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Marc Nelson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was the son of Phyllis Nelson, known for the dance hit "I Like You." He was a member of Boyz II Men while still attending Philadelphia's High School of Performing Arts. However, Nelson left the group before they put out an album to pursue his own solo career. 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. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...

After getting a solo deal with Capitol Records, Marc Nelson scored a hit with a cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You," which hit #26 on the R&B charts. His follow-up "Count On Me" reached #48 on the R&B charts. Nelson released his solo album, I Want You in 1991. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ...

Following the release of his solo album, Nelson began to concentrate his talents as a songwriter. Drawing the attention of Babyface, Nelson wrote for artists like Toni Braxton, Brandy, Tyrese and Jon B. Through Babyface, Nelson met the four members of the group Az Yet. He joined with the group as a second lead vocalist and together, they were signed to LaFace Records. 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. ... Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1966)[1] is a six-time Grammy Award winning American R&B singer. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born 30 December 1978), often known simply as Tyrese, is an R&B artist, actor and model. ... 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. ... 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. ...

As a member of Az Yet, Nelson saw a great deal of success. The group's self-titled debut album was released in 1996 and went platinum. It had a great deal of success with the single "Last Night" going gold and topping the R&B charts. In addition, it reached #9 on the Hot 100. Their second single, "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" did even better, going platinum and reaching #8 on the Hot 100.

Nelson left the group after being driven away by the business end of things. He began writing intensely and then, when satisfied with what he'd produced, returned to his solo career once more. He released a second album, Chocolate Mood in 1999. The album featured Nelson's biggest solo hit "15 Minutes" which reached #4 on the R&B charts and #27 on the Hot 100.



I Want You

Capitol Records (1991)

Track listing

  1. I Want You
  2. Cross My Heart
  3. Step To Me
  4. Count On Me
  5. It's My World
  6. Treat Her Right
  7. Holiday
  8. Summer Love

Chocolate Mood

Motown Records (1999)

Track listing

  1. Hey Lady Part 1/Interlude
  2. In The Dark
  3. Compass Love
  4. What's My Name/Interlude
  5. 15 Minutes
  6. Time To Pay
  7. Too Friendly
  8. Hey Lady Part 2/Interlude
  9. Tell Me What's Up
  10. Enemies In Love
  11. Lady In My Life
  12. Brother (Interlude)
  13. Chocolate Mood
  14. Tonight

External links/Sources

  • RNB Haven
  • Billboard

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