Category: 90’s


Adina Howard

Adina Howard (born on November 14, 1974 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is a female R&B singer that started her career in the 90’s. Adina is known for her provocative lyrics and sexual image.

In February of 1995, Adina released her debut album, “Do You Wanna Ride?” which peaked at #39 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Adina’s first single, “Freak Like Me” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in February of 1995, staying on the chart for 28 weeks, #4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart, #20 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart, and topped Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The follow-up single, “My Up and Down” peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, #40 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #32 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in July of 1995, staying on the chart for 16 weeks, and #42 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The third single released from the album, “It’s All About You” missed the Hot 100, but managed to peak at #58 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in December of 1995, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. A promotional vinyl single, “You Can Be My Ni**a ” was also released, but didn’t chart.

In 1996, Adina was featured on Warren G’s track, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” which was featured on the “Supercop” movie soundtrack. The song was a moderate hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #32. In 1997, she was featured on the “Bulletproof” movie soundtrack with the song, “Chocolate (Cuties & Condoms)” featuring Cydal.

In 1997, Adina released the single, “(Freak) And U Know It” which peaked at #70 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #32 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in July of 1997, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. The song was supposed to be on Adina’s sophomore album, “Welcome to Fantasy Island,” but it was shelved. A few years later, the album was leaked onto the internet and promotional copies of the album are available on eBay.

During that same year, Adina collaborated with Jamie Foxx on a song called “T-Shirt & Panties” which was supposed to be on the soundtrack to Jamie’s movie, “Booty Call,” but the song ended up on the soundtrack to the 1998 movie, “Woo.”

During that time, Adina starred in the independent film, “High Freakquency.” In 2002, Adina filmed her role in another independent film called “Casanova’s Demise” which has yet to be released.

In April of 2004, Adina released her third album, “The Second Coming” which failed to make the Billboard 200, but managed to peak at #61 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart. Due to lack of promotion, the album sold poorly, selling only 40,000 copies on store shelves. The first single from the album, “Nasty Grind” peaked at a low #95 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles chart, but failed to make the Billboard Hot 100 at all.

The second single, “(Outside) The Club” was supposed to be released along with a remix album called “The Second Coming: UnCut,” but the release was canceled after Adina left her record label, Rufftown Records. During 2004, Adina was featured on the single, “Freaks” featuring Play ‘N Skillz & Krayzie Bone, which was a moderate hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking #69.

In late 2005, Adina released her song, “Phone Sex” as a teaser single. The main single, “Hips” was released in early 2006, but it was later canceled and was never released to radio or digital outlets, but it was remixed by many DJ’s.

The official single from Adina’s upcoming album, “L.O.V.A.” was released to digital outlets in late 2006 with a contest run on Adina’s MySpace page for fans to create a music video for her song, but the contest was later canceled and the song was never released to radio.

Before Adina’s third album was released, another single, “Picture This” was chosen and there was another MySpace contest for it, but a winner was never announced and the single wasn’t released to radio.

In June 2007, Adina released her fourth album, “Private Show” on Arsenal Records. The album had been delayed due to her record label and it was leaked on the internet on June 5, 2007, but officially released to retail stores and iTunes on June 26, 2007. The album has sold 11,000 copies.

In December 2007, Adina’s second single, “Hips” was re-released under the name “My Hips” on iTunes. In April 2008, Adina announced on her MySpace page that the song “Tease” was going to be the third single released from the album and a free download of the song was available for a week. After “Private Show” was released, Adina left Arsenal Records.

In 2008, Adina appeared in the short film, “Poke the Sleeping Bear” which earned the Grand Jury Award at the 2008 Solstice Film Festival. In September 2009, Adina was featured on the UK compliation album, “Independent Soul Divas” with the track “What Do I Do.”

As of 2011, Adina is currently working on her Culinary Arts degree along with an upcoming cookbook and restaurant in Austin, Texas. She is also working on an untitled 5th album which has yet to be released.

