Klymaxx

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Klymaxx
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPop, R&B, dance-pop
Years active1979–1994, 2003–present
LabelsSOLAR, MCA
Associated actsPrince, Sheila E., The Time, Cherrelle, Lloyd, Dallas Austin, Bette Midler
Past membersBernadette Cooper
Penny Ford
Robbin Grider
Joyce Irby
Lynn Malsby
Lorena Shelby
Cheryl Cooley
M. Ann Williams
Judy Takeuchi

Klymaxx is an American all-female pop/R&B band from Los Angeles, California. Created and formed in 1979 by producer/drummer/singer Bernadette Cooper, the other original members included Lorena Porter Shelby (lead vocals), Cheryl Cooley (guitar), Robbin Grider (keyboards) and Lynn Malsby (keyboards). Joyce "Fenderella" Irby (bass/vocals) joined the band a bit later, but before the recording of their debut album.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Klymaxx among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
CAN
[3]
NZ
[4]
1981 Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman SOLAR
1982 Girls Will Be Girls
1983 Girls in the Band [A]
1984 Meeting in the Ladies Room 18 9 46 18
  • US: Platinum[5]
Constellation
1986 Klymaxx 98 25
1990 The Maxx Is Back 168 32 MCA
1994 One Day 198 32 Valley Vue
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not certified
  • A Album was never released

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Greatest Hits (1996, MCA)
  • 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Klymaxx (2003, MCA)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
US
Dan

[2]
US
A/C

[2]
BEL
[6]
CAN
[3]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[4]
UK
1981 "Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman" 74 Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman
"I Want to Love You Tonight"
1982 "Heartbreaker (I'm Such a Mess)" Girls Will Be Girls
"Wild Girls" 78
1983 "Multi-Purpose Girl" Girls in the Band
1984 "The Men All Pause" 105 5 9 Meeting in the Ladies Room
1985 "Meeting in the Ladies Room" 59 4 22
"Lock and Key" 47
"I Miss You" 5 11 3 28 1 32 2 89
1986 "The Men All Pause" (re-release) 80
"Man Size Love" 15 43 18 55 86 Klymaxx
"Sexy" 18
1987 "I'd Still Say Yes" 18 7 8 50
"Divas Need Love Too" 14
1990 "Good Love" 4 89 The Maxx Is Back
"Private Party" 62
"When You Kiss Me"
1994 "All I Think About Is You" 124 One Day
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Music videos[edit]

  • 1984: "The Men All Pause"
  • 1985: "Meeting in the Ladies Room"
  • 1985: "I Miss You"
  • 1986: "Sexy"
  • 1986: "Man Size Love"
  • 1990: "Good Love"

Solo albums[edit]

  • 1989: Joyce "Fenderella" Irby — Maximum Thrust (Motown)
  • 1990: Bernadette Cooper — The Drama According To Bernadette Cooper (MCA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "US Charts > Klymaxx". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  3. ^ a b "CAN Charts > Mary Jane Girls". RPM. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  4. ^ a b "NZ Charts > Klymaxx". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  5. ^ "US Certifications > Klymaxx". Recording Industry Association of America. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  6. ^ "BEL Charts > Klymaxx". VRT Top 30. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  7. ^ "NLD Charts > Klymaxx". MegaCharts. Retrieved 2012-09-28.

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