Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Black Music Month Spotlight: Jade

R&B female trio Jade originally consisted of Joi Marshall, Tonya Kelly & Diana Reed.

Produced by Vassal Benford, the group released their debut single "I Wanna Love You" on the original motion picture soundtrack to Class Act in 1992 which peaked in the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100's chart and No. 3 on the R&B Singles chart.

The group quickly followed it with their 1992 debut album Jade to the Max and subsequently released their biggest hit to date, "Don't Walk Away" which climbed to No. 4 , No. 2 and No. 7 on Billboard's Hot 100's, R&B Singles and UK charts respectively and was certified Gold.

Further singles "One Woman" & "Looking for Mr. Do Right" were issued as well.

In 1993, Jade released a live album entitled BET's Listening Party.

The following year in 1994, Jade released their sophomore and final album Mind, Body & Song which includes the singles "5-4-3-2 (Yo! Time Is Up) & "Every Day of the Week" which peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100's chart and at No. 15 on the R&B chart.

Three years later in 1997, Jade reunited for The Sixth Man original motion picture soundtrack song "Keep On Risin'".

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