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Amel Larrieux

R&B singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux grew up in New ’s Greenwich Village; her mother, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, was a dance critic and professor, and she was raised in an artistic environment. She formed Groove Theory, a duo with former Mantronix member Bryce Wilson (AKA Bryce Luvah), which signed to Epic and scored a gold-selling Top Ten pop and R&B in 1995 with “Tell Me,” followed by the Groove Theory , which hit the Top 20 of the R&B . In 1996, Larrieux was a vocalist on the self-titled album by Sweetback, an instrumental made up of former members of Sade’s backup band, which reached the . Larrieux released her debut solo single, “Get Up,” in 1999, and it reached the R&B charts. Her debut solo album, Infinite Possibilities, was released by Epic/550 in February 2000. Larrieux teamed with crooner Glenn and recorded “What’s Come Over Me?” for the Barbershop soundtrack, released in 2002. The two reunited a year later and appeared on Stanley Clarke’s 1, 2, to the Bass album with their version of “Where Is the Love,” a performance that earned them a Grammy nomination. In 2004, she moved to the Blisslife label for Bravebird, followed in 2006 by Morning. (source )

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