Friday, December 26, 2008

The Voices

The Voices were a singing group during the early '90s that consisted of sisters LaPetra & LaToya McMoore, Monique Wilson and Arike Rice.
In 1992, the group released their debut and only album "Just the Beginning" which peaked at #66 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The group's first single "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #14 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks. Tia and Tamera Mowry were featured in the music video for "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."
The group's second single "M.M.D.R.N.F. (My Mama Didn't Raise No Fool)" peaked at #53 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

The last single from the album "Cloudy With a Chance of Tears" peaked at #97 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks. After that, the group faded into obscurity.

In the late 90s/early 2000s, Arike was a member of music group, Before Dark. According to the Isle of Deserted Pop Stars, she continues to record music & work as a backup dancer for artists such as Janet Jackson, Kanye West, the Black Eyed Peas and Missy Elliott.

LaToya (who is known as Josie G) married Marc Gordon from R&B group, LeVert & has continued to pursue a solo career.

LaPetra enlisted in the Army reserve as a part of the Hawaiian National Guard and even served in Iraq. As for Monique Wilson, it's unknown what she is up to.

To see Monique Wilson's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/whoismomo123

To see LaToya's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/427255749

To see the music video for "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNw3R1xC8j4

To see a fan-made video for "M.M.D.R.N.F. (My Mama Didn't Raise No Fool)," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-ErddbnFco

To see a fan-made video for "Cloudy With a Chance of Tears," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuX--WRsSeo


[Updated on 04\08\2016]

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