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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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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.   Billie Jean
  8.   The Lord Is Real (Time Will Reveal)
  9.   Joy
  10.   We Gonna Take You Back (Lude)/Don't Leave Me
  11.   Don't Leave Me by Dr. Dre
  12.   Deep
  13.   I Wanna Be Your Man
  14.   Let's Stay in Love
  15.   Good Lovin'
  16.   Booti Call
  17.   I Can't Get You (Out of My Mind)
  18.   Fix
  19.   Tonight's the Night
  20.   Baby You're All I Want
  21.   Make U Wet
  22.   Can't Buy Me Love
  23.   Blackstreet (On the Radio)
  24.   Wanna Make Love
  25.   Think About You
  26.   What's The Fuss
  27.   Don't Touch
  28.   Finally
  29.   U Blow My Mind
  30.   Black & White
  31.   This Is How We Roll
  32.   Black & Street Intro
  33.   Look in the Water
  34.   Why, Why
  35.   Friend of Mine
  36.   Ooh Girl
  37.   Brown Eyes
  38.   Physical Thing
  39.   Givin' You All My Lovin'
  40.   Once In A Lifetime (Interlude)
  41.   Happy Home
  42.   Candlelight Night
  43.   Happy Song (Tonite)
  44.   (Money Can't) Buy Me Love
  45.   Deja's Poem
  46.   My Paradise (Interlude)
  47.   Coming Home to You
  48.   It's So Hard to Say Goodbye
  49.   You Made Me
  50.   She's Hot
  51.   Ticket to Ride (Intro)
  52.   Wizzy Wow
  53.   Still Feelin' You (Interlude)
  54.   Bygones
  55.   How We Do
  56.   Good Life
  57.   Baby Be Mine
  58.   Intro (Blackstreet Philosophy)
  59.   Falling in Love Again
  60.   Love's in Need
  61.   In a Rush
  62.   I Got What You On
  63.   Girlfriend/Boyfriend
  64.   Taja's Lude (Interlude)
  65.   I'll Give It to You
  66.   Blackstreet Intro/Can You Feel Me
  67.   Hey Love (Keep It Real)
  68.   Confession
  69.   Hustler's Prayer
  70.   I'm Sorry
  71.   Yo Love
  72.   Motherlude
  73.   Drama/Misery Interlude
  74.   I Like the Way You Work
  75.   Call Me by Jay Z
  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 featuring Queen Pen
  90.   Booty Call
  91.   Ghetto Christmas
  92.   Black and Street
  93.   We Gonna Take U Back/Don't Leave Me
  94.   Blackstreet Philosophy