First Album Released: 1993
Last Album Released: 2008
Popular 90's Song: something's goin' on
U.N.V. (or Universal Nubian Voices) was an R&B group based out of Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of brothers John Powe and Shawn Powe, and members John Clay and Demetrius Peete.
The group's debut album, Something's Goin' On was released first as an independent record and received a lot of airplay in Detroit on radio station WJLB. The group sold 10,000 copies of the album's title track, attracting the attention of Madonna's label, Maverick Records. Signed to the label, the album received a nation-wide release and the title track became a hit in August 1993, reaching #29 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B charts.