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MEMBERS: R.L., T-Low, and Tweety
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BIRTHDAYS: R.L. (April 2, 1977) ~ T-Low (June 7, 1974), ~ Tweety (January 28, 1977)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Too Close" (1998)
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BIGGEST LP: Rated Next (1997)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0

 
TIMELINE

Nextbutton.gif (123 bytes) Next consists of R.L. (Robert Lavelle Huggar), T-Low (Terrance Brown), and his brother, Tweety (Raphael Brown) and hail from the Minneapolis area. Next began their rise to widespread fame after forming in 1992 and being discovered by Naughty By Nature's KayGee.

1997...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Next released their debut LP, Rated Next.

November
Next - Rated Nextbutton.gif (123 bytes) The single "Butta Love" was certified gold as the track hit the Billboard charts.

1998... # 23 Singles Artist of the Year

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Next hit the Top 40 with "Too Close."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Too Close" was certified gold.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Next topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with "Too Close" for 5 weeks and the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for 4 weeks.
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Rated Next and the single "Too Close" were certified platinum.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Next topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart with "Too Close" for 3 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) Next hit the
Top 10 with "Too Close."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Rated Next was certified 2x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Next hit the Top 40 with "I Still Love You."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
I Still Love You" was certified gold.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Next topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top New Pop Artist, Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Duos/Group, Top R&B Artist - Duos/Group (singles & albums), Top New R&B Artist, Top Hot R&B Singles Artist, Top Hot R&B Singles Artist - Duos/Group, and with the Top Hot 100 Single, Top Hot R&B Single, and Top Hot R&B Single Airplay ("Too Close").

1999...

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

September
button.gif (123 bytes) R.L. helped out Deborah Cox with her hit "Why Can't We Be Friends."

2000... # 74 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Next - Welcome II Nextacybutton.gif (123 bytes) Next released Welcome II Nextacy.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Next hit the Top 40 with "Wifey."
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Welcome II Nextacy was certified gold.

August
Next - "Wifey" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Next topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart with "Wifey" for a week.

2001...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Next were nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo (Welcome II Nextacy).
button.gif (123 bytes) Next were nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Group - R&B.

2002...

December
Next - The Next Episodebutton.gif (123 bytes) Next released The Next Episode.

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LPs
Next - Rated Next Rated Next
Released: September, 1997
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 37
Tracks: "Too Close" - "Butta Love" - "Cozy" - "Penetration" - "I Still Love You" - "Stop, Drop And Roll" - "Represent Me" - "Next Experience" - "Problems" - "Do You Think About Me" - "Sexitude" - "Taste So Good" - "Phone Sex" - "Rock On"
Next - Welcome II Nextacy Welcome II Nextacy
Released: June, 2000
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 12
Tracks: "What U Want" - "Wifey" - "Cybersex" - "Beauty Queen" - "When We Kiss" - "Jerk" - "Call On Me" - "Shorty" - "Minnesnowta" - "Let's Make A Movie" - "My Everything" - "Splash" - "Banned From TV" - "Oh No No"
Next - The Next Episode The Next Episode
Released: December, 2002
Billboard peak: # 120
Tracks: "Your Love Is" - "Imagine That" - "Do Your Thing" - "I'm Tryin' To What" - "Just Like That" - "Feels Good" - "Lights Out" - "Hold Me Down" - "That's My World" - "Girl, Lady, Woman" - "It's Okay" - "Brand New" - "All Because Of You" - "Freaky Man"
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