Changing Faces (group)

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Changing Faces
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1993–2000, 2009–present
Labels Big Beat Records
Website MySpace.com/CassandraCharisse
Members Cassandra Lucas
Charisse Rose

Changing Faces is an American female R&B duo that was popular from 1993 until 2000. The group consisted of members Cassandra Lucas and Charisse Rose.

Career[edit]

Lucas and Rose were backing vocalists for Sybil for two years before they formed Changing Faces. The pair returned to New York, where they worked at a dermatologist's office in Manhattan during the day while recording demos at night with producer Dinky Bingham. A local record producer heard the duo singing on the street and signed them to Big Beat Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic.

Changing Faces' first two singles—"Stroke You Up" and "Foolin' Around"—were written and produced by R. Kelly. The two singles reached the R&B Top Ten in late 1994, with "Stroke You Up" peaking at number three on the pop charts. Changing Faces's eponymous debut was released in 1994 and went gold on the strength of the two hits.

Changing Faces returned in 1997 with their second album, All Day, All Night. Kelly produced "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.," the first single from the album and their biggest R&B hit to date, reaching number one on the R&B chart, and number eight pop. A track from the album, "All of My Days", also appeared on the soundtrack to Space Jam. The group also participates in the soundtrack of the Eddie Murphy movie Dr. Dolittle with the title "Do Little Things" feat Ivan Matias in 1998.

Their third release Visit Me, followed three years later. Visit Me includes the single "That Other Woman", which failed to make a major dent on both the pop and R&B charts. However, it did go to number five on the dance club play, becoming their only entry on that chart.

In August 2009, a new Changing Faces song was leaked online called "Crazy Luv". The song is rumored to be on their new album, but has not been confirmed by Lucas or Rose to be their comeback single off their new album, which is rumored to be released sometime in 2012.[1]

On September 18, 2011, during a special appearance at the RnB Spotlight Concert with Lil Mo' at BB King's Blues Club in NYC, Changing Faces member Lucas announced on Kempire Radio & on YouKnowIGotSoul.com that she and Rose are currently in the recording studio working on a new Changing Faces project that will be released in 2012, with a new single being released soon. She also stated that the group never broke up and is currently working with R. Kelly on new music.[2][3]

On April 3, 2013, Changing Faces released a new single "Hate Love" via iTunes. And a music video was filmed but was not released. [4]

In Summer 2013, Lucas left the group, and currently Rose is touring with a new member as Changing Faces.

In September 2013, it was announced that Cassandra Lucas would be releasing a solo album.[5] Her debut solo single, "Damn", was released on September 3, 2013.[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[7]
US
R&B

[7]
CAN
[8]
1994 Changing Faces 25 1
1997 All Day, All Night
  • Released: June 10, 1997
  • Label: Big Beat / Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, cassette
21 6 86
2000 Visit Me
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, cassette
46 9
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[7]
US
R&B

[7]
US
Dan

[7]
NZ
[10]
UK
[11]
1994 "Stroke You Up" 3 2 15 43 Changing Faces
"Foolin' Around" 38 9
1995 "Keep It Right There" 49
"We Got It Goin' On" 61 White Man's Burden
1996 "I Got Somebody Else" 123 49 46 42 High School High
1997 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." 8 1 22 10 All Day, All Night
"All of My Days" (featuring Jay-Z) 65 38
1998 "Time After Time" 35
"Same Tempo" 53 The Players Club
2000 "That Other Woman" 64 16 5 Visit Me
"Ladies Man" 67
2013 "Hate Love" Hate Love - Single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak positions Album
US US
R&B
1995 "Freedom (Theme from Panther)" Various Artists 45 18 Panther

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