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JODECI MEMBERS: Cedric Hailey (K-Ci) ~ Joel Hailey (Jo-Jo) ~ Dalvin DeGrate ~ Donald DeGrate (DeVante Swing)
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BIRTHDAYS: K-Ci (September 2, 1969) ~ JoJo (June 10, 1971) ~ Dalvin DeGrate (July 23, 1971)
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JODECI's BIGGEST SINGLE: "Lately" (1993)
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K-CI & JOJO's BIGGEST SINGLE: "All My Life" (1998)
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JODECI's BIGGEST LP: Forever My Lady (1991)
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K-CI & JOJO's BIGGEST LP: Love Always (1998)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "Jodeci can never break up because we're brothers. Brothers in our hearts, brothers by blood and we'll always be brothers. And brothers will always be together." - JoJo

 
TIMELINE

Jodecibutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci consists of two pairs of brothers from North Carolina who formed in 1990: Cedric (K-Ci) and Joel (Jo-Jo) Hailey and Dalvin and Donald (DeVante Swing) DeGrate. With their R&B sounds, urban image, and sexy overtone, Jodeci has become one of the premiere soul groups of the 90s. Their name is derived from 3 of member's nicknames: Jo-Jo, DeVante Swing, and K-Ci. All 4 members of Jodeci began their musical background in their youth singing gospel music. The DeGrate brothers, both born in Virginia, sang with their father's gospel group, The DeGrate Delegation, who have 18 gospel LPs to their credit. The Hailey brothers performed in their father's gospel group, Little Gedric and The Hailey Singers. The four guys met each other through each others' girlfriends, and began singing together while still in their teens. DeVante had run away in hopes of working with Prince at the age of 16, but didn't get too far in music before he returned home. He told Vibe magazine: " I was up at Paisley Park every day begging for a job, asking people to listen to my tape. The receptionist kept saying she couldn't help me. I wasn't gonna leave until they put me on." Jodeci's big break came when they went to New York, demo in hand. The guys brought their demo to Uptown Entertainment and were almost rejected until rapper Heavy D heard their music. Eventually, Jodeci's music made it to the president of Uptown and Jodeci were offered and signed a recording contract.

1991... # 113 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Jodeci - Forever My Ladybutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci's debut LP, Forever My Lady was released. The guys hit R&B and pop gold with the single "Come And Talk To Me" and went on to sell over 3 million copies of their LP. Other hits from the LP included "Forever My Lady" and "Stay."

November
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Forever My Lady was certified gold.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "Forever My Lady."

1992... # 38 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Forever My Lady was certified platinum.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Stay."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks with "
Stay."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Come And Talk To Me."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks with "
Come And Talk To Me."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Come And Talk To Me" was certified gold.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci contributed his vocals to a track on
Mary J. Blige's LP, What's The 411?.

September
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Forever My Lady was certified 2x platinum.

1993... Jodeci: # 29 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci were nominated for 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group and Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci could be heard on the soundtrack for
Who's The Man? with "Let's Go Through The Motions."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Lately."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the
Top 10 with "Lately."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci topped the Billboard Top R&B Singles chart with "
Lately."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Lately" was certified gold.

December
Jodeci - Diary Of A Mad Bandbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci's second LP, Diary Of A Mad Band, was released and was less successful after receiving little promotion from the record company. The band was not thrilled with how Uptown was treating them and considered finding a recording home at Death Row Records. The guys didn't make any videos for the LP after the first track, "Feenin'" was released. K-Ci stated the record company "...wasn't treating us like we'd just sold 3 million albums."
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Cry For You."
button.gif (123 bytes) Legal troubles hit Jodeci when K-Ci and DeVante were accused of threatening a woman for which both plead guilty (DeVante for gun charges and K-Ci for sexual contact).
button.gif (123 bytes) DeVante's home was violently robbed and ransacked while he was home.

MTV Uptown Unpluggedbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci had a hit with the track "Cry For You" and hit the Top 10 on the pop charts with the Stevie Wonder cover, "Lately" from MTV Uptown Unplugged.

1994... Jodeci: # 54 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 4 weeks with "
Cry For You."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Cry For You" was certified gold.
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Diary Of A Mad Band topped the Billboard R&B Albums chart for 2 weeks.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci topped the Billboard R&B Airplay chart for a week with "
Cry For You."

