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Public Announcement

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Public Announcement
Also known asPA
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresR&B, new jack swing
Years active1991–present
LabelsTwoguard Music Group -TMG, Jive, A&M, Epic
MembersFeloney Davis
Glenn Wright
Ace Watkins
Past membersR. Kelly
Andre Boykins
Earl Robinson
Ricky Webster
Big Mel
Euclid Gray
Raymond Price

Public Announcement is an American R&B group, which was created by R.Kelly in 1991 after the R&B artist fired his former group MGM. They teamed with the singer for their collaboration album Born into the 90's (1992). The group is known for R&B hit songs like "She's Got That Vibe", "Honey Love", "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)", "Dedicated", "Body Bumpin' (Yippie-Yi-Yo)", and "Mamacita".[1]


In 1999, a song called "John Doe", from their album Don't Hold Back on Epic was released and was a minor R&B/Hip-Hop hit, which led to the album release being delayed. A few months later, in 2000, a new lead single called "Mamacita" was released. It was a moderate success entering number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. After that, "John Doe" was re-released and went on to enter the Hot 100 at number 95. Another single named "Man Ain't Supposed To Cry" was a top forty R&B/Hip-Hop hit.[2]


  • Feloney Davis – (1996–present)
  • Glenn (O’Oneil) Wright – (1996–present)
  • Ace Watkins – (1999–present)

Former members[edit]

  • R. Kelly – (1991–1993)
  • Andre Boykins – (1991–1994)
  • Raymond Price - (1991-1992)
  • Earl Robinson – (1991–2006)
  • Ricky Webster – (1991–1994)
  • Big Mel – (1993–1994)
  • Euclid Gray – (1996–1999)
  • Mark Shaw – (2003–2018)
  • Luther Whitener - (1991-1994)


Official tours[edit]

  • 60653 Tour (w/ R. Kelly) (1993)
  • Seagrams Gin Tour W/Mystical
  • 90's R&B Tour


  1. ^ Jason Ankeny. "Public Announcement – Music Biography, Streaming Radio and Discography – AllMusic". AllMusic. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Public Announcement videos". MTV UK. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2015.

External links[edit]

  1. Allmusic.com