WEEKLY THROWBACK

Throwback Thursday: Bell Biv Devoe – When Will I See You Smile Again?

Bell Biv DeVoe is a R&B group that branched off from New Edition. It consists of three members: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. Their debut album Posion was certified 4x Platinum, topped the R&B Albums chart and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

“When Will I See You Smile Again?” was issued as the fourth single off the album. The song peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100. Bell, Bivins, and DeVoe sing out their apology to their significant other. Taking full blame for their actions, they ask their ladies when will they see their beautiful smiles again.

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Throwback Thursday: Tweet – Oops (Oh My)

Tweet is a R&B, soul, & neo soul singer-songwriter who was once a part of Jodeci’s DeVante Swing’s Swing Mob collective before returning to music to go solo.

Her breakout song, “Oops (Oh My)” featuring Missy Elliott, was the lead single off her debut album, Southern Hummingbird in 2002. It was written by Tweet and Elliott and produced by Timbaland. The single went on to become a top ten hit in the U.S. and the UK, it peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, becoming her most successful single to date.

The song pushed the envelope a bit, as it is widely believed to be about female masturbation. Earlier this month, Tweet lit up the stage at this year’s ESSENCE Festival as she performed hits from Southern Hummingbird. Enjoy the single above.


Throwback Thursday: GUY – Goodbye Love

GUY is a R&B group most closely associated with the New Jack Swing style of the late ’80s and early ’90s. “Goodbye Love” is track number 9 on GUY’s self-titled double platinum debut album, which reached No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart. The song chronicles the hardship faced from breaking up with someone you still love.

GUY was formed in Harlem, New York in 1987 by Teddy Riley, Aaron Hall, and Timmy Gatling. However, Gatling left after the recording of the album was completed and he was replaced by Hall’s younger brother Damion Hall. Guy have reformed periodically since their initial break-up, the first of which occurred in 1995. In 1999, Riley and the Hall brothers reunited to release their first album in nine years titled Guy III. Last year the group announced that they were reuniting once again!

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Throwback Thursday: 112 – Peaches & Cream

Since Bad Boy Records brought down the house at the 2015 BET Awards with their 20th Anniversary performance, it was only right to take it back with a little bit of 112.

112 is a Grammy Award-winning R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. The group is notable for being one of Bad Boy Records’ biggest acts from the ’90s and early 2000s.

“Peaches & Cream” is the second single from their album, Part III. The song was nominated for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying in the Top 40 for 25 weeks and making it their highest-charting Hot 100 single to date as lead artists.

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Throwback Thursday: D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)

“Girl it’s only you…….”

D’Angelo is a musical god, let’s just keep it that simple.  “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” was the third single off his second studio album Voodoo. Written and produced by himself and Raphael Saadiq, the song was originally composed as a tribute to another musical god, Prince.  The record contains a vintage style and sound similar to that of Prince’s early work, while the song’s lyrics concern a man’s plea to his lover for sex, showcased through D’Angelo’s incredible falsetto.

The music video, shot by Paul Hunter, not only took him and Voodoo to mainstream success, but it also established D’Angelo as a sex icon. “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” was also listed as the fourth best single of 2000. The single peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.

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Throwback Thursday: Deborah Cox – Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here

Deborah Cox is a Canadian-born R&B singer-songwriter and actress. “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” was the second single released off her sophomore album One Wish in 1998.

The single was written by Montell Jordan and Anthony “Shep” Crawford. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it remained for a record-breaking 14 weeks. The song chronicles one’s experiences with heartbreak, taking a break from exploring love, and new relationships.

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Throwback Thursday: 112 – Cupid

112 is a Grammy Award-winning R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. The group is notable for being one of Bad Boy Records’ biggest acts from the ’90s and early 2000s.

“Cupid” was the third and final single released from their debut eponymous album. The song peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This was their third Top 40 hit on both charts. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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Throwback Thursday: Next – Too Close

Next is a R&B group, most popular during the late 1990s. “Too Close” was the second single off their double-platinum debut album Rated Next. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B singles chart, becoming their biggest and best known hit. The record is about a man who has become aroused by a woman who is dancing with him out on the dance floor, and well….. you remember the lyrics, “You’re dancing real close…you’re making it hard for me!”

Next was loved for their ability to swing between party anthems and tender ballads, as well as for possessing a bit of soulfulness. R&B fans were most captivated by the group’s former smooth and charismatic lead singer R.L., who led most songs. He is currently working on a new solo album.

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