imageChanging Faces are an R&B duo that originally consisted of Cassandra Lucas and Charisse Rose.

For two years, the girls were back-up singers for singer Sybil. They later returned to New York where during the day, they worked at a dermatologist’s office and at night, they recorded demos with music producer Dinky Bingham.

The duo was signed to Big Beat Records after being discovered singing on the streets by a local record producer.
imageIn July of 1994, they released their debut single “Stroke You Up” which became a hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, #9 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, #2 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 23 weeks. It was also moderately successful in the United Kingdom & New Zealand. R. Kelly wrote & produced the song (along with providing vocals as well).
imageIn August of that same year, Changing Faces released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe second single from the album “Foolin’ Around” peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100, #23 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #24 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #9 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

By October of 1994, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA with sales of 5,000 copies in the U.S.
imageThe last single from the album “Keep It Right There” peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
imageIn 1995, Changing Faces released the single “We Got it Goin’ On” (which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “White Man’s Burden”) which managed to peak at #61 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks.
imageA year later, they were featured on the soundtrack to the film “High School High” with the song “I Got Somebody Else” which managed to peak at #123 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #49 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
imageIn April of 1997, the duo released the single “G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.” which became another hit for them, topping Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart for 4 weeks. It also peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #7 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #48 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
imageIn June of 1997, Changing Faces released their sophomore album “All Day, All Night” which peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe follow-up single “All of My Days” (featuring Jay-Z) peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #38 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks. It was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Space Jam.”

The last single, a cover version of Cyndi Lauper’s song “Time After Time” managed to peak at #35 on the U.K. Singles chart. Changing Faces were also featured on O.C.’s song “Can’t Go Wrong.”
imageIn 1998, the duo was featured on the soundtrack to the film “The Players’ Club” with the song “Same Tempo” which peaked at #72 on Billboard’s R&B Airplay chart and #53 on the U.K. Singles chart. They were also featured on the “Dr. Doolittle” soundtrack with the song “Do Little Things” featuring Ivan Matias.
imageIn 2000, Changing Faces released the single “That Other Woman” which peaked at #64 on the Billboard Hot 100, #21 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, #5 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart, #3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #16 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
imageIn October of that same year, they released their third album “Visit Me” which peaked at #46 on the Billboard 200 and #9 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe follow-up single “Ladies Man” peaked at #67 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.

After that, nothing much was heard from Changing Faces until 2009 when their song “Crazy Luv” was leaked to the internet. In September of 2011, Cassandra announced on Kempire Radio & YouKnowIGotSoul.com that she & Charisse were in the recording studio, working on a new project, scheduled to be released in 2012.
imageIn April of 2013, they released the single “Hate Love” which is available on iTunes. A music video for the song was filmed, but never released.

By the summer of 2013, Cassandra left the duo to pursue a solo career. In September of that same year, she released her debut single “Damn” and is currently working on her solo album. Meanwhile, Charisse is currently touring with a new member as Changing Faces.

To see the music video for “Stroke You Up,” go to:

To see the music video for “Foolin’ Around,” go to:

To see the music video for “Keep it Right There,” go to:

To see the music video for “We Got it Goin’ On,” go to:

To see the music video for “I Got Somebody Else,” go to:

To see the music video for “G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.,” go to:

To see the music video for “All of My Days,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Time After Time,” go to:

To see the music video for “Same Tempo,” go to:

To see the music video for “That Other Woman,” go to:

To see the music video for “Ladies Man,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hate Love,” go to:

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