Next (American band)

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For the South Korean rock band see N.EX.T
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Genres R&B
Years active 1994–present
Labels Arista (1997-2000)
J (2001-2002)
Interscope (2005-2006)
Music World/Universal (2006-2007)
Members Terry Brown (1994–present)
Raphael "Tweet" Brown (1994–2007, 2011–present)
RL Huggar (1994–present)

Next is an American R&B musical trio, popular during the late 1990s and early 2000s. They are best known for their hit singles "Too Close", "Wifey", and "I Still Love You" which all still receive frequent airplay on Adult Contemporary radio stations both in the US and internationally.

Next's debut album, Rated Next was certified double platinum, and the group was nominated for an American Music Award for "Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group."[1] Their most recent album, with the working title Next, Lies, & Videotape, was scheduled for a 2014 release, but was ultimately shelved.[2]



Year Album Chart positions Certifications Sales
1997 Rated Next 37 13 20 US: 2x Platinum US: 2,000,000+
2000 Welcome II Nextasy 12 4 US: Gold US: 500,000+
2002 The Next Episode 120 27


Year Title Chart positions Album
US US R&B US Pop UK[3]
1997 "Butta Love" 16 4 Rated Next
1998 "Too Close" 1 1 5 24
"I Still Love You" 14 4
2000 "Wifey" 7 1 40 19 Welcome II Nextasy
"Beauty Queen" 48
2002 "Imagine That" 66 The Next Episode

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Billboard Awards
    • 1998 Top New Artist (winner)
    • 1998 Top Hot 100 Singles - Duos/Group (winner)
    • 1998 Top R&B Artist - Duos/Group (winner singles & album)
    • 1998 Top New R&B Artist (winner)
    • 1998 Top Hot R&B Singles Artist (winner)
    • 1998 Top Hot R&B Singles Artist - Duos/Group (winner)
    • 1998 Top Hot 100 Single (Winner)
    • 1998 Top Hot R&B Single Airplay (Winner)
  • American Music Awards
    • 1999, Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo or Group: (Nominated)
    • 1999, Favorite New Soul/R&B New Artist: (Nominated)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Next". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  2. ^ Hanna, Mitchell (2010-04-06). "Tuesday Rap Release Dates: Drake, Tha Dogg Pound, Joell Ortiz | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 394. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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