Category: 2000s


Dream Street

Dream StreetDream Street was a pop music boy band that consisted of members Jesse McCartney (born on April 9, 1987 in Ardsley, New York), Frankie J. Galasso (born Frank Jonathan Galasso on January 24, 1985 in The Bronx, New York), Greg Raposo (born Gregory Frank Raposo on May 3, 1985 in Long Island, New York), Matt Ballinger (born Matthew Samuel Ballinger on April 22, 1985 in Westchester, New York) and Chris Trousdale (born Christopher Ryan Trousdale on June 11, 1985 in New Port Richey, Florida).

The band was initially put together by Louis Baldonieri & Brian Lukow and originally called Boy Wonder. The band featured several boys ranging from ages 11 to 14 years old from New York who worked on Broadway as actors.

The band’s name was changed to Dream Street (named after Brian Lukow and Louis Baldonieri’s recording studio in New York City) and the line-up was narrowed down to five members: Jesse, Greg, Matt, Chris and Frankie.
it happens every timeIn 2000, their debut single “It Happens Every Time” received frequent airplay on Radio Disney.
dream street albumA year later in 2001, Dream Street released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200 chart and topped Billboard’s Independent Albums chart.
i say yeahTheir follow-up single “I Say Yeah” also received frequent airplay on Radio Disney and the band went on to make appearances on various talk shows & TV events.
the biggest fanIn 2002, Dream Street released the soundtrack album to the film “The Biggest Fan” (which starred Dream Street member Chris), but during that same year, the parents of the band filed a lawsuit against Louis Baldonieri & Brian Lukow, claiming that the boys were “exposed to booze, women, and pornography”.

In August of 2002, the producers were ruled agains and they released the band from their contracts which became the end of Dream Street.

These days, the members of Dream Street have gone on to pursue separate careers.

Jesse McCartney has gone on to become a successful solo artist and actor, appearing in various television series and movies.

Chris Trousdale is still active in the entertainment business as a singer, dancer and actor. In August of 2015, he posted a song called “Enjoy the Ride” on his YouTube channel.

After Dream Street disbanded, Greg Raposo pursued a solo career of his own, releasing his debut solo album in 2003 and his single “Take Me Back Home” received airplay on Radio Disney. He got married in 2014 and appears to still be working on music.

Matt Ballinger attended and graduated from Tufts University. These days, he is married and works as an executive recruiter for the pharmaceutical industry at Green Key Resources in New York. He also performs with a band called Storeys.

Frankie Galasso continues to be active as an actor and in 2012, he joined the national touring cast of the musical “Jersey Boys.”

To see the music video for “It Happens Everytime,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Say Yeah,” go to:

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3Deep

3 deep3Deep were a pop music boy band that consisted of Canadian singer CJ Huyer (full name Chris Jacob Huyer) and American actors Eddie Cibrian (born Edward Carl Cibrian on June 16, 1973 in Burbank, California) & Joshua Morrow (born Joshua Jacob Morrow on February 8, 1974 in Juneau, Alaska).

Joshua and Eddie are well-known for starring in soap operas; Joshua appears on the CBS network soap opera “The Young and the Restless” and Eddie appeared on the NBC network soap opera “Sunset Beach.”

The band’s success was limited to Canada, Europe and Asia, but not so much in the United States for reasons unknown.
into youIn 1998, 3Deep released their debut single “Into You” which peaked at #46 on the Canadian Singles chart.
Yes Yes Yes...No No NoA year later, they released their debut album “Yes Yes Yes…No No No”. It’s unknown how successful the album was or how it charted. In addition to touring, 3Deep performed at events such as Ottawa’s Winterlude and even appeared at the Juno Awards.
can't get over youIn 2001, the band released their last album “Can’t Get Over You” which didn’t appear to make a lot of impact and after that, 3Deep disbanded.

These days, CJ Huyer has remained in the music business, managing artists such as Dan Talevski, George Nozuka, Neverest and No More Drama.

As for Eddie and Joshua, they are still active in their acting careers.

