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The Supremes A' Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States.
The Supremes A' Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States.

A girl group is a popular music act featuring several young female singers who generally harmonize together. Girl groups are often backed by male musicians, and serve as front artists for behind-the-scenes songwriters and music producers. The term "girl group" is generally not applied to girl bands, in which women play instruments as well as sing. Examples include The Supremes, En Vogue, Destiny's Child, Bananarama, The Spice Girls, TLC, and more recently the Sugababes, Danity Kane, The Pussycat Dolls, and Girls Aloud. Image File history File links Question_book-new. ... Image File history File links Supremes-a-go-go. ... Image File history File links Supremes-a-go-go. ... The Supremes A Go-Go is a 1966 album by Motown singing group The Supremes. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... For the music genre, see Pop music. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... A girl group is the equivalent of a boy band, but, as the name implies, featuring a group of female rather than male singers. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American quartet. ... This article is about the group. ... Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. ... The Spice Girls were a British vocal girl band. ... TLC was an Grammy-winning American music group, whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop and pop. ... Sugababes are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group trio from London. ... Danity Kane is an American R&B and Pop girl group signed to Bad Boy Records, first established in 2005. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Girls Aloud are a BRIT-nominated British girl group created by ITV1 talent show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. ...

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History

During the Music Hall/Vaudeville era, all-girl singing groups were mainly novelty acts singing nonsense songs in silly voices. One of the first major exceptions was the Boswell Sisters, who became one of the most popular singing groups from 1930 to 1936, with over twenty hits. The Boswells were noted for their artistry, and often played their own instruments and performed their own arrangements. The Andrews Sisters started (1937) as a Boswell tribute band, filling the vacuum left after that group's demise. The Andrews Sisters remained hugely popular through the 1940s and 1950s as recording and performing stars, until the rise of early rock and roll made their tight-harmony, big band-derived style obsolete. This article is about the musical variety theatre. ... The Boswell Sisters on the cover of the reissue album collection Thats How Rhythm Was Born The Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group that attained national prominence in the USA in the 1930s. ... The Andrews Sisters on the cover of the reissue collection The Best of the Andrew Sisters: The Millennium Collection. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music and which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. ...


1950s and 1960s

Among the earliest acts categorizable as a "girl group" are The Chantels, whose 1958 hit "Maybe" had many of the earmarks of what would become the classic girl-group sound: looser harmonies mixing elements of pop and rhythm and blues, an identifiable lead vocal within a harmony arrangement, and subject matter centered around young love. The Chantels were the first black female group to have nationwide success. ... Maybe is a popular song, first recorded by The Chantels in a doo-wop style, and released in January 1958. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... R&B redirects here. ...


As rock and roll began to quickly grow in popularity, dozens of groups tried their luck, often teaming up with established songwriters and record producers. The Shirelles, who had had some minor R&B hits, hooked up with Brill Building songwriters, notably Gerry Goffin and Carole King, who wrote "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" for them. The song became a number one pop hit in early 1961, and is widely recognized as establishing the prototypical girl-group style. A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Artists rendition of the Brill Buildings main entrance on Broadway The Brill Building (built 1930) is an office building located at 1619 Broadway in New York City, just north of Times Square. ... Gerry Goffin (born February 11, 1939) is an American lyricist. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Will You Love Me Tomorrow is the title of a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. ...


