imageSkyy was an R&B band from Brooklyn, New York. The band formed in 1973 when the Dunning sisters (Denise, Delores & Bonnie) met musician Solomon Roberts Jr. Record producer\keyboardist Randy Muller (who was a member of music group Brass Construction and also an arranger for B.T. Express) later became involved with the band.

By 1976, the band’s line-up consisted of the Dunning Sisters as the female vocalists, Solomon as the male vocalist & guitarist, guitarist\keyboardist Anibal Anthony Sierra, keyboardist Larry Greenberg, bassist Gerald Lebon and drummer Tommy McConnell. Skyy later signed to Salsoul Records.
imageIn 1979, Skyy released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #177 on the Billboard 200 and #40 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “First Time Around” peaked at #50 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #20 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 14 weeks).
imageThe follow-up single “Let’s Turn It Out” peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for only 9 weeks).
imageIn 1980, the band released their sophomore album “Skyyway” which peaked at #61 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe lead single “High” peaked at #102 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #26 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #13 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 16 weeks).
imageThe follow-up single “Skyzoo” peaked at #41 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #32 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 11 weeks).
imageDuring that same year, Skyy released their third album “Skyyport” which peaked at #85 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Here’s to You” peaked at #24 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #23 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 18 weeks).
imageThe follow-up single “Super Love” peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 10 weeks).
imageIn 1981, Skyy released their fourth album “Skyy Line” which peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Call Me” reached the pop charts, peaking at #26 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also topped Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart for two weeks in February of 1982 and peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
imageThe second single “Let’s Celebrate” peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (staying on the chart for 15 weeks).
imageThe last single from the album “When You Touch Me” peaked at #43 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 10 weeks).
imageIn 1982, Skyy released their fifth album “Skyyjammer” which peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Movin’ Violation” peaked at #26 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 14 weeks).
imageThe follow-up single “Let Love Shine” peaked at #41 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #39 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 9 weeks).
imageIn 1983, the band released their sixth album “Skyylight” which peaked at #183 on the Billboard 200 and #44 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Bad Boy” which peaked at #33 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 11 weeks).
imageThe second single “Show Me the Way” which peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #35 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 11 weeks).
imageThe last single from the album “Married Man” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
imageIn 1984, Skyy released their seventh album “Inner City” which didn’t appear to chart at all on the Billboard 200 or R&B Albums chart.
imageThe only single to chart was “Dancin’ to Be Dancin'” which peaked at #49 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 10 weeks). After Salsoul Records folded in 1985, Skyy signed with Capitol Records.
imageIn 1986, Skyy released their eighth album “From the Left Side” which peaked at #33 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single “Givin’ It To You” peaked at #42 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #8 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 17 weeks).

The follow-up singles “Non Stop” and “Love Illogical” failed to make any impact on the Billboard charts at all. After that, the band left Capitol Records and later signed with Atlantic Records.
imageIn 1989, Skyy released their ninth album “Start of a Romance” which peaked at #155 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe title song became a hit, topping Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart for 2 weeks in May of 1989. It also peaked at #41 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart and #18 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
imageThe follow-up single “Love All the Way” peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 7 weeks).
imageThe last single from the album “Real Love” became another number-one R&B hit for Skyy, topping Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart for a week in February of 1990. The song also peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100.
imageIn 1992, Skyy released their last album to date “Nearer to You” which peaked at #52 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Up and Over (Stronger and Better)” peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for 14 weeks).

The title song peaked at #73 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart (staying on the chart for 5 weeks). After that, it seemed as if Skyy had faded into obscurity.

These days, the Dunning sisters continue to perform under the name “Ladies of Skyy.” Larry Greenberg continues to perform in New Jersey. It’s unknown what the other members of Skyy are up to these days.

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

To see a fan-made video for “Let’s Turn It Out,” go to:

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

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

To see a fan-made video for “Here’s to You,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Call Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Let’s Celebrate,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “When You Touch Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Movin’ Violation,” go to:

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

To see a fan-made video for “Bad Boy,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Show Me the Way,” go to:

To see a video for “Dancin’ to be Dancin’,” go to:

To see the music video for “Givin’ It To You,” go to:

To see the music video for “Start of a Romance,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love All the Way,” go to:

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To see a fan-made video for “Up and Over (Stronger and Better),” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Nearer to You,” go to:

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