SEE THE FULL PHOTO GALLERY: 90’s R&B hitmakers at Chastain
The Delta Classic Chastain Concert Series hosted a packed crowd Saturday night, August 29, as 90’s R&B hitmakers En Vogue, Tony!Toni!Tone! and Silk entertained under beautiful skies. Assembled in Oakland, California in July 1989, the original members of Grammy-nominated En Vogue are Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Dawn Robinson and Terry Ellis. The inspiration behind the group came when the production duo of Foster and Mc Elroy sought to put together a modern-day girl group in the tradition of past girl groups of the 1950s and 1960s. The group’s original name was “For You.” They shifted to “Vogue”, but ultimately settled on En Vogue, upon learning that another group had already claimed that name.
To date, En Vogue has sold over twenty million albums and singles worldwide. They have won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in MTV history, a total of seven, along with three Soul Train Awards, two American Music Awards and seven Grammy nominations. According to Billboard Magazine they were the eighteenth most successful act of the 1990s, and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time. The band has spent over 2800 weeks on various Billboard charts.
Silk gave a shout out to Keith Sweat, thanking him for giving their career a jump start. Tony!Toni!Tone! acknowledged Michael Jackson’s birthday and paid tribute to his music and influence. The final two ASO Classic Chastain shows are Pet Shop Boys (September 12) and Loggins & Messina (September 25).
TELL US WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF THE CONCERT. HOW DO YOU COMPARE EN VOGUE TO TLC AND DESTINY’S CHILD? (Photo Credit:Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)