Lucy Pearl

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Lucy Pearl
Origin United States
Genres Neo soul
Years active 1999–2002
Labels Beyond
Associated acts Tony! Toni! Toné!, A Tribe Called Quest, En Vogue
Past members Raphael Saadiq (1999-2002)
Dawn Robinson (1999-2000)
Ali Shaheed Muhammad (1999-2002)
Joi (2001-2002)

Lucy Pearl was a supergroup formed in 1999, as the brainchild of former Tony! Toni! Toné! member Raphael Saadiq, A Tribe Called Quest DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and D'Angelo. However, D'Angelo backed out of the group due to scheduling conflicts.[1] After D'Angelo backed out Raphael came up with the idea of adding Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue) to the group. They released their self-titled debut album Lucy Pearl in 2000.

After two singles, "Dance Tonight" and "Don't Mess with My Man", Dawn Robinson left and was replaced by Joi.

The group's collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip (reuniting the former Quest rapper with Ali Shaheed Muhammad), You, also appeared on the movie soundtrack of Save The Last Dance.

Discography and chart performance[edit]


Year Statistics
2000 Lucy Pearl


Year Single Chart positions Album
2000 "Dance Tonight" 36 5 36 Lucy Pearl
"Don't Mess with My Man" 110 41 20
"Without You" - - -
2001 "You" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip) - - 51
2004 "Don't Mess With My Man" (Lucy Pearl vs. Soulizm) - - 181 Non-Album Single

Awards and nominations[edit]

2001 43rd Grammy Awards

Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group "Dance Tonight" - Lucy Pearl (nominated)

2001 28th American Music Awards

Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Lucy Pearl (nominated)

2000 15th Soul Train Music Awards

Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo "Dance Tonight" - Lucy Pearl (nominated)

Best R&B/Soul Album - Group Band or Duo "Lucy Pearl" - Lucy Pearl (nominated)


  1. ^ "Hip Hop Icon Series: Ali Shaheed". Retrieved 1 January 2013.