Formed in 1989 initially as a duo with Shawn Rivera and Dion Allen, they were later joined by Kenny Terry who they met singing in the lobby of the Wyndham Hotel.Read More...
A demo by the group found its way into the hands of Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds through his mother-in-law, Jacqueline McQuam, who held later various showcases to highlight their work. Impressed by their sound, Edmonds asked them to perform at a concert with After 7 and El Debarge and subsequently added Boyz II Men founding member Marc Nelson.
Az Yet released their self-titled debut in 1996 on LaFace Records. The album featured a who's who of musical heavyweights including David Foster, BabyFace, Sheila E.,and Brian McKnight. The first single, "Last Night" reached #1 on the R&B charts and #9 on the Hot 100, achieving platinum status. The group's second single, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (a cover of the Chicago hit), was nominated for a Grammy award (Best Performance by a Duo or Group) reached #8 on the Hot 100 and achieved platinum status. Driven by these two singles, the album reached RIAA platinum status in 2002.
Marc Nelson was removed from the group due to "personal differences" and pursued a solo career. Nelson was replaced by Tony Grant as lead singer who was subsequently replaced by Ledon Bishop.
During Tony Grant's brief tenure with Az Yet, the most significant recording he made with the group was an appearance on the popular remake of "You're The Inspiration" with Chicago's Peter Cetera in 1997. The group continued to tour for several more years, experiencing exceptional success in Europe, Australia and Japan.
Az Yet left LaFace for Dreamworks Records and later appeared on movie soundtracks for "Hav Plenty" (1998 Sony Music) and "Kingdom Come" (2001 GospoCentric Records) as well as the soundtrack for the short-lived television drama "Fame L.A." (1998 Polygram Records).
After the group's breakup in 2002 and parting from Dreamworks Records, Darryl Anthony composed a new group with LeDon Bishop, Kris Gilder and Dante Harper and released "That B U" in 2004. The EP experienced moderate success. This formation of Az Yet disbanded in late 2007.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Last Night - 134,357 plays
- LyricsMy bags are packed and I'm about to go
You said you need time to be alone
But just in case you have a change of mind
Here's my number where I'll be tonight
You know it's hard for me to understand
- LyricsEverybody needs a little time away
I heard her say, from each other
Even lovers need a holiday
Far away from each other
Hold me now
- LyricsThis was the place of our first date
It was a place we loved
That was the place we laughed
Where we had so much fun
There was the place I met her
- LyricsTake it from me
That you're gonna be in love
Just give yourself some time
You're just in a shaky frame of mind
Take it from me
- Care for Me - 14,308 plays
- Time to End the Story - 11,514 plays
- Sadder Than Blue - 11,629 plays
- Every Little Bit of My Heart - 11,885 plays
- Inseparable Lovers - 11,117 plays