Boyz II Men
Motown Records was eager to capitalize on the success of R&B vocal groups like New Edition and Bel Biv Devoe, so when they heard the harmonious vocals of Boyz II Men, record execs knew they had talent on their hands. Boyz II Men were signed to the label and released their debut album "Cooleyhighharmony", in 1991. Blending New Jack Swing, Pop and R&B vocals, the album earned the group several Grammy nominations and commercial success. Boyz II Men tour dates were scheduled nationally as the supporting act on MC Hammer's "2 Legit 2 Quit" tour. While on tour, they quickly recorded the hit single "End of the Road", which was a collaboration with Babyface and was written for the film, "Boomerang", featuring Eddie Murphy. The song is notable for breaking records, it was #1 for an unprecedented 13 weeks and broke Elvis's eleven week run for "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog". The success of the single only marked the beginning for the vocal group.
They released a Christmas album in 1993 and then returned to the studio to record a highly anticipated follow-up. Their sophomore effort, the aptly titled "II", solidified the group as superstar R&B crooners. The album featured the hit singles "Water Runs Dry", "On Bended Knee", and the smash single "I'll Make Love To You". With the release of "I'll Make Love To You", the band broke their own record when the single charted at #1 for a record 14 weeks! With "On Bended Knee" they knocked themselves off #1, and became only the third act in history, after the Beatles and Elvis, to replace themselves on the pole position of the Hot 100. The album has been certified Diamond by the RIAA for sales in excess of ten million copies and won the group two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance.
With the release of their third album, they were under immense pressure from label execs, fans, and themselves to produce another hit album. "Evolution", featured production from all the familiars, Babyface and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, but the album didn't match the commercial success of its predecessors. It sold a solid three million copies and featured the #1 single, "Four Seasons of Loneliness", and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Boyz II Men continues to record and tour and they are certainly not finished. Their impact on R&B and music history is unparalleled and their accomplishments will remain in the record books for quite some time. Boyz II Men concert dates are scheduled at intimate venues throughout the US. Use Eventful as your source for Boyz II Men tour dates, concert schedule, and venue information.