Posted: 11 November, 2016 by Maddy Pattison

We Tracked Down Your Fave Old School Rnb Stars!

Where are they now?

Tags: Blackstreet, Blu Cantrell, Rnb Fridays

The 90s and early 2000s delivered no shortage of R&B sensations, with many of the bangers standing the test of time and remaining classics today. We all know what legends like Usher and Destiny’s Child have been up to since their debut but what about those we may have forgotten about?


Here's some of our fave RnB stars - and what they've been up to! 

Artist: Blackstreet

Time of Prime: Late 90’s

Biggest Hit(s): No Diggity, Joy, Before I Let You Go

Acclaims: Grammy Winner 1998 (Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals)

Where are they now?

Due to band members consistently coming and going from the band, they eventually “disbanded” in 1999 with some pursuing solo careers. However, Chauncey Black, Levi Little, Mark Middleton and Eric Williams announced a comeback in 2014, touring Australia last year.

 

Artist: Blaque

Time of Prime: Late 90’s & early naughties

Biggest Hit(s):  808, I Do, Bring It All To Me ft NSYNC

Acclaims: Billboard Video Awards Winner 2000 (Best New Artist R&B)

Where are they now?

Following their prime, the group dabbled in Hollywood featuring in popular films Bring it On and Honey. Despite disbanding in 2005, the group reunited in 2012 for the Left Eye Music Festival performing their hit 808. Later that year, one of the three members Natina Reed unfortunately passed away in a car accident.

 

Artist: SWV (Sisters With Voices)

Time of Prime: 90’s

Biggest Hit(s):  Weak, Right Here, I’m So Into You, You’re The One

Acclaims: American Music Award Winner 1993 (Favourite New Artist- Pop/Rock, Favourite Band, Duo or Group- Soul/Rhythm & Blues)

After a number of hits featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg, Queen Latifah and P Diddy, the group split in 1998 with members pursuing solo careers. Cheryl “Coko” Gamble had success with her first single “Sunshine”, which reached the Top 40 in the R&B charts in 1999. 2011 brought the revival of the group, with all members featuring on the official remix of Chris Brown’s “She Ain’t You”, a remake of Right Here. They reached further success with the introduction of their reality TV show SWV Reunited premiering in January 16, 2014 and running until late 2015.

Artist: Dante Thomas

Time of Prime:  Early Noughties

Biggest Hit(s): Miss California

Acclaims:  Number #1 Song in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands in 2001

Where are they now?

Following the huge success of his single Miss California, Thomas has more recently gained acclaim collaborating with Michael Mind Project for “Feeling So Blue”- a retake on Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”. He also features as one of the superstar RNB acts for our sold out RNB Fridays Live, on November 25th.

 

Artist: Blu Cantrell

Time of Prime: Early Naughties

Biggest Hit(s): Hit Em Up Style, Breathe

Acclaims:  Nominated for three Grammy Awards (Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Album)

Where are they now?

After her huge success in the early naughties, Cantrell dabbled in a number of areas including a stint in Musical Gossip, Lies and Secrets in 2007. In 2008 she appeared in NBC’S Celebrity Circus, a reality program that trained each contestant in a variety of circus tricks, hosted by none other than Joey Fatone from *NSYNC. She also joins the star studded line up for our RNB Fridays live.

Tags: Blackstreet, Blu Cantrell, Rnb Fridays

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