258. Boyz II Men

Top 5 Albums from Last.FM

  • II

  • Cooleyhighharmony

  • Evolution

  • Christmas Interpretations

  • Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection

In terms of commercial success, Boyz II Men are the most successful R&B group of all-time, and based on what they drew from, it was easy to see why.  Coming from Philadelphia, the quartet took that soul sound, infused a bit of Detroit, but more importantly built on the New Jack Swing movement that was already popular.  The group used every portion of their vocal range (which was a lot) and they owned the 1990’s.

The question here is were they edgy enough to really make a dent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decision makers?  While they may have been the most successful of their genre and respective time frame, this is a group that feels like they have a lot of R&B acts well ahead of them for serious Hall consideration.

Should Boyz II Men be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put them in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 50%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2016
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Why they will get in: In terms of sales, they have few peers.
  • Why they won't get in: Is this a group that anybody talks about for the Hall?
  • Essential Albums: Cooleyhighharmony (1991)
    II (1994)
    Evolution (1997)
    Nathan Michael Shawn Wayna (1999)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Motownphilly (From Cooleyhighharmony, 1991)
    End Of The Road (From Cooleyhighharmony, 1991)
    Vibin’ (From II, 1994)
    I’ll Make Love to You (From II, 1994)
    On Bended Knee (From II, 1994)

Should Boyz II Men be in the Hall of Fame?

(You must be registered and logged in to vote!)
Definitely put them in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 50%
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0 #1 Jenny 2012-10-25 12:48
Are you kidding me? The biggest-selling R&B group of ALL TIME, who smashed Elvis' record among others, sold bajillions of albums, can REALLY SING and have true talent and still tour the world doing about 150 shows a year, dancing rings around cats half their age? Of COURSE they should be in there! It's ridiculous they're not already after a 20+ year career.
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