Other songwriters and producers quickly recognized the potential of this new approach, and recruited existing acts (or, in some cases, created them anew) to record their songs in a girl-group style. Phil Spector recruited The Crystals, The Blossoms, and The Ronettes, while Goffin and King handled much of the output of The Cookies. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller would likewise foster The Dixie Cups, The Shangri-Las, and The Exciters. Other important girl group songwriters included Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. The Motown label also masterminded several major girl groups, beginning with The Marvelettes and later with Martha and the Vandellas and The Supremes. Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ... The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. ... The Blossoms were one of the premier backing groups in rock and roll history, and had a recording career of their own. ... The Ronettes first album The Ronettes were a girl group of the 1960s from New York City, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. ... The Cookies were a girl group in the 1950s to 1960s. ... Mike Stoller, Elvis Presley & Jerry Leiber Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most influential songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... The Dixie Cups were an American pop music girl group of the 1960s. ... The Shangri-Las on the cover of a modern collection of their works. ... The Exciters were an American pop music group of the 1960s. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeff Barry (born Joel Adelberg, 1938, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ellie Greenwich (born 1940, Brooklyn, N.Y.) comprised one of the most prolific and successful Brill Building song writing and production teams in the early 1960s. ... Cynthia Weil (born October 18, 1937 in New York City) is a prominent American songwriter. ... Barry Mann (born Barry Iberman on February 9, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter, and part of one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships in the world of rock music. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The Marvelettes was an American singing girl group on the Motown label. ... Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were one of the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the 1960s and fully active from 1960 to 1972, performing at various times doo-wop, blues, pop, rock and roll and soul. ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ...


By the mid to late 1960s, in the face of the British Invasion and the increasing popularity of rock music, the popularity of girl groups began to wane. During this time, only a few all-female groups, such as The Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas (both Motown), made the transition to an earthier, soulful sound and success. The influence of the girl-group sound would continue to be heard even as the rock era progressed; particularly through The Beatles, who would cover several girl-group hits including "Chains" (The Cookies), "Please Mr. Postman" (The Marvelettes), "Baby It's You", and "Boys" (both originally recorded by The Shirelles). For other uses, see British Invasion (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Supremes (disambiguation). ... Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were one of the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the 1960s and fully active from 1960 to 1972, performing at various times doo-wop, blues, pop, rock and roll and soul. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Chains is a song performed by The Beatles on their album Please Please Me. ... Please Mr. ... For other uses, see Baby Its You (disambiguation). ... Boys (The Co-Ed Remix) is the fourth single (in most countries) from pop music singer Britney Spears released from the album Britney in July 2002. ...


High-end production

Besides harmony singing, girl group songs of the time were characterized by high-end production and dramatic arrangements, and producers were often as important to the recordings as the artists themselves. Spector was the most famous and influential producer of the era. His Wall of Sound production featured a thick layer of instrumentation (drums, guitar, bass, a horn section and often something more exotic, such as Glockenspiel or vibraphone). Amidst the musical accompaniment, there was a lead vocal, often deliberately girlish in tone, singing deceptively simple, naïve lyrics which artfully and eloquently expressed the emotions of teenagers of the time. An example would be The Ronettes' "Be My Baby," which doubles as both a charming love song and, implicitly, a portrayal of adolescent sexual mores. Many groups, such as the Shangri-Las, used productions inspired by Spector, even if Spector himself did not work on their records. Others, including some New York City-based groups like The Chiffons, used more conventional pop music arrangements, while the Motown groups used typical driving Motown arrangements of the period. This article is about the music production effect. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... In a symphony orchestra the horn section is the group of musicians who play the horn (sometimes referred to as the French horn). ... Most orchestral glockenspiels are mounted in a case. ... A typical vibraphone. ... This article is about the 1963 song. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... Mores are strongly held norms or customs. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Chiffons was an all girl group originating from the Bronx area of New York in 1960. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ...


The high-production, harmony-heavy sound of girl groups was so well-established and proved so popular that many individual singers adopted the "girl-group sound." Lesley Gore and Little Eva were solo artists, but are often considered part of the girl group genre. Other groups, such as Ruby and the Romantics and The Essex, had the "girl-group sound," even though they were not composed entirely of females. The sound was also a key element of many of the "Beach Party" type movies of the same era, many starring Annette Funicello. Lesley Gore (born May 2, 1946 in New York City as Lesley Sue Goldstein) is an American singer-songwriter of the girl group era. She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit, Its My Party, which she recorded at the age of 16. ... Little Eva (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003) was an American singer. ... Ruby & The Romantics was an American doo-wop group, frequently considered a one-hit wonder, scoring topping the charts once with 1963s Our Day Will Come. ... The Essex was an R&B vocal group. ... Annette Joanne Funicello (born October 22, 1942) is an American singer and actress. ...


