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With their 1992 debut, It's About Time, SWV scored a string of Top Ten R&B hits that established them as one of the most popular R&B groups of the '90s. SWV (their name is an acronym for Sisters with Voices) is comprised of three school friends: Coko (born Cheryl Gamble), Taj (born Tamara Johnson), and Lelee (born Leanne Lyons). All three vocalists sang in church as children, which is where they learned how to harmonize. A demo tape the group assembled caught the attention of producer Teddy Riley, a member of Guy and the father of new jack swing. Prior to SWV, Riley helped establish the careers of Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. Riley's luck didn't wear out with SWV -- he helped the group craft their debut, It's About Time, which went double platinum within its first year of release. The release of It's About Time was preceded by "Right Here" in the fall of 1992. The single reached number 13 on the R&B chart, but it was the number two hit, "I'm So Into You," that established the trio as a commercial force early in 1993. It was followed by two number one R&B singles in a row: "Weak" and "Right Here/Human Nature," a remix of their first single that featured samples of Michael Jackson's hit "Human Nature." "Weak" also hit number one on the pop chart, while "Right Here/Human Nature" reached number two. One other Top Ten R&B hit from It's About Time, "Always on My Mind," followed late in 1993. "Anything," SWV's contribution to the soundtrack for Above the Rim, became a Top Ten R&B hit in the spring of 1994. Also in the spring of 1994, SWV released The Remixes, which went gold by the end of the year. In the summer of 1995, the trio lent vocal harmonies to Blackstreet's Top 40 R&B hit "Tonight's the Night." In 1996, SWV returned with New Beginning, which was preceded by the number one R&B hit "You're the One." Release Some Tension followed in 1997, and the group disbanded shortly thereafter. However, they got back together in 2005 with plans to record an album, but nothing materialized until they signed a contract with Mass Appeal and issued the 2012 set I Missed Us, a smart update of the group's earlier output. It debuted at number six on the R&B chart and was followed three years later by Still. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Weak
  3.   Right Here
  4.   I'm So into You
  5.   Rain
  6.   You're the One
  7.   O Holy Night
  8.   Give Love on Christmas Day
  9.   Anything
  10.   You're Always on My Mind
  11.   Can We
  12.   Downtown
  13.   All Night Long
  14.   That's What I Need
  15.   Fine Time
  16.   I Wanna Be Where You Are
  17.   Someone
  18.   Lose My Cool
  19.   White Christmas
  20.   My Favorite Things
  21.   Gettin' Funky by Snoop Dogg
  22.   This Christmas
  23.   Silver Bells
  24.   Christmas Ain't Christmas (Without the One You Love)
  25.   Ain't No Man
  26.   Use Your Heart
  27.   It's About Time
  28.   Love Like This featuring Lil' Ceasar
  29.   Release Some Tension by Foxy Brown
  30.   If Only You Knew
  31.   I'm So in Love
  32.   Whatcha Need
  33.   What's It Gonna Be
  34.   Love Is So Amazin'
  35.   Co-Sign
  36.   Anything
  37.   All About You
  38.   Love Unconditionally
  39.   Do Ya by Brianna Perry
  40.   Show Off
  41.   That's What I'm Here For
  42.   Time to Go
  43.   I Missed Us
  44.   Right Here/Human Nature
  45.   '96 Anthem: You're the One
  46.   Soul Intact (Interlude)
  47.   Someone featuring Puff Daddy
  48.   Here for You
  49.   On & On
  50.   Where Is the Love
  51.   Use Me
  52.   Can't Cope by Sisters with Voices
  53.   Give It to Me
  54.   Co-Sign
  55.   Better Than I
  56.   The Best Years
  57.   Everything I Love
  58.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  59.   Silent Night
  60.   Mystery
  61.   When U Cry
  62.   Come and Get Some by E-40
  63.   Give It Up
  64.   You Are My Love by Herb Middleton
  65.   It's All About U
  66.   Don't Waste Your Time
  67.   When This Feeling
  68.   It's All About You
  69.   Blak Pudd'n
  70.   SWV (In the House)
  71.   Keep You Home
  72.   The Christmas Song
  73.   Lose Myself
  74.   Coming Home
  75.   Surprise Me
  76.   Tell Me How You Want It
  77.   Think You're Gonna Like It
  78.   New Beginning (Interlude)
  79.   Intro
  80.   Where Is the Love by Sisters with Voices
  81.   Give It Up by Sisters with Voices
  82.   Lose Myself by Sisters with Voices
  83.   Right Here -- Human Nature featuring Michael Jackson
  84.   I'll Take You There
  85.   Someone by Diddy
  86.   Right Herex]
  87.   Always on My Mind by Brian Alexander Morgan
  88.   Always on My Mind -(Bam's Extended Joint Mix)
  89.   You're Always on My Mind by Brian Alexander Morgan
  90.   Can't Cope
  91.   You're the One ('96 Anthem) featuring Mr. Cheeks