K-Ci and JoJo

Like many R&B artists, brothers Cedric 'K-Ci' and Joel 'JoJo' Hailey grew up singing in the church. Natives of North Carolina, they met Devante Swing and Mr. Dalvin as teenagers.

The group went to New York where they tried to sell demo tapes featuring DeVante's production abilities and K-Ci and JoJo singing. Uptown Records herad the tape and signed the group who began calling themselves Jodeci.

The brothers established themselves well with the group, topping the R&B charts with several hit singles. However, entering the mid 90s, K-Ci & JoJo (or K-Ci and JoJo) began releasing tracks on their own and in 1996, Jodeci was put on hold.

The first team effort by K-Ci and JoJo was 'How Could You,' a track on the soundtrack for the movie Bulletproof in 1996. In 1997, the brothers released their first full album, Love Always. The album had two minor singles 'You Bring Me Up' and 'Last Night's Letter.' However, it wasn't until the group's third single 'All My Life,' that the duo blew up. The song was the group's only number one hit and helped Love Always sell four million copies.

In 1999, K-Ci & JoJo released their second cd, It's Real. It had it's own major hit with 'Tell Me It's Real' which peaked at number two. In 2000, the group put out their third album X which again, had a hit single 'Crazy.' 'Crazy' peaked at number three on the Billboard.

K-Ci & JoJo released their fourth album, Emotional in 2002 but lacked the smash single that drove the first three albums to success.

K-Ci released a solo album in Fall 2006 titled My Book.

In 2008, K-Ci & JoJo recorded their fifth studio album, Love. The album was released in Japan in February and is expected to be released in the United States later in the year.