Is this how you do it? I'm not so sure...
In case you're wondering, which you probably are, 1996's "Let's Ride" and 1999's "Get it on Tonite" both made it to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, in addition to "This Is How We Do It"'s seven week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Ever since Sisqo's Jordan-penned "Incomplete" topped the Hot 100 in 2000, he's been maintaining a low profile. He released two more hit-free albums, changed labels a few times and made appearances on one of those religious cable shows people don't actually watch. As you can see, his new album drops September 23th. Mark your calendars (preferably with a pencil. This album's original release date was in 2006.) Something about that cover gave me a Wesley Snipes vibe which, these days, is synonymous with a good laugh.
Whether or not Montell ever makes it back to the top of the charts, he can rest assured that his influence has reached many, namely, this girl:
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Ace of Base broke onto the US charts in 1992 with "All That She Wants," the best "just sperminate me and GTFO, kthnx" song since Heart's "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You". "All That She Wants" reached number two and paved the way for follow-up single "The Sign"'s six week reign at the top of the Billboard 100. After scoring two additional top ten singles, the group pretty much fell of the map in 1998. The band released a greatest hits album and another studio effort, neither of which charted in America, before going on hiatus in 2003. The group played their first full-length show in eleven years in late 2007, the same year founding member Linn Berggren (AKA, the blonde chick) formally left the band, ending a decade of struggling with a fear of flying and a general dislike of the spotlight. Every rose has its thorn.
Ace of Base is planning to release their fourth studio album in late 2008, which is to be followed by a year-long world tour in 2009. I bet Stephanie Tanner will be there.
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Family act Soul for Real topped the Hip-Hop charts with "Candy Rain" in the spring of 1995 and, most importantly, as far as I'm concerned, appeared on the All That soundtrack CD. You remember, don't you? Right after the Miss Fingerly skit? Anyways, on the strength of the title track and its follow-up "Every Little Thing I Do", the group's debut album was certified platinum. The group released two more albums, 1996's longevity-challenged For Life and 1999's apparently unhot Heat. The group is set to released their fourth effort, The Unknown, some time this year, though they'll be doing it without oldest brother Christopher Dalyrimple, who is not taking part in promotion, but allegedly appears on the album. You can hear the album's Jadakiss-assisted lead single, "One Man" on the group's official MySpace page.
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