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Encyclopedia > Wild Orchid (band)
Wild Orchid

Background information
Origin U.S. flag United States
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, Dance
Years active 19912004
Label(s) Sony, RCA, Yellow Brick
Former members
Stacy Ferguson (1991-2001)
Renee Sandstrom
Stefanie Ridel
Wild Orchid performing, c. 2001.
Wild Orchid performing, c. 2001.

Wild Orchid (1991-2004) was an American vocal group, featuring Stacy Ann Ferguson (later of the Black Eyed Peas), Stefanie Ridel and Renee Ilene Sandstrom (two of them transplanted from Kids Incorporated). Wild Orchid File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_USA.svg‎ REDIRECT File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Elvis Presley Stevie Nicks Jodie Foster Janet Jackson Meryl Streep Jessica Lange Faye Dunaway Madonna (entertainer) Trent Reznor Diana Ross User:Mtiedemann... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Dance music is a style of popular music commonly played in dance music nightclubs, radio stations and shows and raves. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), professionally known as Fergie, is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Renee Sands (born Renee Sandstrom, February 15, 1974 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American singer and actress best known for her work on the 1980s childrens television show Kids Incorporated and as a member of the vocal trio Wild Orchid, which also included fellow Kids Inc. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... Wild Orchid File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wild Orchid File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), professionally known as Fergie, is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles crossover rap/hip hop and alternative rap/hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... Renee Sands (born Renee Ilene Sandstrom, February 15, 1974 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American singer and actress best known for her work on the 1980s childrens television show Kids Incorporated and as a member of the vocal trio Wild Orchid, which also included fellow Kids Inc. ... Kids Incorporated (also known as Kids Inc. ...

Contents

History

Wild Orchid began while the girls were in their mid-teens; songwriter Bobby Sandstrom helped them write and record demos. They eventually signed a music publishing deal with Sony Publishing before signing with RCA Records in 1994. This article is concerned with the production of books, magazines, and other literary material (whether in printed or electronic formats). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ...


Their first single "At Night I Pray" hit the Billboard charts in winter of 1996; a video directed by Marcus Nispel, known for his work with Janet Jackson, hit heavy rotation on MTV and VH-1. In 1997, Wild Orchid released their self-titled debut album Wild Orchid. The largely self-written album sold nearly a million units worldwide and included the singles "Talk to Me" (which was included in the hit movie Fools Rush In), "At Night I Pray," and "Supernatural." The album received two Billboard Award nominations for "Talk to Me," two Lady Of Soul/Soul Train Award nominations - one for Album of The Year by A Group, Band or Duo and one for Best Music Video for "Talk To Me," and an American Music Award nomination for Favorite R&B/Soul New Artist. At Night I Pray was the first single from Wild Orchids self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. ... Marcus Nispel is a film director, who was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1964. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...


Wild Orchid spent most of 1996-1997 promoting their debut album, making appearances on the Ricki Lake show, Access Hollywood, MTV, RuPaul show, Hard Copy, VIBE and Soul Train, as well as a guest appearance on the UPN sitcom Goode Behavior. Ricki Lake Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968 in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York) is an American actress and tabloid talk show host, best known for her long-running Ricki Lake talk show. ... Access Hollywood logo used 2001-2005 Access Hollywood is a weekday television entertainment news program covering events and celebrities in the entertainment industry. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Composite image of drag entertainer RuPaul as both a man and a woman RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960) is an American drag performer, dance music singer, actor and songwriter who gained worldwide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and... Hard Copy was a tabloid news infotainment magazine show similar to Inside Edition and A Current Affair. ... Vibe or VIBE may refer to: VIBE, a magazine about music artists, actors and other entertainers owned by Quincy Jones. ... Soul Train is a long-running American music-related syndicated television program. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ...


In late 1997, the group toured with 98 Degrees and NSYNC, and released their second album, Oxygen which included the single "Be Mine." During a performance in New York City, the band invited R&B singer Eric West to appear with the band on stage. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the band; for the body temperature, see 98. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Eric West (born Eric Rosa on May 18, 1982 in New York City, New York USA) is a R&B/pop singer, actor, and former male fashion model. ...


Wild Orchid also hosted the Fox Family Family Channel's Saturday morning show "Great Pretenders," which featured chart hits lip-synched by everyday kids, while competing for prizes. They also went on a 52-city tour with Cher and Cyndi Lauper. Fox Family was a cable channel in the United States (launched August 15, 1998) that aired shows from Fox Kids programming block such as Storytime with Thomas and The Three Friends and Jerry. ... [[Image:Wild Failed to parse (unknown error): == Orchid GP.jpg|250px|thumb|co-host [[Stacy Ferguson]]]] Great Pretenders was an [[United States|American]] half-hour music game [[TV Show]] hosted by former pop trio [[Wild Orchid (band)|Wild Orchid]]. On the show, teenagers lip-sync to their favorite songs. ... Tour may mean: Concert tour, series of performances in different markets Tourism, travel for pleasure James Tour, nanoscientist Le Tour de France, the worlds biggest bicycle race This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cher[1] (born Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ...