To see the music video for “Freak Like Me,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsEgF1aKCSM

To see the music video for “My Up and Down,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGux7Gxmngg

To see the music video for “It’s All About You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QbinBWMiiE

To see the music video for “(Freak) and U Know It,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml85XmzFl9U

To see a fan-made video for “T-Shirt & Panties” (featuring Jamie Foxx), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91qVj9f5H9Q

To see the music video for “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (with Warren G.), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYTBVOcWNlk

[updated on 08-05-12]

Nine

Nine (born Derrick Keyes on September 19, 1969 in the Bronx, New York) is a rapper who started his career during the 90’s. He is known for his harsh, gravely flow and distinctive voice.

He got his first break in 1993 making a guest appearance on the Funkmaster Flex and the Ghetto Celebs’ song, “Six Million Ways to Die.” Nine originally recorded under the name “9MM” (or Nine Double M)” but changed it because he didn’t want to be named after the 9mm gun. His stage name refers to his birthdate, his shoe size, and his lucky number.

In 1994, Nine released his first single, “Whutcha Want” which peaked at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100, #3 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #8 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #32 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in February of 1995, staying on the chart for 18 weeks. The song was featured in Jeep advertisements, but Jeep never obtained permission from Nine and he pursued legal action against them.

In 1995, Nine released his debut album, “Nine Livez” on Profile Records which peaked at #90 on the Billboard 200 and #18 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.

His second single, “Any Emcee” missed the Hot 100, but managed to peak at #35 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #21 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart, and #82 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in May of 1995, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.

The last single released from the album, “Ova Confident” failed to make any of the Billboard charts.

In 1996, Nine released his sophomore album, “Cloud 9″ which peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Top R&B\Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The lead single from the album, “Lyin’ King” which peaked at #21 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, #11 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #90 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in August of 1996, staying on the chart for 2 weeks.

The second and last single released from the album, “Make or Take” failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts. Because of Profile Records’ financial problems, “Cloud 9″ received no promotion except for the music videos for “Lyin’ King” and “Make or Take.” The lack of promotion is the main reason for the album selling so poorly.

In 1997, Nine appeared on the FOX police drama television series, “New York Undercover.” After that, not much was heard from Nine and it had appeared that he faded into obscurity. In 2000, Nine released the single, “It’s Ugly.”

In 2009, Nine released his third album in 13 years, “Quinine” on Smoke On Records. It was released on CD and digitally.

To see the music video for “Whutcha Want,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuvBpGVANYA

To see the music video for “Any Emcee,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrxZGwB5wB0

To see the music video for “Lyin’ King,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uql3rb4oOHY

To see the music video for “Make or Take,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYVcaQ1Bzu8

 

[updated on 08-17-12]

Five

Five were an English boyband from the late 90’s\early 00’s that achieved moderate success in the United States.

The members consisted of Scott Robinson (born on November 22, 1979 in Essex, England), Ritchie Neville (born on August 23, 1979 in Solihull, England), Jason “J’ Brown (born on June 13, 1976 in Hampshire, England), Abs Breen (born on June 29, 1979 in Enfield, London, England), and Sean Conlon (born on May 20, 1981 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England).

The band was formed in 1997 after an advertisement in the UK performing arts newspaper, “The Stage” asked for young male singers\dancers to audition for a boyband-style group with “attitude & edge.” Bob and Chris Hebert (who created the Spice Girls) thought that the time was right for a boyband.

There were over 3,000 participants which were finally narrowed down to 14. Scott, Richie, J,  Abs, and Sean arranged themselves into a group while waiting for their audition and they were subsequently signed to BMG\RCA Records for a 6-album deal.

In November of 1997, Five released their debut single, “Slam Dunk (Da Funk)” which managed to peak at #10 on the UK Singles chart. The song sold around 500,000 copies worldwide. In the United States, the song managed to peak at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100, was featured in the Disney Channel movie, “Smart House” and was chosen as the new theme song for the NBA at the time.

Their second single, “When the Lights Go Out” became a hit, peaking at #4 on the UK Singles chart. In the United States, the song became Five’s only highest chart appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10 and spending 6 months on the chart.

“When the Lights Go Out” was certified Gold and the band went on an 8-day tour to promote their upcoming debut album. They appeared in a concert special on Disney Channel with B*Witched in Times Square in New York City and appeared on MTV’s TRL.

In 1998, Five released their self-titled debut album which topped the UK Albums charts. In the US, the album peaked at #27 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s Heatseekers albums chart.

