Real Name:
Kevin Shiver
K5 was formed in 1995, after KJ was looking for a new name to fit his newest creation, "Passion." He took the K from KJ and 5 from his previous group Project 5, who had a couple of club hits with "The New Style", "The Rhythm Is Hot", and "Blazing Pianos." "K5" is also the classification for the 'brightest stars' in astronomy. KJ wrote and recorded "Passion" with sweet sounding vocalist Tammy Wright. It was first put out on Orlando's Kram Records and Productions. It sold about 8,000 copies on vinyl, it garnered a lot of mix-show play and some mainstream radio play. It received such a response, that a bidding war for the single and subsequent album then followed. After offers from several labels, K5 was signed to Robbins Entertainment/BMG for the U.S. and ISBA Music Entertainment Inc. for Canada, and Formaldehyd/Mercury Records and Universal Records (Germany). The single for "Passion" went on to sell more than 200,000 copies worldwide. It also made it on to Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 at # 98 and #24 on Maxi-single sales Top 50. "Passion" & "Red Alert" also appeared in the Miramax Film "Chasing Amy". After recording "Passion", Tammy left the group to pursue solo efforts. KJ then brought in new vocalist, Tessa Calina, who sang many of the songs on K5's debut album, "K5." The second single, "Lift You Up" received lots of mix-show and club play throughout the country. K5 was named Dixie Dance Kings "Dance Artist Of The Year" for 1996/97, beating out other nominees including Spice Girls, Gina G., Backstreet Boys, and Puff Daddy. At the beginning of 1998, Tessa left the group to pursue a solo career as well. KJ then began to remix tracks from other artists like LFO's "If I Can't Have You" (that reached #12 on Billboard's Maxi-Single sales chart), and a remix of the theme song from the 'Star Wars' movie episode one "The Phantom Menace".
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K5 Discography Tracks


76869-75003-2 K5 - K5 album art K5 K5(CD, Album) Robbins Entertainment 76869-75003-2 US 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

K5 - Passion album art K5 Passion (Maxi) Kram Records and Productions US 1996 Sell This Version
K5 - Lift You Up album art K5 Lift You Up (Maxi, Single) Robbins Entertainment US 1997 Sell This Version
K5 - Lovin' Feelin' album art K5 Lovin' Feelin' 808 Records Unknown Sell This Version
EZMG 0006-1 K5 - You Make Me Feel Good album art K5 You Make Me Feel Good(12") 808 Records EZMG 0006-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
EZMG 1102 K5 - House Music Will Set U Free album art K5 vs. The BadBoys Of Breaks* K5 vs. The BadBoys Of Breaks* - House Music Will Set U Free(12") 808 Records EZMG 1102 US Unknown Sell This Version


K5 - You Don't Know album art K5 feat. Steve Owner K5 feat. Steve Owner - You Don't Know K5 Music Productions US 2012
K5M02 K5 - Angels Of The Night album art K5 Feat. Serenity (4) K5 Feat. Serenity (4) - Angels Of The Night(File, MP3, 320) K5 Music Productions K5M02 US 2015

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