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Jodeci reunites, signs with Charlie Wilson’s manager, Michael Paran

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One of the hottest male R&B vocal groups of the 90s is back: Jodeci.

Consisting of two sets of brothers, K-Ci and JoJo Hailey, with the DeGrate siblings DeVanté Swing and Mr. Dalvin, Jodeci debuted in 1991 with the RIAA triple-Platinum album Forever My Lady, featuring the number-one hits “Stay,” “Come and Talk to Me” and the title track.

Six years following their latest album, The Past, the Present and the Future in 2015, Jodeci has reunited under the management of the P Music Group, owned by Michael Paran, who also manages Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill.

“During the pandemic, the guys starting reaching out to each other and began talking about reuniting,” Paran tells Billboard. “They’re ready to build something new, done the right way without continuing the missteps of the past. I want to be long-term with them and help them show the world that they’re back to begin a whole new era.”

“We’ve come a long way. It’s a blessing to be back together and give our fans what they’ve been asking for,” K-Ci said in a statement.

After debuting at number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Forever My Lady in 1991, the group also hit the top of the chart with Diary of a Mad Band in 1993, and The Show, the After Party, the Hotel in 1995.

The Hailey brothers also recorded five duo albums as K-Ci and JoJo, beginning with the RIAA triple-Platinum Love Always in 1999, featuring the number-one hit, “All My Life.”

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