Another Bad Creation

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Another Bad Creation
Also known as ABC
Origin Atlanta, Georgia[1][2]
United States
Genres R&B, hip hop, new jack swing
Years active 1988–1994
Labels Biv 10 Records
Another Bad Creation LLC
Associated acts Bell Biv DeVoe, Boyz II Men
Past members Romell “RoRo” Chapman
Demetrius “Red” Pugh
Marliss “Mark” Pugh
Chris Sellers
David Shelton
Adrian “G.A.” Witcher[3]

Another Bad Creation (sometimes called ABC for short)[4] was an American R&B and hip hop musical group from Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

History[edit]

ABC consisted of Romell “RoRo” Chapman, Chris Sellers, David Shelton and brothers[5] Demetrius and Marliss (“Red” and “Mark”, respectively) Pugh, as well as “unofficial” member Adrian “G.A.” (General Austin) Witcher.[3] They were discovered by Michael Bivins. ABC’s debut album Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! was released on February 11, 1991.[6] The album’s two biggest singles were the first and second singles: “Iesha” and “Playground”, respectively, which reached the top ten on both the R&B and pop charts (the latter was also the group’s only showing on the Dance chart).[7] A cover of New Edition ’s song “Jealous Girl” followed, as well as the singles “Spydermann” and “My World”.[8] The album reached #7 on the Billboard 200[9] and eventually went platinum.[5]

During this time, Mark and Dave appeared among other children (including Macaulay Culkin) in a scene of Michael Jackson's video "Black or White".[10] Also during this time, all the members of ABC [11] made their only movie appearance to date, as characters in The Meteor Man (which also featured appearances from various other musicians).[12] They all dyed their hair blonde for the movie,[13] a style they also showcased in the video for the East Coast Family’s only collective song,[14] “1-4-All-4-1”.

On March 3, 1991 Another Bad Creation appeared on sketch comedy show In Living Color. Keenen Ivory Wayans introduced them by comparing them to The Jackson 5, New Edition, Boyz II Men and now Another Bad Creation. The group then sang "Iesha".

ABC’s second album It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It was released on September 21, 1993.[15] Neither the album nor any of its singles charted on any Billboard chart.[9] Shortly after, they broke up.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.S. U.S. R&B
1991 Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
  • Released: February 11, 1991
  • Label: Motown
7 2
  • US: Platinum
1993 It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It
  • Released: September 21, 1993
  • Label: Motown

Singles[edit]

[7][8][16]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. D/C Album
1990 "Iesha" 9 6 9 Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
1991 "Playground" 10 4 6
"Jealous Girl" - 25 -
1992 "Spydermann" - - -
"My World" - 77 -
1993 "I Don't Wanna Be Grown Up" - - - It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It
"Where's Ya Little Sista?" - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MUSICMATCH Guide: Another Bad Creation. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  2. ^ Another Bad Creation. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  3. ^ a b Adrian 'G.A.' Witcher. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  4. ^ CD Baby: ANOTHER BAD CREATION: Grady Baby Compilation E.P.. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  5. ^ a b allmusic ((( Another Bad Creation > Overview ))). Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  6. ^ allmusic ((( Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know > Overview ))). Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  7. ^ a b Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Another Bad Creation. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  8. ^ a b allmusic ((( Another Bad Creation > Discography > Singles & EPs ))). Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  9. ^ a b Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Another Bad Creation. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  10. ^ Michael Jackson: The King of Pop - Google Book Search. Retrieved March 12, 2008.
  11. ^ The Meteor Man (1993) - Full cast and crew. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  12. ^ Another Bad Creation Filmography - Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  13. ^ Movie. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  14. ^ allmusic ((( East Coast Family, Vol. 1 > Overview ))). Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  15. ^ allmusic ((( It Ain't What U Wear It's How U Play It > Overview ))). Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  16. ^ Hip-Hop Network - Goldmic. Retrieved October 21, 2007.

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