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- Jul 5
Days Time Fri, Jul 5 8pm – 10:30pm Single Ticket Prices $35 to $452 adv
According to no less an authority than the RIAA, Boyz II Men are the most commercially successful R&B group of all time. They sold ludicrous numbers of records and were involved in three of the longest-running number one pop singles in history, and they did it as a unit of equals. In fact, their four-part harmonies blended so smoothly that most of the general public would be hard-pressed to name any of the group's individual members. And that's no reflection on their skill as singers; Boyz II Men were among the first male R&B artists to adopt the sort of hyper-technical melodic embellishments that were popularized by virtuosic divas like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Their early music was indebted to new jack swing, but the group quickly found their forté in lush, soulful ballads, where their harmonies could be showcased to greatest effect. Boyz II Men haven't duplicated their incredible early-'90s commercial success, but they have remained relevant -- even as mainstream R&B has devalued vocal groups -- as a touring act with occasional studio sessions heavy on tasteful interpretations.