Fashion

Fashion became a key aspect of the girl group phenomenon, especially as the acts began to be invited to appear on variety television programs and musical revues. Despite their often-humble backgrounds, the girl groups wore the latest and most stylish dresses (often in matching sets) and set styles for hair and clothing. For other uses, see Fashion (disambiguation). ...


Crossing ethnic and cultural boundaries

Although the most popular girl groups of the 1960s were primarily of young black women, their success and popularity crossed all ethnic and cultural boundaries, even during periods of racial tension. (A few white girl groups, including The Angels and The Paris Sisters, had hits that were basically indistinguishable in style and sound from their black counterparts.) Even when the content of the songs bordered on the risqué, the well-dressed, well-mannered young women in these groups found acceptance in suburban America, subtly changing attitudes and spearheading the crossover successes of many black musical acts to come. See The Angels (Australian) for the Australian group The Angels were an American girl group, best-known for their 1963 hit My Boyfriends Back. Barbara and Phyllis Allbut and Linda Jansen (soon replaced with Peggy Santiglia) had their first hit was in 1961, with Till, followed by a lesser... The Paris Sisters (Priscilla, Sherell & Albeth) were an American girl group from San Francisco. ...


Mid 1970s to mid 1980s

From the mid 1970s to the mid 1980s, a profusion of successful disco/pop dance female groups were formed in continental Europe: Luv', Babe, Dolly Dots, Maywood, Doris D. & The Pins, Snoopy, Star Sisters, Mai Tai from the Netherlands, Silver Convention and Arabesque from Germany, and Baccara from Spain. This article is about the music genre. ... Dance-pop is a style of dance music that grew out of disco-influenced beginning in the early 1980s. ... Luv was one of the most successful Dutch girl groups in the 1970s. ... Babe (Serbian Cyrillic: Бабе; translation: Grandmas) were a Serbian rock band. ... The Dolly Dots were a very popular Dutch Babe band in the Eighties. ... Maywood was a Dutch pop group in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The Star Sisters were a female Dance/Pop trio from The Netherlands that were very popular during the 1980s, most notably as the ladies who performed the chorus as members of Japp Eggermonts studio act Stars on 45 and in a spinoff in which they performed as The Andrews... Silver Convention was a German disco recording act of the 1970s. ... From Arabesques Video Arabesque was a famous German disco music group formed in 1977,and consisted of Sandra Cretu (came to the group in 1979), Jasmin Vetter, and Michaela Rose. ... Baccara is a female musical duet that was very successful in the decades of 1970 and 1980. ...


In the United States, the 1980s saw the emergence of girl groups such as The Go-Go's, The Bangles and Pointer Sisters, who charted several hits in the 1980s, including "Jump (for My Love)" and "I'm So Excited". For the 1960s band, see The Go-Gos (1960s). ... For the jewelry item, see Bangle. ... The Pointer Sisters are an American Grammy Award-winning Pop/R&B recording act from Oakland, California that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Jump (For My Love) was the lead track, although not the lead single, of the Pointer Sisters 1983 album, Break Out. ... Im so Excited is a song recorded by the Pointer Sisters. ...


In the United Kingdom the New Wave/pop group Bananarama had an extensive number of Top 40 singles around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. Their most famous international hit, "Venus," hit #1 in the United States (a feat they didn't achieve in their homeland). In 1988, they entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful all-female group in history, a title they held for over a decade. Former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey created an edgy alternative group, Shakespears Sister, whose single "Stay" stayed at #1 in the UK for eight weeks (the longest run by any girl group) and made the top 5 in the US. Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... For other songs of the same title, see Venus (disambiguation). ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Siobhan Fahey (born Siobhan Máire Deirdre Fahey on September 10, 1958) was a founding member of the 1980s British girl group Bananarama, and later founded the musical outfit Shakespears Sister. ... Shakespears Sister (originally Shakespears Sister) was a band formed by Irish-born former Bananarama singer/songwriter Siobhan Fahey and American musician Marcella Detroit. ... Stay is a 1992 single from the album Hormonally Yours by Irish/US pop duo Shakespears Sister. ...