Joshua is still starring on “The Young and the Restless” and is married with four children.

Eddie has starred in TV shows such as “Third Watch,” “CSI Miami” & “Invasion.” He is married to country singer Leann Rimes and has two sons from his first marriage to reality TV star Brandi Glanville.

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

Yvonne Gage

Yvonne Gage
Yvonne Gage (born on December 20, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is an R&B singer who has been active in the music business since 1978.

When she was 14 years old, she became a member of a local R&B group called the Soulettes. After being introduced to producer Don Burnside, Yvonne was signed as his artist and she began touring as a back-up singer for funk artist Captain Sky.
garden of eve
After returning to Chicago, Yvonne signed a record deal with Atlantic Records where she released her first single “Garden of Eve” in 1981 which peaked at #36 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and was quite success in Europe.

After the release of her first single, Yvonne was asked by rock band Ministry to tour as a featured singer. After that, she lent her voice for radio & commercial jingles.
virginityIn 1984, she released her debut album “Virginity” on the Chycago International Music (or C.I.M.) record label.
love's gonna pay you backThe first single from the album “Love’s Gonna Pay You Back” failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
doin it in a haunted houseThe second single from the album “Doin’ It in a Haunted House” faired better, peaking at #45 on the U.K. Singles chart and #78 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 5 weeks.
virginity singleThe last single from the album, the title song didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.
lover of my dreamsDuring that same year, Yvonne released the single “Lover of My Dreams” which managed to peak at #79 on the U.K. Singles chart. Throughout the ’90s and ‘2000s, Yvonne continued to release music in between touring, recording, writing music and performing in musical theatre.
yvonne gage 2005In 2005, she released her self-titled album on the Reigning Records label, but the album is available on CD Baby.

These days, Yvonne’s career continues to be active and she has worked with various artists such as Celine Dion, Susan Boyle, Seal, Michael McDonald, Janelle Monae, Ashford & Simpson, Patti Austin, Madonna and David Foster.

To see Yvonne’s official website, go to:
http://www.yvonnegage.com/main.html

To see a fan-made video for “Garden of Eve,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Love’s Gonna Pay You Back,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Doin’ It in a Haunted House,” go to:

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

Cyrena

CyrenaCyrena (from San Francisco, California) was a female pop singer who first began singing when she was 8 years old.

At the age of 9, she appeared on the “Jenny Jones” talk show where she performed an original song called “Me Loves You.” In 1999, after impressing then-Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola, Cyrena was immediately signed to Epic Records.
R-8305545-1459013884-6136In 2000, Cyrena was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Center Stage” with the track “Get Used to This.” After that, she took a break from the music scene to focus on her family & school.

Cyrena would later return to the music scene where she dabbled in electro-pop\R&B music. She released three tracks on her SoundCloud page, but nothing much has been heard from her in the past 4 years and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

To see Cyrena’s SoundCloud page, go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Get Used to This,” go to:

Tiffany AffairTiffany Affair was a pop\R&B girl group from Manhattan, New York that originally consisted of Ayanna (born in 1988), Bianca (born in 1988), Gabrielle (born in 1990) and Natasha (born in 1990). Part of their group’s name was inspired by the first studio they worked in: an old factory where Tiffany Jewelry was crafted on Tiffany Blvd.

The girls met in elementary school where they sang together in choir along with performing in musical theater & commercials. As they got older, the group later decided to pursue a professional singing career and would go on to sign a record deal with Reprise Records thanks to guitarist Robert Randolph.
start a fireIn 2006, Tiffany Affair released their debut single “Start a Fire” featuring rapper Jody Breeze. It’s unknown how or if the single made any impact on the charts at all.

At some point during that same year, Natasha was asked to leave Tiffany Affair due to a severe drug problem which began to give the group a poor image on and backstage during private interviews. After Natasha’s departure, Tiffany Affair was now a trio which consisted of Ayanna, Bianca and Gabrielle.
over itIn 2007, the group released their follow-up single “Over It” which managed to peak at #43 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart.

