|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
This US R&B trio gained inevitable comparisons to TLC. Blaque, whose name is an acronym for Believing in Life and Achieving a Quest for Unity in Everything, comprises Natina Reed (October 1979, New York, USA), Shamari Fears (b. 22 February 1980, Detroit, Michigan, USA) and Brandi Williams (b. 5 October 1982, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Reed first met Fears in Atlanta, Georgia, where they both went to the same high school. Fears went on to form the vocal group Intrigue. They gained a contract with Elektra Records but Fears left in order to try her luck with Reed in Blaque Ivory, later shortened to Blaque. It was while Reed was singing jingles as a sideline that she met Ronald Lopes, brother of Lisa from TLC. Reed, Fears and new member Williams, who had first met Fears at a local talent show while she was still a member of Intrigue, became the first act to sign to Lopes Left Eye Productions company. A recording contract with Columbia Records followed shortly...