Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Calloway

After leaving Midnight Star, brothers Reggie (real name Reginald born on January 23, 1955) and Vincent (born on January 5, 1957) Calloway formed their own music duo. Their father played the trumpet, their uncle played keyboards, and their aunt was an opera singer. They formed bands and started writing songs.
In 1989, Calloway released their first single, "I Wanna Be Rich" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, #5 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, #21 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart, and #20 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.
A year later in 1990, Calloway released their debut album, "All the Way" which peaked at #80 on the Billboard 200 and #42 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.

The second single from the album, "Sir Lancelot" peaked at #19 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in July of 1990, staying on the chart for 13 weeks. The last single, the title song peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #39 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart in March of 1990, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

Two years later in 1992, Calloway released their sophomore album, "Let's Get Smooth" which peaked at #89 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The album wasn't as successful as their debut and only the title song managed to peak at #33 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart.

After that, Reggie and Vincent Calloway focused on production work and continue to work in the music biz as record producers. Calloway's two albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

To see the music video for "I Wanna Be Rich," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztk9t_m1FpY

To see the music video for "Sir Lancelot," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq2ad7omm2o

To see the music video for "Let's Get Smooth," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdOnjAO7SDw


[updated on 05\07\12]

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