During the 90’s, there were many girl groups that blessed both MTV and radio stations with chart topping hits. With that being said, there were only a few who made an impression in the world of R&B. Among those few groups, these five were able to leave a lasting mark and set the standard high for the others during this decade.
The first group of ladies that come to mind are the lovely sirens themselves, SWV. Their air-tight harmonies made songs like “Someone”, “You’re The One”, “Downtown” and “Rain” hit records. “Weak” one of their earliest songs, reached the #1 spot on both the R&B and Hot 100 charts.
The next group of women that blazed a trail in the world of R&B are the ladies of Xscape. This crew of delicious divas ravaged the charts with hits records such as “You're My Little Secret”, “Who Can I Run To” and “The Arms of The One Who Loves You”. After the group disbanded, they all pursued solo careers and recently both Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and Kandi Burruss starred on reality TV shows.
You can't talk about top R&B girl groups from the 90's without mentioning En Vogue. These goddesses used both class and elegance to set the bar for performers incredibly high. Songs like “Giving Him Something He Can Feel”, “My Lovin (Never Gonna Get It)” and “Free Your Mind” all show their vocal prowess. Their rendition of the song “Who's Lovin You” is now used by newer generations as a standard for vocal female groups.
Even though this group achieved most of their success after 2000, Destiny's Child was still red hot during the 90s. With their single “No No No remix” with Wyclef Jean, these teenaged girls became a household name as the next big thing. We know that they eventually became the most successful girl group of all time... BUT my favorite girl group held the title just before...
TLC!!!!!! This beautiful blend of R&B, Pop and Hip Hop music became an international sensation during the 90s. Songs like “Ain't Too Proud to Beg”, “Diggin On You”, “Waterfalls”, “Creep”, “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty” launched them into the number one position, despite many adversities. Unfortunately tragedy struck in 2002 and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was in a fatal car crash which devastated fans across the world. After Left Eye's death, the two remaining women promoted their next album and eventually participated in a reality show called “R U The Girl”. The world will always remember TLC for their crazy sexy cool hits and undeniable level of showmanship.