Category: 90’s


Chris Cuevas

A-21584-1235774595Chris Cuevas (born in Long Beach, Missisippi) is a former pop singer from the ’90s. His musical aspirations began when he was only 4 years old. At the age of 6, he began playing the guitar and started playing the piano when he was 10 years old.

He opened up for artists such as Lacy J. Dalton, Reba McEntire, Dave Edmonds, B.J. Thomas and Bob Hope. When he was 14 years old, Chris starred on “Star Search” where he won first place in his age group.

After hearing about an article in a national teen magazine promoting pop singer Debbie Gibson and her interest in working with up & coming talent, Chris’ father got in touch with Debbie’s mother who liked what she heard from Chris and ended up being signed to Atlantic Records. somehow

In 1991, Chris released his debut album “Somehow, Someway.” It’s unknown how or if the album ever made the charts.
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His first single “Hip Hop” peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play Singles chart and #39 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
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The follow-up single from the album “You Are The One” peaked at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his only pop hit on the chart to date.

On the album, Chris sang a duet with Debbie Gibson called “Someday.” He also went on a world tour with her, going to places such as Los Angeles, New York, Europe & Asia.

After that, Chris moved to Tennessee where he switched from pop music to country music. In 2009, he released an EP called “Rush” which is available for digital download.

These days, Chris continues to be active in the music business, still performing.

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

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

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

The Chimes

IMG_5966.JPGThe Chimes were a dance music trio from Scotland that consisted of singer Pauline Henry (born in Jamaica), bassist Mike Peden and drummer James Locke. IMG_5969In 1989, the trio released their debut single “1-2-3” which peaked at #60 on the U.K. Singles chart.

In the United States, the song peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100, #14 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart, topped Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart for 2 weeks in February of 1990 and #41 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. IMG_5968Their second single “Heaven” peaked at #66 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the United States, it became their second dance hit, topping the chart for a week in April of 1990.

It also peaked at #15 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart and #54 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks. IMG_5970The Chimes’ third single, a cover version of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” peaked at #6 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the U.S., the song also peaked at #47 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn 1990, the Chimes’ debut (and only) album was released. It peaked at #162 on the Billboard 200 and #71 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. In the U.K., the album peaked at #17 on the U.K. Albums chart.

IMG_5971.JPGThe third single “True Love” peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart. In the United States, the song peaked at #65 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 10 weeks. IMG_5972The trio’s last single “Love Comes to Mind” peaked at #49 on the U.K. Singles chart. After that, it seemed as if the Chimes faded into obscurity.

Pauline Henry has enjoyed success as a solo dance music artist in the United Kingdom. In 2012, she and her band the Isle of Wight performed at Bestival.

These days, Pauline continues to be active in the music business. As for their other members, their whereabouts are unknown.

To see the music video for “1-2-3,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” go to:

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

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

 

No Authority

image No Authority was a boy band from the late 90s/early 2000s from Southern California.

The original line-up consisted of Ric Felix (born Ricky Godinez on December 2, 1980), Josh Keaton (born on February 8, 1979 in Pasadena, California), Danny Zavatsky (born on June 1, 1982 in Long Beach, California) and Eric Stretch (born on June 22, 1980 in Yorba Linda, California).

The group performed locally for a few years and then, their manager Richard Walters managed to get their demo tape to Michael Jackson’s record label, MMJ Music.

The label’s executives Jono Kohan and Jerry Greenberg passed the tape to Michael who signed them to his label.
image In October of 1997, they released their debut single “Don’t Stop” which managed to peak at #38 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, but missed the Hot 100.
image In November of that same year, the group’s debut album “Don’t Stop” was released. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.
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image The follow-up singles “Up and Down” and “One More Time” failed to make the charts at all. Josh later left the group and was replaced by new member Tommy McCarthy.

No Authority later left their label and signed with Madonna’s Maverick Records label.
imageIn July of 2000, No Authority’s self-titled sophomore album was released, managing to peak at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.

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The only single to chart was “Can I Get Your Number” which peaked at #33 on Billboard’s Top 40 Mainstream chart. imageAnother single “What I Wanna Do” flopped. The group was featured on the “Rugrats in Paris” movie soundtrack. Eventually, No Authority faded into obscurity.

These days, Rick (now known as Ricky Rebel) is pursuing a solo music career. Eric is performing on Broadway, having starred in the plays “La Cage aux Folles” and “Wicked.”

Tommy is the venue relations manager at Goldstar Events, the owner of SnackyShack and is also a songwriter.

Josh continues to be active in acting, voice-over work and music. It’s unknown what Danny is up to these days.

