Comeback for K-Ci & JoJo?
When I think of growing up in the 80′s and the media would talk about artist’s from the 60′s, I used to think it was about 50 years ago instead of being just twenty. (The Beatles?!?, Aretha Franklin?!?).
So when a 90′s artist makes a comeback now do you twenty-something’s feel the same way?
Do you think of Jodeci in the same way that I thought of The Temptations?
Anyway, K-Ci & JoJo, formerly of Jodeci as well as a successful duo in their own right, have released a new song called “Knock It Off”……like maybe they should knock off this comeback, but hey, what do I know?
The ’90s are back, as R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo have debuted a new song.
Born Cedric and Joel Hailey, K-Ci & JoJo are following other former favorites including Fall Out Boy and My Bloody Valentine by releasing a new album this year. The duo, who became famous on hits like “All My Life” and “Crazy,” released a new song this week.
Called “Knock It Off,” the song is expected to be featured on the K-Ci & JoJo’s upcoming studio album. The new track is classic K-Ci & JoJo: The brothers croon about their love over a slow beat, singing, “I’m loving your everything / I’ll do anything to make you feel good.” Take a listen to “Knock It Off” above.
K-Ci & JoJo saw success in the early ’90s, with their first studio album, “Love Always,” hitting No. 6 on the Billboard 200. The duo released their last album, “Love,” in 2008. The brothers recently appeared in a reality show called “K-Ci & JoJo Come Clean,” which chronicled battles with addiction and a return to music.
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K-Ci & JoJo are an American R&B duo, consisting of brothers Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey (born September 2, 1969) and Joel “JoJo” Hailey (born June 10, 1971), Natives of Monroe, North Carolina, they are also members of the chart-topping R&B group Jodeci with the DeGrate brothers—Donald (better known as DeVante Swing) and Dalvin.
In late 2006, K-Ci released his debut solo album entitled My Book.
Early in 1996, K-Ci & JoJo teamed up for the song “How Could You” for the movie Bulletproof starring Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler. By July 1996, K-Ci & JoJo finally had a hit on their hands as guest artists in 2Pac‘s number-one R&B hit “How Do U Want It”. It also topped the Billboard Hot 100.They also gained popularity with the last music video of 2pac, “Toss it Up”.
Love Always and Life
The brothers made their side projects into a full album, Love Always. Released on June 17, 1997, the album spawned two top-ten R&B hits: “You Bring Me Up” (Pop #26) and “Last Night’s Letter” (Pop #46). The minor success of those singles, however, paled in comparison to the success of the album’s third single, “All My Life” (which was dedicated to JoJo’s daughter). A supple, lush ballad far removed from the Jodeci material of the early 1990s, “All My Life” was the number-one song on the Hot 100 for three weeks, a feat that K-Ci & JoJo had never achieved with Jodeci. It features a piano melody very similar to that of the electric piano found backing “Dancing In The Moonlight” by King Harvest. Future singles and albums would be crafted in the vein of “All My Life”, which was the duo’s only number-one hit, though many consider it one of the greatest jazz pop melodies of all time. Love Always went on to sell four million copies, and the success of the album put Jodeci’s reunion on hold indefinitely. During the recording of Love Always they also appeared in the song “I Care ‘Bout You” as a member of the R&B Supergroup Milestone along with After 7 which appeared on the soundtrack for the movie, Soul Food that was written and produced by Babyface.
It’s Real (1999)
K-Ci & JoJo’s second studio album, It’s Real was released on June 22, 1999. It peaked at number eight on the Billboard 200, peaked at number two on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums, and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Outside of the US, the album reached top 20 on the Dutch Mega Album Top 100, the Canadian Albums Chart, and appeared on the New Zealand Top 40 Albums and the ARIA Charts. The album spawned four singles, including the number-two Billboard song, “Tell Me It’s Real”.
It’s Realreceived a three star rating from Allmusic.
K-Ci & JoJo returned with X on December 5, 2000. X, the Roman numeral for ten, was picked as the album title to celebrate the Haileys’ tenth anniversary in the music business. They made a strong return to the Billboard Hot 100 early in 2001 with the song “Crazy”, also included on the Save the Last Dance soundtrack. “Crazy” peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also features a hidden Jodeci track entitled “Slip And Fall”.
Emotional and Greatest Hits
The fourth K-Ci & JoJo album, Emotional, was released on November 26, 2002, but did not find commercial success. The CD consisted of one single, “This Very Moment.” and also their personal favorite “How Long” written by Steve Vaughn and Jojo Hailey.
K-Ci & JoJo released a greatest hits album on February 8, 2005.
On February 6, 2008, they released their fifth album called Love, which was released only in Japan.