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SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, are an American female R&B/new jack swing trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl “Coko” Gamble (born June 13, 1974), Tamara “Taj” Johnson (born 1974), and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons (born 1976). All three girls began getting their singing experience in church at a young age. Teddy Riley took notice of a demo tape the trio had created. He was one of the main producers responsible for the making of their debut album, It’s About Time, released in 1992. The album was certified double platinum within its first year of release. SWV’s series of top 10 hits on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart made them one of the most successful and popular urban groups of the 1990s.

Their first single, “Right Here”, was released in the autumn of 1992. It peaked at #13 on the R&B chart, but the hit follow-up single, “I’m So Into You”, is what caused them to become a commercial force among urban fans. The two singles were followed by the biggest hits of their career, “Weak” and “Right Here/Human Nature” (a remix of their first single featuring samples of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”). “Weak” became their only single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it stayed for 2 weeks while “Right Here (Human Nature)” peaked at #2. The fifth single, “You’re Always on My Mind” was another top ten R&B hit.

SWV appeared on the television talk show The Wendy Williams Show on April 17, 2012 to promote the release of I Missed Us and to perform the hit song "Co-Sign".

Sisters with Voices, better known as SWV, is an American female R&B, Grammy nominated trio from New York City. Formed in 1990 as a gospel group, SWV became one of the most successful R&B groups of the 1990s. They had a series of hits, including "Weak", "Right Here/Human Nature", "I'm So into You", and "You're the One". The group disbanded in 1998 to pursue solo projects, and reunited in 2005.

SWV (an abbreviation for Sisters With Voices) was formed by Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson and Leanne Lyons (with Lelee and Coko as founding members). After getting their demo together, the trio sent out demo tapes along with bottles of Perrier ("We couldn't afford champagne", says Taj) to catch the attention of record execs all over America. In 1991, after being invited to sing live in front of RCA executives, SWV was signed to an eight album record deal.

SWV appears and lip syncs in Notorious B.I.G.'s video "One More Chance" even though she does not provide vocals. The female chorus vocals are recorded by Faith Evans.
They have won the following awards:
Billboard Music Award for Top Hot 100 Singles Artists - Duos/Group
Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artists - Duos/Group
Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Singles Artists - Duos/Group
Their third hit single "Weak" went platinum and reached #1 on both the U.S. and U.S. R&B chart.
Their debut album "It's About Time" went six times platinum.
SWV stands for "Sisters With Voices".
The group was discovered by Brian Alexander Morgan.
All three of the members started singing in church at a young age.
Consisted of Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson, and LeAnne Lyons.

 

90's Hits

I'm So Into You
Right Here (Human Nature)
Weak

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