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One of the top R&B vocal groups of the '90s, Blackstreet was founded by singer, producer, and new jack swing pioneer Teddy Riley after the breakup of his seminal trio Guy. Riley had taken a few years to concentrate on his booming production career, which saw him working with Wreckx-N-Effect, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, and SWV, among others. His itch to get back in the performing arena resulted in the formation of Blackstreet in 1991, which included singers Chauncey "Black" Hannibal, Levi Little, and Joe Stonestreet in addition to Riley. Stonestreet was replaced by Dave Hollister prior to the recording of the group's self-titled debut album, which appeared in the spring of 1994. On the strength of "Before I Let You Go," a Top Five hit on the R&B charts, Blackstreet was a platinum-selling hit even without much crossover exposure. Two more singles from the album, "Booti Call" and "Joy," were minor hits as well. Hollister subsequently left for a solo career and Little exited as well; their replacements were Mark Middleton and Eric Williams. The new additions helped set the stage for Blackstreet's pop breakthrough with 1996's Another Level. More specifically, it was the inescapable smash single "No Diggity," which featured special guest Dr. Dre, that put them over the top. "No Diggity" reigned for four weeks on top of the pop charts and won a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal by a Duo or Group; it also pushed sales of Another Level past the four million mark. The follow-up single, "Don't Leave Me," was a decent-sized hit in 1997, and the group later made a guest appearance on Jay-Z's "The City Is Mine" and teamed with Mya and Mase for the hit "Take Me There" from the Rugrats soundtrack. More personnel shifts had ensued following their blockbuster success, however: Middleton left for his own solo career and was replaced by Terrell Phillips. Blackstreet's third album, Finally, was released in early 1999, and though it contained "Take Me There" (and a bevy of guest cameos), it spent only one week in the Top Ten. The group's commercial momentum had slowed in the intervening years, and Finally struggled to go gold. Tensions within the group and with their label, Interscope, ran high, and a rift between Hannibal and Riley spelled the end of the road for Blackstreet before the year was even out. Reports surfaced in early 2000 that Hannibal had sued Riley for two million dollars, but after Riley filed a countersuit, Hannibal denied that he had ever taken legal action and the matter was dropped. Riley recorded a reunion album with Guy in 2000, and subsequently began working on material for his first solo record. However, he had second thoughts about disbanding Blackstreet, and patched things up with Hannibal; Middleton and Williams returned to restore the Another Level lineup, and Riley's solo project became a Blackstreet reunion. The resulting album, Level II, was released in early 2003. ~ Steve Huey
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    '90s Pop

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    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   No Diggity
  3.   Don't Leave Me
  4.   Before I Let You Go
  5.   Never Gonna Let You Go
  6.   Take Me There
  7.   The Lord Is Real (Time Will Reveal)
  8.   Billie Jean
  9.   Deep
  10.   Joy
  11.   Don't Leave Me by Dr. Dre
  12.   Let's Stay in Love
  13.   Buy Me Love, (Money Can't)
  14.   Booti Call
  15.   Deja's Poem
  16.   Good Lovin'
  17.   We Gonna Take You Back (Lude)/Don't Leave Me
  18.   Wanna Make Love
  19.   Think About You
  20.   I Wanna Be Your Man
  21.   Tonight's the Night
  22.   I'll Give It to You
  23.   Get Me Home
  24.   Physical Thing
  25.   Coming Home to You
  26.   How We Do
  27.   Make U Wet
  28.   Blackstreet Intro/Can You Feel Me
  29.   I Can't Get You (Out of My Mind)
  30.   This Is How We Roll
  31.   U Blow My Mind
  32.   Can't Buy Me Love
  33.   Look in the Water
  34.   What's The Fuss
  35.   It's So Hard to Say Goodbye
  36.   Friend of Mine
  37.   Brown Eyes
  38.   Hey Love (Keep It Real)
  39.   Baby Be Mine
  40.   Once In A Lifetime (Interlude)
  41.   Candlelight Night
  42.   Hustler's Prayer
  43.   Yo Love
  44.   I Like the Way You Work
  45.   Fix
  46.   Blackstreet (On the Radio)
  47.   Baby You're All I Want
  48.   Why, Why
  49.   You Made Me
  50.   Ooh Girl
  51.   She's Hot
  52.   Don't Touch
  53.   Ticket to Ride (Intro)
  54.   Wizzy Wow
  55.   Still Feelin' You (Interlude)
  56.   Bygones
  57.   Intro (Blackstreet Philosophy)
  58.   In a Rush
  59.   Black & White
  60.   Black & Street Intro
  61.   Good Life
  62.   Givin' You All My Lovin'
  63.   Happy Home
  64.   Confession
  65.   Love's in Need
  66.   Finally
  67.   I'm Sorry
  68.   Girlfriend/Boyfriend
  69.   Taja's Lude (Interlude)
  70.   My Paradise (Interlude)
  71.   Happy Song (Tonite)
  72.   I Got What You On
  73.   Falling in Love Again
  74.   Drama/Misery Interlude
  75.   Motherlude
  76.   We'll Meet Again
  77.   On the Floor
  78.   Confused
  79.   No Diggity
  80.   We'll Meet Again
  81.   Can You Feel Me
  82.   Don't Stop
  83.   Bootie Call
  84.   Don't Leave
  85.   Fly
  86.   Medley
  87.   Don't Touch by Mr. Cheeks
  88.   Wizzy Wow by Mystikal
  89.   Man Behind the Music by Queen Pen
  90.   Booty Call
  91.   Ghetto Christmas
  92.   Black and Street
  93.   We Gonna Take U Back/Don't Leave Me
  94.   Blackstreet (On the Radio)
  95.   Blackstreet Philosophy