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Az Yet are an American R&B group from Philadelphia, best known for their hits, "Last Night" and remake of "Hard to Say I'm Sorry". Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Last Night is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Az Yet. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Hard to Say Im Sorry is a power ballad performed by the American rock group Chicago, written by bandmate Peter Cetera from the album Chicago 16, in 1982. ...


Formed in 1990 initially as a duo with Shawn Rivera and Dion Allen, they were later joined by Kenny Terry who they found singing in the lobby of the Wyndham Hotel [1]. Darryl Anthony joined the group later on. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ...


A demo by the group found its way into the hands of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds through his mother-in-law, Jacqueline McQuam who held various showcases to highlight their work. Impressed by their sound, Edmonds asked them to support a concert with After 7 and El Debarge and subsequently added Boyz II Men founding member Marc Nelson. Kenneth Brian Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana), is a successful American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entrepreneur. ... After 7 was an R&B group, founded in 1988 by brothers Melvin and Kevon Edmonds and David Mitchell. ... Eldra Patrick El DeBarge (born June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American R&B and soul falsetto singer, the focal point and lead singer of the DeBarge family group throughout the early 1980s. ... Marc Nelson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was the son of Phyllis Nelson, known for the dance hit I Like You. ...


Az Yet released their self-titled debut album in 1996 on LaFace Records. Their first album featured the hit single "Last Night" which reached #1 on the R&B charts and #9 on the Hot 100. The album's second single, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (a cover of the Chicago hit), reached #8 on the Hot 100 and achieved platinum status ("Last Night" went gold). Driven by the two singles, the album managed to eventually go platinum in 2002. Although the success of the band had become big in the early nineties, Rolling Stone Magazine has declared them #23 on the 100 Worst Bands of all Time. Marc Nelson would leave the group in 1997 to pursue a solo career as he did with Boyz II Men. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. Company history LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Last Night is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Az Yet. ... Hard to Say Im Sorry is a power ballad performed by the American rock group Chicago, written by bandmate Peter Cetera from the album Chicago 16, in 1982. ... Chicago is a pop-rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ...


Through the years, the members of the group changed as members would leave to pursue solo careers, for creative differences or to enter evangelistic ministry studies. Another group, 2Gether, is currently remaking some of az yet's greatest hits.


There are now two groups of Az Yet. There is one with original member Darryl Anthony and three new members LeDon Smith, Kris Gilder, and Dante Harper.


The other line-up of Az Yet features the rest of the original members of the group Dion Allen, Shawn Rivera, Kenny Terry and a new member Donald Smith.


Founding Az Yet members Dion Allen and Shawn Rivera have an on-going feud with original member Darryl Anthony and said the new line-up of Az Yet is a fraud that their is only one Az Yet. They stated that they did not want to work with Darryl anymore because of his demands. The group of most of the original members are back in the studio. They are also back on good terms with former member Marc Nelson and plan to collaborate with him on some projects. Marc along with another former member Tony Grant who left Az Yet before the group's reassurgence formed a supergroup called The Blayse with Gary "Lil G" Jenkins formely of Silk and Terrell Philips formely of Blackstreet.

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Current members of new line-up of Az Yet

  • Darryl Anthony
  • LeDon Smith
  • Kris Gilder
  • Dante Harper

Current members of original line-up of Az Yet

  • Dion Allen
  • Shawn Rivera
  • Kenny Terry
  • Donald Smith

Former Members

  • Marc Nelson
  • Tony Grant

Future Success

Az Yet has "yet" to see future success on a count of the former member, Shawn Rivera developing AIDS in 2004. There has yet to be another hit by them because of their humiliation caused by Rolling Stone Magazine after granting them the position of #10 on World's Worst Bands. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ...


Discography

See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. Company history LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a...

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Rock On The Net: Az Yet (371 words)
Az Yet formed in 1992 in Philadelphia with Dion Allen, Darryl Anthony, Shawn Rivera, and Kenny Terry.
Az Yet got some additional help on their debut LP from Brian McKnight, Jon B., and Sheila E.
Reports surfaced that Marc Nelson had left Az Yet due to personal and creative differences with the group.
Az Yet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (288 words)
The group Az Yet was created over a long period of time.
They continued to change as time passed, adding Darryl Anthony as a replacement for a member who left the group and Marc Nelson, who was added as an additional lead vocalist.
Az Yet released their self-titled debut album in 1996 on LaFace records.
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