Allure (band)

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Allure
Origin New York City, United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1997–present
Labels
  • Crave
  • MCA
  • Tru Warier Records
  • A.L.A. Recordings/CEA's Music Group
Associated acts Mariah Carey, 112
Website allurelive.blogspot.com
Members Alia Davis
Lalisha Sanders
Akissa Mendez
Past members Linnie Belcher

Allure is a New York-based R&B girl group that formed in the early 1990s as a quartet, now a trio. Original members were Alia Davis, Linnie Belcher, Lalisha Sanders and Akissa Mendez.

Career[edit]

The group released their debut self-titled album in 1997. The album featured "Head Over Heels" (featuring Nas) (US #35), "No Question" (featuring LL Cool J), "All Cried Out" (featuring 112), a Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam cover and their biggest hit to date (US #4), and "Last Chance".

After being released from Mariah Carey's label, Allure signed with MCA Records in 2000, eventually issuing their second album, Sunny Days, in 2001. The album yielded two singles: "Enjoy Yourself" and "Kool Wit Me". Soon after, member Linnie Belcher left the group, and they signed with NBA player Ron Artest's newly formed label, Tru Warier Records, distributed by Lightyear Entertainment.

In 2002, they appeared in the Tom Jones' Mr. Jones album, in the song "The Letter". The album was produced by Wyclef Jean, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis and Jones himself.

Late 2004 saw the release of their third album, Chapter III, in reference to their lineup change and being their third album. It went unnoticed by the general public, although it did receive considerable press due to Ron Artest's suspension from the NBA that year. Two singles were released as well, 2004's "Uh Oh" featuring reggae artist Elephant Man, and 2005's "I Think I'm In Love" featuring rapper Joe Budden. The album was subsequently released in the UK the following year, featuring a new track ("You Are The Man") as well as a remix of the single "Hate 2 Luv U".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.S. U.S. R&B
1997 Allure 108 23
  • US: Gold
2001 Sunny Days
  • Released: September 25, 2001
  • Label: MCA
68
2004 Chapter III
  • Released: November 23, 2004
  • Label: Lightyear

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B UK Singles Chart[1]
1997 "Head over Heels" (featuring Nas) 35 17 18 Allure
"No Question" (featuring LL Cool J)
"All Cried Out" (featuring 112) 4 9 12
1998 "Last Chance"
2001 "Enjoy Yourself" 50 Sunny Days
2004 "Hate 2 Luv U" Chapter III
"Uh Oh" (featuring Elephant Man)
2012 "Butterflies" Untitled

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 20. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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