Sweet Sensation

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This article is about the American dance music trio. For the unrelated 1970s British soul group, see Sweet Sensation (band).
Sweet Sensation
Origin Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
Genres Pop, dance, freestyle, adult contemporary, Latin
Years active 1986–92, 2005–09
Labels Next Plateau Records, Atco/Atlantic Records
Associated acts The Boogie Boys
Members Sheila Vega (1989–90)(2015-present)
Margie Fernandez (1986–90)(2015-present)
Mari Fernandez (1986–89)(2015-present)
Past members Betty "Dee" LeBron (1986–91) Infobox musical artist

Sweet Sensation is an American female freestyle-dance music trio from the Lower East Side Smith Houses, New York City, New York, United States.[citation needed]


Formed in 1986 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, by Mari Fernandez Ware and Margie Fernandez Parra. The original members were sisters Margie and Mari Fernandez and Betty LeBron (lead vocals) signed to Next Plateau Records, in 1988 they were picked up by Atco, and their debut album Take It While It's Hot was released. It reached #63 on the Billboard pop albums chart and spawned five singles: "Hooked on You" (#23), "Victim of Love (Goodbye Baby)," "Take It While It's Hot," "Never Let You Go" (which reached #1 on the U.S. Dance chart), and "Sincerely Yours" (#13).[citation needed]

In 1989, Mari was replaced[why?] by Sheila Vega (the artwork of their debut album was altered when the personnel replacement was made).[citation needed]

In 1990, their second album Love Child was released, earning what would turn out to be their biggest hit, with the ballad "If Wishes Came True," which reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed][1]

In 1991, a remix album was released, "Time to Jam (The Remix Album)," which turned out to be their last. Not long after[when?], Margie and Sheila were replaced[why?] by three new members—Belle, Maya and Jenae, making them a quartet. They performed a few shows together, and then Betty LeBron was said[who?] to have gone solo.[clarification needed] By 1992, Sweet Sensation was no more.

In 2004, Sweet Sensation ranked #391 on the Top 500 Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years.[citation needed]

In 2005, the dance single "My Body Tu Cuerpo," credited as Dynamix Presents Sweet Sensation, was released on Kult Records (with Betty LeBron on lead vocals, billed as Betty Dee) and produced by Eddie Cumana and Beppe Savoni of Dynamix.[citation needed]

On May 7th 2013 original members Mari Fernandez Ware and Margie Fernandez Parra became the registered owners of the Sweet Sensation™ trademark.[citation needed]

On January 25th, 2015, Mari, performed the hit single "Tonight" live as "Spanish Fly", with Lower East Side/Manhood Records affiliate, Yung Gee da General, and King Shabadey.[citation needed]

On July 9th, 2015, Sweet Sensation™ announced they have reunited. Current line-up consists of: Original founding members, Margie Fernandez Parra and Mari Fernandez Ware (Sweet Sensation™ trademark owners) along with Sheila Vega Burgos.[2]




Year Single Peak positions[3][not in citation given][4][5] Albums
US Hot Dance/Club Play Hot Dance Singles Sales Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
1987 "Hooked on You" 64 - - - Take It While It's Hot
1988 "Victim of Love" - 44 - -
"Take It While It's Hot" 57 14 7 -
"Never Let You Go" 58 1 1 -
1989 "Sincerely Yours" (featuring Romeo J.D.) 14 30 - -
"Hooked on You" (Remix) 23 - - -
1990 "Love Child" 13 15 6 - Love Child
"If Wishes Came True" 1 - - 8
"Each and Every Time" 59 - - -
1991 "One Good Man" - - - -
2005 "My Body Tu Cuerpo" - - - - Non-album single

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/platfoms?rf=146610128704809
  3. ^ "Jennifer Lopez: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". EveryHit.com. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Australian ARIA Singles Chart". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved 2007-04-12.