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Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres R&B
Years active 1998 (1998)–early 2000s
Past members Tanessa Tompkins
Tito Chipman
Craig Smart
Damien Kyles
Aimee Mackenzie

D-Cru was a Canadian R&B music group formed in Vancouver, consisting of singers Tanessa Tompkins, Tito Chipman, Craig Smart, Damien Kyles and Aimee Mackenzie.[1]


They released their self-titled debut album, D-Cru in 2000. The album featured their biggest hit, the ballad "I Will Be Waiting", a top-ten hit in Canada. The album's other main single on the Canadian charts (reaching number 11) was "Show Me", which sampled the chorus from the song "Show Me the Way", which was originally a hit for Mackenzie's old group The West End Girls in 1991.

D-Cru band member Craig Smart later contributed back-up vocals on two tracks for Master P's album Game Face.[2]

They received a Juno Award nomination in 2001 for Best R&B/Soul Recording for "I Will Be Waiting".[3]


Studio albums[edit]

  • The Outer World (1998)
  • Into the Future (2002)


Year Single Peak chart
1999 "Show Me" 11 The Outer World
2000 "I Will Be Waiting" 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. "D-Cru Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Canadian R&B hitmakers stop by Vernon". Vernon Morning Star. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "D-Cru Artist Summary". Juno Awards. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  4. ^ D-Cru | Awards | Allmusic Allmusic.com
  5. ^ Search for Canadian peaks