A few days ago we rolled out our Current Status of Every Male 90’s R&B Group List, and now we do the same for the females. Just like the males, female r&b groups dominated in the 90’s, but have pretty much been scarce since. Unlike the male list, many female groups disbanded early on and never got back together.
So here we have our comprehensive list of the top 90’s female r&b groups, ensuring to touch on every group fans may be wondering about. Like before, we excluded groups who originated to the 80’s and stuck to groups who began their success in the 90’s. As of January 2016, this is the latest we know on each group. To answer the question “Whatever Happened To?” for female groups, here is the current status of the top 90’s Female R&B Groups.
702R&B group 702 built up a name for themselves during the 90’s with hits like “Steelo”, “Get it Together”, and “Where My Girls At”, but disbanded following their final album “Star” in 2003. Rumors of reunions and lineup changes persisted, but those never fully came to fruition. Lead singer Meelah Williams has been a solo artist for the past few years, and after appearing on R&B Divas, is working towards her solo debut album.
BlaqueOriginally signed by Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC, r&b group Blaque had platinum success in the 90’s with hits like “808” and “Bring it All to Me”. The group disbanded after their third album “Torch” got shelved, but reunited in 2012 with plans for new music. Unfortunately before that could happen, group member Natina Reed was killed. The remaining members, Shamari Fears and Brandi Williams, have recorded new music since, but no official word on a new album. Blaque recently talked to us about their future plans.
Changing FacesThe duo made up of Cassandra Lucas and Charisse Rose, Changing Faces had hits throughout the 90s with hits like “Stroke You Up” and “G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.” They disbanded after releasing their final album “Visit Me” in 2000. Cassandra has gone on to record solo music, as she explained to us in a recent interview.
En VogueEn Vogue became one of the most successful female r&b groups of the 90’s with hits like “Hold On”, “My Lovin (You’re Never Gonna Get it)” and “Don’t Let Go (Love)”. They went through much turmoil and lineup change in the following years once lead singer Dawn Robinson left to pursue a solo career along with join Lucy Pearl. The group did reunite once again in the late 00’s, only to see Dawn break off again and join R&B Divas. En Vogue did continue to tour without her, but was tangled in an ugly dispute over who owns the name “En Vogue”. Maxine Jones has also recently embarked on a solo career. released the new single “Baby Luv”. They recently talked to us in an interview about their return plans.
SWVArguably the most successful female r&b group in the 90’s, SWV had massive hits like “Weak”, “Right Here”, “Downtown”, “You’re the One”, and “Rain”. They split up in 1998 after three albums, and Coko would go on to have the most success as a solo artist. After reunion rumors constantly popped up, the group finally got back together in 2012 for the album “I Missed Us” as well as the reality show “SWV Reunited”. They’ve got a new album planned for early 2016 called “Still”.
All five sisters released the “Braxton Family Christmas” album in 2015.
TLCMade up of T-Boz, Chilli and Left Eye, TLC created one of the most successful female groups of all time. Hits like “Creep”, “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs” made them household names. Things came to an abrupt halt following their 1999 album “FanMail” when Left Eye was killed. Although 3D followed in 2002, it’s been their final album. They’ve recently accepted Kickstarter donations from fans to produce another album, but have yet to deliver it.
Pam gave us some insight into the group’s breakup in a recent interview. LaTocha has released solo music as well as starred in R&B Divas. Jean Baylor has gone on to record solo music still to this day, and Renee Neufville has recently began her solo career again.
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