Their debut album “Flavors” was supposed to be released sometime around mid-2007, but due to unknown reasons, it was shelved and after that, it seemed as if Tiffany Affair had disbanded.

These days, it’s currently unknown what the members of Tiffany Affair are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

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

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

To see a video of Tiffany Affair performing “Over It” live, go to:

Na’sha

Na'shaNa’Sha (born Natasha Watkins in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio) was an R&B singer from the 2000s. Born in a family of singers, dancers & actors, Na’sha began writing poetry when she was 5 years old and began singing when she was 7 years old.

In October of 2003, she signed with Pure Records (an independent record label based in Miami, Florida) and later signed a distribution deal with Sony’s RED distribution.
my storyIn September of 2005, Na’sha released her debut and only album to date “My Story.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted at all. The album featured a guest appearance from reggae artist Shaggy.
FireThe lead single from the album “Fire” didn’t appear to make any impact on the charts at all.
more than a millionThe follow-up single “More Than a Million” also did not chart, but a remixed version of the song featured rapper Jay-Z.  In 2006, she made guest appearances on Shaggy’s album “Clothes Drop” and Petey Pablo’s single “Give It Up.”

These days, it’s unknown what Na’Sha’s up to these days and it appears as if she has faded into obscurity.

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

To see a fan-made video for “More Than a Million,” go to:

Tymes 4

Tymes 4Tymes 4 were a pop music girl group from London, England that originally consisted of Melissa Garrick, Taymah Gaye, Natalie Edwards and Holly Mallett.
bodyrockIn August of 2001, they released their debut single “Bodyrock” which peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart. The song was promoted around the United Kingdom and appeared on various TV shows.
she got gameTymes 4 went on to do a mini tour aroound selected schools. Their follow-up single “She Got Game” peaked at #40 on the U.K. Singles chart. It was featured on the BBC Television’s “Children in Need” show and appeared on other shows such as “Live & Kicking,” “The Saturday Show” and “The Pepsi Chart Show.”

For the next six months in mid-2002, Tymes 4 took a brief hiatus and during that time, Holly left the group and was replaced by a new singer named Leah Tribe. In mid-2002, they re-released a remixed version of “Bodyrock” which flopped on the charts.
hookedIn 2003, the group released a new single called “Hooked” which didn’t chart in the U.K., but managed to chart at #69 on the music charts in the Netherlands.
4storyDuring that same year, they released their debut album “4 Story.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. Tymes 4 later signed a record deal in Japan with Avex Records.
the coverIn 2005, the group released their sophomore album “The Covers” (which contained cover versions of songs by artists such as Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper and TLC). It’s unknown how it charted, but during that same year, Tymes 4 disbanded.

These days, Taymah Gaye is pursuing a solo career. Melissa Garrick provided vocals on music artist Supafly’s 2006 single “Moving Too Fast.” It’s unknown what she’s currently up to these days. As for Leah Tribe and Natalie Edwards, their whereabouts are currently unknown as well.

To follot Taymah on Twitter, go to:

To see Taymah’s Soundcloud page, go to:

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

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

To see the music video for “She Got Game,” go to:

 

 

Asia Cruise

Asia CruiseAsia Cruise (born Asia Nalani Vernimo on February 11, 1990 in Jacksonville, Florida) was a female R&B singer from the 2000s.

Asia first began singing when she was 10 years old. She later traveled to Atlanta, Georgia where she recorded a five-song demo that was shipped to various labels and was eventually picked up by Jive Records, becoming the first artist of Asian descent to be signed to the Hitz Committee\Jive Records label.
selfishIn 2008, she released her first single “Selfish” which missed the Billboard Hot 100, but managed to peak at #33 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. She also appeared in the music video for Black Eyed Peas’ charity single called “We Be Workin.”

Asia’s debut album “Who is Asia Cruise?” was supposed to be released sometime that year, but for reasons unknown, the album was never released and after that, not much was heard from her and it seems as if she has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what she’s up to these days.

