Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group, best known for emotional ballads, acapella harmonies and their smooth and silky voices. Formerly a quartet including bass Michael McCary, they are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.
1. Formed in 1988 at the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.
2. Originally called “Unique Attraction” included Shawn Stockman, Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris, Michael McCary and Marc Nelson.
3. Got their big break in 1989 when they snuck backstage at a concert to sing for New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe member Michael Bivins. They sang an acapella rendition of the New Edition song “Can You Stand the Rain.” Bivins was impressed and agreed to help them get signed.
4. Skyrocketed to fame in the 1990s with their soothing ballads, dance hits and soulful grooves.
5. Released the successful single “End of the Road” in 1992. The song spent a record-breaking 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. They continued to develop their sound throughout the ’90s and collaborated with successful mainstream artists like Babyface, Michael Jackson, LL Cool J and Mariah Carey.
6. Song with Mariah Carey, “One Sweet Day,” spent 16 weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts.
7. Singer Michael McCary left the group in 2003 due to scoliosis, which prevented him from participating in many of their dance numbers.
8. Created a catalogue of massively successful songs known for rich, smooth harmonies and timeless subject matter.
9. Continue to perform worldwide, as a trio. Their most recent studio album, Collide, was released in 2014.
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