In 2001, the group released Stuttering (Don't Say), which reached the Top 40 chart, and had a concert special on Much Music, on July 29, 2001 [1]. But the group broke up soon after and Stacy joined the Hip-Hop group Black Eyed Peas in 2003 under the stage name Fergie. Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... MuchMusic (often called Much) is a 24-hour cable television music video and variety television channel based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which debuted on August 31, 1984 as one of the first Canadian cable specialty channels on the air. ... July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2001. ... 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. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles crossover rap/hip hop and alternative rap/hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), professionally known as Fergie, is a Grammy Award-winning American Pop/R&B singer. ...


In 2003 Wild Orchid performed with only Renee and Stefanie. Their album Hypnotic failed to make the Billboard charts. Since then, Renee has been doing work as a session singer and Stefanie is now a member of the House/Techno duo, 5th Element. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


"Talk To Me: Hits, Rarities & Gems" was released by Sony BMG Special Products on 9/26/06. It is fundamentally a re-release of the 1997 maxi CD of the same single. A Greatest Hits package is rumored to be in the works, most likely fueled by Stacy's recent success as "Fergie."


In a 2006 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fergie revealed that both frustrations with the band's image and personal drug problems led her to leave Wild Orchid. Serendipitously, however, she met her future Black Eyed Peas bandmate will.i.am at one of Wild Orchid's final concert appearances together [2]. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), professionally known as Fergie, is a Grammy Award-winning American Pop/R&B singer. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles crossover rap/hip hop and alternative rap/hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... William James Adams Jr. ...


Discography

Albums

Album cover Album information
Wild Orchid
  • Released: March 27, 1997
  • Chart Peak: #153 US, #4 Top Heatseekers
  • Last RIAA Description: Gold
  • Singles: "At Night I Pray", "Talk To Me", "Supernatural", "Follow Me/I Won't Play The Fool"
  • Worldwide sales: 1 million copies
Oxygen
  • Released: September 29, 1998
  • Chart peak: No chart
  • Last RIAA Description: n/a
  • Singles: "Be Mine"
  • Worldwide sales: 200,000 copies
Fire
  • Released: Not released - artist dropped by label prior to release
  • Chart Peak: n/a
  • Last RIAA Description: n/a
  • Singles: "Stuttering (Don't Say)"
  • Worldwide sales: n/a
Hypnotic
  • Released: January, 2003
  • Chart peak: No chart
  • Last RIAA Description: n/a
  • Singles: n/a
  • Worldwide sales: 20,000 copies

Cover for album Wild Orchid by Wild Orchid. ... Wild Orchid is the self-titled debut album by American pop group Wild Orchid, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top Heatseekers is a weekly albums chart introduced by Billboard magazine in 1993 whose purpose is to highlight sales by new and developing musical recording artists. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles shipped to retail and other ancillary markets. ... Cover for album Oxygen by Wild Orchid. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Image File history File links WOFire. ... Fire is the third album by American group Wild Orchid, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). ... Image File history File links Wild_Orchid_-_Hypnotic. ... January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Singles

Year Title Album US Canada
1996 "At Night I Pray" 1 Wild Orchid 29 29
1997 "Talk to Me" 2 Wild Orchid 10 38
1997 "Supernatural" 3 Wild Orchid 70 -
1998 "Be Mine" 3 Oxygen 103 -
2001 "Stuttering (Don't Say)" 2 Fire 33 -

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... At Night I Pray was the first single from Wild Orchids self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. ... Talk to Me was the second single from Wild Orchids self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. ... Supernatural was the final commercial single from Wild Orchids self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. ... Be Mine was the first single from Wild Orchids second album, Oxygen. ...

Notes
  • 1 Peak on Billboard Magazine's Top 40 Mainsteam chart.
  • 2 Peak on Billboard Magazine's Hot Single Sales. [3]
  • 3 Peak on Billboard Magazine's Billboard Hot 100.

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Ferguson was a member of the female trio Wild Orchid, which she fronted with Stefanie Ridel and fellow Kids Incorporated star Renee Sandstrom.
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Wild Orchid began while the girls were only in their mid-teens.
Wild Orchid is blessed with abundant talent, beauty, mutual respect, and drive.
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