March
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Diary Of A Mad Band was certified platinum.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Feenin'."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci could be heard on the soundtrack for
Jason's Lyric with "Let's Go Through The Motions."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top R&B Artist - Duo/Group (singles & albums), the Top R&B Album Artist - Duo/Group (singles & albums), and the Top R&B Singles Artist - Duo/Group.

1995... Jodeci: # 61 Singles Artist of the Year ~ K-Ci Hailey: # 113 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci hit the Top 40 solo with the remake "
If You Think You're Lonely Now" from the Jason's Lyric soundtrack.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Freek 'N You."

June
Jodeci - The Show The After Party The Hotelbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci released The Show, The After Party, The Hotel. The LP showcased more of Jodeci's funkier side and "traces a night in the life of Jodeci."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Freek 'N You" was certified gold.
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The Show, The After Party, The Hotel topped the Billboard R&B Albums chart for a week.

September
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The Show, The After Party, The Hotel was certified platinum.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Love U 4 Life."

1996... Jodeci: # 138 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group.

button.gif (123 bytes) More legal troubles hit Jodeci when Dalvin was arrested in Los Angeles for refusing to move his car, as ordered by a police officer.
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci started focusing on individual ventures in music and business. Dalvin was doing production work as well as working on a solo LP. He has also acted in the film Player's Anthem. DeVante also has been hailed for his production work and owns two production companies: Swing Mob and 4HISDAMNSELF.

May
Eddie soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci could be heard with the track "After Last Night" from the Eddie soundtrack.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci hit the Top 40 with "
Get On Up."

August
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Diary Of A Mad Band was certified 2x platinum.

September
K-Ci & JoJobutton.gif (123 bytes) Jo-Jo and K-Ci started work on an LP of their own and lent their vocals to some of 2Pac's work including the hit "How Do U Want It." The duo also had a hit with a song from the Bulletproof soundtrack, "How Could You."

1997... K-Ci & JoJo: # 137 Singles Artist of the Year

button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci told Black Beat that another Jodeci LP is unlikely for at least a couple years. Fans can mostly likely expect solo releases in the meantime.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("How U Want It" (with 2Pac)).

June
K-Ci & JoJo - Love Alwaysbutton.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo released Love Always.
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo hit the Top 40 with "
You Bring Me Up."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo's
Love Always was certified gold.

1998... K-Ci & JoJo: # 25 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo hit the Top 40 with "
All My Life."

K-Ci & JoJo - "All My Life" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Love Always eventually hit the Top 10. JoJo told MTV that the tune "All My Life" was written about his daughter: "I wrote it for her, and I wrote it about her." The duo also stated that they almost didn't get to record it: "The song was originally supposed to be used for... another artist... but we listened to it after we got out of the studio and it was like, 'I'm keeping this, this is too hot'..."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo's
Love Always was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo hit the
Top 10 with "All My Life."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo topped the Billboard R&B Singles Airplay chart with "
All My Life" for 9 weeks.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo's
Love Always was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo hit
#1 with "All My Life" for a week.
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All My Life" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 3 weeks, the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 2 weeks, the R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks, and the R&B Singles Sales chart for a week.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci told The Washington Post that Jodeci might be back as a group in the year 2000 with a gospel LP.
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo teamed with Planned Parenthood with their single "Don't Rush" by distributing free copies of their video for the song.
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo's
Love Always was certified 3x platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo were nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video ("All My Life").

October
button.gif (123 bytes) MTV reported that K-Ci and JoJo were back in the studio to work on their next LP - and on the prospect of the whole group recording again, K-Ci said: "The group hasn't busted up or anything like that but we're just putting Jodeci on hold for now on working on our side projects."

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

1999... K-Ci & JoJo: # 50 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo won an
American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group and were nominated for Favorite Soul/R&B Album (Love Always).

February
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo were nominated for 2
Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("All My Life") and Best R&B Song (awarded to the songwriter) ("All My Life" with Rory Bennett).

button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo were nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, and a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo ("All My Life").

May
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo took home a Blockbuster Award for Best Group - R&B.