To see the music video for “Don’t Stop,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Up and Down,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Can I Get Your Number,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “What I Wanna Do,” go to:

image Favorite Angel was a pop/rock duo from Boston, Massachusetts that consisted of singer Gigi Abraham and guitarist/songwriter Joe McGhee.

In 1990, they released their only single, a cover version of Alice Cooper’s song “Only Women Bleed” which managed to peak at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the duo’s only chart appearance on the chart.

After that, it seems as if Favorite Angel has faded into obscurity. These days, Gigi Abraham continues to be active as a singer & also does voiceover work.

To see a fan-made video for “Only Women Bleed,” go to:

[Updated on 12\29\2015]

Brothers uv da Blakmarket

imageBrothers Uv Da Blakmarket was a hip-hop\rap group from Paterson, New Jersey that consisted of Cool Money Cee (born Christopher McKinney) and DJ Menal (born Eric Menal).

They were discovered by Pookie Gist (the older brother of Naughty By Nature member Kay Gee) & were signed to Select Records. imageIn 1992, the duo released their debut single “Livin’ in Da Bottle” which managed to peak at #20 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart.

imageDuring that same year, they released their debut (and only) album “Ruff Life.” It’s unknown how or if the album made the Billboard charts at all.

After releasing their album, the duo was the opening act in the Flavor Unit Tour (which featured artists such as Cypress Hill, Apache, Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, Das EFX, House of Pain & Naughty by Nature).

They were also members of the original Source Magazine mobile van tour (which featured artists such as K-Solo, Raheem, Black Sheep, EPMD, the Brand New Heavies and Red Hot Lover Tone). imageTheir follow-up single “Not U Again” failed to make the charts. After that, the Brothers uv da Blakmarket felt that their record label wasn’t doing a good job of promoting them & their music, so they ended up leaving Select Records.

Despite their break-up, the duo continued to be active in the music business.

DJ Menal produced three songs for artist LeShaun’s unreleased album “Ready or Not.” Cool Money Cee appeared on Apache’s album “Apache Ain’t Shit” on the track “Woodchuck.”

These days, it seems as if the duo has faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard about their current whereabouts lately.

To see a video for “Livin’ in Da Bottle,” go to:

To see a video for “Not U Again,” go to:

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Johnny Mans (born John T. Manuel) was a freestyle\dance singer from the ’90s. Not much information is given about him, but he was signed to Tazmania Records. imageIn 1994, he released his only single “The Day You Left Me.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

After that, it seems as if Johnny has faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what he’s up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “The Day You Left Me,” go to:

imageBobby Delante (born Robert Joseph Mason in South Philadelphia) was a freestyle\dance singer from the ’90s. He grew up in Washington Township, New Jersey.

Not a lot information is given about him, but he was signed to Tazmania Records. imageIn 1994, Bobby released his debut single “Mirage.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

imageDuring that same year, he released his follow-up single “Moment in Love” which also didn’t appear to chart at all.

imageIn 1995, Bobby’s last single to date “Deja Vue” was released and like his previous singles, they didn’t chart.

After that, it seems as if Bobby has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been from him since the ’90s.

To see a video for “Mirage,” go to:

To see a video for “Moment in Love,” go to:

To see a video for “Deja Vue,” go to:

imageYanda was a female freestyle\dance artist from the ’90s. Not much information is given about her, but she was signed to Tazmania Records.

In 1993, she released the single “Stay With Me.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.

To see a fan-made video for “Stay With Me,” go to:

E.S.P.

imageE.S.P. was a hip-hop\rap trio from the late ’80s\early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to Select Records. imageIn 1987, they released the single “Back Rappin.'” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts.

imageA year later, E.S.P. released the single “Wild Thing\We Got It” which also didn’t appear to make the charts at all.

imageIn 1991, the trio released their only album “Valoompadoom Pink! (Or Something Else Off The Wall).” It’s unknown how or if the album made the Billboard album charts.

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imageThe two singles released from the album: “Oh Well” and “Fingertips (Clap Your Hands)” failed to make any impact on the charts.

After that, it seems as if E.S.P. has faded into obscurity. Their whereabouts are unknown.

To see the music video for “Fingertips (Clap Your Hands),” go to:

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

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

Brooklyn Boyz Choir

imageThe Brooklyn Boyz Choir was a freestyle\dance group from the late ’80s\early ’90s. Not much information is given about them, but they were signed to the Metropolitan Recording Company label. imageIn 1988, they released their first single “Say Rayo! Brooklyn” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts.

imageIn 1990, the group released their last single to date “Bring It On Down” which also failed to make the charts.

After that, it seems as if the Brooklyn Boyz Choir faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what they are up to these days.

To see a fan-made video for “Say Rayo! Brooklyn,” go to:

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