Ex Girlfriend (band)
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
Ex-Girlfriend is an all-female quartet formed by New Jack Swing Group Full Force signed on Reprise Records who began revival in 2008.
Ex-Girlfriend is a female band, formed by New Jack Swing Group Full Force. The quartet hailing from Brooklyn, New York were signed to Reprise Records and released two studio albums before disbanding in 1994. Members include Stacy Francis, Monica Boyd, Julia Roberson, and Tisha Hunter, all later given the surname "X" to match their concept of "female militarism".
In 1989 they performed background vocals for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam on the song "Just Git It Together" and in 1990, they sang on Jasmine Guy's debut single "Try Me". In 1991 they released "Why Can't You Come Home", the first single from their debut album, "X Marks The Spot." The single went on to become a Top 5 hit on the Billboard R&B chart and made #90 on the Hot 100 Singles chart. The second single released from their debut album was titled "You (You're The One For Me)", followed by the radio singles "With All My Heart" and "What I Would Do To You". After a three-year hiatus, Ex-Girlfriend returned in 1994 with the single "X In Your Sex", from their sophomore follow-up "It's A Woman Thang". The album saw lukewarm reviews and little to no success. The ladies would soon disband within the same year.
Like other female groups of the nineties [TLC, En Vogue, Salt-N-Pepa] the ladies of Ex-Girlfriend believed in "female empowerment". Member Stacy Francis is best known for her singing style, which is strong.
As of July 2008 the members of Ex-Girlfriend decided to reunite for a new album. It was rumored that the album was to begin the recording process in mid September 2009.
Stacy Francis featured in the U.S. version of The X-Factor with Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell in 2011.