Five’s third single, “Got the Feelin” peaked at #3 on the UK Singles chart which became their highest charting single in the UK until their next single. The song was moderately successful in Australia, Europe, Oceania, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

Their fourth single, “Everybody Get Up” which peaked at #2 on the UK Singles chart. The song topped the charts in New Zealand and was moderately successful internationally. The single was certified Silver in the UK, selling over 200,000 copies.

Five’s fifth single, “It’s the Things You Do” was released only in the United States, but managed to peak at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

The last single from the album, “Until the Time is Through” peaked at #2 on the UK Singles chart. They went on tour with *NSYNC before pulling out due to exhaustion and going back to England to work on their sophomore album. 

The first single from their upcoming sophomore album, “If Ya Gettin’ Down” peaked at #2 on the UK Singles chart and became their second #1 hit in New Zealand. The song was certified Silver in the UK and Platinum in Australia.

Their second single, “Keep on Movin” topped the UK Singles chart and became the 16th biggest-selling boyband single of the 90’s in the UK, selling 421,000 copies. It was certified Gold in the UK and was successful in Italy, the Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium.

In November 1999, Five released their sophomore album, “Invincible” which peaked at #4 on the UK Albums chart. In the United States, the album charted at a disappointing #108 on the Billboard 200.

The third single from the album, “How Do Ya Feel” was a part of a nationwide promotion for Pepsi Music, which is a company set up to raise money for the third world. Because the single was part of the promotion, it was uneligible to chart on the UK Singles chart.

The fourth single, “Don’t Wanna Let You Go” peaked at #9 on the UK Singles chart, lasting on the charts for 12 weeks.

In March 2000, Five opened at the BRIT Awards with Queen and performed an updated version of Queen’s song, “We Will Rock You.” The song topped the charts in the UK and Five won their first BRIT Award for “Best Pop Act.”

Five went on a world tour, performing concerts in the UK, Europe, Russia, and Australasia. On their South American concert, only four of the members performed because Ritchie got the chicken pox and had to be flown back to England.

After their tour was done, Five continued to perform in concerts in the UK and a reissue of “Invincible” included remixed versions, live tracks, and a bonus track called “Don’t Fight it Baby.” It was due to be released in the United States, but the song was pulled from release after Five was dropped from their stateside record label, Arista Records. Due to problems with their Asian record company, Five canceled their Asian tour.

Five continued to win awards in the UK and Europe and in December of 2000, they launched their second big tour in their home country. In January of 2001, Five performed at “Rock in Rio” in Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, performing to an audience of half a million people.

In May of 2001, after months of writing & recording, and “developing their personal sound,” Five’s third album, “Kingside” was completed. Just when they were about to begin filming the music video for the first single from the album, “Let’s Dance,” Sean got sick with glandular fever and in the music video, a life-sized cardboard image of Sean was featured.

“Let’s Dance” topped the UK Singles chart and was the last music video the band had recorded together. The song was certified Gold in Australia and became their last #1 hit in the UK.

There were rumors that Sean left the band and Richie said in an interview several years later that the band’s management kept Sean’s departure from Five a secret so they were not aware that Sean had left when they were filming the “Let’s Dance” music video.

Scott temporarily left the band to be with his pregnant fiancee, Kerry Oaker, who was having complications in her pregnancy. Their son, Brennan Rhys was born 5 weeks premature on July 11, 2001. J, Abs, and Richie continued on with heavy promotion of their third album and the “Let’s Dance” single.

While performing in a concert in Belgium in July 2001, Ritchie tore the tendons in his left foot which put a halt on all promotion and prompted the band to have a few meetings to re-think about their future and options.

In August 2001, Five’s third album, “Kingside” was released, peaking at #3 on the UK Albums chart. In September 2001, after a month of meetings with their management, Five announced that they would officially disband. A day after the band broke up, Scott married his fiancee, Kerry and his former bandmates attended the wedding.

In November 2001, a double “A”-side single, “Rock the Party\Closer to Me” was released and their greatest hits album soon followed.

Abs, Richie, and Sean moved on to solo music careers while Scott worked as a radio DJ in 2002. Scott also appeared in the UK regional theater musical “Boogie Nights 2″ from 2004 to 2005. In September 2006, Scott’s second son was born.