June
K-Ci & Jo Jo - It's Realbutton.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo released their second LP together, It's Real.
button.gif (123 bytes) The duo hit the Top 40 with "
Tell Me It's Real."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo hit the
Top 10 with "Tell Me It's Real."
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It's Real was certified platinum.

2000... K-Ci & JoJo: # 173 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo were nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite R&B Band/Duo/Group.

April
Dalvin DeGrate - Met.A.Mor.Phicbutton.gif (123 bytes) Dalvin DeGrate released his first solo LP, Met.A.Mor.Phic with the single "Why Can't We."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo told MTV their next LP should hit stores in the fall: "When we're coming with the album, we're coming with more than just the album... It's going to be an adventure-type thing..."
button.gif (123 bytes) The duo joined the SoulFest tour in the summer.

December
K-Ci & JoJo - Xbutton.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo released X and hit the Top 40 with "Crazy." K-Ci told MTV that title of their new LP refers to "...the Roman numeral X, the number 10, and we're just celebrating. We're just so happy and blessed that we've been around for 10 years. We came a long way, and we still have a long way to go, but we just thank God that he let us be able to see 10 years being in the music business successfully."
button.gif (123 bytes) Controversy hit the duo at a performance in Los Angeles with mostly teenage girls when K-Ci allegedly dropped his boxers while performing (as part of the 'KIIS-FM Jingle Ball 2000'). K-Ci later said of the allegations: "If y'all know K-Ci, y'all know K-Ci didn't do it."

2001... K-Ci & JoJo:# 32 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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X was certified platinum.

February
K-Ci & JoJo - "Crazy" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo hit the Top 10 with "Crazy."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci was charged with 23 counts of indecent exposure and 1 count of lewd conduct for an incident last December.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci pleaded 'no contest' to lewd conduct charges (from a December incident), and his lawyer stated: "It was in his best interest to put this matter behind him. He's regretful of what happened. He just got caught up in the moment."
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo hit the Top 40 with "
All The Things I Should Have Known."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo were nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film ("Crazy").

2002... K-Ci & JoJo: # 152 Singles Artist of the Year

November
K-Ci & JoJo - Emotionalbutton.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo released Emotional.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci & JoJo hit the Top 40 with "
This Very Moment" which also could be heard on the soundtrack for Deliver Us From Eva.

2003...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci and JoJo were arrested and jailed overnight on tax evasion charges in North Carolina. The brothers denied having any knowledge of the tax charges.

2004...

Jodeci - Back To The Future: The Very Best Of Jodecibutton.gif (123 bytes) Jodeci came in at # 176 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart and K-Ci & JoJo came in at # 210.

2005...

June
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Back To The Future: The Very Best Of Jodeci.

2006..

August
K-Ci - My Bookbutton.gif (123 bytes) K-Ci released a solo LP My Book.







