The Boys (American band)

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The Boys
Origin Carson, California, U.S.
Genres R&B, new jack swing
Years active 1984–1993 (as The Boys)
1999–present (as Suns of Light)
Labels Motown
Associated acts Earth, Wind & Fire
Members Khiry Abdulsamad
Hakeem Abdulsamad
Tajh Abdulsamad
Bilal Abdulsamad

The Boys are an American R&B boy band.[1]

Biography[edit]

Originating from Carson, California the Boys are composed of brothers, Khiry, Hakeem, Tajh and Bilal Abdulsamad. At first they performed as a boy band throughout Southern California with an act that incorporated R&B, Hip Hop and New Jack Swing. The Boys were eventually discovered by Jheryl Busby of MCA Records. MCA though were soon bought over by Motown and with Berry Gordy's retirement Busby became its new mogul. He soon got The Boys over to Motown where they issued their 1988 debut album Messages from The Boys.[1]

Members[edit]

[1][2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year[1] Single[1] Peak chart positions Albums[1]
US Hot 100
[3]
US Hot R&B
[4]
1988 "Dial My Heart" 13 1 Messages from The Boys
1989 Lucky Charm 1 Messages from The Boys
Happy 57 Messages from The Boys
"A Little Romance" 29 Messages from The Boys
1990 "Crazy" 29 1 The Boys
"Heritage with Earth, Wind & Fire" 5 Heritage
1991 Thanx 4 the Funk 8 The Boys
"Thing Called Love 14 The Boys
1992 "Tonite" The Saga Continues...
"The Saga Continues..." 15 The Saga Continues...

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The Boys". Allmusic.com. 
  2. ^ "Hakeem Abdulsamad". imdb.com. 
  3. ^ "The Boys: Hot 100". Billboard.com. 
  4. ^ "The Boys: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard.com.