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En Vogue

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Born To Sing was released on April 3, 1990 . The album charted at number 21 on the Billboard 200 and number 3 on the Billboard R&B.

The first single, "Hold On", became a crossover, pop smash hit, reaching #2 on the pop charts and #1 on the R&B charts. It also hit number 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. It later made #5 in the UK after receiving massive radio airplay and becoming a huge club hit all over Europe. The album's next two singles, "Lies" and "You Don't Have to Worry", both went to number one on the Billboard R&B Charts. While the last single, "Don't Go", charted at number 3 on the Billboard R&B. The album was later certified platinum by the RIAA.

In 1992, En Vogue released Funky Divas which was more successful than their debut, going multi-platinum and garnering positive reviews. The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Billboard R&B.

The album went on to sell more than three million copies, won an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, and was nominated for five Grammy Awards. The dazzling video for "Free Your Mind" earned the group three MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography, Best Dance Video, and Best R&B Video. They were also honored with Soul Train's prestigious Entertainer of the Year Award, graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Essence among other major publications.En Vogue's cover of Runaway Love.

They struck an endorsement deal to be in a Converse commercial and won awards at the American Music Awards, Soul Train, and Lady of Soul Awards shows. Relentless touring included a spot opening for Luther Vandross' 1993 sold-out tour. Among the numerous countries toured were England, Germany, the Netherlands and France which confirmed the group's live vocal and performing prowess.

The group took a three-year hiatus from recording as a group before their next LP. Herron focused on motherhood. Jones wed. Ellis made her solo debut with the release of Southern Gal in 1995. Robinson chose to leave the group for a solo career in April 1997 after lengthy negotiations to keep her membership with En Vogue and also plan a solo career.

En Vogue, now made up of three original members, went on to record EV3. "EV3" debuted at number 8 on both the Billboard 200 and the Billboard R&B charts.

The second single off "EV3" was the Babyface produced "Whatever", the song went to number 16 on the Hot 100, to number 8 on the R&B charts and to number 5 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart,(Dawn Robinson also sings the majority of the lead on the club mix version of this song, including the fourth verse and outgoing lead) . The single was certified gold by the RIAA.

The album's last single "Too Gone Too Long" which was written by Diane Warren was a top forty hit on the Hot 100 and top thirty hit on the R&B charts.

The group was nominated for another Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and won the Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B, Rap or Soul Single by Group, Band or Duo.

In 1998, En Vogue had a minor hit with "No Fool No More", a song featured on the "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" soundtrack. The single reached number 57 on the Hot 100 and number 37 on the R&B charts.



 


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