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Boyz II Men

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For the Hong Kong Cantopop duo, see Boy'z; for the magazine aimed at gay men, see Boyz.

Boyz II Men is a Motown vocal group from Philadelphia, founded in 1988.

The band consists of Wanya Morris, Michael McCary, Shawn Stockman, and Nathan Morris. Based on the record sales, Boyz II Men are the most successful R&B group of all time. They had five U.S. #1 pop hits between 1992 and 1997, including "One Sweet Day," a collaboration with Mariah Carey that topped the U.S. charts for 16 weeks in 1995, their third record-setting single following "End of the Road" in 1992 (13 weeks) and "I'll Make Love to You" in 1994 (14 weeks), which was taken from the group's second album, II. The album also included the song "On Bended Knee", which replaced "I'll Make Love to You" at number one on the pop charts, making the group the only other artist besides Elvis Presley and The Beatles to replace themselves as number one on the pop singles chart.

Boyz II Men were originally signed to Motown Records from 1990 to 2000, at which point they were moved to parent label Universal Records. After the 2000 album Nathan Shawn Michael Wanya, Boyz II Men moved to Arista Records. On January 30, 2003, Michael McCary left the group due to chronic back problems resulting from rheumatoid arthritis. Boyz II Men were dropped from Arista on April 30, 2003, and subsequently took a brief hiatus from the music industry. In 2004, the remaining members created the independent label "MSM music" and released the cover album Throwback, Vol. 1, later that year.

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Discography

Albums

  • 1991 Cooleyhighharmony #3 US, #7 UK
  • 1994 II #1 US, #17 UK
  • 1997 Evolution #1 US, #12 UK
  • 2000 Nathan Shawn Michael Wanya
  • 2002 Full Circle #10 US
  • 2004 Throwback #52 US

Singles

  • 1991 "Motownphilly" #3 US, #23 UK (1992 release)
  • 1991 "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday" #2 US
  • 1991 "Uhh Ahh" #16 US
  • 1992 "Please Don't Go" #49 US
  • 1992 "End of the Road" #1 US, #1 UK
  • 1993 "In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember)" #3 US, #27 UK
  • 1993 "Let It Snow" #32 US
  • 1994 "I'll Make Love to You" #1 US, #5 UK
  • 1994 "On Bended Knee" #1 US, #20 UK
  • 1995 "Thank You" #21 US, #26 UK
  • 1995 "Water Runs Dry" #2 US, #24 UK
  • 1995 "Vibin" #56 US
  • 1995 "One Sweet Day" (with Mariah Carey) #1 US, #6 UK
  • 1995 "I Remember" #46 US
  • 1996 "Hey Lover" (LL Cool J feat. Boyz II Men) #3 US, #17 UK
  • 1997 "4 Seasons of Loneliness" #1 US, #10 UK
  • 1997 "A Song for Mama" #7 US, #34 UK
  • 1998 "Can't Let Her Go" #23 UK
  • 1999 "I Will Get There" #32 US
  • 2000 "Pass You By"
  • 2000 "Thank You In Advance" #80 US
  • 2002 "The Color Of Love"

See also

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