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Dave Hollister (born August 17, 1970) is an American R&B vocalist who found fame during the 1990s as one quarter of the Platinum-selling R&B quartet BLACKstreet before going on to a solo career.



Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci & JoJo and Fantasia Barrino winner of the third season of the television series American Idol started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. Some of his biggest early appearances were with 2Pac on tracks like "Brenda's Got A Baby" and "Keep Ya Head Up" where he was credited on both as "The Black Angel" as well as the original version of "Don't You Trust Me." The remake of which was released on Loyal to the Game.

His next big move was when he was signed to Teddy Riley's R&B group BLACKstreet in 1994. He worked with the group on their first album and then left the group to pursue his own solo career. He was signed to DreamWorks Records and began working on an album.

In 1999, Hollister released his first album, Ghetto Hymns. The album was successful, going gold, and creating one hit single, "My Favorite Girl". "My Favorite Girl" reached #10 on the R&B charts.

Hollister's follow-up album, Chicago '85... The Movie was released in 2000. The album was an autobiographical work and went gold. "One Woman Man" the album's biggest single, reached #8 on the R&B charts. Also in 2000, Dave Hollister collaborated on "He Say, She Say" with Keith Sweat and T-Boz of TLC (written and produced by Andrew Lane).

For his third effort, Hollister moved to Motown Records. He hoped the new label would instill new energy into his music. The album, Things In the Game Done Changed was released in 2002 and fared poorly on the charts and radio.

As a result of the album's shortcomings, Hollister returned to DreamWorks where he released Real Talk in 2003. Following the album's release, Hollister moved to Gospo Centric.

Hollister is reportedly wrapping up his fifth album in the industry, The Book of David: Vol. 1 The Transition. The album will be coming out on September 26, 2006 from Gospo Centric.

He currently serves as Assistant Minister of Music for New Direction Christian Church satellite location in Collierville, Tennessee. ( Dave has also reunited with his former group Blackstreet and will be performing with them on their upcoming reunion tour along with Guy Blackstreet's founder Teddy Riley's other group. In addition to Riley Blackstreet members Chauncey Hannibal, Mark Middleton, and Eric Williams will be a part of the reunion. Guy members in addition to Riley will include brothers Aaron Hall and Damion Hall. Blackstreet now consists of Hollister and founders Teddy Riley and Chauncey Hannibal.




  • 1999: Ghetto Hymns (DreamWorks)
  • 2000: Chicago '85...The Movie (DreamWorks)
  • 2002: Things in the Game Done Changed (Motown)
  • 2003: Real Talk (DreamWorks)
  • 2006: The Book of David: Vol.1 The Transition (Gospo Centric)
  • 2006: The Definitive Collection (Hip-O)
  • 2008: 20th Century Masters (The Millennium Collection) (Universal Music Group)
  • 2008: Witness Protection (album) (Zomba Gospel)


Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop
1997 "It's Alright" - -
1998 "The Weekend" (feat. Erick Sermon & Redman) - #80 Ride(Soundtrack)
1999 "My Favorite Girl" #39 #10 Ghetto Hymns
1999 "Baby Mama Drama" - #64 Ghetto Hymns
2000 "Can't Stay" #84 #28 Ghetto Hymns
2000 "One Woman Man" #44 #8 Chicago '85...The Movie
2001 "Take Care of Home" - #39 Chicago '85...The Movie
2002 "Keep Lovin' You" - #47 Things in the Game Done Changed
2002 "Baby Do Those Things" - #72 Things in the Game Done Changed
2002 "What's a Man To Do" - - Things in the Game Done Changed
2003 "Tell Me Why" - - Things in the Game Done Changed
2003 "Never Gonna Change" (originally titled "Doo Rag" Produced by Tyquan Walker) - - Real Talk
2003 "Pleased Tonight" - - Real Talk
2006 "What Do You Do" - - The Book of David: Vol.1 The Transition

Book 5 take One

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