Sunday, September 27, 2009

Y?N-Vee

Y?N-Vee (pronounced "why envy") were an R&B group from the 90's that consisted of Natasha "Sonshine" Walker, Tescia "Vayne" Harris, Nicole "Nic Nam" Chaney and Yenan "Yesz" Ragsdale.
In 1994, the group released their debut album which peaked at #75 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
Their first single, "Chocolate" peaked at #39 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.
The follow-up singles "I'm Going Down" and "4 Play" failed to chart at all. In 1995, Y?N-Vee was featured on the single, "Freedom" featuring artists such as TLC, Blackgirl, Aaliyah, and En Vogue which became a big hit on the Billboard charts.

After that, it seemed as if the group has faded into obscurity. Natasha appeared on two of 2Pac's songs "Lord Knows" and "Check Out Time."

As of May 2012, Nicole (now Nicole Chaney-Dillon) has been married to her former background dancer for 17 years. She hosts her own inspirational talk radio show.

Yenan Ragsdale sings from time to time and promotes a health product. It is unknown what Tescia Harris is up to today.

To see the music video for "Chocolate," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqwrE2pQxY0

To see the music video for "I'm Going Down," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbEutdal4ec

To see the music video for "4 Play," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90pFF8X5Sos


[updated on 05\30\13]

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