Ideal (group)

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This article is about the American quartet. For the German band, see Ideal (German band).
Ideal
Origin Houston, Texas, United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1995–2004
Labels Virgin/EMI Records (1998–2001)
Neutral Ground/Universal (2004)
Members Maverick
Swab
PZ
J-Dante

Ideal is an American R&B quartet from Houston, Texas, United States. The group Ideal debuted in 1999 and is composed of brothers Maverick Cotton and Swab, their cousin PZ and high school friend J-Dante. The group is best known for its hit songs "Get Gone" and "Whatever."

Career[edit]

Ideal's eponymous debut album was released by Virgin Records on August 24, 1999. The album sold 615,000 units in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan,[1] and was certified Gold by the RIAA.[2] Allmusic's Heather Phares called Ideal's initial effort a "heartfelt first album" which showcased the "group's smooth, sensuous vocal styling and romantic songwriting.[3]

Discography and chart performance[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Statistics
1999 Ideal

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions Album
US US R&B
1996 "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" (featuring Lil' Bud & Tizone) 94 Original Gangstas
1999 "Get Gone" 13 2 Ideal
"Creep Inn" 60
2000 "Whatever" (featuring Lil' Mo) 47 11
2011 "Don't Do Me Like That" (featuring Juvenile) 48 12 Non-album single
2012 "It's On Me" 49 13 Exit Wounds soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mitchell, Gail. "'Ideal' Time To Get Back In The Studio." Billboard. February 21, 2004: 25. Print.
  2. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Searchable Database
  3. ^ allmusic.com - Ideal - Review
  4. ^ allmusic.com - Ideal - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums