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I can’t imagine being in anybody’s group. Too many egos, too much money to be spread out, too much time spent with too many people. But the people on this list all have been in some of our favorite groups over the years, and they played their part. Smiling and waving and then eventually finding themselves going from being in the group to being out (sometimes after messy quarrels). In the end, we thought all these people should have or would have been the ones shining the most from their respective groups after parting from their band mates because of their talents, but eh…not so much. Most have still had enough success to be happy about, while others are still trying to be taken seriously as they go it alone.
We just know that you remember girl group Jade. From the waist-length box braids to their hits “Don’t Walk Away” and “One Woman” Jade had going on in the ’90′s. If you’re a fan of true R&B, you’re probably wondering what ever happened to those girls. Well, we’re about to answer some of those burning questions. We caught up with founding Jade member Joi and asked her where you been?
En Vogue has been unsuccessfully attempting to stage a comeback for years. It’s hard to get back to their previous status in the industry though when the group is plagued with so much infighting.
Of course, the latest drama begins with Dawn Robinson. The on-again, off-again member of En Vogue took to Twitter to let fans know she is done with the group once again and taking Maxine Jones with her.
Dawn left the legendary group in 1997 amid arguments, nasty attitudes, and disagreements over money and En Vogue struggled to replace her. In 2010, the group reunited with all four original members for a 20th anniversary tour and album. Dawn reportedly left the group in 2011, but seemed to be back and ready to tour with the group this year — until now.
After her initial Twitter announcement, Cindi and Terry, the remaining two members responded:
“Dear EnVogue fans,
In regards to the recent twitter and face book posts alleging that Terry and Cindy have replaced Maxine Jones with Rhona, we would like to respond. Terry and Cindy are not replacing Maxine Jones. We have however asked Rhona to fill in temporarily so that we can continue to bring live shows to our fans. Thus far, Rhona has only done three shows with us since June 2012. The group has always added someone whenever a member has been unable or unwilling to perform or has left the group. Terry and I have not kicked Maxine out of the group. There are always two sides to a story and many internal facts that you the fans aren’t hearing about. In an effort to not air dirty laundry, or appear to point the finger at anyone, we respectfully choose to remain silent on the internal issues. We appreciate you the fans continuing to support Envogue individually, and as a whole.
Cindy and Terry
Is it weird that they didn’t mention Dawn in the statement?
En Vogue was one of the most popular and successful singing groups of all time, but it’s unlikely that they will ever get back to what they were. Now, they’re going to have two En Vogue groups? That’s a disaster in the making. Maybe it’s better to just be done while their reputation is still somewhat in tact instead of struggling to hold on while tainting their legacy with all of this back and forth.
As for Dawn, she may be better off trying to jumpstart her solo career again rather than attempting to form En Vogue 2.0. After En Vogue and Lucy Pearl, you’d think she would be over the singing group thing. It’s not a successful model anymore in general and definitely not for her in particular.
What do you think of En Vogue? Would you like to see them reconcile?
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Over and again we’ve heard girls rule the world. Over the years girls have ruled the music world. The list of best-selling girl groups of all time, is dominated by women of color. The beginnings of artists like Beyonce, Diana Ross and Scary Spice were seeds planted within a trio, quartet or quintet. Here’s the top ten list of the girls who out-sold some of the most famous male competition:
In 1990, Sisters With Voices came together to raise a joyful noise before the Lord in the world of Gospel. SWV soon changed direction and in a short time rose to become one of the most successful R&B groups of that decade. Together Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson, and Leanne Lyons produced multiple hits like “Weak”, and “Right Here/Human Nature.” The New York based trio went on to sell 15 million records.
Music and style are somewhat interchangeable as they both serve as a means of self-expression. So it’s no surprise that some of our favorite girl groups were also trendsetters in fashion, whether they knew it or not.
1960’s groups like the Supremes gave us glitz, glamour and just plain fabulousness. Before PETA existed, the three stylish ladies had every-day women longing to rock fur coats and diamonds (or rhinestones) to feel just as fabulous. The Supremes, and other groups like them, paved the way for future girl groups to create and embrace their individual style. Soon to follow were 90’s r&b groups like SWV and TLC. While their styles were quite different, they all became trendsetters in their own right. TLC even made wearing condoms as part of your wardrobe cool (well maybe not, but it definitely worked for Left Eye).
From the glamorous style of The Supremes to the boldness of TLC, check out some of our favorite r&b groups who created their own style.
How we miss R&B music from the ’90s! I grow nostalgic over the great music that took place in this era. Just remembering the fun-loving compositions from ’90s girl groups warms my heart! If only we could channel back to the days when music was superb, everything would be alright…
Check out these girl groups who had us wishing we could rewind time: