Black Music Month: V101.9 Salutes Jodeci

By: Gary Knight
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Photo By: By: Stefan Zaklin / Getty Images Entertainment

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June is Black Music Month and every weekday we’ll be featuring a group or artist who had a profound impact in the world of music. Countless artists have had amazing careers and are worthy of being featured which makes this a tough decision, but here is our second selection.

They were a force to be reckoned with during the R&B sound of the early 90’s. This is another V101.9 Black Music Moment. Jodeci consisted of brothers Donald & Dalvin from Hampton, Virginia and Cedric & Joel from right here in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group got their big break when producer and Hip-Hop artist Heavy D heard a demo tape and took it to the CEO of Uptown Records who then signed them to the label.

After working with then executive Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, Jodeci made their debut in 1991 on Soul Train. Their debut album ‘Forever My Lady’ released the very same year went to the top of the charts and sold over 3 million copies. The album also produced three number one singles. They would go on to much more success with two other platinum albums and numerous hit singles..

Centric in celebration of Black Music Month brings you special programming every weekend in June, including Hip-Hop, R. Kelly and Soul Train. See concerts, specials and music video blocks in celebration of Black Music Month every weekend in June and only on Centric.

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