This R&B quintet from NJ can happen like other R&B groups such as for example Destiny’s Child and En Vogue, but their gospel roots help set them apart. Weekend is made up of five females, age range 18 to 22: sisters Tawanda, Notasha, and Tiffany, and their two cousins, Shakira and Stacey. The quintet began singing jointly at the brand new Life Deliverance Cathedral in Newark where their maternal grandmother was a pastor for 23 years. Girls caught the attention of Robyn Crawford, a long-time associate of Whitney Houston, and Crawford agreed upon them to an archive offer. Their self-titled debut record premiered in 2000.