Category: Girl Group


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:

 

 

day zsThe Day Zs was a female R&B girl group formed by Morris Day (the lead singer of The Time) which consisted of Cheri Wells (who was a part of the original line-up of the Mary Jane Girls), Cecila Worrall, Kelli Gurman, Tiffanie Smith and Shari Bender.
day z's albumIn 1990, the group released their self-titled (and only) album on Reprise Records. It’s unknown how or if the album ever charted at all.
certainlyThe only single released from the album “Certainly” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact and after that, they seemingly faded into obscurity.

After the group disbanded, Kelli Gurman went on to tour with artists such as Teena Marie, Karyn White and Christopher Cross (according to the Isle of Deserted Pop Stars) She now goes under the name “Remi,” released an EP called “A Taste of Eden” and released two singles in 2012: “Chance of Circumstance (Dance of Life)” & “House Cleaning.”

Cheri Wells rejoined the Mary Jane Girls in 2010 and continues to perform with them.

Cecila Worrall went on to tour & perform with various artists such as Michael Bolton, Guns ‘n Roses, John Tesh, Lenny Kravitz and Diana Ross. Currently, she is the owner of Worrall Rubin Music Services (according to Linkedin.com).

As for Tiffanie Smith and Shari Bender, it’s unknown what they are up to these days.

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

To see a fan-made for “Green Acres” (from their debut album), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Today” (from their debut album), go to:

The Beu Sisters

beu sistersThe Beu Sisters (born in New York City) are a pop music girl group that originally consisted of sisters Candice, Jilaine, Christie & Danielle. Their parents were Broadway veterans.

Born in New York, the sisters and their family moved to New Smyrna Beach, Florida in 1989. In 1997, the sisters recorded a homemade demo. Outside of music, Candice is skilled in art (particularly in drawing & painting), Jiliane did costume design and Christie was a champion surfer.

By the end of the ’90s, they formed an a cappella music group and later opened for artists such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Bad Company, John Anderson & Daryle Singletary. They were later discovered by songwriter Desmond Child who helped sign them to a record deal with S-Curve Records.
decisionsIn 2002, the Beu Sisters released their debut album “Decisions”. It’s unknown how or if the album charted it all, but it received positive reception from critics.
seventeenThe only single released from the album was “I Was Only (Seventeen).” Like the album, it’s unknown how or if the single made the music charts at all.

Throughout the early\mid-2000s, the Beu Sisters appeared on various movie & TV soundtracks such as “The Lizzie McGuire Movie,” “Home on the Range,” “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” “Because of Winn Dixie,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Smallville” and “Charmed.”

The group was also well-known on the Disney Channel, performing at Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl & Disneymania In Concert.” They also opened for singers Kelly Clarkson & Clay Aiken on a 32-city tour.

The Beu Sisters later signed an entertainment deal with Sony\Columbia Records, but due to unknown delays, their deal didn’t pan out quite well, so they decided to take a break from the music business.

During their hiatus, the sisters found themselves waiting tables, teaching vocal lessons, gardening, cleaning homes and starting families of their own, but they still continued to perform music.

In 2012, the Beu Sisters (minus Jilaine) made a comeback to the music scene and released three EPs: “Beu-tiful” Volumes 1, 2 & 3. These days, the sisters continue to perform as a trio.

(Note [05\10\2017]: This week, I received a comment from one of the Beu Sisters, Candice and this is what she had to say:
Hello there….I’m a Beu Sister! Just wanted to say thank you for creating this for us. Just found it today as I was recounting tales from years gone by to my 9 yr old. This page had everything summarized so concisely. Very nice job. Wondering how you found us? Were you a former fan-friend? I’ve been in the process of writing a memoir & creating a little Indi documentary about my big show biz family’s time in the limelight. So nice to know that even in our obscurity our contributions to the music industry have not been completely lost or forgotten. Again, much appreciation, love & light to you -Candice Beu“)

To follow the Beu Sisters on Facebook, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/BeuSisters/

To see a video for the Beu Sisters appearing on MTV, go to:

To see the music video for “Definition of a Lady” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 1 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Daze” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 2 EP), go to:

To see the music video for their song “Everything Will Be Alright” (from the “Beu-tiful Volume 3 EP), go to:

To see the music video for “Anytime You Need a Friend” (from the “Home on the Range” soundtrack), go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You Make Me Feel Like a Star” (from the “Lizzie McGuire Movie” soundtrack, go to), go to:

Thunderbugs

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Thunderbugs were a British pop girl group that consisted of lead singer Jane Vaughn, backing vocalist\bass player Stef Maillard, backing vocalist\drummer Nicky Shaw and guitarist Brigitta Jansen.
friends-foreverIn 1999, they released their debut single “Friends Forever” which peaked at #5 on the U.K. Singles chart, becoming their only highest charting song to date. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Center Stage”.
its-about-time-you-were-mineThunderbugs’ follow-up single “It’s About Time You Were Mine” didn’t match the same success as their debut single, peaking at #43 on the U.K. Singles chart.
deliciousAfter the group’s follow-up single flopped, their debut album “Delicious” ended up getting postponed at first, but it was eventually released in Europe and the U.K. (which was released on mini-disc) in 2000.

