After 7

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After 7
OriginIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
GenresR&B, new jack swing
Years active1987–1997; 2006–present
LabelsVirgin, E1 Music
MembersKevon Edmonds
Keith Mitchell
Danny McClain
Past membersMelvin Edmonds (deceased)
Jason Edmonds

After 7 is an American R&B group founded in 1987 by brothers Melvin and Kevon Edmonds, and Keith Mitchell. Jason Edmonds, son of Melvin Edmonds, later joined. The Edmonds brothers are the older siblings of pop/R&B singer-songwriter/record producer, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Mitchell was long thought to be the cousin of Babyface's then-partner, songwriter-producer Antonio "L.A." Reid; however, this was set up as a marketing tool for the group and was incorrect.[1] Melvin Edmonds died on May 18, 2019, at the age of 65.[2] Jason left the group shortly thereafter.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3][4]
US
R&B

[3]
AUS
[5]
NZ
[6]
1989 After 7
  • Release date: August 22, 1989
  • Label: Virgin
35 3 16 35
  • US: Platinum[7]
1992 Takin' My Time
  • Release date: August 25, 1992
  • Label: Virgin
76 8 39
  • US: Platinum[7]
1995 Reflections
  • Release date: July 18, 1995
  • Label: Virgin
40 7 83
2016 Timeless 198 7
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak positions
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
1997 The Very Best of After 7
  • Release date: March 11, 1997
  • Label: Virgin
97 24
2003 The Best of After 7
  • Release date: December 30, 2003
  • Label: EMI
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
AUS
[5]
NZ
[6]
UK
[8]
1989 "Heat of the Moment" 19 5 28 87 After 7
"Don't Cha' Think" 25
1990 "Ready or Not" B 7 1
"Can't Stop" B 6 1 80 9 54
"My Only Woman" 36
1991 "Nights Like This" B 24 7 The Five Heartbeats
1992 "Kickin' It" 45 6 29 Takin' My Time
"Baby, I'm for Real/Natural High" (medley) 55 5
1993 "Can He Love U Like This" 103 22
"Truly Something Special" 49
1994 "Gonna Love You Right" 87 15 Sugar Hill
"Not Enough Hours in the Night" 56 Beverly Hills 90210: The College Years
1995 "'Til You Do Me Right" 31 5 16 11 Reflections
"Damn Thing Called Love" 109 33 38
1996 "How Do You Tell the One" 60
"I Like It Like That" 46
1997 "Sara Smile" [A] 31 99 130 The Very Best of After 7
2015 "I Want You" [C] 6 Timeless
2016 "Let Me Know" [C] 6
2017 "Runnin' Out" [C] 3
"Too Late" [C] 8
2018 "If I"[C] 8
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Mitchell: After 7's Untold Story". R&B Haven. 2009. Archived from the original on February 3, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2009.
  2. ^ "WE REMEMBER: After 7's Melvin Edmonds Passes Away". Eurweb.com. May 19, 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "US Charts > After 7". Billboard. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "After 7". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Australian (ARIA) chart peaks:
  6. ^ a b "NZ Charts > After 7". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e "US Certifications > After 7". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  8. ^ UK chart peaks:
  9. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles 1996". Imgur.com (original document published by ARIA). Archived from the original on November 2, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2017.

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