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Groove Theory
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres R&B, alternative hip hop
Years active 1991 – 2001
Labels Epic, Columbia
Former members
Bryce Wilson (1991–2001)
Amel Larrieux (1991–1999)
Makeda Davis (2000–2001)
Todd Snare

Groove Theory was an American R&B and hip hop music duo formed in New York City in 1991 when singer Amel Larrieux met rapper Bryce Wilson through a mutual friend, and while Amel was working at Rondor Music NY, as an receptionist. The two found themselves perfect for each other as both were upset with the direction their career was taking. Wilson hoped to use the group as a chance to utilize his production talents while Larrieux wanted a chance to shine in R&B.

The group received a deal with Epic Records, and in 1995, they released their self-titled debut album Groove Theory. The album features the gold-selling hit single "Tell Me" which reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Larrieux left Groove Theory in 1999 to pursue a solo career, being replaced by Makeda Davis. The group signed with Columbia Records and recorded a new album, The Answer, which was expected for release in 2001. Displeased with Columbia's track record at the time with urban projects,Wilson asked for a release from the label, causing the album to remain unreleased. A single entitled "4 Shure" was released from the album to minor chart performance.

Larrieux is continuing to pursue her solo career; she has released four solo albums so far. Wilson has appeared in several films, and he continues to write and produce for other artists with Davis(see Beyonce,Amerie).

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Discography

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Albums

Singles

Year Single Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B
1995 "Tell Me" 5 3 Groove Theory
1996 "Keep Tryin'" 64 24
"Baby Luv" 65 23
2000 "4 Shure" 97 The Answer

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