After that, it seemed as if Thunderbugs faded into obscurity. Nicky Shaw went on to work on writing & programming songs and working with artists such as BB King, Eric Clapton, Lulu, Michael McDonald, Lara Fabian and Taylor Hicks. She also composed tracks for the film “Rag Tale.”

As for Jane Vaughan, Stef Maillard and Brigitta Jansen, it seems as if they have faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what each of them are up to these days.

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

To see the music video for “It’s About Time You Were Mine,” go to:

Girls@Play

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Girls@Play were a British girl group from the 2000s that consisted of members Vicky Dowdall (born on January 23, 1979) Lisa-Jay White (born Lisa Jane White on May 23, 1979), Rita Simons (born on March 10, 1977), Lynsey Shaw (born on June 15, 1980) and Shelley Nash (born on January 13, 1978).

The group was signed to GSM Records and produced by Stock & Aiken (also known as music producers Mike Stock and Matt Aiken).

Each member of Girls@Play portrayed a different character in their music videos: Vicky portrayed a cowgirl, Lisa-Jay portrayed an executive, Rita portrayed a mechanic, Lynsey portrayed a traffic cop from New York and Shelley portrayed a pilot. The group’s gimmick led to them being described as a female version of the Village People.
airheadIn February of 2001, the group released their debut single “Airhead” which peaked at #18 on the U.K. Singles chart.
respectableTheir follow-up single “Respectable” (a cover version of pop\dance duo Mel and Kim’s hit single) peaked at #29 on the U.K. Singles chart. During 2000-2001, Girls@Play were the supporting acts for music acts such as Hear’Say and Steps during their arena tours.

On November 18, 2001, it was announced that the group would be disbanding, but in 2014, it was rumored that Girls@Play would be reforming, but as of 2016, that it has not been officially confirmed that the group would be getting back together.

After Girls@Play disbanded, Lisa-Jay, Rita and Shelley formed a short-lived group called Friday.

These days, Lisa-Jay is seemingly retired from the entertainment business while Shelley is focusing on a career in classical music & Lynsey runs her own boutique record label called Big Finish Records, reportedly working on a solo album.

Vicky went on to form a pop duo called Neway (which later formed into a rock music act called Purple Trap), but these days, she has moved into artist management, founding VDM Management in London, England.

As for Rita Simons, after joining another short-lived music act called Charli, she went on to pursue an acting career, starring in the BBC soap opera “EastEnders” and has performed in a pantomime version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

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

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

MSM

msmMSM was the contemporary latin-pop music female version of Miami Sound Machine which was created by Emilio Estefan Jr. in 2001 and were signed to his label, SunnyLuna Records.

The trio consisted of members Carla Ramirez (who is Colombian), Lorena Pinot (who is Guatemalan) and Sohanny Gross (who is Dominican). The girls met in Miami, Florida with singer\producer Jon Secada and they began working on their debut album. They were also the opening act for *NSYNC in South Beach, Florida.
im-the-only-oneIn 2002, MSM released their debut single “I’m the Only One”. It’s unknown how or if the single charted at all.

During that same year, the trio released their debut album “MSM (Miami Sound Machine)” which also failed to make any impact on the charts in the United States, but received moderately success in other European countries and the follow-up single from the album “Sobe Son” flopped on the charts.
las-miamiIn 2003, MSM released their last album together “Las Miami” which didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts. After that, it seemed as if the new version of the Miami Sound Machine faded into obscurity.

These days, it appears as if Lorena Pinot is pursuing a solo music career, but as for Carla Ramirez and Sohanny Gross, it’s unknown what they’re up to and what their current whereabouts are.

To see Lorena Pinot’s Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/lorenapinot/

To see the music video for “I’m the Only One,” go to:

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

Sugar Jones

sugar-jonesSugar Jones was a Canadian pop girl group that was created on the first season of the Canadian version of the reality TV series “Pop Stars”. The group consisted of members Andrea Henry, Sahara MacDonald, Maiko Watson, Julie Crochetière and Mirella Dell’Aquila.
r-487853-1121973253In June of 2001, the group released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #2 on the Canadian Albums chart.
r-3143256-1317757826The lead single from the album “Days Like That” topped the Canadian Singles chart for 6 weeks, making it their only hit song to date.

The follow-up single “How Much Longer” failed to make any impact on the charts and after member Maiko Watson left the group to be with her husband, singer Remy Shand, Sugar Jones disbanded.

These days, Julie Crochetière has a solo career as a jazz singer\pianist.

Maiko Watson (who is now divorced from Remy Shand) released a solo album in 2009 called “Sweet Vibration” and appears to still be active with her music career these days.

