Three of the R&B’s biggest acts from the 1990’s, Boyz II Men, TLC and Blackstreet, have united to travel to a land down under for a major New Zealand and Australian tour. These successful acts continue to heat up the stage across the world and remain staples as music icons. Why wouldn’t they be, these artists have paved the way with musical stats that will blow your mind.
Philadelphia’s Boyz II Men themselves have sold over 25 million units in America alone, including eight different #1 singles across the US/Australian/Canadian/French/Irish/Dutch/New Zealand/UK markets, highlighting their broad international appeal. They first came to major prominence through Motown on 1991’s breakout Platinum-selling single Motownphilly on their Colleyhighharmony album. They went on to chart in the Top 10 for their next eleven studio albums internationally and collaborate with the likes of Mariah Carey, LL Cool J, Brandy, Treach, Faith Evans and MC Lyte.
The multiple Grammy-Awarding winning TLC have sold over 65 million albums worldwide, second only for a girl group after the UK’s Spice Girls. With nine Top-10 hits and four Platinum albums, they have left a lasting impact on music. Having collaborated with the likes of Jermaine Dupri, Diddy, Lil Jon, Marley Marl, Busta Rhymes, Andre 3000, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, and Toni Braxton, the trio has left a lasting musical legacy before the tragic passing of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes (RIP) in 2002. Their second studio album CrazySexyCool is still today the only album by a female singing group to have achieved Diamond certification. TLC, now performing as a duo, have recently come off the back of an extensive UK and continental European tour in late 2017 and launching their new single ‘Way Back’ (featuring Snoop Dogg) off their fifth and final album, released last year titled ‘TLC’ which charted strongly.
With millions of album sales to their name, the mulit-Platinum selling Blackstreet had a string of classic albums and singles throughout the 1990s. The massive success of their classic Another Level album was strongly supported by the preceding Blackstreet debut album and subsequent Finally release. Having worked with the likes of The Neptunes, Erick Sermon, Michael Jackson, Dr. Dre, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, Eve, Ja Rule, Mase, Beanie Sigel, Mya, Mystikal, Foxy Brown and Jay-Z, their crossover success was immense and they have built a lasting legacy.
Supported in Australia by DJ Horizon and Yo! Mafia on many of their tour dates, the massive tour highlights that many 1990s and 2000s legends have retained a significant legion of fans worldwide, keen to hear their classics old and new.