LPs
Jodeci
Jodeci - Forever My Lady Forever My Lady
Released: May, 1991
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 18
Tracks: "Stay" - "Come And Talk To Me" - "Forever My Lady" - "I'm Still Waiting" - "U & I" - "My Phone" - "Gotta Love" - "Play Thang" - "It's Alright" - "Treat U" - "Xs We Share"
Jodeci - Diary Of A Mad Band Diary Of A Mad Band
Released: December, 1993
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Tracks: "My Heart Belongs To U" - "Cry For You" - "Feenin'" - "What About Us" - "Ride & Slide" - "Alone" - "You Got It" - "Won't Waste You" - "In The Meanwhile" - "Gimme All You Got" - "Sweaty" - "Jodecidal Hotline" - "Success"
Jodeci - The Show The After Party The Hotel The Show, The After Party, The Hotel
Released: July, 1995
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Bring On Da' Funk" - "Fun 2 Nite" - "S-More" - "Get On Up" - "Can We Flo?" - "Zipper" - "Let's Do It All" - "Pump It Back" - "Freek 'N You" - "Time & Place" - "Fallin'" - "Love U 4 Life" - 4U" - "Good Luv"
Jodeci - Back To The Future: The Very Best Of Jodeci Back To The Future: The Very Best Of Jodeci
Released: June, 2005
Billboard peak: # 27
Tracks: "Forever My Lady" - "Stay" - "Come And Talk To Me" - "I'm Still Waiting" - "Lately" - "Cry For You" - "Feenin'" - "My Heart Belongs To You" - "What About Us" - "Love U 4 Life" - "Freek 'N You" - "Alone" - "Success" - "Get On Up" - "S-More" - "Good Luv"
K-Ci & JoJo
K-Ci & JoJo - Love Always Love Always
Released: June, 1997
US: 4x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 6
Tracks: "Last Night's Letter" - "Baby Come Back" - "Just For Your Love" - "Now And Forever" - "Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)" - "You Bring Me Up" - "Still Waiting" - "Love Ballad" - "How Many Times" - "All My Life" - "How Could You"
K-Ci & Jo Jo - It's Real It's Real
Released: June, 1999
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 8
Tracks: "Fee Fie Foe Fum" - "I Wanna Make Love To You" - "I Wanna Get To Know You" - "Hello Darlin'" - "How Long Must I Cry" - "Makin Me Say Goodbye" - "Tell Me It's Real" - "Life" - "Girl" - "What Am I Gonna Do" - "Here He Comes Again" - "Momma's Song"
K-Ci & JoJo - X X
Released: December, 2000
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 20
Tracks: "Honest Lover" - "Wanna Do Right" - "Get Back" - "Crazy" - "Game Face" - "Thug N U Thug N Me" - "If It's Going To Work" - "All The Things I Should Have Known" - "I Can't Find The Words" - "Something Inside Of Me" - "One Last Time" - "Suicide" - "Ooh Yeah"
K-Ci & JoJo - Emotional Emotional
Released: November, 2002
Billboard peak: # 61
Tracks: "This Very Moment" - "Special" - "It's Me" - "I Don't Want" - "Say Yes" - "Down For Life" - "Goodbye" - "So Emotional" - Love Me Carefully" - "I Don't Mind" - "How Can I Trust You?" - "How Long"
K-CI
K-Ci - My Book My Book
Released: August, 2006
Tracks: "My Book" (Prelude) - "My Book" - "It's All Love" - "Conversation (Can I Talk 2 U)" - "Thug By Heart" - "Ghetto Woman" - "Woman Gotta Have It" - "I Apologize" - "Much To Soon" - "What Else Can I Do" - "Limousine" - "Baby I'm Back" - "Soldier" - "Cheatin' On Us" - "You" - "Care For U"
Dalvin DeGrate
Dalvin DeGrate - Met.A.Mor.Phic Met.A.Mor.Phic
Released: April, 2000
Tracks: "I Got That" - "Why Can't We" - "Dangerous" - "She Wanted" - "Long Day" - "More Than Friends" - "Not My Girl" - "Scandalous" - "'Til U Get Enough" - "I Can't Help It" - "Love Bites"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
Jodeci
1 Lately
MTV Uptown Unplugged
3 18 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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2 Come And Talk To Me
Forever My Lady
11 19 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 Cry For You
Diary Of A Mad Band
17 14 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 Freek 'N You
The Show, The After Party, The Hotel
17 11 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 Forever My Lady
Forever My Lady
16 9 1991 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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6 Feenin'
Diary Of A Mad Band
22 6 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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7 Get On Up
The Show, The After Party, The Hotel
25 4 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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8 Love U 4 Life
The Show, The After Party, The Hotel
29 3 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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9 Stay
Forever My Lady
39 2 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  I'm Still Waiting
Forever My Lady
** ** 1992 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Let's Go Through The Motions
Who's The Man? soundtrack
** ** 1993 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  What About Us
Diary Of A Mad Band
** ** 1994 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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K-Ci Hailey
1 If You Think You're Lonely Now
Jason's Lyric soundtrack
16 7 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  I Apologize
My Book
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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K-Ci & JoJo
1 All My Life
Love Always
1(1) 23 1998 K-Ci & JoJo - "All My Life" (Single)
iTunes
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2 Tell Me It's Real
It's Real
6 14 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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3 K-Ci & JoJo - "Crazy" (Single)Crazy
X
6 16 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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4 All The Things I Should Have Known
X
15 9 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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5 This Very Moment
Emotional
29 3 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
6 You Bring Me Up
Love Always
33 3 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  How Could You
Love Always
** ** 1996 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Last Night's Letter
Love Always
** ** 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Life
It's Real
** ** 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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