J Brown had disappeared from the public view for nearly 4 years, but he now works as   as a writer & producer. In 2007, he placed 3rd in the British reality show, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”

In September of 2006, Abs, Ritchie, Scott, and J reformed Five (without Sean) with a new management team. They secured a new tour, but due to lack of interest from record labels, Five announced on their official website that they would disband once again.

Today, Abs Breen (now Abz Love) is still continuing his solo career and working on a finalising a range of environmentally-friendly toilet products, called “Abz-a-Lootly” which will be available in ASDA stores nationwide in March of 2012.

In 2007, Richie Neville appeared on the UK reality show, “Cirque de Celebrité” and dated singer\actress Billie Piper. In 2008, Ritchie married Australian model Emily Scott, but split up 4 months later due to allegations of violence.

Scott Robinson lives in Pitsea, Essex, England with his wife and 2 sons. In 2008, Scott appeared on the BBC reality show, “Celebrity Scissorhands.”

Sean Conlon has been pursuing a solo career as an R&B\soul\jazz singer\pianist in London and was signed a recording contract with Sony, but was later dropped from the label.

To see the music video for “Slam Dunk (Da Funk),” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZUZx-8–0c

To see the music video for “When the Lights Go Out,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpdcKmaHk_s&ob

To see the music video for “Got the Feelin,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opQQ2mbXuwI&ob

To see the music video for “Everybody Get Up,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZUn-KtTNmA&ob

To see the music video for “It’s the Things You Do,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9MTF_oGzFQ

To see the music video for “Until the Time is Through,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIVWxgEWGVQ&ob

To see the the music video for “If Ya Gettin’ Down,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyub2Nlbg6U

To see the music video for “Keep on Movin,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbWJVult-9M

To see the music video for “How Do Ya Feel,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxBcJZF3aDU

To see the music video for “Don’t Wanna Let You Go,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pyJ5cU6WoM&ob

To see the music video for Five and Queen’s version of “We Will Rock You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIV2SkMwesU&ob

To see the music video for “Let’s Dance,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcr52GgWjk0&ob

To see the music video for “Closer to Me,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wL-Z71kAvA&ob

To see the music video for “Rock the Party,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a6ILOg3kQU&ob

Mike Davis

Mike Davis (born in Brooklyn, New York) was an R&B singer from the early 90’s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Jive Records. In 1992, he released his debut album, “When Only a Friend Will Do.”

The title song was released as the first single. It managed to peak at #46 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in April of 1992, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.

The follow-up single was a cover version of McFadden & Whitehead’s “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” peaked at #38 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in August of 1992, staying on the chart for 10 weeks,  becoming Mike’s highest chart appearance on the R&B charts to date.

The last single, “Slow Motion” peaked at #86 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in January of 1993, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks. After that, it seems as if Mike Davis has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from him since.

To see the music video for “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8E9ZngK_8s

To see a fan-made video for “When Only a Friend Will Do,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeUg9JjCy3A

[updated on 08-05-12]

Altitude

Altitude was a female R&B trio from the 90’s that consisted of Pamela Baker (from Michigan), Tamela Gibbs (from California), and Terrah Smith (from New York). Their debut album was produced by Bernadette Cooper (of girl group Klymaxx) and they were signed to RCA Records.

In 1991, Altitude released their debut album, “Private Parts.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted.

Their first single, “Work It (Like A) 9 to 5″ peaked at #37 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in March of 1991, staying on the chart for 10 weeks, making it their highest chart appearance to date.

The follow-up single, “Silly” peaked at #75 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart in June of 1991, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.  A promo single, “If You Believe” didn’t make the charts. After that, it seemed as if Altitude has faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Work It (Like A) 9 to 5,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEpLJZzxqHU

To see a fan-made video for “Silly,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-QWvSE9nYk

[updated on 08-05-12]

B*Witched

B*Witched were an Irish girl group from the late 90’s\early 00’s who achieved success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The original line-up consisted of twin sisters Edele & Keavy Lynch (born December 15, 1978), Sinead O’Carroll (born May 14, 1973), and Lindsay Armaou (born December 18, 1980).

B*Witched’s original group names were “D’Zire” and “Sister.” They had a tomboy image and in order to appeal to a younger audience, the group understated their ages during their early years.