Late 1980s and the 1990s

In the late 1980s and early 1990s in the United States, Exposé, Sweet Sensation, The Cover Girls, Jade, and Seduction all enjoyed commercial success with the growth of a Latin- or R&B-oriented dance sound. 1990 saw the beginning of Destiny's Child, whose success through to 2006 rendered them as the best-selling girl group of all time, with sales between 50 to 60 million records worldwide. [1][2] Billboard called them one of the best musical trios of all time.[3][4] Exposé is an American vocal group. ... Sweet Sensation is the name of a female dance music trio from the Bronx New York who specialized in freestyle. ... The Cover Girls are a New York City-based Freestyle, Urban/Dance-Pop trio, the brainchild of music promoter Sal Abbatiello. ... Jade was a R&B group active during the early to mid-1990s. ... Seduction was a female R&B and dance music trio from New York assembled and produced by Clivilles and Cole of C&C Music Factory, consisting of members Idalis DeLeon (b. ... Latin American music, sometimes simply called Latin music in The United States, includes the music of all countries in Latin America and comes in many varieties. ... This article is about the group. ...


Many of the girl groups of the 1990s returned to a manufactured pop style, marketed as clean-cut and aimed at young, predominantly female audiences. A prime example of this was the US vocal trio, Wilson Phillips. In Canada, West End Girls achieved minor hits on the Canadian charts. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... West End Girls were a Canadian pop band and girl group in the early 1990s. ...


In the UK, the R&B act Eternal scored a string of hits. One of the most successful American R&B girl groups of the early 1990s was vocal quartet En Vogue. Irish girl group B*Witched enjoyed chart success with four #1 singles in the UK. The All Saints became one of the most successful British pop group of the 1990s with five #1 hits in the UK and two multi-platinum albums. Their second single, "Never Ever", is their biggest hit, topping the charts in UK and Australia. For the Australian heavy metal band, see The Eternal. ... This article is about the American quartet. ... B*Witched were an Irish girl group who enjoyed success in both the European and, to a lesser degree, the North American music scene throughout the late 1990s. ... This article is about the Christian holiday. ... For the Ayumi Hamasaki song (not a cover version), see Never Ever (Ayumi Hamasaki song). ...


Spice Girls had nine #1 singles in the UK, including "Wannabe", "2 Become 1" and "Spice Up Your Life". With sold-out concerts, advertisements, merchandise and a film, Spice Girls became the most commercially successful British girl group. They were the biggest selling female group of the 1990s, and one of best-selling female groups in the history.Their first album, Spice is the best-selling album of the all time by a female group, with 23 million sales worldwide.[5][6] In total, Spice Girls sold in excess of 55 million records worldwide. [7] The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. ... Look up Wannabe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Jewel song of the same name, see 2 Become 1 (Jewel song). ... Spice Up Your Life is a pop–samba song by the Spice Girls. ... For other uses, see Spice (disambiguation). ... The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. ...


In the 1990s, TLC became one of the biggest selling girl groups of all time. Their sophomore album, Crazy Sexy Cool is the best selling hip hop and female r&b group album of all time, with sales of 15 million copies. Billboard ranks them as one of the best musical trios of all time. SWV, another group from the 1990s, are the third best-selling female group to come out of the 1990s after Spice Girls and TLC. TLC was an Grammy-winning American music group, whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop and pop. ... CrazySexyCool is a bestselling R&B/hip hop album by the group TLC, released on November 15, 1994. ... For the SWV catalog of works by Heinrich Schütz, see Schütz-Werke-Verzeichnisses. ... The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. ...


