Before Dark

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Before Dark
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Arike, Jeni G. and Mia
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres R&B
Years active 1998–2000
Labels RCA
Members Arike Rice
Mia Wright
Jeni G.

Before Dark was an American R&B girl group that originated in the late 1990s. The group consisted of sisters Arike Rice and Jeni Rice Genzuk (AKA Jeni G.), and their friend Mia Wright (née Lee), all from South Central Los Angeles.[1][2][3] The group released the album Daydreamin' on July 11, 2000 on the RCA Records label with a single called "Baby" featuring female rapper Solé. They also made a guest appearance on Tyrese's self-titled debut album. Later in 2000, the single "Monica" hit #77 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and #7 on the Billboard R&B sales chart.

Arike Rice was formerly a member of the 90's group The Voices when she was nine.[2] She also appeared on the movie Dreamgirls as a member of 'The Stepp Sisters'. Mia Lee married basketball player Dorrell Wright in 2014.




Year Song Chart positions
US Hot 100[4] US R&B[4] US Rhythmic[4]
1999 "Baby" 48
"Come Correct" 93
2000 "Monica" 77 41 22


  1. ^ Huey, Steve "Before Dark Biography", Allmusic. Retrieved January 7, 2014
  2. ^ a b Bessman, Jim (2000) "Before Dark Goes 'Daydreamin on RCA", Billboard, April 22, 2000, p. 31. Retrieved January 7, 2014
  3. ^ "Destiny's Child Among Hottest New Female Groups", Jet, August 2, 1999, p. 60
  4. ^ a b c "Charts", Allmusic. Retrieved January 7, 2014