Friday, August 14, 2009

Mista

Mista were an R&B group from Atlanta, Georgia whose members consisted of Bobby Wilson (born Robert Wilson on February 27, 1980 in Jackson, Mississippi), Darryl Allen, Brandon Brown and Bryan Reeder.

The group was managed by "09 Lives" producer Eric Johnson and former Elektra Entertainment Group A&R director, Ian Burke.
In 1996, they released their self-titled debut album which peaked at #183 on the Billboard 200, #37 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #7 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.
The group's first single "Blackberry Molasses" became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #13 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks.
Their second single "Lady" peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #61 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 12 weeks. 

In 1997, Mista was featured on the "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" soundtrack with the song "About You." 

During that same year, they was working on their sophomore album, but due to management problems, the group disbanded. According to Bobby, the reason for the group's breakup was due to them not being compatible as a group and their age combinations.

These days, Bobby Wilson (now "Bobby V") has a successful solo career, releasing five albums and scoring a pop hit in 2005 with the single "Slow Down." It is unknown what the other members are up to today.

To see the music video for "Blackberry Molasses," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM6tHcZHDus

To see the music video for "Lady," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ8jH98x0lE

To see a fan-made video for "About You," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6OcBxpleNs

[updated on 04/14/15]

4 comments:

tiffangels said...

I LIKE BLACKBERRY MOLASSES, THAT'S A HIT SONG. DIDN'T RECONIZE THIER SECOND HIT THAT MUCH, BUT THE VIDEO WAS GOOD. NOW REMINICING BACK WHEN THEY FIRST CAMED OUT WAS GOOD, CAUSE THEY COULD ALL SING ESPECIALLY BOBBY WILSON;NOW HE'S BOBBY V HE STILL AROUND AS A SOLO ARTIST; IMPRESS BY HIS WORK AS THE 1 HIT SONG ON MISTA. CAN'T WAIT FOR HIM TO COME BACK AROUND WITH SOMETHING ELES. THANKS EXPLAINIG ABOUT THE GROUP BRAKE-UP, IT HELPS ME ALOT. I LEARN ALOT ABOUT THEM. THEY WERE A GOODLOOKING GROUP, BUT NOW IT'S TIME FOR BUSINESS, TO PUT THE OLD ASIDE.

J Wright said...

@tiffangels It would've been great for them to release a sophmore album. They would've produced more hits and they would've been one of the most legendary R&B singing groups of all time.

Adrian Meeks said...

Darryl Allen has a Globally Charting hit entitled "Baby Love Crazy" featuring LaTavia Roberson, who is originally from Destiny's Child. The single is released under Song Source Music Group(SSMG), and it is a smash!
The fans who fell in love with Darryl Allen, during his early years with MISTA, are fans of Darryl today.
After hearing soon to be released follow up cuts like, 'First of All', 'Panties', and 'Lead you On' from the self entitled album I Am Darryl Allen, you will become a fan too!

COO of SSMG said...

Glad to see Darryl Allen come out as a solo artist. If you have not heard and purchased his new single "Baby Love Crazy" then go do that now. Definitely my favorite out of the group"MISTA"