Bio

K-CI & JOJO members are Cedric Hailey, Joel 'jojo' Hailey. K-CI & JOJO released Four albums from 1997 till 2013. The first album K-CI & JOJO released in the nineties is 'Love Always' on MCA Records. Other albums that K-CI & JOJO recorded are 'It's Real', 'X', 'It's Real'. From 1995 till 2000 K-CI & JOJO released also nine singles. The first single K-CI & JOJO released in the nineties is 'If You Think You're Lonely Now' on Records. Other released tracks are 'How Could You (1996 / )', 'You Bring Me Up (1997 / )', 'Last Night's Letter (1997 / )'.

K-Ci and JoJo is an American R&B duo, comprised of brothers Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey and Joel "Jo-Jo" Hailey. Both members, natives of Charlotte, North Carolina, were also members of the chart-topping R&B group Jodeci with the DeGrate brothers: DeVante and Dalvin.

History

When they were children, K-Ci and JoJo grew up singing in a Pentecostal church, touring the south. As teenagers, they met Donald DeGrate, Jr. (DeVante Swing) and Dalvin DeGrate (Mr. Dalvin). All four members openly talked about forming a group.

When DeVante was 16, he journeyed to Minneapolis to join Prince's organization, but he was turned down. He then asked K-Ci and JoJo to join him in New York to shop demo tapes around featuring his production skills and their singing. Dalvin decided to tag along at the last minute. Soon thereafter, Heavy D got his hands on a tape and passed it on to Uptown Records CEO Andre Harrell, who made arrangements to sign the group, who called themselves Jodeci.

Sean "Puffy" Combs was credited for creating the group gritty, hard-edged looks, and for helping develop the group's new jack swing-styled sound for their debut album Forever My Lady.

K-Ci and JoJo had a notable career with Jodeci, topping the R&B singles charts with such songs as "Stay", "Come and Talk To Me", and "Cry For You". In 1992, DeVante formed the Swing Mob, a group of artists, songwriters, and producers that took part in their later albums. Jodeci released three albums, but in 1996 the group went on an indefinite hiatus (the group never formally split up). Jodeci is credited with starting the musical careers of Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Ginuwine.

K-Ci and JoJo's first sign of independence came in 1994 when K-Ci covered Bobby Womack's hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now" for the movie Jason's Lyric. Early in 1996, K-Ci and Jo-Jo teamed up for the song "How Could You" for the movie Bulletproof starring Damon Wayans and Adam Sandler.

By July 1996, K-Ci and JoJo finally had a hit on their hands as guest artists in 2Pac's #1 R&B hit "How Do U Want It". It also topped the Billboard Hot 100. The brothers made their side projects into a full album, Love Always. Released on June 17, 1997, the album spawned two Top 10 R&B hits "You Bring Me Up" and "Last Night's Letter". The minor success of those singles, however, paled in comparison to the success of the album's third single, "All My Life". A supple, lush ballad far removed from the Jodeci material of the early 1990s, "All My Life" was the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, a feat that K-Ci and Jo-Jo had never achieved with Jodeci. Future singles and albums would be crafted in the vein of "All My Life", which was the group's only #1 hit. Love Always went on to sell four million copies, and the success of the album put Jodeci's reunion on hold indefinitely.

Their second album. It's Real. was released on June 22, 1999. It spawned one major hit "Tell Me It's Real" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard's R&B charts.

K-Ci and Jo-Jo returned with X on December 5, 2000. "X", the roman numeral for ten, was picked as the album title to celebrate the Haileys' tenth anniversary in the music business. They made a strong return to the Billboard Hot 100 early in 2001 with the song "Crazy", also included on the Save the Last Dance soundtrack. "Crazy" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that same year, K-Ci allegedly fondled his erect and exposed penis at the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball 2000 show in Los Angeles. From videotape evidence, he was charged with indecent exposure. He pleaded no contest and was fined and put on probation.

The fourth K-Ci and Jo-Jo album, Emotional, was released on November 26, 2002, but failed to find commercial success.

As of 2005, K-Ci and JoJo released a Greatest Hits album on February 8. K-Ci and JoJo are believed to have teamed back up with DeVante Swing and Mr. Dalvin for a Jodeci reunion album. However, Jodeci's reunion album is still very much on the sidelines, having been held back so many times over the last four years. Add/Complete Bio

Appearances

Articles and Documents

No Articles, Documents or Photo's Found for This Artist. If you have something, you wanna share, about this artist/group you can always Contact Me.

Copyright © 2004 - 2020 SOULANDFUNKMUSIC.COM. All Rights Reserved.