LOS ANGELES – Thirty years ago, on April 3rd, En Vogue started its reign as one of the most successful female vocal groups of all time with the release of Born to Sing.
Today, Rhino revisits their 1990 debut album on BORN TO SING: 30th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION, a 21-track collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original album, plus a selection of rare mixes, most of which are available digitally for the first time.
Recently, En Vogue released the first song “Mover,” a rare Japanese-only B-side which can be found on all digital platforms. Rolling Stone recently noted that “‘Mover’ is a captivating cut that boasts nothing more than En Vogue’s stellar vocals and some crisp snapping. The tune starts with the swoon of a heavy spiritual before settling into a much saucier groove as En Vogue belt in harmony ‘Because he’s a mover, all his moves right/That’s what all the ladies say/Because he’s a mover, you better treat me right/Mover is the guy for me.'”
With Born to Sing, En Vogue struck a chord immediately, landing three songs at #1 on the Hot R&B songs chart: “Hold On,” “Lies” and “You Don’t Have To Worry.” Certified platinum, the album was a crossover sensation, reaching #21 on the Billboard 200 chart and #3 on the R&B Albums chart. In addition, the album scored the group numerous honors, including a Billboard Music Award and a Soul Train Award, as well as a Grammy® nomination.
As an added treat, this newly remastered, 30th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION version of Born to Sing also features remastered versions of nine non-album tracks, including an extended version of “Hold On,” the radio edit for “Don’t Go,” and the Lo Cal Mix of “You Don’t Have to Worry.”
Today, En Vogue also launched a new visual podcast “Funky Divas,” which is available on all platforms and the En Vogue YouTube channel. The ladies share their collective journey, detailing everything from how En Vogue came to be to how they flipped the meaning of the word “diva” and more.
They also discuss how the legendary En Vogue brand came to be, behind-the-scenes details on their wicked fashions, touring and other milestone moments with exclusive interviews from En Vogue founders Foster and McElroy and a host of other ‘surprise’ special guest.
Since the group’s Born To Sing debut in 1990, En Vogue, founded in Oakland, CA by Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy with original members Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Dawn Robinson, and Maxine Jones, has gone on to sell 20 million albums and still counting. Their many accolades include Billboard Awards, American Music Awards, VMAs, and seven Grammy nominations.
Firmly establishing their legacy, En Vogue, now a trio, with original members Ellis and Herron, joined by Rhona Bennett, who has been with the group since 2003, is still in demand, actively touring and recording. In 2018, they released their album, Electric Café, featuring the single “Rocket,” which gave them their first Top 5 hit in 20 years (Adult R&B songs chart). The trio also made an appearance on Chance the Rapper’s 2019 album, The Big Day, on the track “I Got You (Always and Forever).” In October 2019, all five members reunited and performed at the City of Hope Gala honoring Sylvia Rhone.
BORN TO SING: EXPANDED DIGITAL 30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
4. “Hip Hop Bugle Boy”
5. “Hold On”
6. “Part Of Me”
7. “You Don’t Have To Worry”
8. “Time Goes On”
9. “Just Can’t Stay Away”
10. “Don’t Go”
11. “Luv Lines”
12. “Waitin’ On You”
13. “Hold On” (Extended Version)*
14. “Lies” (The Extended Avant Garde Remix)*
15. “You Don’t Have To Worry” (Club New Breed Remix)*
16. “Don’t Go” (Radio Edit)*
17. “Desperately” (featuring En Vogue)
18. “You Don’t Have To Worry” (Lo Cal Mix)
19. “Lies” (Kwame’s Bone Age Remix)*
20. “Hold On” (Dub Version)*
21. “Mover” (B-Side) *
* previously unavailable digitally
About En Vogue:
Recognized as one of the top five highest-selling American female music groups in history, En Vogue currently consists of Cindy Heron-Braggs, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett. They have sold over 20 million albums and effortlessly transitioned into the digital age, amassing over 325 streams worldwide and over 60 million YouTube views, including their top six R&B and Pop, smashes: “Hold On,” “Free Your Mind,” “Never Gonna Get It,” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Don’t Let Go,” and “Whatta Man” (feat. Salt N Pepa). The group has won seven MTV Video Music Awards, three Soul Train Awards, two American Music Awards, and received seven Grammy® nominations.
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