BlackGirl

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BlackGirl
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres R&B, Pop
Years active 1992–1996
Labels RCA Records
Members Pam Copeland
Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman
Rochelle Stuart

BlackGirl was an American R&B/dance vocal trio consisting of Pam Copeland, Nycolia "Tye-V" Turman, and Rochelle Stuart[1] from Atlanta, that formed in 1992 on the Kaper/RCA/BMG label.[2]

Biography[edit]

BlackGirl released their debut album Treat U Right in 1994. Warren Marshall of the Columbus Times remarked: "Blackgirl -- the ultimate definition of today's `90's girls." They released their debut single "Krazy" in 1993,[3] which was one of four consecutive top forty singles on the Billboard R&B chart, "Krazy" (No. 37), "90's Girl" (No. 13), "Where Did We Go Wrong" (No. 39) and "Let's Do It Again" (No. 25). By the time "90's Girl" was released the album has US sales of over 200,000 units.[4][5][6]

"I wanted all of us to have the same look. When you have short hair it puts you out there"

— Pam Copeland, Vibe magazine[2]

By the end of 1994, BlackGirl toured the United States with R. Kelly for a six-week tour, appeared on Soul Train,[7][8] and in a Chrysler commercial, and released the holiday single "Give Love On Christmas Day"/"Christmas Time". The group then teamed up with Aaliyah, En Vogue, Mary J. Blige, Vanessa Williams, For Real, and SWV for the single "Freedom" from the film, Panther. The single became BlackGirl's fifth Top forty single, when peaked at number eighteen.

On September 24, the band performed at the 1994 Georgia Hall of Fame gala honoring Isaac Hayes.[9]

In 1995, the band earned two Soul Train Award nominations, Single of the Year (By A Group, Band or Duo) for "Let's Do It Again" and Album of the Year (By A Group, Band or Duo) for Treat U Right. They the7n released "90's Girl" in the UK, the song was a Top five success on the R&B chart,[10] and reached #23 on the UK Singles Chart.[11] The group appeared on the single "Hey, Look Away" by Questionmark Asylum in late 1995, and at the end of the year the group performed with Chuck Berry at Apollo Theater Hall of Fame ceremony.[2]

In 1996 the group disbanded. In 2010, Stuart released a gospel album titled I Choose Jesus, billed as Rochelle Morgan.[12]

In 2013 AllMusic.com named "Krazy" the #35 Best R&B Song of 1994.[13]

Humanitarian work[edit]

On January 7, 1995 BlackGirl took part in 'The Lou Rawls Parade of Stars' to benefit the United Negro College Fund.[14] In March 1995 BlackGirl joined Naomi Campbell, Coolio, Aaliyah and Naughty by Nature as part of CounterAID, a benefit for AIDS. The program raised over $200,000.[15]

Discography[edit]

Main article: BlackGirl discography

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Work
1994 Nominated Billboard Music Award[16] R&B Singles Artist of the Year
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Nominated Billboard Music Award Top R&B Single of the Year - Airplay "90's Girl"
Nominated Billboard Music Award Top R&B Single of the Year "90's Girl"
1995 Nominated Soul Train Music Award[17] Single of the Year (By a Group, Band or Duo)
"Let's Do it Again"
Nominated Soul Train Music Award Album of the Year (By a Group, Band or Duo) Treat U Right
Won Vibe Magazine [2] Best Look
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (February 19, 1994). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 8. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Vibe Media Group (1994-12 - 1995-01). Vibe. Vibe Media Group. p. 110. ISSN 10704701. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (January 29, 1994). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 23. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (July 30, 1994). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1043619/ask-billboard-ashanti-nelly-chate-moore-donna-summer-aretha-franklin-blackgirl
  6. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (April 15, 1995). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 34. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (April 30, 1994). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 19. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Blackgirl - R&B Artist Bios - R&B Haven. Rnbhaven.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  9. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (November 19, 1994). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 26. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ ChartArchive - Singles Chart - 16/07/1994. Chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 61. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  12. ^ ATLANTA GOSPEL PRODUCTIONS - Rochelle Morgan. Musiczone.atlantagospel.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  13. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/rb-40-hits-singles-1994
  14. ^ Johnson Publishing Company (January 9, 1995). Jet. Johnson Publishing Company. p. 11. ISSN 00215996. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ Vibe Media Group (March 1995). Vibe. Vibe Media Group. p. 32. ISSN 10704701. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (December 24, 1994). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 1. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 
  17. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (July 22, 1995). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 22. ISSN 00062510. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 

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