2000s

Girl group UC3 sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for U.S. troops in Afghanistan
Girl group UC3 sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

In the early 2000s, popular girl groups included California-based Dream, the Swedish quartet Play, Chinese pop band S.H.E and the UK/U.S. quintet No Secrets. Bands like The Raveonettes, The Pipettes, Miss Derringer and the Detroit Cobras incorporate the sound of early-1960s girl groups. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1700x1131, 264 KB) Subject: UC3 (band) Source page url: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1700x1131, 264 KB) Subject: UC3 (band) Source page url: http://www. ... UC3 performing with US soldier at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. ... The Star Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. ... Dream was an American pop girl group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... S.H.E is a Taiwanese girl group whose members are Selina Ren, Hebe Tian and Ella Chen. ... No Secrets was a girl band from the United States comprised of five members: Angel Faith, Carly Lewis, Erin Tanner, Jessica Fried and Jade Gaspar, No Secrets debuted in the United States in 2002 with their single Kids in America, which was featured on the Jimmy Neutron movie soundtrack. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Pipettes are a British indie pop girl group formed in Brighton. ... Los Angeles outlaws Miss Derringer are a band known for the stunning vocals and beauty of singer Elizabeth McGrath and their vintage, dark, David Lynch influenced sound. ... Formed in Detroit, Michigan - 1996. ...


The reality TV show Popstars produced some short-lived girl groups: in Australia, Bardot, in the US, Eden's Crush, in Argentina, Bandana, and in Canada, Sugar Jones. In Germany, Popstars produced the girl groups No Angels, Monrose and Preluders. In France, the show produced the girl groups L5 and Diadems. Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Countries which had a version of Popstars Popstars is an international reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series. ... For other uses, see Bardot (disambiguation). ... Edens Crush was a girl group based in Los Angeles created on the American television series Popstars which aired on The WB Television Network in early 2001. ... Bandana were a female popgroup from Buenos Aires, Argentina. ... Sugar Jones was a Canadian pop group created on the first season of the Canadian version of Popstars, that aired on Global Television. ... The No Angels are an ECHO Award-winning all-female pop group from Germany. ... This article is about the German girl group. ... The Preluders were an all-female band from Germany, formed in 2003 during the third season of the international television talent show Popstars - Das Duell. ... L5 or L-5 may be: The fifth lumbar vertebra in Human anatomy The fifth Lagrange Point in an astronomical Solar System The filk song Home on Lagrange (The L5 Song) The Gibson L5 electric guitar in Musical instruments The french female pop music group L5 This page expands a... The Diadems was one of the bands created by the 3rd French season of the popular reality show show Popstars, called Popstars - the Duel aired on RTL Group TV channel Métropole 6 (better known as M6) in fall 2003. ...


Pussycat Dolls, an all-American girl group, gathered worldwide success with their #1 hit "Don't Cha" and songs such as "Stickwitu" and "Beep". In 2008, the creator of Pussycat Dolls, Robin Antin, created a new reality show in which women compete to become members of a new R&B/pop girl group Girlicious. Another creation of Antin is Paradiso Girls, the European version of Pussycat Dolls. Another co-creation is Girlesque, somewhat following in the footsteps of Pussycat Dolls. The Pussycat Dolls are an American hip hop, pop and R&B quintet, and dance and burlesque ensemble founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995. ... Dont Cha is a 2005 song written by Cee-Lo and Sir Mix A Lot. ... Stickwitu (a colloquialism for stick with you) is the second single from The Pussycat Dolls debut album, PCD. The ballad, expressing loyalty in a relationship, was a success in the US and it debuted at number one in the UK, making it their second consecutive number one single there. ... In computer networking, BEEP (Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol) is a framework for creating network application protocols. ... Robin in the Pussycat Dolls video Dont Cha. Robin Antin (born July 6, 1961) is an American choreographer, music video director, actress, and entrepreneur. ... This article is about the American pop group. ...


In Germany, Soccx formed with five members from the US. They released the singles "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Scream Out Loud.". This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ...