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

To see a fan-made video for her song “Boyfriend,” go to

To see a fan-made video for her song “Walk Me Out,” go to:

Judson Spence

Judson SpenceJudson Spence (born on April 29, 1965 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a male pop singer\songwriter\instrumentalist from the ’80s.

After performing in showcases in Nashville, Tennessee in 1987, Judson received offers from 12 record companies, but he ultimately signed with Atlantic Records.
jspencealbumIn 1988, he released his self-titled debut album which peaked at #168 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Yeah, Yeah, YeahHis only charting single to date “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The follow-up singles from the album “Love Dies in Slow Motion”, “Hot & Sweaty” and “If You Don’t Like It” didn’t appear to make the charts at all.
drift awayAlso in 1988, Judson co-wrote Mark Lennon’s song “A Wonderful Life” which was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Scrooged.” A year later, he was featured on the soundtrack to the ABC network series “The Wonder Years” with a cover version of Dobie Gray’s song “Drift Away.”

Before finishing up his follow-up album, Judson was dropped from Atlantic Records in 1991. During the ’80s and ’90s, he has written, produced & provided vocals for artists such as Michael English, Rich Mullens, Geoffrey Williams, Kim Boyce, Barry Lather, Trisha Yearwood, Dusty Springfield and Michael W. Smith.
painfaithjoyIn 1994, Judson wrote a song called “The Power” which was covered by Amy Grant & Cher and also used in an advertising campaign for Century 21. A year later in 1995, he released an independent album called “painfaithjoy.”

In 1997, he performed with Trisha Yearwood on her song “How Do I Live” and sang live with her at the American Music Awards, the Oscars, “The Tonight Show” and the CMA awards. He would later tour with her in 2000.
i guess i love itIn 1999, Judson released his third album “I Guess I Love It” which was released in Japan, but never released in the United States. In 2000, he provided vocals on Wynonna Judd’s album “New Day Dawning.”

In 2003, Judson released two more independent albums: “The Velvet Kitten Sessions” (which was a mainstream collection) and “Opus Dei” (which was a religious-themed album). He continued to provide vocals for artists such as Reba McEntire and Kevin Max.
sing the bluesIn 2014, Judson released a film about his life called “Sing the Blues”. It’s currently unknown what other projects he has planned for the future.

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

To see the music video for “Love Never Quits,” go to:

Damozel

damozelDamozel was a female R&B quartet from the 2000s that originally consisted of vocalists Brandy Merchelle (from Los Angeles, California), Tasha Goodner (from Indianapolis, Indiana), Lisa Ball (from Los Angeles, California) and Tamisha Lotterberry (from Denver, Colorado). Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to MCA Records.
you don't know me singleIn 2000, the quartet released their debut single “You Don’t Know Me Like That” (featuring hip-hop artist Rah Digga), but it failed to chart at all.

Their debut album was supposed to be released some time during that same year, but after their first single flopped, it was re-tooled and scheduled to be released the following year.
everyday's a partyIn 2001, Damozel released their follow-up single “Everyday’s a Party” which also failed to chart as well, but it was featured on the soundtrack to the film “Two Can Play That Game.”
you don't know me like thatThe quartet’s debut album “You Don’t Know Me Like That” was presumably shelved, although promotional copies appear on Discogs.com.

They were nominated for a Soul Train “Lady of Soul” Award in 2002 for “Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Group, Band or Duo” for their second single, but they lost to Destiny’s Child.

After that, it seemed as if Damozel faded in obscurity, but around January of 2011, they re-appeared in the music scene as a duo consisting of Tasha Goodner & Lisa Ball and released new music on their Reverbnation page, but as of 2014, nothing much has been heard from them.

To see Damozel’s Reverbnation page, go to:

To see Damozel’s Facebook page (which hasn’t been updated since 2014), go to:
https://www.facebook.com/Damozel

To see Damozel’s Twitter account (which also hasn’t been updated since 2014), go to:

To see a fan-made video of a snippet of their song “You Don’t Know Me Like That,” go to:

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