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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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SWV Talks Depression, Plastic Surgery, and Hitting Rock Bottom on ‘Bethenny’


90’s supergroup, SWV, has been making headlines lately with their reunion. Enjoying what has been a well-overdue return to the limelight, the original members, Coco, Taj, and LeLee, have kept fans updated on what’s been going on with their lives in their WEtv series, SWV: Reunited.

While their return to our television screens has been quite enjoyable, it wasn’t all that great for the girls during their hiatus from the industry.  Stopping by morning talk show Bethenny, the trio sat down and opened up about their time during disbandment. Citing depression, money woes, and behind the scene drama as issues that they faced, it’s good to see the women together and looking good.

Take a look at a few clips below:

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If You Missed It: ‘SWV Reunited’ (Episode 2)


Last week’s premiere of SWV‘s brand new reality ‘SWV Reunited‘ had a lot of people talking, and ended with a big edge of your seat moment. So, Thursday nights episode was a must see, and it delivered with even more drama and shocking moments. Including Coko finding out her breast cancer results, Lelee and Coko getting cosmetic surgery, the ladies possible management change, Lelee’s date with Charlamagne and much more!

If you missed the show last night, catch it in full below:

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