Jodeci Reform After 18 Years Absence -
Jodeci Nobody Wins, music news,

Jodeci Reform After 18 Years Absence

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on December 23, 2014

in New Music,News

Jodeci, who had seven top five R&B hits between 1991 and 1996, are back together after an eighteen year hiatus.

The group premiered their new song, Nobody Wins, at the Soul Train Awards last month. The song will be part of an upcomin album.

Jodeci is made up of two sets of brothers, Cedric (K-Ci) and Joel (JoJo) Hailey and Donald (DeVante Swing) and Dalvin (Mr. Dalvin) DeGrate, who were performers in the Charlotte, NC area Pentecostal churches.

When producer Heavy D heard one of the group’s demo tapes, he got them signed to Uptown Records where they were assigned to Sean “Puffy” Combs. They made their debut on the June 11, 1991 edition of Soul Train and went on to have nine R&B top tens including the number ones Forever My Lady, Stay, Come and Talk With Me and Cry For You. In addition, all three of their studio albums went to number 1 on the R&B charts while Diary of a Mad Band hit number 3 on the Top 200 and The Show, The After Party, the Hotel to number 2.

After their last album, the Hailey Brothers became a successful duo on their own as K-Ci and JoJo, going to number 1 on both the pop and R&B charts in 1998 with All My Life and number 2 on both in 1999 with Tell Me It’s Real.

At the same time, Jodeci has continued to record new material over their time out of the spotlight as a group but never felt they had a cohesive creative direction. Mr. Dalvin told Rolling Stone “We’ve recorded hundreds of songs, even if it’s bits and pieces and fragments of songs that we could probably live off of for the rest of our lives, but when creating this album, we chose a body of work that really represents us as a group and represents what people are expecting to hear from Jodeci as a group. People will be pleasantly surprised.”

The single Nobody Wins is a record that discourages domestic violence. K-Ci said “We aren’t immune to issues that are important in our community. Domestic violence has always been an issue in relationships, but lately it’s been brought to the front of our community consciousness.”

The group has released a lyric video for the song:

Never miss a story! Get your free daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow on Facebook and Twitter


more from

Related Posts

Suede To Issue 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Dog Star Man’

Suede released their second album in late 1994 and now three decades on, the record will be re-released with newly mastered tracks presented across a range of formats.

2 days ago
Tommy Emmanuel,, music news
Tommy Emmanuel To Award Guitar Scholarships

One of the world’s greatest guitarists, Australia’s Tommy Emmanuel, is offering under 25 year olds a four day guitar scholarship.

5 days ago
James Hetfield in The Thicket
Metallica’s James Hetfield Will Play A Sheriff in ‘The Thicket’

Metallica’s James Hetfield has been confirmed to play the sheriff in the upcoming film ‘The Thicket’.

6 days ago
Jonny Greenwood performs at ACO Underground in December 2012_02, Noise11, Photo
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Rushed to Hospital

Radiohead and The Smile’s Jonny Greenwood is resting in Intensive Care after coming down with an undisclosed illness.

7 days ago
Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly at Red Hot Summer Mornington photo by Bron Robinson
Paul Kelly To Tour North America With Keb’Mo and Shawn Colvin

Paul Kelly is heading out on tour in North America with Keb’Mo and Shawn Colvin in September and October.

July 12, 2024
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age at LookOut Torquay photo by Winston Robinson
Queens of the Stone Age Cancel Tour As Josh Homme Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Queens Of The Stone Age have been forced to cancel their tour as frontman Josh Homme requires emergency surgery.

July 10, 2024
Will Smith
Will Smith On Why He Went Gospel With New Song

Will Smith has discussed his move into the world of Christian/gospel music following the release of his track You Can Make It.

July 10, 2024