing tracks for dozens of seminal Philadelphia soul recordings in the 1970s, and later released successful songs and albums as a standalone recording act. ...more on Wikipedia about "MFSB"
The Mighty Clouds Of Joy are the world's best selling gospel quartet based in Los Angeles California. Group members included Joe Ligon, Johnny Martin (d. 1987), Elmo Franklin, Richard Wallace, Leon Polk and David Walker. The Mighty Clouds of Joy were formed in 1960 and started out in a tradition-based style. Eventually they added soul, R&B, and rock flourishes into their musical mix (one of their early hits was produced by Philly soul czars Gamble and Huff) without diluting the essential religious essence of their material. The long-lived group flourished throughout the rest of the 20th century, scoring numerous Grammy nominations and hit albums along the way. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mighty Clouds of Joy"
Mis-Teeq was a British R&B group. Originally a quartet, the group eventually became a trio, whose members were Alesha Dixon, Su-Elise Nash and Sabrina Washington. They released two studio albums and nine singles together. In January 2005 they announced their official split, instead pursuing solo careers in music and film. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mis-Teeq"
New Edition is an American R&B group formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1978, that was most popular during the 1980s. Guided by producer Maurice Starr, New Edition was originally a Jackson 5-esque collection of five young African American teenage singers, including lead singers Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown, and vocalists Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe. The group was notable for #1 singles such as "Cool It Now," "Candy Girl," and "Mr. Telephone Man" and their success led to the creation of late-1980s and 1990s boy bands like New Kids On The Block, The Backstreet Boys, and 'N Sync. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Edition"
The New Power Generation (or NPG for short) is the backing group of Prince. They debuted on the 1991 album Diamonds and Pearls. The name comes from a song on his 1990 album Graffiti Bridge. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Power Generation"
Next is an American R&B trio fronted by R.L. Huggar and also including members T-Low and Tweety. Possessing a sound similar to Dru Hill and BLACKstreet, among Next's most popular songs are the #1 hit "Too Close" ( 1998), "Wifey" ( 2001), and "Beauty Queen" ( 2001). In 2002, R.L. released his solo debut R-elements which featured the singles "Good Man" and "Model Chick". Next have since come with a new album which was not seen on the charts because it was not promoted enough. ...more on Wikipedia about "Next (band)"
Natalie and Nicole Albino (born March 13, 1986 in New York City) are identical twin sisters who sing under the name " Nina Sky". ...more on Wikipedia about "Nina Sky" shortopedia for you!
Nu Shooz is a dance music group fronted by husband and wife duo John Smith and Valerie Day. They are based out of Portland, Oregon. In 1986 they scored two major pop/ R&B/dance hits: "I Can't Wait," which climbed to #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. Its follow-up, "Point Of No Return," also topped the dance chart and hit #28 on the Hot 100. Their final pop chart entry was "Should I Say Yes?" which hit #41, but they had two more dance hits, one of which, "Are You Lookin' For Somebody Nu," topped out at #2 in 1988. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nu Shooz"
Ollie & Jerry are a dance music duo consisting of Ollie Brown and Jerry Knight. Knight was formerly a member of Raydio with Ray Parker Jr. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ollie & Jerry"
P.M. Dawn are a hip hop/ R&B musical group. They were formed by brothers Attrell Cordes (aka Prince Be) and Jarrett Cordes (aka DJ Minute Mix) in 1988 in Jersey City, New Jersey. ...more on Wikipedia about "P.M. Dawn"
Playa is an American R&B trio. Comprised of members Steve "Static" Garrett, Smokey, and Black, Playa is best known for their 1997 hit single, "Cheers 2 U", produced by longtime collaborator Timbaland. Static is notable for being a successful songwriter of hit singles and album tracks for artists such as Ginuwine, Aaliyah, Truth Hurts, and Brandy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Playa (band)"
The Pointer Sisters was an American vocal group and recording act that achieved great success during the 1970s and 1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pointer Sisters"
Portrait was a R&B group that emerged briefly in the early 1990s, consisting of a solid contemporary ensemble able to perform creditably in either vintage soul or modern new jack and urban styles. They are best know for their chart topping hit Here We Go Again, which peaked to #3 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portrait (R&B group)"
Pretty Ricky is an African American R&B "boy band" from Miami, Florida. The band is comprised of four brothers, Corey Lamar"Slick'em" Mathis, age 20, Diamond Blue"Baby Blue" Smith, age 21, "Spectacular" Blue Smith, age 19, and Marcus Ramone"Pleasure" Cooper, age 21. Their debut album, BlueStars, was released on May 17, 2005 and features the hit U.S. top ten single, "Grind With Me". There next two singles are "Your Body" and "Nothing But A Number".In 2005, Pretty Ricky joined other R&B/hip-hop acts including Bow Wow and Omarion on the Scream 4 Tour. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pretty Ricky" http://www.shortopedia.com Dreamteam.
Profyle was an American R&B group, best known for their one major hit, "Liar". The video for "Liar" was a staple of MTV2 and BET in the fall of 2000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Profyle"
Ready For the World is a R&B/ funk/ dance band from Flint Michigan who scored several big pop, soul and dance hits in the mid-eighties. The group consists of vocalist Melvin Riley with Gordon Strozier, Gregory Potts, Willie Triplett, John Eaton and Gerald Valentine. They are best known for their hit "Oh Sheila," which went to #1 on the Hot 100 and the Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts in 1985. The song "Digital Display" followed and hit #21, and the group returned to the Top 10 in 1987 when "Love You Down" climbed to #9. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ready for the World"
RJ's Latest Arrival was an R&B/ dance music band from Detroit, Michigan, but based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their biggest hit came with the 1984 single Shackles which was a fusion between rap and synthesized dance music. The group later became more based in traditional R&B music and broke up in the late 90s. ...more on Wikipedia about "RJ's Latest Arrival"
Robert Randolph & the Family Band is a multicultural American funk and soul band composed of Robert Randolph, Marcus Randolph (drums), Danyel Morgan (bass) and Jason Crosby (organ). Frontman Robert Randolph was trained as a pedal steel guitarist in the Church of God in Christ, and makes prominent use of the instrument in the band's music. The group's sound is inspired by successful 1970s funk bands such as Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly & the Family Stone, another multicultural band comprised of former members of the Church of God in Christ. Randolph himself also has stated that his main influence as a guitarist is Stevie Ray Vaughan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Randolph & the Family Band"
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