Boyz II Men to Celebrate ‘Twenty’ With New Album
Yes! Motownphilly is back again! The venerable soul crooners Boyz II Men will return once again with a new album of original music and past hits.
The Philadelphia trio is working on a new LP titled ‘Twenty,’ to commemorate 20 years of hit-making success in the music business. The double CD, which is due in the fall, will feature 10 new songs plus 10 updated versions of their classic tunes like ‘I’ll Make Love to You,’ ‘Bended Knee’ and ‘End of the Road.’
Boyz II Men — Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman and Nathan Morris — have tapped some formidable producers on their new effort. The studio masters contributing music to the project include Babyface, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin and Tim & Bob, among others.
“We started with a pure love for music, so to be here twenty years later still doing what we love has been a pure blessing,” stated Morris, while fellow member Stockman said, “From day one our fans have been amazing. They’ve seen us grow from boys to men, so we owe all our success to their continued support.” Morris added, “We are excited to be in the studio again with the guys who have been a part of some of our biggest hits to date. It’s a really good feeling.”
Boyz II Men haven’t recorded any new original material in over 10 years. Their last projects, the Motown-inspired ‘A Journey Through Hitsville USA’ and ‘Love,’ were cover albums that were moderately successful for the trio.
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