Sahara MacDonald was also working on a solo career herself and became a part of the musical “We Will Rock You.” It’s unknown if she is still active with her music career these days.

Andrea Henry signed with Entyse Entertainment in 2008 and began performing her live musical band, Crystal Soul.

As for Mirella Dell’Aquila, she is married, working as a receptionist at a private high school in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, seemingly retired from the music business.

To see the music video for “Days Like That,” go to:

To see the music video for “How Much Longer,” go to:

Fierce

fierceFierce was a female British R&B trio from London, England whose members consisted of Chantal Alleyne, Aisha Peters and Sabrina Weathers.
right-here-right-nowIn 1999, they released their debut (and only) album “Right Here Right Now” which peaked at #27 on the UK Albums chart.
right-here-right-now-singleThe title song peaked at #25 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it their first appearance on the chart.
dayz-like-thatThe second single from the album “Days Like That” fared better on the charts, peaked at #11 on the U.K. Singles chart.
so-longThe third single from the album “So Long” managed to peak at #15 on the U.K. Singles chart.
fierce-sweet-loveThe last single released from the album, a cover version of Anita Baker’s 1986 hit song “Sweet Love” titled “Sweet Love 2K” peaked at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart, making it Fierce’s highest chart appearance and biggest hit to date.

By 2000, Fierce had disbanded. Since then, Aisha Peters has gone on to pursue a solo music career. In 2011, she released a song called “I Wanna Love You” on CDBaby. She also works as a vocal coach in London.

As for Chantal Alleyne and Sabrina Weathers, it’s unknown what they are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for “Right Here Right Now,” go to:

To see the music video for “Dayz Like That,” go to:

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

To see the music video for “Sweet Love 2K,” go to:

Huckapoo

huckapooHuckapoo was a female teen pop music group from the 2000s that consisted of members Brittany Lahm, Jordan Price, Brooke Mori, Brittney Segal and Lindsay Nyman. The group was formed in 2003 by Brian Lukow (who formed boy band Dream Street) after auditioning hundreds of girls.

The members of the group each portrayed a character from a different social group typically found on any high school campus: Brittany Lahm was Twiggy Stardom (a preppy cheerleader), Jordan was Groovy Tuesday (a flower child hippie), Brooke was P.J. Bardot (a hip-hop princess), Brittney Segal was Angel Sparks (a biker) and Lindsay was Joey Thunders (a punk).

Even though Huckapoo never released an album, their music was featured on various Disney albums.
pixel-perfectIn 2004, their song “Perfectly” was featured on the soundtrack to the Disney Channel Original Movie “Pixel Perfect.”

During that same year, they were featured on the soundtrack to the Disney Channel television show “That’s So Raven” with the track “Where You Belong” and on the Radio Disney Christmas compliation album “Jingle Jams” with the track “Wild Christmas.”

The group also opened for pop singer Aaron Carter at a concert in Staten Island, New York in June of that same year. They also released a music video for their song “Crash the Party.” In April of 2006, Brittney Segal left the group.

In 2008, Huckapoo’s music was featured in the film “Spy School” along with a cover version of the Village People’s song “Macho Man.” By that year, it appeared as if the group had disbanded.

These days, Brooke Nyman is active as an actress, appearing in the stage production “Yesterday.” She has also toured with the Jonas Brothers, danced with the Eglvesky Ballet Company and is also a certified Pilates instructor.

As for the other members of Huckapoo, it’s unknown what they are up to these days and it appears as if they have faded into obscurity.

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

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

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

Gyrlz Society

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Gyrlz Society was a girl group from the 2000s that consisted of members Amy Correa (born in Mission Hills, California), Melissa Tessmer, Katy Scanlan and Tynisha Soares (born Tynisha Keli Soares on July 28, 1985 in New Bedford, Massachusetts).

In 2002, the group released their only single “Respect Me” (which was produced by Damon Jones) on MCA Records. The song failed to make any appearances on any music charts whatsoever.

Gyrlz Society’s debut album was supposed to be released around 2003, but due to unknown reasons, the album was cancelled and the group disbanded.

Tynisha Soares (now also known as Tynisha Keli) went on to pursue a solo career and has released two albums in 2009 and 2010.

These days, Amy Correa has an active career as an actress and in 2004, she married singer Ricky Bell (of New Edition and Bel Biv DeVoe). Amy has also performed with bands such as SterlingandAmy and Hot Natured. She is also the founder and director of a non-profit organization called Lovermovement.

It’s currently unknown what Melissa Tessmer and Katy Scanlan are up to these days.

To follow Tynisha Keli on Twitter, go to:

To follow Amy Correa Bell on Instagram, go to:
https://www.instagram.com/amerzzbell

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

To see a fan-made video of Gyrlz Society’s cover version of the Jackson 5’s song “All I Do Is Think Of You” (which was possibly supposed to be on their unreleased debut album), go to: