Monday, January 19, 2009

Kiara

Kiara was an R&B duo from Detroit, Michigan that consisted of lead singer\bassist Gregory Charley & guitarist\drummer\keyboardist\backing vocalist John Winston. The duo's name is Swahili for "change."
In 1988, Kiara released their debut album, "To Change And\Or Make a Difference" on which peaked at #23 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart.
In 1985, the trio's first single, "Quiet Guy" peaked at #88 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 4 weeks, but a new version of the song peaked at #79 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in 1989, staying on the chart for 6 weeks.
The second single, "The Best of Me" peaked at #6 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The third single, "This Time" featuring  R&B singer Shanice Wilson, peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks, becoming their biggest hit. In the U.K., the song peaked at #93 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The last single from the album, "Every Little Time" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks. The song also peaked at #95 on the U.K. Singles chart.
In 1990, Kiara released their sophomore album, "Civilized Rogue" which peaked at #53 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album, "You're Right About That" peaked at #10 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 14 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Every Little Thing" peaked at #44 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks.
In 1994, the trio released their third and last album to date, "Condition of the Heart" which didn't fare better than their sophomore album.

Before we knew it, this group has faded into obscurity. It's unknown what they are up to these days.

To see the music video for "Every Little Time," go to:

To see the music video for "You're Right About That," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Quiet Guy," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "The Best of Me," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "This Time," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU_Azsue_mQ

To see a fan-made video for "Every Little Thing," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H_bJjMELow


[updated on 05\24\12]

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