boyz II men
First Album Released: 1991
Last Album Released: 2014
Popular 90's Song: end of the road
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. Currently the group is a trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. In the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet, but original member and bass singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to health issues.
Boyz II Men are among the biggest names in a capella and R&B. With what was called "crossover appeal," Boyz II Men found themselves at the vanguard of the 1990s movement to take R&B back into the mainstream, where it had been back in the 1970s. Their use of hip-hop beats in combination with R&B was not unique, but it was Boyz II Men's enormous success with mainstream audiences in "putting harmony over the hip-hop tracks" that helped usher in the near-total dominance of the R&B genre on the pop charts in the 2000s.