Sunday, November 21, 2010

N-Phase

N-Phase were an R&B group from Rockhill, South Carolina from the '90s that consisted of members Melvin Baxter, Al Boyd, Tevlin Williamson, Donnie Mayes and Marlon Davis.

Melvin, Tevlin and Marlon originally sang as an a-capella trio in clubs in their hometown. The following year, they met Al and Donny, and started N Phase.

After N-Phase became local favorites, they made demo tapes and started shopping around for a record label.

When a radio station in Washington, DC, WPCG started playing their song "Ooh Yeah!" and the hype of the song reached Maverick Records, they were signed to the label.
In 1994, N-Phase released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #27 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart and #58 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. Their album was produced by R. Kelly.
N Phase's highest chart appearance to date was the single, "Spend the Night" which peaked at #105 on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and  #23 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.

Their follow-up single (a cover version of the Manhattans'  song "Kiss and Say Goodbye") peaked at #78 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 3 weeks.
After that, they had seemingly faded into obscurity. In  2007, N-Phase released a gospel album, "The Time's Right Now" which is now available on CD Baby and iTunes.

To see the music video for "Spend the Night," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqcYQsivvbs

To see N Phase performing "Kiss and Say Goodbye" live, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKd_Z1E701k


[updated on 02\02\14]


1 comment:

Lisa DRA said...

I personally know Donnie and he is the kindest most giving man I have ever met....He needs to be singing more with this beautiful voice God gave him....I wish this group would get back together and make it big-What a positive influence they would be on our youth of today...