In Korea, girl groups such as Baby V.O.X, Fin.K.L, S.E.S, Wonder Girls and Girls' Generation, led the K-pop boom in East Asia and contributed to Korean Wave (also known as Hanryu). In Japan, J-pop bands such as Zone, Morning Musume, AKB48 and Speed were popular girl groups in the 2000s. This article is about the Korean civilization. ... The cute Baby Vox: YaYaYa (circa 1997) Baby V.O.X is a popular Korean pop group. ... Fin. ... S.E.S. was a popular K-Pop girl group signed with SM Entertainment. ... Wonder Girls (Korean: 원더걸스) is a South Korean girl group. ... SNSD redirects here. ... K-pop is an abbreviation for Korean popular music, specifically from South Korea. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. ... ZONE is a J-Pop band started in Sapporo, Japan in 1999, who went on to become a hit in 2000 with their single GOOD DAYS. Their most famous song is secret base ~kimi ga kureta mono~. ZONE is categorized in a new genre called the bandol (band + idol) and... It has been suggested that Members of Morning Musume be merged into this article or section. ... Often abbreviated as AKB48, Akihabara48 is a Japanese theater/idol group produced by Akimoto Yasushi. ... Debut Album: Starting Over 2nd Album: RISE Movie Soundtrack: Andromedia BEST Album: MOMENT Final Album: Carry On My Way Memorial Album: Dear Friends 1 Memorial Album: Dear Friends 2 Charity Album: One More Dream + Remix Charity Album: BEST Hits Live 2004 Charity Album: Bridge Speed is an infamous and highly...


In 2005, The Cheetah Girls, a girl group spawned by two successful TV movies on Disney Channel, released two platinum-selling soundtracks. The group's 2006 tour was the most successful in Disney Channel history, and a year later, they released their studio debut album TCG, which debuted in the top 50 on the Billboard charts. Also in 2005, P.Diddy formed Danity Kane in the MTV reality show, Making the Band 3. Their first album debuted at #1 on the main charts and went platinum. In two months, it sold one million copies worldwide. The Cheetah Girls are an American girl group created by The Walt Disney Company, and made famous by the eponymous Disney Channel original film and its sequel. ... For the Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... Singles from TCG Released: August 2007 (U.S.) Released: November 2007 (U.S.) Walmart EP Cover TCG[1] is the title of The Cheetah Girls official debut album [2] The album was released on Hollywood Records on September 25, 2007. ... We dont have an article called P.Diddy Start this article Search for P.Diddy in. ... Danity Kane is an American R&B and Pop girl group signed to Bad Boy Records, first established in 2005. ... Making the Band is an ABC/MTV reality television series that exists in separate iterations, each iteration focusing on a specific music act. ...


Danity Kane released Welcome to the Dollhouse on March 18, 2008. The album debuted at #1 on the main charts and has since been certified gold. Danity Kane is the first girl group in history to have both there debut and sophomore album make it onto the main charts at #1 in the first week of release. The group has since released two top 10 hits. Welcome to the Dollhouse is the second studio album by American R&B group Danity Kane, released by Bad Boy and Atlantic Records on March 18, 2008 (see 2008 in music) in the United States and March 25 in Canada. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Best-selling girl groups

Girl Group Sales Genre Albums Members Years Active
1. Destiny's Child 50 [8] - 60 Million [9] R&B Pop 7 3 - 4 1997 - 2005
2. Spice Girls 55 Million [10][11][12] Pop 3 4 - 5 1996 - 2008
3. TLC 45 Million [13] R&B Hip Hop 6 3 1991 - 2005
4. Bananarama 40 Million [14] New Wave Pop 20 3 1979 - present
5. Dixie Chicks 36 Million [15][16] Country 8 3 1989 - present
6. SWV 30 Million [17] R&B 5 3 1990 - present

This article is about the group. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... TLC was an Grammy-winning American music group, whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop and pop. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... For the SWV catalog of works by Heinrich Schütz, see Schütz-Werke-Verzeichnisses. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...

