Boyz II Men
Performing live November 12, 2010 at the Fisher Auditorium, IUP Campus, Indiana PA.
Celebrating 20 years of music and 60 million recordings sold, Boyz II Men bring their distinctive rhythm and blues peerless harmonies to the stage to serenade audiences of all ages with their emotional ballads and complex, intricate a capella harmonies. Boyz II Men weave their diverse melodies together into an album-length symphony, one that flows seamlessly from an impassioned “I’ll Make Love to You,” through the romantic “On Bended Knee,” to the memorable “End of the Road.”
Boyz II Men is an American Contemporary Rhythm & Blues vocal group best known for emotional ballads and complex, intricate a capella harmonies. Based on record sales, Boyz II Men is the most successful R&B male vocal group of all time, having sold more than sixty million albums worldwide. In the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet, but currently the group is a trio signed to Decca Records, with members Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris (no relation), and Shawn Stockman. The group won four Grammy Awards in the 1990s, and the trio was nominated for two Grammies in 2009.
In the 1990s, Boyz II Men gained international celebrity behind unprecedented success on the pop charts. The group’s first single to reach number 1, 1992′s “End of the Road”, a phenomenal hit, reached the top of charts across the globe. “End of the Road” would set a new record for longevity, staying at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for thirteen weeks, breaking a decades-old record held by Elvis Presley.
Boyz II Men would exceed even that record later in the decade with hits “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day” (with Mariah Carey), which each exceeded records for the longest period of time a single remained at number 1.
As of 2010, “One Sweet Day” still holds the all-time record with sixteen weeks at the top of the Hot 100. Although “On Bended Knee” did not exceed any records, it was still a very popular song that reached number 1 and made Boyz II Men the third artist (behind The Beatles and Elvis) to replace themselves at the number one rating of the Billboard Hot 100. These achievements were enough to earn Boyz II Men recognition as Billboard Magazine’s most successful musical group of the 1990s.