Edele and Keavy’s brother, Shane (who is a member of Irish boyband, Boyzone) helped B*Witched find a manager who was Kim Glover (who was the former manager for New Kids on the Block). Kim signed the group to Glowworm Records, the label she had on Epic Records.

In the spring of 1998, B*Witched released their debut single, “C’est La Vie” which topped the UK Singles chart and became the 5th biggest selling single of 1998. The song also topped the charts in Ireland and New Zealand.

In the United States, the song peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest chart appearance to date on the Hot 100.

/The song was featured in the Disney movies “Smart House” and “Life Size.” In 1999, the song was nominated for the “Best Song Musically & Lyrically” Ivor Novello songwriting award. B*Witched’s second single, “Rollercoaster” became their second #1 hit in the UK. “Rollercoaster” also topped the charts in New Zealand and Australia. In the US, the song peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100.

On October 12, 1998, B*Witched’s self-titled debut album was released in the UK and released in the United States on March 16, 1999.

In the UK, the album peaked at #3 on the UK Albums chart and certified Double Platinum. In the United States, the album peaked at #12 on the Billboard 200 and certified Platinum.

The third single from their debut album, “To You I Belong” became their 3rd #1 hit single in the UK. The song was moderately successful in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden.

The last single from the album, “Blame it On the Weatherman” became their 4th #1 single in the UK, making B*Witched the first music act to have all four singles debut at the top of the charts in the UK.

B*Witched appeared on the ABBA tribute single, “Thank ABBA for the Music” which peaked at #4 on the UK Singles chart.

In 1999, Yaboom Toys made singing dolls of the group. They performed as the opening act on the *NSYNC tour along with Britney Spears. They were featured on the “Pokémon: The First Movie” soundtrack with the track, “Get Happy.”

In 1999, B*Witched released their sophomore album, “Awake and Breathe” which peaked at #5 on the UK Albums chart.

In the US, the album peaked at #91 on the Billboard 200 chart. In the UK, the album was certified Platinum and in the US, the album was certified Gold, despite charting low.

The first single from the album, “Jesse Hold On” peaked at #4 on the UK Singles chart, making it their first single not to top the chart. The song managed to peak at #6 on the Irish Singles chart.

The second single, “I Shall Be There” featuring African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo, peaked at #13 on the UK Singles chart and #29 on the Irish Singles chart.

Their last single, “Jump Down” peaked at #16 on the UK Singles chart, making their lowest appearance on the chart. The song sold roughly 44,000 copies in the UK.

After touring Europe and North America where they co-headlined the “All That” Music & More Festival with music acts LFO and Blaque, B*Witched began working on a third album. 

They recorded 3 new songs, “Hold On” (which was featured on the “Princess Diaries” soundtrack), a cover version of Toni Basil’s “Mickey” (which was featured on the “Bring it On” soundtrack), and “Play that Funky Music.”

The two latter songs were featured on their American EP, “Across America 2000″ which was supposed to make a comeback in America.

B*Witched also guest-starred on the ABC soap opera, “General Hospital” in July of 2001.

B*Witched’s two new songs “Where Will You Go?” and “(To Be) Held in Your Arms” were scheduled for release in mid-2002 as part of their comeback in the UK, but they were dropped from their record label.

B*Witched had plans to sign to Telstar Records, but the deal fell through and after Sinead O’Carroll left the group, B*Witched disbanded in September of 2002.

After B*Witched broke up, Edele and Keavy Lynch continued working in the music business. Edele worked as a songwriter, writing songs for Girls Aloud and the Sugababes. Today, Edele is married with 3 children.

In 2006, Edele & Keavy reunited musically and performed under the name “Ms. Lynch.”

Now, the sisters formed a new band called “Barbarellas” and they released their debut album in April of 2011.

Sinead O’Carroll is the host of the TV3 Ireland makeover show, “Inside & Out” as of 2008. She is married with a daughter. In 2003, Lindsay Armaou set up her official website and started working on solo material.

In 2006, Lindsay married Lee Brennan (of British boyband, 911) and joined the band, Clayton a year later. She also pursued acting.

