type of event
The Oasis Lounge
Nov 29th, 2013
The Range Steakhouse
With their 1992 RCA debut, IT’S ABOUT TIME, the all-female trio SWV scored a string of top ten R&B hits such as “I’m so into you”, “Right Here”, “Downtown”, “Weak”, and “Your always on my mind”; this established the trio as a commercial force early in 1993. Teddy Riley helped the group craft their sound further with the remix to the hit “Right Here” that featured samples of Michael Jackson’s hit; Human Nature which also went #1 on the R&B charts and #2 on the POP charts.
SWV’s “Anything” contribution to the sound track for “Above the Rim”, it became a top R&B hit in the spring of 1994. The entire soundtrack released top 10 smash hits; which resulted in the multi-platinum status of the soundtracks debut. Furthermore, in the spring of 1994 SWV released the remix version of Anything which went gold. SWV has earned 11 Billboard Music Award nominations for their debut album.
In 1996, SWV returned with another platinum album, NEW BEGINNING, which was preceded by the number one hit “You’re The One” and The Neptunes hit “Use Your Heart”. In 1997 SWV released their third album RELEASE SOME TENSION which spawned several top ten hits as “Someone” with Sean Pu y Combs, who produced the track and a featured artist, “Lose My Cool” is a rhythmic duet between SWV and rap artist Redman, “Can We” featuring Missy Elliot and produced by Timberland which was also featured on the Booty Call soundtrack.
“Rain” a trademark torch ballad written and produced by the first album collaborator, Brian Alexander Morgan. SWV received enormous attention with their auspicious debut. They received nominations for a Grammy, American Music Awards and The Source Award in 1993. They won a Children’s Choice Award and a BET “Best of Video Soul” Award.SWV has appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, New York Undercover, and Showtime at the Apollo to name a few.SWV has appeared on several movie soundtracks such as Waiting to Exhale, Have Plenty, Booty Call, and Above The Rim.
Since SWV hiatus Cheryl Coko Clemons is married to Michael Clemons with two sons and has released one R&B album entitled “Hot Coko” that spawned the smash hit “Sunshine” produced by Rodney Jerkins and Tri ing. Coko has also released two gospel projects the Grammy nominated “Grateful” and recently “The Winner in Me” which debuted at number 4 on the gospel billboard charts.
Tamara “Taj” George currently married to former NFL player Eddie George and also has two sons. Taj starred in her own reality series I Married a Baller along side her husband Eddie. Taj is also an accomplished writer and the author of Player Hate Her, How to Avoid The Beat Down and Live In a Drama Free World. Taj has appeared in this years CBS reality series Survivor” finishing in 4th place.
Leanne “Lelee” Lyons has two children a girl and a boy and has started her own production company and is currently working with several artists. Lelee is also in school currently majoring in accounting with a minor in communications. Lelee is a sought after speaker and advocate for Teen Pregnancy, recently speaking at several colleges and high schools.
Taj, Lelee & Coko are big advocates of Children’s rights, and Teen Pregnancy prevention.
SWV emerge back together in 2005 and has not stopped since. Since SWV has reunited they have done several spot dates with Dru Hill, Salt-N-Pepa, Silk, Jon B, Kelly Price, Carl Thomas, Tank, Jagged Edge just to name a few and has traveled extensively all over the World.
Alicia Keys also honored SWV in 2008 at the BET Awards.
SWV most recently appeared on the “Monique Show” and their appearance was one of highest shows for Monique ever.
SWV is one the world’s top selling female R&B groups and is indeed one of the hardest working female groups in the entertainment industry today!