Wednesday, April 28, 2010

1 of the Girls

1 of the Girls was a female R&B group from Cleveland, Ohio from the early 90's who has discovered by the late Gerald Levert.

The group consisted of members Nina Creque (daughter of jazz pianist, Neal Creque), LaShawn Sykes, Marvelous Miles, and Rae-Deon Kirkland.

In 1993, the group released their self-titled debut album on EastWest Records America which didn't chart at all on the Billboard 200.
Their first single and biggest hit to date, "Do Da What" peaked at #74 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and #38 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

The follow-up single "Handle With Care" was released, but didn't chart. After that, it seemed as if the group faded into obscurity.

These days, Nina Creque has moved to Atlanta where she is the assistant studio manager at Dirty South Studios.

Rae-Deon Kirkland is a gospel singer. Marvelous Miles has released an independent album, "Heavily Influenced" in 2006. LaShawn Sykes' whereabouts are currently unknown.

To see Nina Creque's MySpace page, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/ninacreque

To see Nina Creque's Twitter, go to:
http://twitter.com/ninacreque

To see Rae-Deon Kirkland's MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/radeonkirkland

To see Marvelous Miles' MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/marvelousmiles

To see the music video for "Do Da What," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_HvoNlppkE

To see the music video for "Handle With Care," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnLHewPEoro

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