One Chance (group)

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One Chance
OriginChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Years active2005–2011
LabelsUS/J (2005–2009)
Infrared/Nappy Boy (2009-2012)
MembersRob "Robbie" Brent
Jon Gordon
Michael "Mic" Gordon
Courtney Vantrease
Past membersTerrell Jones, Jr.

One Chance was an R&B group of Chicago, best known for their 2006 song "Look at Her"; peaked at number 53 on the Billboard R&B chart, and was later remixed featuring;Trey Songz, Lloyd, and Bobby Valentino.


One Chance, an R&B group of Chicago composed of brothers Jon Gordon (co-founder) and Michael "Mic" Gordon (co-founder) p/k/a The Gordon Brothers, Rob Brent (member), and Courtney Vantrease (member), signed to J Records after being discovered by Grammy-Award-Winning artist Usher.

Usher discovered One Chance during a live showcase, and immediately organized a meeting for the boy band to perform for music legend, Clive Davis, Founder of J Records; who signed them on the spot. In 2006, the band released their first single, "Look at Her", which peaked at #53 on the U.S Billboard Hot R&B/ Hip-Hop Songs Chart. In 2008, their second single entitled, “U Can’t” ft. Usher, quickly climbed the U.S Billboard R&B Songs Chart to #73.[1] [2][3] Originally a quintet, the band's debut was on the 2005 soundtrack for In the Mix, with the songs "That's My Word" and "Could This Be Love".[4] featuring former band member, Terrell Jones, Jr., who can be seen in its videos.[5] Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[6] "

Originally slated for release in late 2006, their debut album, Private, was repeatedly pushed back and eventually shelved; due to the ever-changing executive team at J Records. One Chance later requested to be released from US Records and J Records in 2008.

In June 2009 the band signed to artist T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment; they primarily focused on writing and vocal producing for T-Pain. On September 23, 2010, One Chance released their single, "Sexin' on You", from their mixtape, Ain't No Room For Talkin', and co-wrote T-Pain's single "Reverse Cowgirl".

In 2011 band members Rob Brent, and Courtney Vantrease amicably parted ways to pursue solo careers. Their last release as a group was the June 2011 single "Super Dewper", which featured T-Pain and Smoke of Field Mob.[7] In 2012 Co-founders and brothers, Jon and Michael "Mic" Gordon formed the singer-songwriter duo, The Gordon Brothers.



Year Title Singles
2006 Private
  • Shelved
  • Label: US/J
2011 Ain't No Room For Talkin'[8]
  • Mixtape
  • Label: Infrared/Nappy Boy
  • "Sexin' On You"
  • "Rock Bottom"


  • 2011: Ain't No Room For Talkin
  • 2011: The Chicago Quartet (With DJ NB)

As lead artist[edit]

Year Song U.S. R&B Album
2006 "That's My Word/Could This Be Love" In the Mix Soundtrack
"Look at Her" (featuring Fabo) 53 Non-album singles
2007 "My Word"[9]
2008 "U Can't" (featuring Yung Joc) 73
2010 "Sexin' On You" Ain't No Room For Talkin'

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as a guest vocalist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Billionaire" (Remix)
(Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars, T-Pain, One Chance and Gucci Mane)
2010 Lazarus
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"Imma Do It Big"
(Brandon T. Jackson featuring One Chance and T-Pain)
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son OST
"Drowning Again"
(T-Pain featuring One Chance)


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