Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Triplets

The Triplets were a pop\rock trio consisting of the Villegas triplets: Diana, Sylvia and Vicky (born on April 18, 1965 from Mexico). They first received recognition after winning the 1986 MTV Basement Contest.
During that same year, the Triplets released their debut album, "Break the Silence" on Elektra Records.
The album didn't appear to chart at all and the singles released from the album "Boys" and "Translate" failed to chart as well.
In 1991, the trio released their second album, "Thicker Than Water" on Mercury Records which peaked at #125 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Triplets scored their biggest hit to date, "You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight" which peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. They also released a VHS tape during that same year.
The second single from the album, "Sunrise" failed to chart at all on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was featured during the final scene of the "Beverly Hills 90210" graduation episode.
In 1992, the Triplets released a Spanish version album of "Thicker Than Water" called "Fuerza del Parentesco." The song, "Sombras Y Silencios" peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.
In 1993, the Villegas sisters released their sophomore Spanish-language album, "Algo Mas Que Amor" under the name "Las Triplets."

The title song (which was a cover of Guys Next Door's hit song) peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.

The follow-up singles, "Mi Mundo Entero" and "Las Llaves de Mi Corozon" were moderately successful on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart.

After that, nothing much has been heard from The Triplets and it seems as if they've faded into obscurity.

To see the music video for "You Don't Have to Go Home Tonight," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUhQ7YHm5cA

To see the music video for "Sunrise," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wISuOa-oQMA

To see a classic music video for the song, "Translate" from the Triplets' 1986 debut album, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EVGrQ9_iO8

4 comments:

bbhill said...

Does anyone know what Dianna, Sylvia, or Vicky Villegas is doing these days? I once saw them in
Dallas and I thought they were very gifted muscians.

Waiting for Zufan! said...

Thanks for finding this group! You've made a friend of mine very happy; he was looking for their stuff.

Unknown said...

I didn't think it was that obscure since I actually own their "Thicker Than Water" album... and then I looked it up. Love this album. One of overlooked groups of the early 90's.

Sarah Baker said...

Their new album, Independence Road, is pretty awesome