Posts Tagged ‘swv’

Jill Scott, Babyface, New Edition & More Team Up for Holiday Jam Concert Series

Holiday Jam

This holiday season will be extra merry as R&B/Soul heavyweights, Jill Scott, Babyface, New Edition, Tyrese and more are set to perform in the second annual Holiday Jam Concert Series. They will be spreading cheer through four cities: Philly, D.C., Detroit and Hampton, VA., with some added spice from SWV, Jazmine Sullivan, and the Black Alley Band.

As of now, the tour kicks off on November 28 in Philly and closes out on December 12 in Detroit.

The tour was developed by Shawn Gee of Maverick Management and Geoff Gordon from Live Nation as a way to highlight and renew interest in the R&B genre. According to Gee: “We noticed the success and phenomenal growth of multi-act radio concerts platforms over the last decade. The concept works so well in the pop and hip-hop genres; we are certain it will be successful in the R&B space as well.” He continued, “The vision is to continue to grow the platform, expanding to 12-15 markets, creating a platform that showcases the R&B superstar, while at the same time gives much needed exposure to some of the emerging acts in the space.”

Tickets to this R&B extravaganza would make perfect early stocking stuffers. Check out the dates and venues below, and visit for more info.

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Video: SWV – Ain’t No Man


Will the real men please stand up, SWV are calling you out.

The Sisters With Voices are back and they are paying homage to grown, mature men in the video for their comeback single “Ain’t No Man.”

Coko, Taj and Lelee recruit a cast of dapper gentlemen of varying ages to visualize their point, getting up-close-and-personal with the one (or few) of their choosing. As always Coko does her thing vocally on the sultry ballad, which is the first single off their forthcoming album Still, due out later this year.

Check out the video below:

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New Music: SWV – Ain’t No Man

SWV Aint No Man

The Sisters With Voices are back! Veteran R&B trio SWV make a surprise return today with the release of their brand new single “Ain’t No Man.”

Showcasing their incredible vocals the sultry ballad is the first release off their currently untitled new album, which is due out October 30.  Viewers of the ladies reality show “SWV: Reunited” may feel the song sounds familiar as it was previewed on the show.

Take a listen to their comeback below… What do you think?

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Throwback Tuesday: SWV – ‘I’m So Into You’

‘Sisters With Voices,’ better known as SWV, is a Grammy nominated R&B trio from New York City. Formed in 1990 as a gospel group, the ladies (Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, and Tamara “Taj” Johnson), went on to become one of the most successful R&B acts of the ’90s, dominating the decade with their incredible three-part harmonies.

SWV was also a major part of both the New Jill Swing and Hip Hop Soul movements. “I’m So into You,” was the second single released off their triple platinum debut album, It’s About Time. The single peaked at No. 2 on the R&B chart and reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The single alone went on to sell more than one million copies.

Enjoy the throwback above! After the jump check out SWV performing “I’m So Into You” & “Weak” on the Arsenio Hall Show.

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SWV Readies Season 2 of SWV Reunited

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It’s about that time!

SWV will soon be making their way back to our television screens with the new season of their WE reality series “SWV Reunited.” It’s been reported that Coko, Taj, and LeLee are currently working on their new album.

This new season will definitely be juicy while they’re still dealing with issues within the group as well as management.

“SWV Reunited,” season two, premieres Thursday, August 14 at 10/9c on WE.

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Throwback Tuesday: En Vogue – ‘Hold On’

En Vogue is a female R&B group that was most popular in the early ’90s. Assembled in Oakland, California in 1989, En Vogue launched with original members Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson and Terry Ellis. The inspiration for the group was 1950s/1960s female trios.

Hold On” was the debut single from En Vogue’s debut platinum album, Born to Sing. The single became one of 1990’s biggest hits in the US, reaching No. 1 on the Hot Black Singles chart. The song opens with an a cappella rendition of the Motown standard “Who’s Lovin’ You,” written by Smokey Robinson and originally recorded by his group, The Miracles. The song became a crossover pop hit, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and No. 1 on both the R&B and Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts.

It was awarded a Billboard Music Award for “R&B Single of the Year,” a Soul Train Award for “R&B/Urban Contemporary Single of the Year, Group, Band or Duo,” and was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group”. One thing that’s for sure is En Vogue possessed noticeably good looks and amazing vocal prowess. Enjoy the video above!

After the jump check out Alicia Key’s 2008 BET Awards performance with SWV, En Vogue, and TLC as a tribute to ’90s female R&B groups.

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New Music: Havok Jones – Rain (Cover)

Havok Jones Rain

Wasting no time sharing their voices, emerging new girl group Havok Jones return with their third release of the month.

After last week’s “Who Can I Run To” cover, the ATL based quartet give us their take on SWV’s classic “Rain,” which is the second single off their homage-based EP, ‘Havok Jones Presents…The Re-Dedication.’

Releasing on June 17, the five-song project will feature covers of ‘90s girl group favorites, including 702’s “Get It Together,” Destiny’s Child “Say My Name,” Xscape’s “Who Can I Run To” and En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go.”

“We’re so thankful and excited for the opportunity to honor the women who influenced us by creating an entire project dedicated to their great music,” said Havok Jones. “There are so many groups who inspired us and we want to start our careers by showing our appreciation because without them there would be no us. Sisterhood is our foundation.”

Take a listen below and tell us how you think they did??

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New Music: Coko (of SWV) – At Your Feet

Coko At Your Feet

SWV have been back in the spotlight with their entertaining reality show ‘SWV Reunited‘ on the WE TV network. While, the ladies are working out their label and recording situation for the follow-up album to 2012’s Grammy-nominated I Missed Us, lead singer Coko is still recording and releasing new gospel music on her own as well.

She has just released the new single “At Your Feet,” for which part of the recording session was on the season finale of SWV Reunited. As expected the song is a powerful testimony and soul stirring ballad.

Take a listen below:

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