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MEMBERS: Dion Allen ~ Darryl Anthony ~ Shawn Rivera ~ Kenny Terry ~ Marc Nelson
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BIRTHDAYS: Dion Allen (October 2, 1970) ~ Shawn Rivera (November 4, 1971)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" (1997)
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BIGGEST LP: Az Yet (1996)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) ""We originally used the name, AZ Yet Untitled, to describe our style, which is ever-growing and all-encompassing." - Az Yet, 1996

 
TIMELINE

Az Yetbutton.gif (123 bytes) Az Yet formed in 1992 in Philadelphia with Dion Allen, Darryl Anthony, Shawn Rivera, and Kenny Terry . Marc Nelson joined the group later. Rivera and Allen began the dream of forming a group in 1990, and a year later found Terry singing in a lobby at a hotel.

1995...

button.gif (123 bytes) A demo the singers made eventually made it to Babyface (via his mother-in-law) and an eventual contract with LaFace Records in 1995. Anthony and Nelson were then added to the group to round out the sound. The group is beginning to get recognition for their smooth R&B vocals and stylized harmonies.

June
The Nutty Professor soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Az Yet first hit it big with a song from The Nutty Professor soundtrack, "Last Night." The single went gold and hit #1 on the R&B charts.

1996... # 82 Singles Artist of the Year

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Az Yet hit the Top 40 with "Last Night."

October
Az Yet - Az Yet LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) The group's debut LP, Az Yet, from the LaFace label, was released. Many of the songs on their LP were written by their superstar producer, Babyface. Az Yet got some additional help on their debut LP from Brian McKnight, Jon B., and Sheila E.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Last Night" was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Az Yet topped the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and Hot R&B Singles Sales chart for a week with "
Last Night."

1997... # 59 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Az Yet hit the Top 40 with the remake of "
Hard To Say I'm Sorry."

April
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Az Yet was certified platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Hard To Say I'm Sorry" was certified platinum and hit the Top 10.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Reports surfaced that Marc Nelson had left Az Yet due to personal and creative differences with the group. Nelson was brought into the group in 1996, and had also left
Boyz II Men prior to their success.

1998...

February
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Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Hard To Say I'm Sorry").



LPs
Az Yet - Az Yet LP Az Yet
Released: October, 1996
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 60
Tracks: "Last Night" - "Save For Someone Else" - "Care For Me" - "Every Little Bit Of My Heart" - "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" - "That's All I Want" - "Secrets" - "Through My Heart (The Arrow)" - "I Don't Want To Be Lonely" - "Sadder Than Blue" - "Inseparable Lovers" - "Time To End The Story"
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Az Yet
6 14 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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2 Last Night
Az Yet
14 12 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  You're The Inspiration
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