Top trio coming our way


Popular American R&B trio Boyz II Men are coming to Napier.

The most successful R&B; group of all time will be here for a one-off performance at Pettigrew-Green Arena on December 3.

Boyz II Men broke records in the 1990s with emotional ballads such as End of the Road, which was No1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks straight, taking the title from Elvis Presley. They went on to produce many more chart-topping hits including I'll Make Love To You, One Sweet Day (featuring Mariah Carey) and On Bended Knee.

The group, which began as a quartet, now tour as a trio comprising baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. During a career spanning two decades they have sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, won four Grammy awards, nine American Music awards, nine Soul Train awards, three MTV awards and three Billboard awards.

After three sold-out New Zealand tours, they are back in December to play four dates in Wellington, Napier, Auckland and Hamilton.

Boyz II Men formed at Philadelphia's School of the Creative and Performing Arts in the late 1980s and released their first record, Cooleyhighharmony, in 1991.

They marked their 20th anniversary by releasing an album, aptly titled Twenty, which contained their first original material in nearly 10 years, as well as a dozen re-mastered, career-defining hits.

Boyz II Men were recently immortalised with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Tickets go on sale today. Info: www.boyziimen.com

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