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BOYZ II MEN

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In the process of revival of the vocal group R & B and Studio "Motown records" the leading role belongs to the group "Boyz II Men" (their second album, titled "Boyz II Men II" came out of sales to first place in the history of the studio). During the first half of 1997, around the world have sold over thirty million albums. Besides "Boyz" won a lot of awards, not to mention the hearts of his fans

. History of "Boyz II Men" begins in 1988 in the High School of Performing Arts Philadelphia, . where Shawn Stockman, . Uanya Morris, . Nate Morris (the relationships are not) and Mike McCarey first discovered, . that the combined sound of their four voices are much livelier and more interesting, . than individually,
. Apart from school, they honed their art on street corners and on subway platforms, afishiruya himself as a "Unique Attraction" ( "Unique Attraction")

. With firm conviction, . that they can begin their professional career, . as soon as they hear the right person, . children took part in the show in the Civic Center (Civic Center) Philadelphia, . where he was to attend their idol, Michael Bivins (also known for "New Edition" and "Bel Biv Devoe"),
. They find him and persuaded to listen to the song "Can You Stand the Rain" performed "a capella". Among the audience that impromptu present Paula Abdul, Cherrelle, Keith Sweat, and Kid "n Play. Bivins was definitely impressed by their singing and gave them his phone number. Once they are sufficiently fed up with him, Bivins became their manager and secured them a contract with the studio "Motown". In addition, he suggested that they change their name, and "Unique Attraction" became a "Boyz II Men" (under the name of songs "New Edition" from the album "Heartbreak").

Debut album re-baptized the group "Boyz II Men" was released in May 1991, its name "Cooleyhighharmony" comes from the name in 1975 comedy "Cooley High". Very soon, the group won the radio waves, and by July of their first single, "Motownphilly" came in third place with a list of Billboard. The second single, a remake of songs "It" s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday "(soundtrack comedy" Cooley High "), by October in second mesto.Na today only in the United States sold more than seven million copies.

In 1992, only began to subside a little excitement around "Cooleyhighharmony", released the film, Eddie Murphy's "Boomerang" ( "Boomerang") with the song "End of the Road" performed by "Boyz II Men". The single stayed at the first position of thirteen weeks, breaking the 11-week record of Elvis Presley with his song "Don" t be Cruel / Hound Dog "(1956). Record group was defeated a few months later, Whitney Houston, whose sentimental tune "I Will Always Love You" held out for the top position for fourteen weeks. But it seemed "Boyz II Men" destiny to occupy and hold for a first place: in 1994, a group with the single "I" ll Make Love to You "overcomes a 14-week milestone, . and the following year joint work with Maria Carey "One Sweet Day" holds the first position for 16 weeks,
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In October 1993, comes the album "Christmas Interpretations", brought together traditional and original Christmas songs. Their version of "Let It Snow" in one week rose from 32 seats to the first, but the whole album hit the first twenty. By the time the album's release "Boyz II Men II" in September 1994, performers have acquired the image of poster boys for a new era of music R & B. Their magnificent vocals was excellent alternative to low poshiba choral performance group "Milli Vanilli" and a light-skinned rap artists from the "Vanilla Ice", and their appearance and demeanor have made their permanent idols teens. Various publications were competing in their descriptions of four singers: Uanya usually characterized as a very active person; Nate - in the opinion of journalists, serious, Sean has a gentle nature, and Mike became known as the Barry White of his generation. But his stage role of the performers distributed themselves: Mike "Bass" McCarey, Uanya "Chatter" Morris, Shawn "Slim" Stockman, Nate "Alexander Vanderpool" Morris (the name of the protagonist favorite soap opera Morris).

Album "Boyz II Men II" was recorded in the studio "Granny" s House "(" Grandmother's House "), located in the southwestern desert. Group tried to record an album at home in Philadelphia, but soon discovered that friends, family and neighbors so isolated them from the case that nothing can be done. The first single from the album "I Will Make Love To You" (a collaboration with Babyface) spent 14 weeks at. Then the second single "On Bended Knee" (joint work with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) led the top ten and stayed there 6 weeks. And again, "Boyz" undersold records: two songs from one album, released in a row on the first position - it is managed very few chosen musicians: Elvis Presley and "Beatles". The album itself debuted in the United States under the first number. This studio success of "Motown" is not reached since 1976 (album Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life"). The first four months around the world have sold over six million copies, and then gradually only in the U.S. sales totaled more than 11 million copies.

After "Boyz II Men II" in November 1995 followed by the album "The Remix Collection". There came Arrangement "Vibin" with additional vocals Treach, Craig Mack, Busta Rhymes and Method Man. In third place came the song of "LL Cool J" with backing vocals "Boyz II Men". The impressive success in the charts and huge sales have anticipated stream music awards of the highest sample: Grammy, American Music, Soul Train and NAACP Image. "Boyz II Men" performed before Pope John Paul II during his visit to the U.S. in 1995. They also sang the national anthem at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. In the same year the group entered the Hall of Fame Philadelphia.

Before proceeding to the next album "Boyz" have eighteen months break. To say that nothing they did not: all bought by the big house and spend time with their families as they built around Philadelphia, his recording studio "Stone Greek". Stockman performed solo project with the song "Visions of a Sunset" (the soundtrack to "Mr.Holland" s Opus "). Nate Morris opened a hairdressing salon in the style of "unisex" in Philadelphia, called "Morris" International Styling ".

To further the work of their spurred many, including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. As a result, in September 1997 they released their next album "Evolution". 10 of 13 songs written by themselves singers, although the first single "4 Seasons of Loneliness" and created by Jim Lewis. Co-author of three tracks - "Come On", "I Can" t Let Her Go "," To the Limit "- became a ubiquitous Sean" Puffy "Combs. "Boyz" immortalized times "Unique Attraction", including a version "Can You Stand the Rain" a cappella, a song that first attracted the attention of Michael Bivinsa. What remains to be seen, which beat the record "Boyz" at this time.


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