SWV

SWV

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Female R&B trio featuring Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons. The all-female new jack swing trio scored a string of Top Ten R&B hits that established them as one of the most popular urban R&B groups of the 90s and founder members of R&B.
SWV (their name is an acronym for Sisters With Voices) is comprised of three school friends: Coko (born Cheryl Gamble), Taj (born Tamara Johnson), and Lelee (born Leanne Lyons). All three vocalists sang in church as children, which is where they learned how to harmonize. A demo tape the group assembled caught the attention of producer Teddy Riley, a former member of Guy and arguably the father of new jack swing. Prior to SWV, Riley helped establish the careers of Jodeci and Mary J. Blige. Riley's luck didn't wear out with SWV -- he helped the group craft their debut, It's About Time, which went double platinum within its first year of release.
The breakthrough R&B hit for SWV was the smooth 1992 release "Right Here" this was soon to be followed up with "I'm So Into You", establishing the trio as a commercial force early in 1993. Then came two number one R&B singles in a row: "Weak" and "Right Here/Human Nature" - "Right Here" - a remix of their first single, that featured samples of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was an international success.
The funky joint "Anything," in which the trio feature with Wu-Tang Clan was also SWV's contribution to the Movie Soundtrack "Above the Rim" and became a Top Ten R&B hit in the spring of 1994.
In 1996, SWV returned with the album "New Beginning", which was preceded by the release & number one hit "You're The One". This period saw a shift in style and direction from the group, helping in pioneering the popular R&B Sound of the mid-late 1990s
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SWV Discography

Albums

07863 66074-4, 07863-66074-4 SWV It's About Time (Album) RCA 07863 66074-4, 07863-66074-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
07863 66487 2 SWV New Beginning (Album) RCA 07863 66487 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
07863 67539-2 SWV A Special Christmas (Album) RCA 07863 67539-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
07863 67525-1 SWV Release Some Tension (Album) RCA 07863 67525-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
SWV001 SWV Release Some Tension(Cass, Album, Mixed, Promo, Smplr, Jee) RCA SWV001 US 1997 Sell This Version
VICP-65062, none SWV I Missed Us (Album) Entertainment One, Mass Appeal Entertainment VICP-65062, none Japan 2012 Sell This Version
EOM-CD-5260 SWV Still (Album) eOne EOM-CD-5260 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RDJ 62354-2 SWV Right Here (Single, Maxi) RCA RDJ 62354-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
07863-62521-1 SWV Weak (Single, Maxi) RCA 07863-62521-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
RDJ 62450-2 S.W.V.* I'm So Into You (Maxi, Single) RCA RDJ 62450-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
07863-62738-4 SWV You're Always On My Mind (EP, Single, Maxi) RCA 07863-62738-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
07863 62658-1 SWV Downtown (Single, Maxi, EP) RCA 07863 62658-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
07863 66401-2 SWV The Remixes (EP) RCA 07863 66401-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
62834-4 SWV Anything (Single, Maxi) RCA 62834-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
74321 38331-1 SWV You're The One (Single, Maxi) RCA, BMG 74321 38331-1 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
RDJ 64669-2 SWV Use Your Heart (Maxi, Single) RCA RDJ 64669-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
RDJ 64697-2 SWV It's All About U (Single) RCA RDJ 64697-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
PR 604 Case / SWV Case / SWV - Touch Me Tease Me / You're The One(12") Hip Hop Remixes PR 604 US 1996 Sell This Version
RDAB-64625-1 SWV On & On(12", Promo) RCA RDAB-64625-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
AZDPRO1 AZ Featuring SWV AZ Featuring SWV - Hey AZ (Single) EMI AZDPRO1 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
JIVE CD 423, 0516372, 705.1637.3 SWV Can We (Maxi, Single) Jive, Jive, Columbia Pictures JIVE CD 423, 0516372, 705.1637.3 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
74321 53202 2 SWV Lose My Cool (Maxi, Single) RCA 74321 53202 2 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
74321 49370-2 SWV Someone (Single, Maxi) RCA, BMG 74321 49370-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
RDAB-64928-1 SWV Gettin' Funky / Love Like This(12", Promo) RCA RDAB-64928-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
RDJ-65378-2, RDJ 65378-2 SWV Rain (Maxi, Single) RCA RDJ-65378-2, RDJ 65378-2 US 1997 Sell This Version