is an American R&B
duo, with former member, singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux
, Bryce Wilson
. The group is best known for their 1995 pop/R&B hit, "Tell Me," which reached the top five of Billboard
's Hot 100
and the US Billboard R&B chart
The group formed in New York
in 1993, when Amel Larrieux met Bryce Wilson while she was working at Rondor Music as a receptionist. Larrieux had been working at the music publishing company since the age of 18. A publisher at the company had signed Wilson as a producer, and knew he was interested in forming a group. He approached Larrieux, who he knew was a singer-songwriter, with one of Wilson's production tracks, saying "look, you wanna try writing a song? You know I can give you one of the tracks, and you can do it, and if you don’t mind, you can demo it.” Wilson hoped to use the group as a chance to utilize his production talents, while Larrieux wanted a chance to shine in R&B. Wilson also found it useful for Larrieux to both write, sing, and arrange each song instead of shopping around for different singers and songwriters.
The group signed a recording contract
with Epic Records
, and in 1995, they released their self-titled debut album Groove Theory
. The album featured the gold-selling hit single
, "Tell Me", which reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100
and number three on the......