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|Origin||Bronx, New York|
|Years active||1986–92, 2005–09|
|Labels||Next Plateau Records, Atco/Atlantic Records|
|Associated acts||The Boogie Boys|
|Members||Betty "Dee" LeBron (1986–91)
Margie Fernandez (1986–91)
Mari Fernandez (1986–89)
|Past members||Sheila Vega (1989–91)
Formed in 1986 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, by Mari Fernandez Ware and Margie Fernandez Parra. The original members were sisters Margie and Mari Fernandez and Betty LeBron (lead vocals) signed to Next Plateau Records, in 1988 they were picked up by Atco, and their debut album Take It While It's Hot was released. It reached #63 on the Billboard pop albums chart and spawned five singles: "Hooked on You" (#23), "Victim of Love (Goodbye Baby)," "Take It While It's Hot," "Never Let You Go" (which reached #1 on the U.S. Dance chart), and "Sincerely Yours" (#13).
In 1990, their second album Love Child was released, earning what would turn out to be their biggest hit, with the ballad "If Wishes Came True," which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1991, a remix album was released, "Time to Jam (The Remix Album)," which turned out to be their last. Not long after[when?], Margie and Sheila were replaced[why?] by three new members—Belle, Maya and Jenae, making them a quartet. They performed a few shows together, and then Betty LeBron was said[who?] to have gone solo.[clarification needed] By 1992, Sweet Sensation was no more.
In 2005, the dance single "My Body Tu Cuerpo," credited as Dynamix Presents Sweet Sensation, was released on Kult Records (with Betty LeBron on lead vocals, billed as Betty Dee) and produced by Eddie Cumana and Beppe Savoni of Dynamix.
On May 7th 2013 original members Marianne Fernandez Ware and Margie Fernandez Parra become the registered owners of the Sweet Sensation trademark. http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4807:k5ieuz.3.4
On January 25th, 2015, Mari, performed the hit single "Tonight" live as "Spanish Fly", with Lower East Side affiliate, Yung Gee da General, and King Shabadey. Gracing the stage for first time in over two and a half decades, she made history performing to a packed house at the World BBoy Battle #1, at the famous Queens Theater in the Park in New York City.
- 1988 Take It While It's Hot (Atco/Atlantic Records) U.S. #63
- 1990 Love Child (Atco/Atlantic Records) U.S. #78
- 1991 Time to Jam (The Remix Album) (Atco/Atlantic Records)
|Year||Single||Peak positions[not in citation given]||Albums|
|US||Hot Dance/Club Play||Hot Dance Singles Sales||Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks|
|1987||"Hooked on You"||64||-||-||-||Take It While It's Hot|
|1988||"Victim of Love"||-||44||-||-|
|"Take It While It's Hot"||57||14||7||-|
|"Never Let You Go"||58||1||1||-|
|1989||"Sincerely Yours" (featuring Romeo J.D.)||14||30||-||-|
|"Hooked on You" (Remix)||23||-||-||-|
|1990||"Love Child"||13||15||6||-||Love Child|
|"If Wishes Came True"||1||-||-||8|
|"Each and Every Time"||59||-||-||-|
|1991||"One Good Man"||-||-||-||-|
|2005||"My Body Tu Cuerpo"||-||-||-||-||Non-album single|
- List of number-one hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.)
- List of number-one dance hits (United States)
- List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance chart