On October 18, 2012, it was announced that B*Witched would reunite for an ITV2 series called “The Big Reunion” which features five other pop music groups. The show features each group telling their stories about the times in their respective groups before rehearsing together ahead of one major comeback at the Hammersmith Apollo.

The group had to hold “emotional clear the air” talks before they reformed. Edele had admitted that she & Sinead had a fall-out in 2006 and hadn’t spoken to each other since then.

Due to the success of “The Big Reunion,” they went on an arena tour around the United Kingdom & Ireland in May of 2013. They also joined music groups Atomic Kitten, Five, Honeyz, Liberty X and 911 for a Christmas party tour. The groups also got together to record a charity single “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” for Text Santa.

In March of 2013, Lindsay announced that B*Witched would be recording new music. On May 4, 2013, they released a promotional single called “Love and Money” on YouTube.

On October 3, 2013, Edele announced in an interview with Today FM that the group was recording their third album. On December 11, 2013, they announced via PledgeMusic that their EP “Champagne or Guinness” would be released on September 28, 2014.
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In August of 2014, the EP was released.

To see the music video for “C’est La Vie,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvjLgjtJKsc&ob

To see the music video for “Rollercoaster,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRxzLYElZi4

To see the music video for “To You I Belong,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSZ02Rq8hnY

To see the music video for “Blame it On the Weatherman,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNf0ZEbU1JU

To see the music video for “Jesse Hold On,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCV3o128Nc

To see the music video for “I Shall Be There,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNIZmBq1XEE

To see the music video for “Jump Down,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkpNXjRyV70

To see a fan-made video for “Hold On” (from the “Princess Diaries” soundtrack), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWIWnBNNet8

To see a fan-made video for “Mickey” (from the “Bring it On” soundtrack), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_FugAOc45I

[Updated on 11-16-2014]

Nobody’s Angel was a girl group from the late 90’s\early 00’s that originally consisted of members Amy Sue Harding, Sarah Smith, Stacey Harper, and singer\actress Ali “Alitzah” Navarro.

They were formed after they became friends and discovered they all had something in common: music, dancing, and acting.

In 1998, the group recorded the song, “Let’s Get Together” for the “Parent Trap” movie starring Lindsay Lohan. A year later, they guest-starred on the ABC series, “Boy Meets World.”

They released their first single, “If You Wanna Dance” in 1999 and by 2000, the song managed to peak at #39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play songs chart.

In the summer of 2000, Nobody’s Angel released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #184 on the Billboard 200. They were featured on the “Pokemon: The Movie” soundtrack with the song, “Pokemon World” featuring boy band Youngstown and appeared in the television movie, “Model Behavior.”

In 2001, Amy Sue and Stacey left the group to pursue solo careers of their own. They were replaced by singer\actress Jennie Kwan and Tai-Amber Hoo (who was a former member of girl group, Gyrl). They recorded songs for the “102 Dalmatians” and “The Princess Diaries” soundtrack, but they later broke up. Their sophomore album was supposed to be released in 2002, but it was eventually shelved.

Sarah Smith continues to work as an actress. Amy Sue Hardy is married with two sons, performs with the Colorado Springs Philaharmonic, and starred in plays such as “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Chicago.” Jennie Kwan continues to act and sing. Stacey Harper also worked as an actress, but it’s unknown what she’s up to today.

Ali Navarro continues to act and is the creator & executive producer of the children’s music show, “Twinkle Time.” She also co-owns a popular kids birthday party company in Los Angeles called Lil’ Star Parties. It’s unknown what Tai-Amber Hoo is up to these days.

To see the music video for “If You Wanna Dance,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgRLZci4FWI

To see a fan-made video for “I Can’t Help Myself,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LcmaVrrQj0

To see a fan-made video for “Wishing On You,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48dzFCeU0PQ

Youngstown

Youngstown was a boy band from the late 90’s\early 00’s that consisted of members James Dallas, David “DC” Yeager, and Sam Lopez. The band’s name comes from their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.

In the summer of 1999, Youngstown’s first single, “I’ll Be Your Everything” peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured on the “Inspector Gadget” movie soundtrack.

During the fall of that same year, the band released their debut album, “Let’s Roll” which peaked at #96 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers albums chart. The album featured the theme song to the Disney Channel series, “The Famous Jett Jackson” called “It’s Not What You Think.”

