Innosense

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Innosense
Origin Orlando, Florida, United States
Genres Pop, dance, R&B
Years active 1997–2003
Labels Sony Music (1997)
RCA/Jive (1998–2003)
Website innosenseMusic.com
Past members Danay Ferrer
Mandy Ashford
Nikki DeLoach
Amanda Latona
Britney Spears
Veronica Finn
Jenny Morris

Innosense was an all-female American group. The band was together from 1997 to 2003.

History[edit]

The band was managed by Lou Pearlman and Lynn Harless.[1] The original members were Danay Ferrer, Mandy Ashford, Nikki DeLoach, Amanda Latona, and Britney Spears and formed in 1997. Their name was suggested by Pearlman and Harless. The band decided to misspell the name so they wouldn't sound like "innocent little four-year-olds."[2] Ashford grew up in Clinton, Mississippi and was a member of the Attache show choir, along with high-school friend Lance Bass, with whom she also shared a vocal coach. Bass recommended Ashford to Pearlman, and she was selected to join the band Innosense. Since then, Ashford has modeled in several publications, including Playboy magazine.[3] She has also served as a spokesmodel for Swisher cigars, Miller Lite, Samson Technologies and currently Thompson Pump. Their inspirations were bands such as NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.[1] Later that same year, Spears decided to go solo and was later replaced by Veronica Finn.

Later, Latona left the band to go solo, and was replaced by Jenny Morris. Before she left, Innosense had so far released one single, titled "Wherever You Are". They made a video for the song that was released in Germany in 1998.[citation needed] Amanda Latona signed a solo contract with J Records and recorded Can't Take It Back (2002) and Do You Still (2003). Neither single did well and she was later dropped from the label. Latona dated Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean. She was featured in 2002 in "Who's That Girl?", an article in The New York Times Magazine. The article chronicles J Records' grooming of Latona's career in an attempt to ensure her success.[4]

In 1999, Innosense appeared in the teen movie Longshot. Spears also appeared in the movie, but not with the rest of the group.[4][5][6] When Spears' solo career began, Innosense became an opening act for her when she went on tour. The band released one album which did not hit many charts. The band later disbanded in 2003 to work on separate projects.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Say No More" (2000)

Other contributions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b innosense at AllMusic
  2. ^ In Concert
  3. ^ StarHub
  4. ^ a b Hirschberg, Lynn (2002-08-04). "Who's That Girl?". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  5. ^ "How Disney's TV gang has grown up". BBC. February 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  6. ^ Betts, Hannah (2007-02-20). "Oops!...She’s (Not) Done It Again". London: The Times. Retrieved 2008-03-21.