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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 R&B

    '90s R&B
    3 songs

    '90s Pop

    '90s Pop
    2 songs

    '90s Hip-Hop

    '90s Hip-Hop
    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    2 songs

    Top Jams [Explicit]

    1 song

    Modern Gospel

    1 song

Albums by

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