Saturday, May 9, 2009

She Moves

She Moves was a '90s pop\dance group consisting of members Carla Duren, Danielle Flora, and Diana Bologna.

The girls were all former New York Knicks City dancers. Danielle got her start as a dancer\host for the MTV show, "The Grind." Diana danced in music videos for artists such as Salt N' Pepa, Lil Kim, and Missy Elliott.

In 1997, music producers Berman Brothers formed She Moves after hearing Carla amaze the crowd with her version of the national anthem at Madison Square Garden before a playoff game.
In the summer of 1997, She Moves released their debut single, "Breaking All the Rules" which became the group's biggest and only hit song to date, peaking at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #16 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.
In November of 1997, She Moves released their one and only debut album, "Breaking All the Rules."  It's unknown how or if the album made the charts at all.

Despite their hit single getting airplay on the radio, MTV and BET, sales for She Moves' debut album were not very good. In 1998, the group performed at the Miss USA pageant.
She Moves' second single, "It's Your Love" peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #28 on Billboard's Top 40 Mainstream chart.

The song was later covered by country singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw which became successful on country radio.
The group's record label gave them another chance with their third single "Just For Tonight" which went nowhere on the charts. By 1999, the group was dropped from their record label.

These days, Danielle is a successful choreographer, Carla performed on Broadway & has a solo music career, releasing her debut solo album "BlackFolkRockStar" on CD Baby and Diana dabbles in acting.

To see Carla Duren's official website, go to:
http://carladuren.com/fr_home.cfm

To see the music video for "Breaking All the Rules," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gms1fjqmak

To see the music video for "It's Your Love," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4SsJIYmxO4

[updated on 05/21/13]

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