Darryl McCray & Jade (R&B Singing Group)


Achieved 4 Top 40 hits in the UK in the 1990s. "Everyday Of The Week" (#19), "One Woman" (#22), "I Wanna Love You" (#13), and the biggest hit "Don't Walk Away" (#7) which sold over 1.5 million singles worldwide. The top 20 Dance and R&B single "Five-Four-Three-Two (Yo! Time Is Up)" was nominated for Best Dance Video at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, going against Janet Jackson, Madonna Montell Jordan, Salt N Pepa, and Michael Jackson. The group lost to Janet Jackson's "Scream". Their single "Don't Walk Away" hit #1 on Billboard's Top 40 Rhythmic Singles chart in 1992. "I Wanna Love You" and "One Woman" both went #3. Tonya Kelly grew up in Chicago listening to jazz vocalists such as Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole. Joi Marshall is also from the Windy City, but her parents raised her on Motown, especially Diana Ross. The third member of Jade, Di Reed, grew up in Houston singing gospel anywhere she could. The R&B trio from diverse backgrounds hit big with their first three singles: "I Wanna Love You," "Don't Walk Away" and "One Woman." Their gold debut album JADE to the Max sparked a lengthy tour and spots on The Tonight Show, Arsenio and the U.K.'s Top of the Pops.