Saturday, January 17, 2009

BlackGirl

BlackGirl were an R&B group from Atlanta, Georgia that consisted of Pam Copeland, Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman, and Rochelle Stuart. The group formed in 1992 on the Kaper/RCA/BMG record label.
In 1994, the group released their debut album, "Treat U Right" which peaked at #46 on Billboard's R&B Albums and #17 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "Krazy" peaked at #91 on the Billboard Hot 100, #40 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #37 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The second single, "90's Girl" peaked at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100, #16 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #13 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

The song also peaked at #23 on the U.K. Singles chart and was a top 10 hit in Japan. It was even on Jet Magazine's "Top 20" list.

In late 1994, Chrysler requested Blackgirl to sing special lyrics of the song for a popular television advertisement.

By the time "90's Girl" was released, BlackGirl's debut album had US sales of over 200,000 units. They were nominated for three Billboard Music Awards: "R&B Singles Artist of the Year," "Top R&B Single of the Year-Airplay" and "Top R&B Single of the Year" for "90s Girl."
The third single, "Where Did We Go Wrong" peaked at #118 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #39 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

By the end of 1994, Blackgirl toured the U.S. with R&B singer R. Kelly for a 6-week tour, appeared on "Soul Train," and released the holiday single "Give Love on Christmas Day/Christmas Time."

They also appeared on the "Panther" movie soundtrack with the hit single "Freedom" featuring artists such as Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, For Real, SWV, En Vogue, and Aaliyah.
BlackGirl's last single from the album, "Let's Do It Again" peaked at #113 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #39 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #25 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.

In 1995, BlackGirl earned two Soul Train Award nominations for "Single of the Year" for "Let's Do Again" and "Album of the Year" for their debut album.

In late 1995, the group appeared on Questionmark Asylum's single, "Hey, Look Away." At the end of the year, they performed with Chuck Berry at the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame ceremony.

In 1996, BlackGirl went their separate ways and faded into obscurity.. Rochelle Stuart (now Rochelle Morgan) released a gospel album in 2010 entitled "I Choose Jesus."

It is unknown what Nycolia Turman and Pam Copeland are up to today.

To see the music video for "Krazy," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HVYh4iSn7k

To see the music video for "90's Girl," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf1_apP84Zg

To see the music video for "Where Did We Go Wrong," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRUGd7w0-NA

To see a fan-made video for "Let's Do It Again," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUEsUkUqaXI


[updated on 05\19\13]

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