(WWETV Network) The 1990’s saw girl groups take the mainstream by storm just as it was in the hey day of Motown with Diana Ross and The Supremes. On the brink of the civil rights movement, Berry Gordy created some of the greatest musical acts in the history of entertainment worldwide. As the saying all good things must come to and end and it did when The Supremes broke up. Their classic single “Someday” left fans always wondering what would be.
The group never really settled their differences although there was a partial reunion at the monumental Motown 25 event in 1983 which was the event that Michael Jackson unveiled the Moonwalk to the world. The 1980’s would continue with that gap of an all female group with raw talent that captured the minds of the masses. However, in 1989 a group was formed of Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and of course Maxine Jones.
One group that channeled the raw talent of the 1960’s Motown Era was En Vogue. Through the years Amanda Jones and Rhona Bennett, but it was that original line up that made the group famous with that catchy single “Hold On” that reached number two on US Hot 100.
Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the legendary group. They performed at the Billboard Awards with another groundbreaking group from the 1990’s with Salt ‘N Pepa. They sang their hit song “Whatta Man”.
They have been recently touring and have plans later this year to commemorate their legacy in the music industry with selling 20 million records and being a staple of 90’s music. The group has won seven MTV Video Music Awards, three Soul Train Awards, two American Music Awards, and received seven Grammy nominations. In December 1999, Billboard magazine ranked the band as the 19th most successful recording artist of the 1990s. They ranked as the second most successful female group of the 1990s.  In March 2015, Billboard magazine named the group the ninth most-successful girl group of all-time. Two of the group’s singles ranks in Billboard’s most successful girl group songs of all-time list, “Don’t Let Go (Love)” (#12) and “Hold On” (#23)
The group was apart of pop culture in the 1990’s appearing on various award shows and even on television programs such as In Living Color. Their appearance is known for the birth of the character Wanda who was an obsessed fan of the group.
Fans of the group must be wondering where are the other original members of the group? Well, Worldwide Entertainment TV has the scoop. Maxine Jones will be returning to the music world this year and not the way fans expect. Go follow her new Instagram account and VU-ME account to stay updated with this iconic singer.