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Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart are the funky divas behind the neo-soul duo Floetry. Ambrosius and Stewart emerged in the mid-'90s as songwriters in demand. They're behind some of the new millennium's biggest hits, too. The pair has written tracks for Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Glenn Lewis, and Bilal. While they're highly respected behind the scenes, Floetry is their way of moving up front. Ambrosius is the songstress to Stewart's spoken word impresario or "floacist" role. The two met due to their love of basketball. Stewart, who hails from London, was a superstar on her court, while Ambrosius wowed fans in her local English neighborhood. They were competitive, but not rivals, so a friendship was formed. Music was also a passion. Ambrosius relished in her reggae roots while Stewart found herself grooving to funk and soul. While attending Brits Performing Arts School, Ambrosius studied business and finance, but made room for courses in voice, performance technique, and recording. Stewart split her time between acting and directing. Later, Ambrosius and Stewart headed to college. Ambrosius planned to attend Georgia Tech University on a basketball scholarship, but injury forced her to bow out. Stewart headed for Middlesex University, eventually transferring to North London University. Still, they two kept in touch and raved about music. It wouldn't be until Stewart's girl group, 3 Plus 1, disbanded that Floetry would actually give music a serious shot. In 1997, Ambrosius and Stewart began writing songs and playing shows in and around London. Three years later, they moved to America in search of something bigger. A brief stint in Atlanta didn't pan out, but their time spent in Philadelphia proved golden. Ambrosius and Stewart befriended Julius Erving III, basketball great Julius Erving's son, in mid-2000. Floetry and Erving clicked instantly. Erving signed on as their manager and hooked the ladies up with Jeff Townes, aka DJ Jazzy Jeff, for some recording. That's when the deals started trickling in -- Floetry were official and living out a dream. In 2002, they inked a deal with DreamWorks and touched up their own work for a debut album. Floetic appeared in October 2002, and its follow-up, Flo'Ology, reached the Top Ten upon release three years later. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Say Yes
  3.   Getting Late
  4.   Lay Down
  5.   Butterflies
  6.   SupaStar
  7.   Imagination
  8.   Hey You
  9.   If I Was a Bird
  10.   Closer
  11.   Sunshine
  12.   I'll Die
  13.   My Apology
  14.   Headache
  15.   Feelings
  16.   Let Me In
  17.   Blessed 2 Have
  18.   Floetic
  19.   Sometimes U Make Me Smile
  20.   Mr. Messed Up
  21.   Fun
  22.   Ms. Stress
  23.   Now You're Gone (More Than I Can Feel)
  24.   Hello
  25.   Big Ben
  26.   Subliminal
  27.   Opera
  28.   Have Faith
  29.   My Supastar
  30.   Wanna B Where U R (Thisizzaluvsong)
  31.   I Want You
  32.   Tell Me When

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