R&B songwriter Andrea Martin has passed, according to a post on the musician’s Instagram page. The 49-year-old penned hits for the likes of En Vogue, Monica, Toni Braxton, Leona Lewis, Melanie Fiona, Sean Kingston, Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson. “Dear Family and Friends, it is with a heavy heart we inform you of the passing […]
Back in the day, En Vogue was one of the most popular R&B groups of the 90s. But despite the fame, the group’s former lead singer Dawn Robinson has revealed they did not have the fortune to match. During an exclusive interview with The Jasmine Brand on Monday, Feb. 22, Robinson detailed some of the […]
A small group of motivated, native Chicago scholars who are attending colleges across the country huddled around their computers on Monday, Jan. 25, eager to hear actress and member of the legendary R&B group, En Vogue, Rhona Bennett, host a virtual Q-and-A session and offer advice on character development and business management for Stanley Coleman […]
En Vogue is recognized as one of the top five highest-selling American female music groups in history. With hit songs like “Free Your Mind,” and “Never Gonna Get It,” the group has sold over 20 million albums. Following the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the group’s first album, Born to Sing, En Vogue’s Terry […]
From the moment En Vogue rocked little black dresses, heels and red lipstick in the visuals for “Hold On,” we were captivated. Their sensual sophistication, daring lyrics and dulcet vocals became the blueprint for bold elegance. They embodied Black girl magic long before it was a hashtag movement. Thirty years later, the funky divas still […]
General Motors African Ancestry Network hosted their 14th annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott. The evening’s theme was “Driven By Culture, Defined By Innovation,” and recognized African Americans’ love of culture and innovation. GMAAN highlighted the historical achievements of African Americans in science, technology and design, while […]
Atlanta artists from several genres of music came home for the holidays to put on a concert few will forget. Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Coca-Cola hosted the Marquee Moments Home for the Holidays Concert on Dec. 5, 2019. Selling out the entire Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, music artists such as Arrested Development, Clay […]
This writer was stationed at a military base hidden within the decrepit, depressing Southern California desert. And, let me tell you, only En Vogue could make a desolate and dismal desert look like an enticing vacation destination, as this triumvirate of bronze beauties did in the sizzling and seductive video to their single “Rocket,” the […]
[jwplatform lR069nH5] Bobby Dee and TCB concerts presented an R&B Rewind concert that was filled with throwback hits from En Vogue and many other top ’90s groups and solo acts. The sold-out concert was held at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Actress, model, singer and Chicago-area native Rhona Bennett began her career as a Mouseketeer in the early ’90s on Disney Channel’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club.” During her four years on the show, she shared the stage with future movie (Keri Russell, Ryan Gosling) and pop stars (Brittney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake), but would […]
Nineties powerhouse group En Vogue is being sued over lack of record sales? The remaining ladies of the once booming female group; Cindy Herron, Terry Ellis and Maxine Jones, are being accused of cheating their record label out of more than $100 million; so says the company suing them for leaving it high and dry for another label. […]
Happy 47th birthday Chante Moore! Moore, an R&B singer of hits whose hits include “Old School Lovin,” “Alright” and “I’m What You Need,” grew up in a gospel-singing family and learned to sing in church. By high school, she decided she wanted to make a career out of singing. She dedicated her 1999 single “Chanté’s […]
Ashanti, Kelly Rowland, Janet Jackson and other R&B divas prove to us that it’s nothing wrong with focusing on your career and then settling down and becoming a mother. Check out them and other ladies that have put motherhood on hold. –Joi Pearson @joiapearson Above Ashanti, after her break up with Nelly, she is enjoying working […]
Ever since Bad Boy’s former super girl group Danity Kane decided to reunite earlier this year, fans have been wondering why D. Woods, one of the group’s standout members, didn’t return to the group. Now, Woods is saying that she would have returned but the rest of the members didn’t invite her back for the […]
With the fallout from TLC’s “Crazy Sexy Cool” biopic still raging online and in the entertainment world, fans of 90s R&B have been feeling quite nostalgic lately. As T-Boz and Chilli continue to defend the film against allegations of slander from former manager Pebbles and former group member Crystal Jones, we decided to take a look back at some other acts from the Clinton years who could probably benefit from their stories being told.
New Jack Swing, with its merger of high-energy hip-hop edge and soulful singing, was the definitive sound of a younger generation. Beyond songwriters like Riley and Jam & Lewis, there were also major contributors to the genre; such as L.A. and Babyface, as well as the underrated Full Force.
We decided to take a look at the best R&B albums of that strange and wonderful decade
It looks like Diddy won’t be the only one who’s not involved in the Danity Kane reunion. After a five year hiatus, four members of Danity Kane, Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, Aundrea Fimbres and Shannon Bex, were recently spotted together and are allegedly reuniting to work on new music. However, standout member D. Woods was […]
In the world of music, girls groups rise and fall all of the time and most of the time no one bats an eye. But when Diddy disbanded his beloved reality-based girl group, Danity Kane, in 2008, it seemed that music fans across the world were severely hurt by the breakup. But now, after five […]
Dedicated Beyoncé and dance fans are very familiar with Frank Gaston Jr.’s work but, for a lot of people, he made a heck of an impression in Beyoncé’s highly publicized HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream