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. 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. However, the group was eventually dropped 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 musicians with Davis.
|1995||"Tell Me"||5||3||Groove Theory|
|2000||"4 Shure"||—||97||The Answer|