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In the early 90s Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania combined their smooth harmonies and formed one of the most successful R&B male groups of our time - Boyz II Men.
Boyz II Men's clean-cut image, synchronized dance routines, and polished stage act were key to their rapid rise to stardom. Between 1992 and 1997, Boyz II Men recorded five Number One Pop hits and twelve Top Ten R&B singles, sold over 60 million records worldwide, and earned a host of awards including four Grammy Awards.
From the very beginning Boyz II Men took the music industry by storm with their debut Top 5 album Colleyhighharmony and its major hits "Motownphilly", "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday", and "Uhh Ahh". It sold over 9 million copies in the US alone and earned the group their first Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
In 1992, the group returned to the studio with writer/producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds to record a new song, "End of the Road" for the soundtrack of the Eddie Murphy Boomerang. Released as a single "End of the Road" became Boyz II Men's all-time biggest hit. It held the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks, breaking the previous 11 week record set by Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel"/"Hound Dog" in 1956. This mega hit garnered the group another Grammy Award in 1992 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
Boyz II Men's second album, simply titled II, appeared in 1994 and topped the Billboard chart for 5 weeks and gave us two Number One Pop singles, "I'll Make Love to You" and "On Bended Knee". "Water Runs Dry" went to Number Two Pop. This album earned them their third Grammy Award for Best R&B album and sold over 12 million copies. In addition to earning the group its 4th Grammy Award, "I'll Make Love to You" broke Boyz II Men's own chart record set by "End of the Road" when it captured the Number One spot for an astonishing 14 weeks. When "On Bended Knee" replaced it at the top of the Hot 100, Boyz II Men became only the third act in chart history - after Elvis and the Beatles - to replace themselves at Number One.
Their next album was Evolution, released in 1997, which included the number one Pop hit "4 Seasons of Loneliness". Later that year, the group scored its fifth R&B Number One with "A Song for Mama" from the soundtrack of the film Soul Food. They made the Pop Top 40 once again with "I Will Get There", a gold-certified single from the soundtrack of the animated feature The Prince of Egypt.
The new millennium brought Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya - a new collection of songs largely written and produced by the four members. From 2001 to 2007, Boyz II Men released a best-of set and reunited with Babyface for Full Circleand a new single "The Color of Love". During this time, Michael McCary left Boyz II Men and retired from performing because of his spinal condition called scoliosis. The group then released an all covers collection, Throwback, Vol. 1, and a new album called The Remedy in 2006.
Today, after almost 20 years together, they return to center stage with their new album Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA, Live DVD, Boyz II Men Motown Live, and treat us to special performances of their massive hits "Motownphilly", "I'll Make Love to You", "End of the Road" as well as Motown favorites "Just My Imagination" and a medley of "It's the Same Old Song/Reach Out I'll Be There". Plus, they sit down for an in-depth interview with host Lynn Hoffman on their spectacular career, and their friends Wayne Brady and Kenny Rogers make surprise guest appearances.
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