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Subject: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/10/16 at 8:23 pm

En Vogue were one of the biggest R&B groups of the 90's. Though they have released some songs since the end of that decade, they have been hardly played. The last popular album of theirs was EV3, their first without Dawn Robinson.

Since the Oakland quartet's hey day there have been a few line up changes. Dawn left and they became 3.  Maxine Jones left and was replaced by Amanda Cole.  She left and Rhonda Bennett came along. Next Maxine returned. There were now 4. But Dawn briefly came back and replaced Rhonda. Then left again and Rhonda replaced her. A short time later Dawn once again returned but briefly.

In 2012 Maxine and Dawn left. The two formed their own group and were trying to use the En Vogue title. But Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis, who were the only two members to never leave, aside from a short maternity leave, fought to keep the name. Due to an LLC, they got to.

Cindy, Terry and Rhonda are currently working on a new album. While Maxine and Dawn are on solo projects.

I was initially going to talk about the group in the 90's R&B topic but decided they need their own thread. They have so much talent!




Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/10/16 at 9:01 pm

They were formed in 1988 in Oakland, California.  Their debut album, Born To Sing was released in 1990. With it they had 4 hit singles. 

"Hold On"
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"Lies"
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"You Don't Have To Worry"
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"Don't Go"
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And in 1991 a remix EP was released titled Remix To Sing.

"Strange"
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Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/10/16 at 9:30 pm

Their second album, Funky Divas, released in 1992, was a major success. Four of the Six singles were in the top 10. While the first two peaked at #1 on the R&B Chart. 

"My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
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"Giving Him Something He Can Feel"
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"Yesterday"
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"Free Your Mind"
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"Love Don't Love You"
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Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/10/16 at 9:59 pm

In 1993 they released the EP Runaway Love. It featured "Whatta Man", which was also on Salt-N-Pepa's Very Necessary album.

"Runaway Love"
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"What Is Love"
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"Whatta Man"
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Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/10/16 at 10:19 pm

1996 saw their last single before Dawn's departure.  "Don't Let Go (Love)" was for the Set It Off soundtrack and was their biggest hit.  It would also be on the next album.

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The group's first album as a trio, EV3, was released in 1997. 

"Whatever"
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Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/10/16 at 10:33 pm

In 1998 they released the single "No Fool No More" from the soundtrack to Why Do Fools Fall In Love?.

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Best Of En Vogue, a hits compilation, was released in 1999.  It was the last thing they released in the 90's.




Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: nally on 03/11/16 at 12:52 am

They had several great songs.

My favorites:

Hold On
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
Free Your Mind
Don't Let Go (Love)

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Howard on 03/11/16 at 7:24 am


They had several great songs.

My favorites:

Hold On
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
Free Your Mind
Don't Let Go (Love)



I only knew a few of their songs.

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/11/16 at 1:58 pm


They had several great songs.

My favorites:

Hold On
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
Free Your Mind
Don't Let Go (Love)


My favorite is Free Your Mind

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: nally on 03/11/16 at 3:03 pm


My favorite is Free Your Mind

Oh yeah; that one has a good message in it, and it also contains elements of rock music. It was even nominated for that year's Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo Or Group (but lost out to a U2 album).

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Howard on 03/11/16 at 3:20 pm


My favorite is Free Your Mind


What was their song with that James Brown sample? ???

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/11/16 at 5:18 pm


Oh yeah; that one has a good message in it, and it also contains elements of rock music. It was even nominated for that year's Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo Or Group (but lost out to a U2 album).

They won a few awards for it.

But here is their Grammy performance:

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Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: nally on 03/11/16 at 6:01 pm


They won a few awards for it.

But here is their Grammy performance:



Oh yes, that's right. I was just going by what I read on Wikopedia. Guess I should have read more. :)

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/11/16 at 7:03 pm


Oh yes, that's right. I was just going by what I read on Wikopedia. Guess I should have read more. :)

I read Wikipedia for a lot of things, so cool.  But they were a really good group. They had a lot of success.

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: nally on 03/11/16 at 11:30 pm


I read Wikipedia for a lot of things, so cool.  But they were a really good group. They had a lot of success.

They sure did.

I also liked their collaboration with Salt-N-Pepa on "Whatta Man".

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/12/16 at 7:27 am

I love these ladies! I like every single hit song of theirs! They are so talented, beautiful, creative, and majestic. Any time I wanna be put in a good mood, I listen to En Vogue. Timeless.

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/12/16 at 5:39 pm


I love these ladies! I like every single hit song of theirs! They are so talented, beautiful, creative, and majestic. Any time I wanna be put in a good mood, I listen to En Vogue. Timeless.

They are indeed Timeless!

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: whistledog on 03/13/16 at 2:57 pm

The only one I would consider a favourite was 'Free Your Mind'.  Though not from the soundtrack, it can be heard in the movie 'The Cowboy Way' which is one of my favourite films of the 90s

Subject: Re: En Vogue

Written By: Ripley on 03/13/16 at 4:17 pm


The only one I would consider a favourite was 'Free Your Mind'.  Though not from the soundtrack, it can be heard in the movie 'The Cowboy Way' which is one of my favourite films of the 90s

I love that movie! I remember the song being in it.

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