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
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Background information
Origin Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
Genres Pop, dance, freestyle, adult contemporary, Latin
Years active 1986-93, 2005-present
Labels Next Plateau Records, Atco/Atlantic Records
Associated acts The Boogie Boys
Members Betty "Dee" Lebron (1986-present)
Belle Ritter (1991-present)
Jeanette "Jenae" Colon (1991-present)

Sweet Sensation is an American female Freestyle-Dance music trio from, Manhattan and The Bronx, New York, United States.[1]


Formed in 1986 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City by sisters Mari and Margie Fernandez. Later on, Betty LeBron (lead vocals) was added to complete the group and the trio was 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. The album peaked at #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" (#14). [2]

In late 1988, Mari left the group and was replaced by Sheila Vega. The artwork of their debut album was altered to reflect the personnel change.

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.[3]

In 1991, a remix album was released "Time to Jam (The Remix Album)", which turned out to be their la the year, Margie and Sheila left the group and were replaced by three new members—Belle, Maya and Jenae, making them a quartet. They performed as Sweet Sensation for the next few years until Betty LeBron decided on a solo career.

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

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.

Today, Sweet Sensation is composed of Betty, Belle, and Jenae and are currently performing throughout the West Coast, Northeast and Florida. The Sweet Sensation catalog is currently owned by Atco/Atlantic Records.




Year Single Peak positions Albums
US Hot Dance/Club Play Hot Dance Singles Sales Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks
1986 "Hooked on You" 64 - - - Take It While It's Hot
1987 "Victim of Love" - 44 - -
1988 "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" 72 - - -
1992 "I Surrender" (Berrios Remix) - - - -
2005 "My Body Tu Cuerpo" - - - - Non-album single

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