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Tonya Kelly was raised in Chicago hearing jazz vocalists such as for example Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole. Joi Marshall can be through the Windy Town, but her parents elevated her on Motown, specifically Diana Ross. The 3rd person in Jade, Di Reed, was raised in Houston performing gospel anywhere she could. This ’90s R&B trio from varied backgrounds strike big making use of their 1st three singles: “I Wanna Like You,” “Don’t LEAVE” and “One Girl.” Their silver debut record JADE towards the Potential sparked an extended tour and areas over the Tonight Display, Arsenio as well as the U.K.’s The surface of the Pops. Because of their second record, Kelly, Marshall and Reed co-wrote five from the music and created the a cappella intro and shutting piece. Brain, Body & Melody premiered in 1994.

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Full Name Jade
Died March 22, 2009, Upshire, Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
Height 1.65 m
Nationality English, British
Children Bobby Jack Brazier, Freddie Brazier
Parents James Thirlwall, Norma Badwi
Siblings Karl Thirlwall
Music Songs Don't Walk Away, Every Day of the Week, Looking for Mr. Do Right, I Wanna Love You, One Woman, Olvida la Amargura, 5-4-3-2, Keep on Risin', If the Mood Is Right, Mr. Do Right, All Thru the Nite, If the Lovin' Ain't Good, Seconds Away, Bébé, In Love, Je crois, Don't Ask My Neighbor, Give Me What I'm Missing, Bedroom, Do You Want Me, Baby Luv, Pequeña Cita, Out With the Girls, Hear You Calling, Ou sé, Tu Canción de Cuna, Loco Amor, Hold Me Close, La Balada de Ranma y Akane, Lazer Tag, I Gave U, Sake de Binks
Albums Jade to the Max, Mind, Body & Song, BET's Listening Party, Simplemente Ranma, Bounce, Homenajes a Lo Efímero, Beautiful Day, Flying With The Dragon (German Version), Singer in a Band, Sa Nou Vlé, Yano, De Lirios y Delirios, Mass Media / Five Breaths, Analogic, PINK, Paranoiamarte, Musik 2 Get Fried 2, Azul Melancolía, Songlines, Jazz Afro Design Electric, Fly On StrangeWings, Jade, Soli Deo Gloria, Lazertag EP, Naked Lunch EP, Wish On, I'm in Love With the Music, Angie, Seisotko vierelläin, Automata EP, La Voz Más Dulce del Anime y Comic, Ready EP
Nominations MTV Australia Award for Best R&B Video

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1 Tonya Kelly grew up in Chicago listening to jazz vocalists such as Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole. Joi Marshall is also from the Windy City, but her parents raised her on Motown, especially Diana Ross. The third member of Jade, Di Reed, grew up in Houston singing gospel anywhere she could. The R&B trio from diverse backgrounds hit big with their first three singles: "I Wanna Love You," "Don't Walk Away" and "One Woman." Their gold debut album JADE to the Max sparked a lengthy tour and spots on The Tonight Show, Arsenio and the U.K.'s Top of the Pops.
2 Their single "Don't Walk Away" hit #1 on Billboard's Top 40 Rhythmic Singles chart in 1992. "I Wanna Love You" and "One Woman" both went #3.
3 The top 20 Dance and R&B single "Five-Four-Three-Two (Yo! Time Is Up)" was nominated for Best Dance Video at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, going against Janet Jackson, Madonna Montell Jordan, Salt N Pepa, and Michael Jackson. The group lost to Janet Jackson's "Scream".
4 Achieved 4 Top 40 hits in the UK in the 1990s. "Everyday Of The Week" (#19), "One Woman" (#22), "I Wanna Love You" (#13), and the biggest hit "Don't Walk Away" (#7) which sold over 1.5 million singles worldwide.



The Inkwell 1994 performer: "Dancing Machine", "Let's Get It On"
Class Act 1992 performer: "I Wanna Love You"



The Inkwell 1994 The New York Dream Machine



A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back 1993 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Soul Train 1992 TV Series documentary Themselves - Musical Guest

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