When you have so many songs, it's commonplace to come across a song/group that begs the question, "What ever happened to him/her/them?"
Today while shuffling through playlists at the gym I found myself wondering what ever happen to...
According to Wikipedia (which we all know is always COMPLETELY accurate), Cherish had a handful of singles. Yeah...I don't recognize any of the titles. Wiki also says that the group is still active. Yeeeeeaaahhhh...Until I here a song on the radio/Pandora/Spotify, Cherish stays on the "What Ever Happened To" List
It's one thing when groups break up. I know that happens and it's just part of the music business. But it's a completely different thing when groups just seem to fall off the face of the earth. I feel like that's what happened with Jade. One day they were on 90210 (does anyone remember that episode?) The next day one of them was singing gospel and one of them was singing back up for Rod Stewart. I guess stuff just happens and groups don't necessarily break up, they just...cease to be.
I like that Zhané had the good sense to name their first album Pronounced Jah-Nay because otherwise folks would have been running around saying their name all kinds of wrong.
Something about Zhané always set then apart from the groups of the 90s in my mind. I think it was because they seemed a bit more Neo-Soulish than a lot of the people who were out at the time. I realize now that they're sound was reflective of their Philly origin and something in me loves the vibe of music from around those parts. (I also love the MEN of Philly but we'll talk about that another time.) I really hope these ladies are still somewhere doing music...in Philly...
Alright y'all, Facebook, Tweet or comment on some of your favorite "Whatever Happened To" groups. And if you know the current statuses of any of the above, PLEASE let me know. And if I bump into any of the girls from Cherish around the ATL, I'll be sure to ask them what they're up to. It could happen.