2007-12-21 / Community

North Fork Theatre Presents Boyz II Men,Angie Stone

Live Nation presents one of the most successful R&B male vocal groups of all time, Boyz II Men, along with R&B/neo-soul singer Angie Stone, on Saturday, January 26 at 8 p.m.

Boyz II Men are best known for their number one hits, "I'll Make Love To You," "On Bended Knee" and "End of the Road," as well as their collaboration with Mariah Carey on "One Sweet Day."

Between 1992 and 1997, Boyz II Men had five #1 R&B hits, three of them setting and breaking records for the longest period of time a single remained at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With their single, "On Bended Knee," the group became the third artist, behind Elvis and the Beatles, to replace themselves at the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100. The group has since sold over 60 million records.

The group's first album was released in 1991, and produced the hits, "Motownphilly" and a cover of "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday." The album, "Cooleyhighharmony," sold over 9 million copies and Boyz II Men won the 1992 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. While on tour with MC Hammer, the group recorded "End of the Road," which was co-written by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. The single remained at #1 for thirteen weeks, breaking Elvis' previous record of 11 weeks.

Their next album, "II," was written and produced by Babyface, and sold more than 12 million copies in the U.S. alone, becoming one of the best- selling albums ever released by an R&B artist. The album's singles, "On Bended Knee" and "I'll Make Love to You," became #1 hits. Their collaboration with Mariah Carey was the most notable of their collaborations. "One Sweet Day" topped the U.S. pop charts for a record 16 weeks, and was nominated at the 1996 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

In 2007, the group released the LP, "Motown: AJourney Through Hitsville USA." The LP includes covers of "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing."

Neo-soul singer and songwriter Angie Stone worked with artists such as Lenny Kravitz and D'Angelo before becoming a solo artist. Her solo debut, "Black Diamond," released in 1999, went platinum, as well as her next effort, "Mahogany Soul," in 2001. Stone sings the theme song to the CW11 show, "Girlfriends," and appeared on VH1's series, "Celebrity Fit Club." Her latest album, "The Art of Love and War," debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 and #2 on the R&B Chart. Angie Stone is best known for her hits "No More Rain (In This Cloud)," "Wish I Didn't Miss You," and "Baby," which features Betty Wright.

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