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MEMBERS: Teddy Riley, Chauncey Hannibal, Eric Williams, and Terrell Philips (and formerly Joe Stonestreet, Levi Little, David Hollister, and Mark Middleton)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "No Diggity" (1996)
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BIGGEST LP: Another Level (1996)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

Blackstreetbutton.gif (123 bytes) The R&B group Blackstreet (sometimes noted as BLACKstreet) consists of Chauncey Hannibal, Eric Williams, Mark Middleton, and its founder - famed producer, Teddy Riley. Riley formed the group in the early 90s with Riley, Hannibal, Joe Stonestreet and Levi Little. Dave Hollister replaced departing Stonestreet before the release of their debut LP.

1994... # 91 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Blackstreet LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet released their debut LP - Blackstreet.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "Booti Call."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "Before I Let You Go."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet was certified gold.

1995... # 54 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the
Top 10 with "Before I Let You Go."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet was certified platinum.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "Joy."

1996... # 53 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) Eric Williams and Mark Middleton replaced Levi Little and David Hollister.

September
Blackstreet - Another Levelbutton.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet released Another Level.
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "
No Diggity."
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet topped the Billboard Hot R&B Singles Airplay chart for 7 weeks with "
No Diggity."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet topped the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart, Hot R&B Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks, and the Dance Music Maxi-Singles Sales chart for 3 weeks with "No Diggity."
button.gif (123 bytes) Another Level topped the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart for 5 weeks.

November
Blackstreet - "No Diggity" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 10 with "No Diggity."
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 4 weeks and the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 6 weeks with "
No Diggity."
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Another Level was certified platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "No Diggity" was certified platinum.

1997... # 22 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "Don't Leave Me."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Another Level was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) "
Don't Leave Me" topped the Billboard R&B Singles Airplay chart for 3 weeks.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 10 with "Don't Leave Me."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rap Video and Best R&B Video ("No Diggity" with Dr. Dre).

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Another Level was certified 4x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top R&B Album Artist - Duos/Group.

1998... # 153 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet were nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album (
Another Level).
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet could be heard helping out
Jay-Z with his song, "The City Is Mine."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("No Diggity") and were nominated for Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("No Diggity").

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "Take Me There" with Mya and Mase.

1999... # 78 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 10 with "Take Me There" with Mya and Mase.

March
Blackstreet - Finallybutton.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet released Finally.
button.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet hit the Top 40 with "
Girlfriend / Boyfriend" with the help of Janet Jackson.

button.gif (123 bytes) Middleton left Blackstreet to go solo, and was replaced with Terrell Philips.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Finally was certified gold.

Blackstreet with Janet Jackson - Girlfriend / Boyfriend (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) By year's end, Blackstreet had broken up.

2000...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Legal confusion surrounded Blackstreet when Hannibal announced he was filing a $2 million lawsuit against Riley, but then re-tracked the statement.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "No Diggity" at # 91.

2003...

March
Blackstreet - Level IIbutton.gif (123 bytes) Blackstreet regrouped and released - Level II.

button.gif (123 bytes) # 214 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2007..

December
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VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "No Diggity" at # 32.



LPs
Blackstreet LP Blackstreet
Released: May, 1994
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 52
Tracks: "Intro (Blackstreet Philosophy)" (Interlude) - "Baby Be Mine" - "U Blow My Mind" - "Hey Love (Keep It Real)" (Interlude) - "I Like The Way You Work" - "Good Life" - "Physical Thing" - "Make U Wet" - "Booti Call" - "Love's In Need" - "Joy" - "Before I Let You Go" - "Confession" (Interlude) - "Falling In Love Again" - "Candlelight Night" (Interlude) - "Tonight's The Night" - "Happy Home" - "Once In A Lifetime" (Interlude) - "Wanna Make Love" - "Givin' You All My Lovin'"
Blackstreet - Another Level Another Level
Released: September, 1996
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Tracks: "Black & Street" (Intro) - "This Is How We Roll" - "No Diggity" - "Fix" - "Good Lovin'" - "Let's Stay In Love" - "We Gonna Take U Back (Lude) / Don't Leave Me" - "Never Gonna Let You Go" - "I Wanna Be Your Man" - "Taja's Lude" (Interlude) - "My Paradise" (Interlude) - "Deja's Poem" - "(Money Can't) Buy Me Love" - "Blackstreet (On The Radio)" - "I Can't Get You (Out Of My Head)" - "I'll Give It To You" - "Happy Song (Tonite)" - "Motherlude" - "The Lord Is Real (Time Will Reveal)"
Blackstreet - Finally Finally
Released: March, 1999
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Blackstreet Intro / Can You Feel Me" - "Girlfriend / Boyfriend" - "Yo Love" - "I Got What You On" - "Drama / Misery Interlude" - "I'm Sorry" - "Think About You" - "Black & White" - "In A Rush" - "Huster's Prayer" - "Finally" - "Take Me There" (Remix) - "On The Floor"
Blackstreet - Level II Level II
Released: March, 2003
Billboard peak: # 14
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Ticket To Ride" (Intro) - "Don't Touch" (with Mr. Cheeks) - "She's Hot" - "Deep" - "Ooh Girl" - "Friend Of Mine" - "Interlude: What's The Fuss?" - "You Made Me" - "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye" - "Why, Why" - "Look In The Water" - "Baby You're All I Want" - "How We Do" - "Bygones" - "Interlude: Still Feelin' You" - "Brown Eyes" - "Wizzy Wow" (with Mystikal)
LINKS
POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Blackstreet - "No Diggity" (Single)No Diggity
Another Level
2 18 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
2 Don't Leave Me
Another Level
2 15 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 Before I Let You Go
Blackstreet
8 13 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 Take Me There
[Blackstreet & Mya featuring Mase]

Finally
10 13 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Blackstreet with Janet Jackson - Girlfriend / Boyfriend (Single)Girlfriend/Boyfriend
[Blackstreet with Janet Jackson]

from LP Finally
ARC Chart Run:
37 - 29 - 25 - 21 - 18 - 16 - 23 - 30 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
121
16 9 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
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6 Joy
Blackstreet
39 1 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 Booti Call
Blackstreet
35 2 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Baby Be Mine
Blackstreet
** ** 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Tonight's The Night
Blackstreet
** ** 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Fix
Another Level
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  The City Is Mine
[Jay-Z featuring Blackstreet]

from the Jay-Z LP
Volume 1... In My Lifetime
** ** 1998 Jay-Z featuring Blackstreet - "The City Is Mine" (Single)
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