Sunday, October 31, 2010

Willie Max

Willie Max were a female R&B group that consisted of sisters Rose, Sky and Lyric Smith from Detroit, Michigan.

The sisters started their career in the late 80s when they were teenagers, performing under the name "The Smith Reflections."

They even opened up for Tony! Toni! Tone! and member Raphael Saddiq became the girls' mentor. The sisters changed their group name to "Willie Max" after their parents' first names.
In 1998, Willie Max was signed to Raphael's record label, Pookie Records and released their only album, "Bona Fide." It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
Willie Max scored a hit with their first single "Can't Get Enough" which peaked at #49 on the Billboard Hot 100, #20 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks and #38 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.
Another single "I'm Not Your Girlfriend" was released, but didn't chart. After that, they had seemingly faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard from the girls since.

To see the music video for "Can't Get Enough," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgpDq2_q94k


[updated on 05\07\12]

1 comment:

Antonio Parker said...

Where can they be contacted to sign a new contract for an single and CD album? In search of Rose and her sisters.
MParker.Seoul@Gmail.com