Boyz II Men
Feb. 16, Table Mountain Casino
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. During the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet.
Their international success began with the release of the number one single “End of the Road” in 1992, which reached the top of charts worldwide. “End of the Road” would set a new record for longevity, staying at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks, breaking the decades-old record held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men proceeded to break this record with the subsequent releases of “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day” (with Mariah Carey), which, at 14 and 16 weeks respectively, each set new records for the total number of weeks at number one. “I’ll Make Love to You” also topped the charts in Australia (for four weeks) and garnered international success. As of 2015, “One Sweet Day” still held the all-time record with 16 weeks at the top of the Hot 100.
Boyz II Men are among a select group of artists that have held the number-one spot for at least 50 weeks cumulatively, placing them just fourth on that list behind Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Mariah Carey. These achievements were enough to earn Boyz II Men recognition as Billboard magazine’s fourth most successful musical group of the 1990s.