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Color Me Badd were a male R&B vocal group which was formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US. The members are Bryan Abrams (born November 16, 1969), Mark Calderon (born September 27, 1970), Kevin Thornton (born June 17, 1969) and Sam Watters (born July 23, 1970). Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... OKC redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Largest metro area Oklahoma City metro area Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Sam Watters (1) is a songwriter and record producer, previously of the group Color Me Badd, who often works with his partner Louis Biancaniello. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Biography

The a cappella, pop, and hip hop outfit, whose R&B harmony vocals were offset by mild rap interjections and a post-New Kids on the Block street dance image, were discovered by Kool & The Gang's Robert Bell in 1990. A cappella music is vocal music or singing without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... 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 music is a style of popular music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ... Robert Kool Bell (born 8 October 1950) is an American singer and bassist who was is founding member of the band Kool & the Gang. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ...


Early success

The group enjoyed 5 U.S. hit singles from their debut album C.M.B. throughout 1991 and 1992. These were "I Wanna Sex You Up" (U.S.#2), "I Adore Mi Amor" (U.S.#1), "All 4 Love" (U.S.#1), "Thinkin Back" (U.S.#16) and "Slow Motion" (U.S.#18). "I Wanna Sex You Up" was also on the New Jack City soundtrack, and hit number 1 on the UK Singles Charts. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... C.M.B. is Color Me Badds debut album after their contribution to the New Jack City soundtrack. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... I Wanna Sex You Up was a hit song for R&B boy band Color Me Badd in 1991. ... I Adore Mi Amor is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Color Me Badd. ... For the Father Ted episode, see New Jack City (Father Ted). ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by the Official UK Charts Company on behalf of the music industry. ...


Their debut album, C.M.B. was released in September 1991, eventually selling over 6 million copies worldwide, and being certified 3x platinum in the United States by the RIAA. 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Color Me Badd performed at the 1991 Smash Hits Poll Winners Awards in the UK, winning the Best New Group trophy. In January 1992, they were awarded the Favourite Single, Soul/R&B trophy at the 19th annual American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. March 1992 also saw Color Me Badd win the Best R&B / Soul Single, and Song Of The Year, categories at the sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards. The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ...


The group released a remix album in October 1992, titled Young, Gifted & Badd: The Remixes. It contained the hit single "Forever Love" (U.S.#15), which was also featured on the Mo' Money soundtrack. However, the album peaked at U.S.#189, which was the first hint of the bubble bursting. Mo Money is a 1992 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Stacey Dash, and directed by Peter MacDonald. ...


The group's third album Time & Chance was released in November 1993. A hugely ambitious project, consisting of nineteen new tracks, this album represented a slight shift in musical style for Color Me Badd. Working with top producers including David Foster, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, a more soulful and funky sound had clearly emerged. Time and Chance: an Autobiography is the autobiography of science fiction and fantasy writer L. Sprague de Camp, first published by Donald M. Grant. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... James Jimmy Jam Harris III (born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Terry Lewis (born November 21, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) are an American R&B and pop songwriting and record production team. ...


Although some critics gave it positive reviews, the album did not fare well on the Billboard Album Charts, eventually peaking at #56. It was certified Gold in the U.S., for shipments of more than 500,000 units. With the music industry at the time embracing groups such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, it was difficult for Color Me Badd to deliver the same success on the singles charts as they had done before. This article is about the American rock band. ... This article is about the rock group. ...


The album's title track "Time & Chance" peaked at U.S.#23, while its follow-up "Choose" also topped out at U.S.#23.


Downhill slide

The group re-emerged in 1996 with their fourth album Now & Forever . With high-profile producers including Narada Michael Walden, Babyface, Jon B, and Boyz II Men, this album was well received by both critics and R&B fans alike. However, once again, sales were well below those expected from the group, with intial sales of only 32 units in the U.S. Michael Walden (born April 23, 1952, in Kalamazoo, Michigan USA) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Jon B. Jon B. (born Jonathan David Buck November 11, 1974 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and raised in Altadena, California) is a Grammy nominated American R&B singer and songwriter. ... Boyz II Men is an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


The album produced one major hit single, "The Earth, The Sun, The Rain" which peaked at U.S.#21. However, it became a popular airwave staple, and remained on the Billboard Charts for 19 weeks (the group's second most enduring single).The second single,"Sexual Capacity" was a minor hit and appeared on the soundtrack to the Demi Moore film Striptease (This song was co-produced by Robin Thicke under the name "Rob Thicke" who would go on to carve a niche for himself as a blue-eyed soul vocalist in the next century). Demi Moore (born November 11, 1962) is an American actress. ... Striptease is a 1996 erotic comedy film starring Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, and Ving Rhames. ... Robin Charles Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is a Canadian-American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and occasional actor. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


After moving to Epic Records, Color Me Badd's fifth album Awakening was released in July 1998. Remaining true to their R&B roots, they again received critical acclaim for their vocal harmonies. "Remember When" achieved minor success on radio and has a companion video shot as well. Look up awakening in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Break-up

After Epic Records decided not to renew the band's recording deal, Color Me Badd officially disbanded in May 2000, culminating in the release of their best-of set,The Best Of Color Me Badd. Sam Watters pursued a second career as a record producer, achieving success in later years with Jessica Simpson. Watters married R&B singer and former American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray in 2006. Kevin Thornton has just released a new solo album which features contemporary hip hop/rap material with gospel and soul music. Mark Calderon currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and works for a local insurance company. In October 2006, it was announced that Bryan Abrams would participate in the new VH1 reality TV series, Man Band.[1] The singer plans to release a solo debut album in 2007.[2] Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American actress and singer, best known for her rise to fame as one of the finalists on the first season of the reality television program American Idol in 2002. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... October 2006 is the tenth month of that year and has yet to occur. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Mission Man Band (also known as Totally Boyband and Band of Men) is an American reality television series due to air on VH1 on August 6, 2007. ...


