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BlackGirl is an R&B vocal trio consisting of Pam Copeland, Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman and Rochelle Stuart from Atlanta, that formed in 1992 on the Kaper/RCA/BMG label, like other R&B acts Eric West and Questionmark Asylum.
The group released their debut album in 1994 titled "Treat U Right," the LP went Gold (for sales of 500,000 copies in the US), and reached #47 on the Billboard 200. The album's first single Krazy, reached #37 on the Billboard charts, the single spent 15 weeks in the Top 100, the follow up did even better, the Teddy Riley produced single asserts itself as a posse of renegade women who will not succumb to the sexism their moms and sisters did, 90's Girl reached #13 and spent 20 weeks in The Top 100, the albums third single, was a Daryl Simmons-produced ballad, drastically reworked from the original album version Where Did We Go Wrong, the groups third Top 40 hit, spent 20 weeks in the Top 100 as did 90's Girl.
After scoring 3 Top 40 hits on the Billboard charts, and becoming one of R&B's top female groups, Blackgirl appeared in a TV spot for Chrysler, singing special lyrics to their hit single, 90s Girl,. Right after the group joined R&B prince R. Kelly for a six-week tour.
Late 1994 the group released the holiday single Give Love On Christmas Day/Christmas Time, the single didn't sell well though it did make the Billboard bubbling under sales list. The group then teamed up with Aaliyah, En Vogue, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, For Real, and SWV for the single Freedom from the movie Panther. The single became BlackGirl's 4th Top 40 single, when it hit #18.
Towards the end of 1994, BlackGirl earned two Billboard Nominations for Top R&B Group, and Top R&B New Artist. On March 3rd 1995, BlackGirl released their version of the soul classic Let's Do It Again. Written by Curtis Mayfield, the Staple Singers' version of the song went to No. 1 on Billboard's Top 100 back in 1975, with a '90s hip-hop-flavored version BlackGirl managed to once again make the Billboard Top 40, the single hit #25 in 1995.
Summer 1995, BlackGirl earned two Soul Train Award nominations, one for Single Of The Year (By A Group, Band Or Duo) for Let's Do It Again and Album Of The Year (By A Group, Band Or Duo) for Treat U Right. They then released 90's Girl in the UK, the song was a Top 10 success on the R&B chart, and reached #23 on the UK Pop chart. The group appeared on the single Hey, Look Away by Questionmark Asylum in late 1995, the single flopped when it reached the lower 50's on Billboard's Top 100.
- 1994 Treat U Right #47 Billboard Chart
- 1/29/94 Krazy
- 5/28/94 90's Girl
- 10/8/94 Where Did We Go Wrong
- 11/15/94 Give Love On Christmas Day/Christmas Time
- 3/4/95 Let's Do It Again
- 4/15/95 Freedom **
- 5/13/95 Hey, Look Away featuring Questionmark Asylum
- 5/13/95 Can't Live Without You (Japan Only Track)
Chart History / Singles
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1994||"90's Girl"||Billboard Chart||13|
|1994||"Where Did We Go Wrong"||Billboard Chart||39|
|1994||"Give Love On Christmas Day/Christmas Time"||Billboard Chart||113|
|1995||"Let's Do It Again"||Billboard Chart||25|
|1995||"Hey, Look Away"||Billboard Chart||57|
|1995||"90's Girl"||UK R&B Chart||7|
|1995||"90's Girl"||UK Pop Chart||23|
- The single "Freedom" includes the following artist : Aaliyah featuring Felicia Adams , May May Ali , Amel, Az-Iz , Blackgirl, Mary J. Blige, Tanya Blount , Brownstone, Casserine , Changing Faces , Tyler Collins , N’Dea Davenport , De Five Footaz , E.V.E. , Emage , En Vogue, Eshe & Laurena , Female, For Real, Penny Ford , Lalah Hathaway, Jade, Jamecia , Jazzyfatnastees , Billy Lawrence , Joi , Brigett McWilliams , Milira , Miss Jones , Cindy Mizelle , Monica, Me’Shell NdegéOcello , Natasha, Nefertiti, Patra, Pebbles, Pure Soul , Raja-Nee , Brenda Russell , SWV, Chantay Savage , Sonja Marie , Tracie Spencer , Sweet Sable , TLC, Terri & Monica , Vybe , Crystal Waters , Caron Wheeler , Karyn White, Vanessa Williams, Xscape, Y?N-Vee and Zhané .
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