In 2001, Youngstown released their last album to date, “Down for the Get Down” which failed to make the charts. They were featured on “The Princess Diaries” soundtrack with the song, “Away with The Summer Days.” After that, the band eventually broke up and went their separate ways.

DC is pursuing a solo music career. James is married to Ali Navarro (who was a member of girl group, Nobody’s Angel) and is currently producing music with his brother-in-law, Josh Keaton. It’s unknown what Sam Lopez is up to these days.

To see DC Yeager’s MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/dcyeagermusic

To see the music video for “I’ll Be Your Everything,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NprJcyoySFk

To see the music video for “It’s Not What You Think,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr6ZQCQBr0k

Solé

Solé (born Tonya M. Lumpkin on July 17, 1973 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a female rapper who got her career started during the 90’s. Before her music career, Solé worked at various jobs such as AT&T and as a spa coordinator for a salon.

During the summer of 1999, Solé was featured on rapper J.T. Money’s single, “Who Dat” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, topped Billboard’s Rap Singles chart, and #2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart in May of 1999, staying on the chart for 25 weeks. Solé was featured other artists’ albums such as Terry Dexter, Before Dark, Kane & Able, and Tech N9ne.

In the fall of 1999, Solé released her debut album, “Skin Deep” which peaked at #127 on the Billboard 200, #27 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, and topped Billboard’s Heatseekers albums chart.

The lead single from the album, “4,5,6” featuring J.T. Money and R&B singer Kandi Burruss, peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, #24 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, topped Billboard’s Rap Singles chart, and #9 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles & Tracks chart in November of 1999, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

The follow-up single, “It Wasn’t Me” featuring R&B singer Ginuwine, missed the Billboard Hot 100, but managed to peak at #19 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #44 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart in May of 2000, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

In 2000, Solé became engaged to Ginuwine and in 2001, she gave birth to their first daughter together named Story. In November 2002, their second daughter, Dream was born. (Solé has two daughters from a previous relationship, De’jan and Cypress while Ginuwine has a son, Elgin from a previous relationship as well). In 2003, Solé and Ginuwine got married.

After the release of her solo album, Solé focused on her family, stepping aside from the music biz, but in October 2010, she announced that she was working on new music.

To see the music video for “4,5,6,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VCrSBtzfDg

To see the music video for “It Wasn’t Me,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIFQ1VOW89M&ob

As a bonus, to see the music video for “Who Dat” (featuring Solé), go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHIqveatztY

 

[updated on 08-17-12]

Before Dark were a female R&B trio from the late 90’s\early 00’s that consisted of members Arike Rice (who was a member of another 90’s girl group, The Voices), her sister Jeni “Jeni G.” Rice Genzuk, and their cousin, Mia Lee.

In 1999, Before Dark released their first single, “Come Correct” which peaked at #93 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart in February of that same year, staying on the chart for only 4 weeks, but failed to make the Hot 100. Their follow-up single, “Baby” featuring rapper Solé, missed the Billboard Hot 100 once again, but managed to peak at #48 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart in June of 1999, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.

In 2000, Before Dark released their third single, “Monica” which managed to peak at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100, #22 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #41 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart in May of 2000, staying on the chart for 13 weeks, making it their highest chart apperance to date.

The trio was featured on the covers of “The Cheetah Girls” novels by Deborah Gregory and also appeared on Christina Aguilera’s “In Concert” tour.

During that same year, Before Dark’s debut album, “Daydreamin” was released. It was originally supposed to be released in 1999, but due to the low performance of the first two singles, RCA Records decided to delay their album. The album failed to make the charts and the group later disbanded.

Arike Rice continues to have an active career, dancing for musicians such as Usher, Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Fergie, The Black Eyed Peas, P. Diddy, Kelly Rowland, Amerie, and Ludacris. Arike also appeared in the films, “Hairspray,” “Dreamgirls,” and “Center Stage 2.”

Jeni works as a writer for the CW\BET television series, “The Game.” It’s unknown what Mia Lee is up to these days.

To see the music video for “Baby,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw1StKCDdKw

To see the music video for “Monica,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50lMKGz4bOI

To see a fan-made video for “Come Correct,” go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRvpnUVcWM

[updated on 08-05-12]

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