The group Groove Theory formed in 1991 when singer Amel Larrieux met rapper Bryce Wilson through a mutual friend. Forming in New York, 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.
Recognizing one another's talents, the group formed and received a deal with Epic. In 1995, they released the hit single 'Tell Me' which reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B charts. The track went gold and helped drive their self-titled debut album to gold status as well.
Larrieux left the group in 1999 to pursue a solo career and Makeda Davis took her place. Signed to Columbia Records, the group recorded a new album, The Answer, which was expected for release in 2001. Before the album was released, the group was dropped from the label.
Today, Larrieux is still pursuing her solo career. Bryce Wilson has appeared in several movies including Beauty Shop and the upcoming The System Within. In addition, he is heavily involved in producing Brandy's next album.