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Blackstreet
Genre(s) New Jack Swing, R&B, Hip hop soul
Years active 1992- present
Label(s) Interscope
DreamWorks
Members
Teddy Riley
Mark Middleton
Eric Williams
J-Stylz
Former members
Joseph Stonestreet
Dave Hollister
Levi Little
Terrell Phillips
Chauncey Hannibal

BLACKstreet is an American R&B group founded in 1992 by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy. The band members are: Teddy Riley, Eric Williams, Mark Middleton, and J-Stylz. Former members of BLACKstreet are Joseph Stonestreet, Levi Little, Dave Hollister, Terrell Phillips, and Chauncey Hannibal. Their debut album, BLACKstreet, was a moderate success due to the singles "Booti Call" and "Before I Let You Go", both Top 40 hits ("Before I Let You Go" hit the Top 10). The follow-up, 1996's Another Level (see 1996 in music) was a breakthrough success due to the top single "No Diggity" (with Dr. Dre), which was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 1996, and won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, along with the Top 40 hit "Don't Leave Me". Another Level eventually went four times platinum in the United States and peaked at #3 on the Billboard chart. "No Diggity" is ranked at #91 on Rolling Stone and MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs, while BLACKstreet comes in at #214 of the Top 500 Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop soul is the second major subgenre of contemporary R&B. The term generally describes a style of music that blends soulful R&B singing and raw hip hop production. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Interscope Records is a record label currently owned by the Universal Music Group. ... This article is about the film studio. ... Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ... Mark Middleton was a friend of United States President Bill Clinton from his home state of Arkansas. ... Dr. Eric Williams Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (September 25, 1911 – March 29, 1981) was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. ... // Dave Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci and JoJo, started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. ... Terrell Phillips, a native of North Carolina, is an American music artist, recording producer and engineer, R&B vocalist, stage play actor and former member of the R&B/New Jack recording group, Blackstreet. ... Chauncey Black (also known as Chauncey Hannibal) is a singer, songwriter and former member of BLACKstreet. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Teddy Riley (born Edward Theodore Riley, October 8, 1967 in Harlem, New York) is an American R&B and hip hop singer, songwriter, musician and producer who was the ring leader of the most influential groups of R&B in two separate decades - Guy in the 80s and Blackstreet in... New Jack Swing, or swingbeat[1], is a hybrid style popular from the late-1980s into the mid-1990s, which fuses hip-hop with rhythms, samples and production techniques with the urban contemporary sound of R&B. The new jack swing style developed as many previous R&B styles did... Guy was an R&B musical group, the first to sport the soulful vocals-springy hip-hop beats combo of music called new jack swing or swingbeat music, although the Timex Social Club and the Force M.D.s had earlier experimented with the R&B/soul meets rap/hip... Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ... Dr. Eric Williams Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (September 25, 1911 – March 29, 1981) was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Mark Middleton was a friend of United States President Bill Clinton from his home state of Arkansas. ... // Dave Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci and JoJo, started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. ... Terrell Phillips, a native of North Carolina, is an American music artist, recording producer and engineer, R&B vocalist, stage play actor and former member of the R&B/New Jack recording group, Blackstreet. ... Chauncey Black (also known as Chauncey Hannibal) is a singer, songwriter and former member of BLACKstreet. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 January - two teenagers, Nicholaus McDonald and Brian Bassett, aged 18 and 16 respectively, murdered Bassetts parents and younger brother in McCleary. ... No Diggity is a 1996 song by Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1970. ... No Diggity is a 1996 song by Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre. ...


BLACKstreet has also collaborated with Jay-Z on his single "The City is Mine". Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ...


The debut single from their third album, "Girlfriend/Boyfriend", a collaboration with Janet Jackson featuring Ja Rule and Eve -- BLACKstreet finally had a top ten album with Finally. But personnel shifts wrecked the group and contributed to the relative failure of Finally (1999 in music) and BLACKstreet soon broke up. After rumors of legal action and a preemptive countersuit, the group re-banded and released Level II in 2003 (see 2003 in music). Girlfriend/Boyfriend is the second and final single by R&B group Blackstreet from their third album Finally. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania better known as Eve or E-V-E, is an American rapper, singer, and actress. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It...


In 2006 the group was a part of the New Jack Reunion Tour with Teddy Riley, Mark Middleton, Eric Williams, and new member J-Stylz who replaced Chauncey Hannibal who left the group to sign with Busta Rhymes label Flipmode Records as a solo artist. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Jack Reunion Tour is a 2006 concert that features members of the 1990s music genre New Jack Swing, which was created by people like Teddy Riley and DeVante Swing. ... Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ... Mark Middleton was a friend of United States President Bill Clinton from his home state of Arkansas. ... Dr. Eric Williams Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (September 25, 1911 – March 29, 1981) was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. ... Chauncey Black (also known as Chauncey Hannibal) is a singer, songwriter and former member of BLACKstreet. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... Flipmode Records is a vanity label founded by Aftermath artist Busta Rhymes. ...


