The VMA hype is dead, but one thing that will not fade is the mere excitement, appreciation, and joy that came over us (admitted or not) when Justin Timberlake reunited with his group, NSYNC. As the words, “You asked for it”, came out of Justin’s mouth, his four band-mates magically appeared alongside him. That was everything! Lets also not forget the 2009 BET Awards when Alicia Keys surprised us with SWV, En Vogue, and TLC during her performance. It left everyone standing on their feet, in the audience and at home.
Performances like these leaves us craving and asking for more reunions with our favorite groups. Whether if they were on the brink of stardom or a platinum selling group, the desire to find and hear from our favorite groups that have been MIA is greater now than ever before. We miss real groups like Jodeci and Boyz II Men, but I guess we have to be realistic and know that some of these groups are not coming back. However, we picked a couple groups we feel have the ability to do it again.
Check it out and tell us what group you wish would get back together!
Before Diddy gave us Danity Kane, there was Total. With the class of SWV mixed with the edge of En Vogue, Kima, Keisha, and Pam were the new generation of R&B divas. Hailing from New Jersey, Total made their way to the charts with “Can’t You See”, which featured their label-mate Notorious BIG. After the release of Total, their debut album, singles like “No One Else” and “Kissing You” helped make the group certified platinum. While recording their follow up record, Total made moves collaborating with artists like Mase, LL Cool J, Foxy Brown and Missy Elliot; constantly on the radio and constantly in our ears. After their second release, the group began to slowly fizzle out of sight. Nothing was even officially said about the dismembering of Total, but the girls went about their own lives. Like Danity Kane, Total should come back and show the girls how the original Bad Girls did it. Â
Next -Â RL, T-Low, and Tweety got our attention with their sexy and sultry first single “Butta Love”.Â With the following hits, Wifey” and “Too Close” (which can still be heard on the radio), Next was a certified platinum group. Three albums later, the group dismantled and member RL focused on his solo career; releasing his debut album. RL began writing, producing, and collaborating with other artists. Next tried numerous times to reunite and get back on the R&B scene. They bounced from label to label, which included G-Unit and Music World (Matthew Knowles label). Through it all, Next has the potential to be R&B royalty. There is nothing wrong with holding out a little hope.
Day26 was a collective of talented artists that were carefully brought together by Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2007 from the reality show “Making The Band 4”. Robert Curry, Brian Andrews, Willie Taylor, Qwanell Mosley and Michael McCluney were the members that were the faces of this male group. They were able to sell 190,000 copies in their first week with their debut self titled album and also went #1 on the US Billboard charts. Their second album entitled “Forever In A Day” debuted at #2 on the US Billboard charts. On July 16th, 2012 the group announced that they were breaking up. Individually these guys have tried to do their thing, but it seems there is a huge void for a male group.
Fastforward to the present, Day26 is rumored to be back in the studio recording together. Singersroom recently premiere a new song entitled My Turn, so there is hope for these guys after all.
Under the wing of Wyclef Jean, City High had incredible potential. Not only was the format of the group (two males and one female) rare, the group’s music gave a voice to its generation. The first single, “What Would You Do” was well received, not to mention catchy. The next single, “Caramel” really put the group on the map. Claudette, Ryan and Robbie was set to light the world on fire, however in 2003, the group dismembered. Robby appeared on A&E’s Intervention, where he exposed his addiction to alcohol (which has been said to be the reason behind the group’s end),Â He has since received treatment and working on recovery. Claudette can now be seen on TV One’s R&B Divas: LA; working and grinding her way back in the music industry. Ryan has never left the industry and has proven himself as a writer and producer, working with artists like Chris Brown, Tyrese, Mary J. Blige, and Charlie Wilson.
Talent, sex appeal, and scandal are the main ingredients for an R&B group and B2K had them all. Omarion, J Boog, Raz B, and Lil’ Fizz were the boys of the new millennium and they took over the 2000’s creating pandemonium with every move they made. With their debut CD debuting at #2 on Billboard’s 200 and their follow up CD, Pandemonium being certified platinum, B2K was a force to be reckoned with. Teaming up with rapper, heart throb, Bow Wow, B2K headlined the famous Scream Tour; selling out all over the United States. If that wasn’t enough, the group danced their way into the silver screen with “You Got Served”. Opening #1 at the box office, B2K made their way to the top. Despite the success and in the mist of headlining the “You Got Served” Tour, the group abruptly broke up. Was it personal conflicts or money issues that split this group up? It is not clear as to why the group dismantled, but one thing is for certain, it’s a darn shame.