Iconic R&B group Blackstreet has had audiences moving and grooving since the early '90s. Their summer 2013 concert at London’s Wembley Arena wowed fans with an amazing performance of old-school vocals. On stage and on tour, Teddy Riley, Dave Hollister, Sherman “J-Stylz” Tisdale, Lenny Harold and Tony Tyler command the audience. Riley’s silky vocal sounds lay a solid lyrical foundation over which Blackstreet’s many melodic musical layers can be built.
Blackstreet’s 1996 single, “No Diggity,” topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts. So smooth that it was described as a “four-minute full-press come-on,” the song earned Blackstreet a Grammy Award. It laid the foundation for their second album, Another Level, to eventually reach quadruple-platinum status, selling over four million copies. The album's single “Don’t Leave Me” reached the No. 1 spot on the R&B charts. Further collaborations ensued, as Blackstreet worked with artists as diverse as Janet Jackson, who shared a gold record for “I Get Lonely” with them, Ja Rule and Eve. Today, Blackstreet continues to bring their unique approach to harmony and phrasing to every show they perform and to every stop on every tour. A ticket to Blackstreet earns a listening to the sounds of classic R&B paired with a dose of new jack swing overlaid on the beats of today. Riley and company know that musical innovation never stops, so in concert, Blackstreet gets audiences up and on their feet, dancing and singing along like it was the 1990s all over again. No diggity, no doubt.