UPDATED EVENTS: The lead singer of Color Me Badd Bryan Abrams was signed and appeared in a VHI reality show titled Mission Manband. The show paired Abrams with Jeff Timmons, Chris Kirkpatrick and Rich Cronin, all forming a new band called Sureshot. The show was a success and new music is currently in production.


Discography

Albums

  • C.M.B. (Giant, 1991)(U.S. 3x Platinum)
  • Young, Gifted & Badd: The Remixes (Giant, 1992)
  • Time and Chance (Giant, 1993)(U.S. Gold)
  • Now and Forever (Giant, 1996)
  • Awakening (Epic, 1998)
  • The Best of Color Me Badd (Giant, 2000)

C.M.B. is Color Me Badds debut album after their contribution to the New Jack City soundtrack. ... Time and Chance is platinum selling R&B quartet Color Me Badds second full length studio album. ...

Singles

Year Song US Hot 100 US R&B UK singles Album
1991 "I Wanna Sex You Up" 2 1 1 C.M.B.
1991 "I Adore Mi Amor" 1 1 44 C.M.B.
1991 "All 4 Love" 1 - 5 C.M.B.
1991 "Color Me Badd" - 56 - C.M.B.
1992 "Thinkin' Back" 16 31 - C.M.B.
1992 "Slow Motion" 18 - - C.M.B.
1992 "Heartbreaker" - - 58 C.M.B.
1992 "Forever Love" 15 - - Young, Gifted & Badd
1993 "Time And Chance" 24 9 62 Time and Chance
1994 "Choose" 23 - 65 Time and Chance
1994 "The Bells" - 73 - Time and Chance
1996 "The Earth, The Sun, The Rain" 21 69 - Now & Forever
1998 "Remember When" 48 - - Awakening

“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), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... I Wanna Sex You Up was a hit song for R&B boy band Color Me Badd in 1991. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... I Adore Mi Amor is the title of a number-one R&B single by group Color Me Badd. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... All 4 Love (also known as All for Love) is a number-one single by the music group Color Me Badd released in 1991 from their album C.M.B.. As a number-one single, it beat off Michael Jacksons Black or White and as beaten off by Elton... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1998 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1998 Record labels established in 1998 // 1998 - The single Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls sets a new hot 100 airplay record, 18 weeks at number one. ...

Trivia

  • In the episode Friday Night, Beavis and Butt-head confuse Color Me Badd for a "super suck group" consisting of George Michael, Kenny G., and Snow. [1]
  • Bryan Abrams will appear in VH1's reality show Mission: Man Band
  • In the episode "Things to do on a Rainy Day" of the long-running television show Beverly Hills, 90210, David leads Brenda, Kelly and Donna to the Bel Age Hotel on a mission to meet Color Me Badd when they come to town. All four members of the band appear in the episode.
  • The 2006 SNL Digital Short "Dick in a Box" parodies the aesthetic of the "I Wanna Sex You Up" era, from the smooth-yet-smutty vocal delivery of the lotharios played by Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg to their groomed facial hair and early '90s fashion.
  • They are listed on Billboard as the 7th biggest musical act of the 90s.
  • Bryan Abrams will appear on Psychopathics from Outer Space 3, an album by Psychopathic Records.

Blood Drive is an episode of the MTV animated series Beavis and Butthead. ... Beavis and Butt-head was an American animated television series created by Mike Judge. ... This article is about the musician. ... Kenny G on the cover of Ultimate Kenny G Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist who was born in Seattle to a Jewish family. ... Darrin OBrien (born October 30, 1969), is an award-winning Canadian reggae musician from Toronto, known by his stage name Snow. ... Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... SNL Digital Shorts are short video segments created for airing on Saturday Night Live that premiered during the 2005-6 season. ... Justin Timberlake in the Dick in a Box video. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981[1]), sometimes known as JT, is an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. ... Andy Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American stand-up comic, Emmy-nominated songwriter, and member of comedy group The Lonely Island. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ Samaad, Michelle A. (December 19, 2006). Color Me Badd Singer Back On The Black: Decade in the Making, Bryan Abrams Poised for Solo Debut in 2007 -- Pt1. EURweb.
  2. ^ Samaad, Michelle A. (December 21, 2006). Color Me Badd Singer Back On The Black: Decade in the Making, Bryan Abrams Poised for Solo Debut in 2007 -- Pt2. EURweb.

External links

  • Bryan Abrams' Official Web Site
  • Color Me Badd on All Music Guide
  • Color Me Badd VH1 Profile
  • Color Me Badd Lyrics
  • Kevin Thornton's Official Web Site
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  Results from FactBites:
 
Color Me Badd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (741 words)
Color Me Badd were a male RandB vocal group which was formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Their debut album, C.M.B. was released in September 1991, eventually selling over 6 million copies worldwide, and being certified 3x platinum in the United States by the RIAA.
Color Me Badd's fifth album Awakening was released in October 1998.
Color Me Badd: Nostalgia (523 words)
Long before there was a Backstreet Boys or an N’Sync, Color Me Badd ruled the pop charts with a churning mixture of hip-hop and ballads.
Color Me Badd also scored additional Top-20 hits with “Slow Motion” and “Thinkin’ Back.” All this success pushed CMB into triple-platinum status.
Color Me Badd returned in 1996 with Now And Forever, which spawned another Top-10 single in “The Earth, The Sun, And The Rain.” Another one of its songs, “Sexual Capacity,” turned up on the soundtrack of the movie Striptease, and in 1998, Color Me Badd released Awakening.
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