Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Five XI

Five XI (or Five Eleven) were an R&B duo from the early 90's that consisted of Rod Marcel (from Miami, Florida) and Lawrence Tolbert (from Gary, Indiana).

Lawrence started singing in church. Rob's father was a member of James Brown's Famous Flames and he had been exposed to music at an early age.
In 1993, Five XI released their self-titled debut album which managed to peak at #84 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Say It Isn't Over" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

The follow-up single, "Don't Cry For Me" peaked at #96 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 2 weeks.

After that, nothing much was heard from Five IX and they have seemingly faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for "Don't Cry For Me," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFUACXNEakI

To see the music video for "Say It Isn't Over," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlboH0XNUdI



[updated on 05\07\12]

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