Friday, July 3, 2009

Intro

Intro (which stands for Innovative New Talent Reaching Out) is an R&B group from Brooklyn, New York. The original lineup consisted of Kenny Greene, Jeff Sanders and Clinton "Buddy" Wake.
In 1993, the group released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #65 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single "Love Thang!!!" peaked at #111 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #28 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The second single "Let Me Be The One" peaked at #112 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and  #23 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The third single and Intro's biggest hit to date "Come Inside" peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100, #15 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and #9 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 30 weeks.
The last single, a cover version of Stevie Wonder's "Ribbon in the Sky" peaked at #105 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #11 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
During that same year, Intro was featured on Eddie F's and the Untouchables' album "Let's Get On" on the track "Never Again" which peaked at #60 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks.
In 1995, Intro released their sophomore album "New Life" which peaked at #86 on the Billboard 200 and #16 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The first single "Funny How Time Flies" peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #25 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
The follow-up single, "Feels Like the First Time" peaked at #117 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and #52 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.

After that, it seemed as if the group faded into obscurity. Kenny Greene wrote tracks for artists such as Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and 98 Degrees. On October 1, 2001, Kenny passed away from AIDS complications at the age of 32.

These days, Intro continues to perform and the current line-up consists of Clinton Wilke, Jeff Sanders and Kermit Quinn.


To see the music video for "Come Inside," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyD9FUf2bL4

To see the music video for "Love Thang," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0_M9DlQfM

To see the music video for "Let Me Be the One," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U8qTZD-9Cc

To see the music video for "Ribbon in the Sky," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bANgta79k50

To see the music video for "Never Again," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxRFJthfjqs

To see the music video for "Funny How Time Flies," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQiYRjhuqos

To see the music video for "Feels Like the First Time," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyjJboeonUg


[updated on 04\17\2016]

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