The group will release a new album sometime in 2007 following a press release by Manager Sarve "SIREN" Jassal Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

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Members

Teddy Riley is the name of more than one person of note. ... Mark Middleton was a friend of United States President Bill Clinton from his home state of Arkansas. ... Dr. Eric Williams Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (September 25, 1911 – March 29, 1981) was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. ...

Former Members

// Dave Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci and JoJo, started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. ... Terrell Phillips, a native of North Carolina, is an American music artist, recording producer and engineer, R&B vocalist, stage play actor and former member of the R&B/New Jack recording group, Blackstreet. ... Chauncey Black (also known as Chauncey Hannibal) is a singer, songwriter and former member of BLACKstreet. ...

Discography

Albums

Year Album Chart positions Notes
US GER CAN
1994 Blackstreet 52 - - RIAA: Platinum
BPI: Silver
1996 Another Level 3 47 14 RIAA: 4x Platinum
BPI: Gold
CRIA: 2x Platinum
1999 Finally 9 34 11 RIAA: Gold
BPI: Gold
2003 Level II
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Dreamworks
14 - - RIAA:
2008 Blackstreet's Fifth Studio Album TBA - - TBA

The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Ger can have the following meanings: Ger is the Yiddish form for the name of the Polish town of Góra Kalwaria. ... Look up Can in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... BLACKstreet was the debut selt-titled album by American R&B group BLACKstreet. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Another Level was an album by American R&B group BLACKstreet. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ... This article is about the year. ... Finally is the third album from R&B group, BLACKstreet. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... The British Phonographic Industry was founded in 1973 to represent the interests of British music companies and to fight the growing problem of music piracy. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Level II is the forth album by R&B group, BLACKstreet. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 225th day of the year (226th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US US R&B NZ UK GER
1993 "Baby Be Mine" - 17 - 37 - CB4 Soundtrack
1994 "Booti Call 34 14 40 56 - Blackstreet
1994 "Before I Let You Go" 7 2 - - -
1994 "U Blow My Mind" - - - 39 -
1995 "Joy" 43 12 43 56 -
1995 "Tonight's the Night" (featuring SWV) 80 27 - - -
1996 "No Diggity" (featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen) 1 1 1 9 14 Another Level
1997 "Don't Leave Me" * - - 1 6 23
1997 "Fix" 58 17 9 7 67
1997 "Money Can't Buy Me Love" - - - 18 -
1998 "Take Me There" (with Mýa) 14 10 1 7 58 Finally
1999 "Girlfriend/Boyfriend" (featuring Janet Jackson, Ja Rule and Eve) 47 17 12 11 98
1999 "Think About You" - 51 - - -
1999 "Get Ready" (Ma$e featuring BLACKstreet) - - - 32 -
2003 "Wizzy Wow" - - - 37 - Level II
2003 "Deep" - 51 - - -

* ineligible to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Ger can have the following meanings: Ger is the Yiddish form for the name of the Polish town of Góra Kalwaria. ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1973), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1973), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1974). ... No Diggity is a 1996 song by Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Queen Pen on the cover of her album My Melody Lynise Walters, better known as Queen Pen is the first female rapper to publicly identify herself as bisexual. ... Dont Leave Me is a single by R&B group Blackstreet. ... The word fix has several possible meanings: a fix is the result of position fixing in navigation a fix is a dose of a drug taken by an addict to fix is to prepare or to repair something to fix is to fasten one object to another using adhesive or... Take Me There is a song by Blackstreet, Mýa, Ma$e, and Blinky Blink. ... Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1978), professionally known as Mýa or Mýa Harrison, is an American R&B and pop singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and model who rose to fame during the late 1990s. ... Girlfriend/Boyfriend is the second and final single by R&B group Blackstreet from their third album Finally. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, actress, songwriter, record producer, dancer, activist, pop icon, and younger sister of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania better known as Eve or E-V-E, is an American rapper, singer, and actress. ...


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BLACKstreet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (339 words)
BLACKstreet was an American RandB group founded in 1994 (see 1994 in music) by Teddy Riley, a New Jack Swing pioneer known for his work as a member of Guy.
Their debut album, BLACKstreet, was a moderate success due to the singles "Booti Call" and "Before I Let You Go", both Top 40 hits ("Before" hit the Top 10).
BLACKstreet has also collaborated with Jay-Z on his single "The City is Mine".
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