Boyz II Men with Special Guest Michael LyncheOpening for Boyz II Men is St. Pete native, Michael Lynche (also known as "Big Mike"). Lynche won the hearts of the nation on the ninth season of American Idol. He was famously "saved" by the judges and went on to finish fourth. Lynche played football at Gibbs High School and mentored gifted and at-risk students before pursuing his music dreams. Now he's back home with a new album and a fan-base from coast to coast!
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group’s 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 20-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 MTV Awards, and 3 Billboard Awards.
The trio holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 60 million albums sold. And the reason is abundantly clear: for the past two decades Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with smooth harmonies and enduring themes. And for Boyz II Men the hits just keep on coming—the group continues to craft new albums and bring their legendary act to stages across the world.
Boyz II Men’s past hits include: End of the Road, I’ll Make Love to You, One Sweet Day, Motownphilly and many others. And their recent albums have earned them major critical acclaim as well. Their Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal), on November 13, 2007 earned them two Grammy Nominations. This collection of Detroit soul classics took the music scene by storm: Motown rose to No. 27 on the Billboard Top 200 and to No. 6 on the trade’s R&B Albums chart. The album earned two Grammy Award nominations, for “Best R&B Album” and “Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals” (for the Stevie Wonder cover “Ribbons In The Sky”) and sparked the release of Boyz II Men’s first fulllength live concert DVD, Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA – Live (Decca/Universal, released 12/9/07).
Most recently, Boyz II Men has marked their 20th anniversary by releasing a landmark album, fittingly titled Twenty. The album contains the group’s first original material in nearly a decade as well as a dozen remasetered classic, career-defining hits.Twenty debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, #4 on the Billboard R&B album chart, #10 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and placed #1 on the iTunes R&B Soul Album chart. Twenty’s first single, "More Than You'll Ever Know" cracked into the top 15 on Urban AC charts and is still climbing.
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