Two music producers from Oakland held auditions for a singing group in 1989 and En Vogue was born. Their rich and soulful voices blended together harmoniously and these four powerhouse singers rocketed to stardom. Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson, and Terry Ellis went on to experience enormous success, becoming one of the most successful female singing groups of all time. En Vogue would win numerous awards and receive tons of accolades in the 90’s before Robinson abruptly left the group over stalled contract negotiations in 1997; Jones left the group four years later. Though a new member joined the two members who remained, En Vogue never reached its previous pinnacle of success. A few years later the original four reunited but this proved to be short-lived. In August of 2012, Jones and Robinson announced they were once again leaving the group, this time to create their own En Vogue, ultimately creating a showdown in court for the group’s name.