The History of Boyz Ii Men

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Boyz II Men has made their mark on music’s history. They started out as just a few kids with great talents. They got together and used took advantage of those talents to get them to a place that they never thought they would be. They were the most successful group of the 1990’s. They achieved great things as an R&B musical group and they are still successful today. Boyz II Men started out as a quintet when they first formed in 1988. Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary, Marc Nelson all met at Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. They were originally known as Unique Attraction. When they first started, they rehearsed in places with great acoustics, like their school bathroom. Their greatest inspiration was the R&B group New Edition. One day, they were backstage at a New Edition concert and got the opportunity to sing their version of a New Edition song a cappella. Michael Bivins, the New Edition Member they met, was immediately impressed and shortly after had them signed to Motown Records. Shortly after being signed, Marc Nelson left the group so he could pursue a solo career. Their songs “One Sweet Day”, “I’ll Make Love to You”, and “End of the Road” hold the number 1, 3, and 4 spots in Billboard Magazine’s longest running singles in music history. Because of these achievements, Billboard Magazine named them the most successful musical group of the 1990’s. They were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 1, 2012. They are still successful today, minus their member Michael McCary, who left the group. Boyz II Men changed Motown/R&B music for the better. They started out as nothing and one small event changed their lives forever. They have received many awards and have been recognized by Billboard

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