THE REAL REAL HE LEFT


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BY ALEXANDRA SIMON/MAY 24, 2021 3:00 PM EDT

The 1990s produced some of the greatest boy bands, whose music we still enjoy today. And when it came to the genre of R&B music, there was no shortage of boy bands, and a lot of these groups made some of the classic R&B songs that are still held in high esteem. 

Boyz II Men was a highly popular and successful band that rose out of that period. Formed in Philadelphia in the late '80s, Boyz II Men consisted of high school friends Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wayna Morris, and Shawn Stockman. The four-member band was lucky to perform for New Edition member Michael Bivins, who would end up becoming their manager and boosting them into the music industry. And boy did they when hit-making music label Motown signed them.

Boyz II Men is one of the best-selling boy bands of all time, per United Press International. The group won a 1991 Grammy award for R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals, literally in their debut year. The band won another Grammy the following year, then another in 1994. They went on to earn five No. 1 hit songs, and generally made frequent appearances on several Billboard charts for nearly every album they released. It was quite obvious they were a music quartet valued by fans, but the group's longevity came into question when one member left the group.

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