Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ex-Girlfriend

Ex-Girlfriend were an R&B group from New York that consisted of members Tisha Hunter, Monica Boyd, Julia Robinson, and Stacy Francis.

They were the first group signed to Full Force's lable, Forceful Records (which was distributed by Reprise Records\WEA).

They were introduced to Full Force by Yvette Shure of Black Beat Magazine.

Tisha, Monica, and Julia were members of R&B group, Petite, who scored a minor R&B hit in 1986 with the song, "So Fine."

After taking a break, the girls reformed in 1989 and after they added Stacy to the group, they named themselves "Ex-Girlfriend."
In 1991, Ex-Girlfriend released their debut album, "X Marks the Spot" which peaked at #37 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Their first single and biggest hit, "Why Can't You Come Home" peaked at #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 19 weeks.
The follow-up single, "You (You're the One For Me)" peaked at #35 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
In 1992, they were featured on the "Zebrahead" movie soundtrack with the track, "Colorless Love." It's unknown how or if the single ever charted.
In 1994, Ex-Girlfriend released their sophomore album, "It's a Woman Thang" which didn't reach the same success as their previous album.
The only single released from the album, "X in Your Sex" failed to chart.

The group was featured on various albums with artists such as Samantha Fox, Jasmine Guy, Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, and Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam.

After that, it seemed that the group had faded into obscurity.  In 2008, Ex-Girlfriend reunited and was rumored to have started recording their next album in 2009, but as of 2012, nothing much has been heard about the album or the group.

Stacy Francis moved on to acting and even appeared in the Broadway musical, "Footloose."

In 2011, she was a participant on the FOX Network reality series, "The X-Factor," but was eliminated in the live show 4 of the final showdown.

It is unknown what the other members of the group are up to now since there hasn't been word about whether or not they're recording their third album.

To see the group's official MySpace page, go to:
www.myspace.com/officialexgirlfriend

To see Stacy Francis' Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/officialstacyfrancis

To see the music video for "Why Can't You Come Home," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjRwPE_JSOs

To see the music video for "You (You're the One For Me)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3oIlURYUi0

To see the music video for "Colorless Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOGF2YagjNE

To see the music video for "X in Your Sex," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO7vE3aNbPk


[updated on 05\24\12]

1 comment:

Keri D. Singleton said...

Julia Robertson is now working on her debut solo album. The first single "Touch My Body" will debut on the Keri's Korner Radio Show's One Year Anniversary Party/Live Broadcast on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 8pm (EST) www.floempireradio.com/keriskorner Also, Julia Robertson has a fan page on Facebook.