Best-selling girl group albums

Album Girl Group Sales Year Released Genre
1. Spice Spice Girls 23 Million [18][19][20] 1996/1997 Pop
2. CrazySexyCool TLC 15 Million [21] 1994/1995 R&B/Hip Hop
3. Spiceworld Spice Girls 15 Million [22] 1997 Pop
4. The Writing's on the Wall Destiny's Child 13 Million [23] 1999/2000 R&B/Pop/Soul
5. Wide Open Spaces Dixie Chicks 12 million [24] 1998 Country
6. It's About Time SWV 11 Million 1993 Hip Hop Soul
7. Survivor Destiny's Child 10 Million [25] 2001 R&B/Pop
8. Fly Dixie Chicks 10 million [26] 1999 Country

Spice is the multi-platinum debut album by English pop group Spice Girls, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) and 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... CrazySexyCool is a bestselling R&B/hip hop album by the group TLC, released on November 15, 1994. ... TLC was an Grammy-winning American music group, whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop and pop. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Spiceworld is the second album by British pop group the Spice Girls, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... The Writings on the Wall is the second album released by R&B group Destinys Child and their final release as a quartet. ... This article is about the group. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Wide Open Spaces is the fourth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). ... The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Its About Time was the 1992 debut from SWV. It featured production from Genard Parker and engineering duties from Pharell Williams. ... For the SWV catalog of works by Heinrich Schütz, see Schütz-Werke-Verzeichnisses. ... 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. ... Survivor is an album released by female R&B trio Destinys Child in 2001. ... This article is about the group. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Fly is the fifth album by American country band Dixie Chicks, released in 1999 (see 1999 in music). ... The Dixie Chicks are a multiple Grammy-award winning alternative country band and are the highest-selling female band in any musical genre, having sold over 36 million albums as of March 2008. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...

References

  1. ^ Destinys Child sales for 50 millions
  2. ^ 60 millions - Destinys Child
  3. ^ Keith Caulfield. "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
  4. ^ Greatest Trios of All Time
  5. ^ Worldwide sales for Spice
  6. ^ BBC Timeline | Sales for Spice
  7. ^ BBC News | 55 Millions record Worldwide
  8. ^ Destiny's Child sales for 50 millions
  9. ^ 60 millions - Destiny's Child
  10. ^ BBC News | 55 Millions record Worldwide for Spice Girls
  11. ^ People | 55 Millions
  12. ^ Sales for Spice Girls
  13. ^ The Red |-Room: Little Something About Girl Groups in the 90's
  14. ^ Mail Online | 40 millions for Bananarama
  15. ^ Retrieved 9 May, 2008 RIAA Official Assessment Site
  16. ^ Media Consolidation Couldn’t Kill the Dixie Chicks, Adelaide Mail (Australia): Not Ready to Make Nice, How the Chicks survived their scrap with Bush, The Telegraph, June 15, 2006
  17. ^ 90's Girl Groups
  18. ^ Worldwide sales for Spice
  19. ^ BBC Timeline | Sales for Spice
  20. ^ 23 millions for Spice
  21. ^ Gulfnews - Just who is Dallas Austin? | 15 Millions for CrazySexyCool
  22. ^ Worldwide Sales for Spiceworld | 14.5 Millions
  23. ^ Worldwide Sales for The Writing's on the Wall
  24. ^ RIAA 12 Millions for Wide Open Spaces
  25. ^ Sales worldwide for Survivor
  26. ^ RIAA 10 Millions for Fly

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For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is a term used to describe R&B or soul music performed by white artists. ... Brown-eyed soul is a subgenre of Soul music or Rhythm and Blues created mainly by Latinos and Italian-Americans during the 1950s and thriving into the 1980s. ... Chicago soul is a form of soul music that arose during the 1960s in Chicago. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Memphis soul is stylish, funky, uptown soul music that is not as hard edged as Southern soul. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Neo soul (also known as nu soul) is a music genre and an umbrella term for current soul music. ... The Verve see A Northern Soul This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Conference National Division Eastern Year founded 2004 Home arena Wachovia Center & Wachovia Spectrum(alt. ... Psychedelic soul is a concept used to categorize music that featured elements of psychedelic rock and soul/funk music. ... Southern soul is a style of music that falls within the larger soul music and r&b Music genres. ... Spoken Word Soul-An eclectic blend of Poetry, Jazz-funk, Electronica & acoustic Country soul music elements. ... This is a list of soul musicians who have either been influential within the genre, or have had a considerable amount of fame. ... An African American man gives a piano lesson to a young African American woman, in 1899 or 1900, in Georgia, USA. Photograph from a collection of W.E.B. DuBois. ... Blues music redirects here. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... R&B redirects here. ... Stax Records is an American record label, originally based out of Memphis, Tennessee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The mod revival was a music genre and subculture that started in the United Kingdom in 1978 and later spread to other countries (to a lesser degree). ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Arabesk. ... Baroque pop is a style originated in the mid 1960s as the flipside of sunshine pop. ... Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music whose classical period ran from 1967 to 1972. ... Country Pop is a subgenre of country music that first emerged in the 1970s, with roots in both the countrypolitan sound and in soft rock. ... Futurepop is a recently-emerging electronic dance music genre, an outgrowth of electronic body music incorporating influences from synthpop (such as song structure and vocal style) and uplifting trance (grandiose and arpeggiated synthesizer melodies). ... For other uses, see Pop rock (disambiguation). ... Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... Synthpop is a subgenre of New Wave in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. ... Electropop (also called Technopop) is a form of synth pop music that is made with synthesizers, and which first flourished from 1978 to 1981. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... Teen pop is a teenybopper subculture heavily influenced by Teen pop music which is socially considered exclusively consumed by preteens and teenagers. ... Traditional pop or Classic pop or Standards music denotes, in general, Western (and particularly American) popular music that either wholly predates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s, or to any popular music which exists concurrently to rock and roll but originated in a time before the... Sunshine pop, also known as sunshine rock, is a musical movement originating in California with its most famous exponents being The Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas. ... This article is about the Greek music-culture. ... Pop-folk is a music-genre consisting of both pop music and folk music. ... Balkan Pop (also called Gypsy Groove, Bukowina-Dub or RnBalkan) is a mixture of traditional east European folk music and western dance music. ... Manufactured music includes the following categories // A natural band is a band where all members knew each other and didnt audition any members, and got their recording contract purely through sending out demo tapes, spotted whilst busking or similar. ... Yé-yé is a style of pop music, popular in France in the 1960s. ... For the musical term, see American pop. ... Arabic pop music or Arab pop is a subgenre of Pop music and Arabic music. ... C-pop is an abbreviation for Chinese pop. ... Cantopop (Chinese: 粵語流行曲) is a colloquial portmanteau for Cantonese popular music. It is also referred to as HK-pop, short for Hong Kong popular music. It is categorized as a subgenre of Chinese popular music within C-pop. ... Mandopop (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a colloquial abbreviation for Mandarin popular music. It is also referred to as Mandapop. ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ... Austropop is a musical movement, which started in Austria in the middle of the 1970s. ... Nederpop is a Dutch term that was invented by the mid-1970s to describe the pop music scene of the 1960s and 1970s that was gaining worldwide attention, exemplified by bands such as Shocking Blue, Golden Earring and Focus. ... Hong Kong English pop (Chinese: 英文歌) are songs sung in the English language in Hong Kong. ... Timeline and Samples Genres Classical (Carnatic and Hindustani) - Folk - Rock - Pop - Hip hop Awards Bollywood Music Awards - Punjabi Music Awards Charts Festivals Sangeet Natak Akademi – Thyagaraja Aradhana – Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Media Sruti, The Music Magazine National anthem Jana Gana Mana, also national song Vande Mataram Music of the states Andaman... 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