Boyz II Men to visit Carmel March 24
By Zach Dunkin
One of the most commercially successful R & B groups of all time is headed to the Center for the Performing Arts. Boyz II Men, whose four-part harmonies propelled them to millions in sales and dozens of awards, will appear on stage at the Palladium at 7:30 p.m. March 24.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Oct. 20. To purchase tickets, visit to TheCenterPresents.org or the Palladium box office or call 843-3800. Presale tickets are available to Partners on Oct. 15, to 5th Anniversary Season Subscribers on Oct. 16 and eClub members on Oct. 19.
The ‘90s boy band, which now features original members Nathan Morris, Wayne Morris and Shawn Stockman (Michael McCary left the group in 2003), is best known for its emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. Songs like Grammy Award-winning “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Bended Knee” and “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey helped build record sales in the millions. “One Sweet Day” still holds the all-time record with 16 weeks at the top of Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100. The group is Billboard’s fourth-most successful group of the ‘90s.
The origin of the group was in 1988 at the School of the Creating and Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Originally a quintet called Unique Attraction, the band’s big break came in 1989 when they sneaked backstage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert and wowed BBD member Michael Bivins with a vocal performance. Bivins offered them a deal on the spot.
Three years later they recorded a song written by Indianapolis’ Babyface called “End of the Road.” The song become one of the biggest hits in history, spending 13 weeks at No. 1 on the pop charts, breaking the 11-week record of Presley’s 1956, double-sided single “Don’t Be Cruel/Hound Dog.”
Since then, Boyz II Men have released 12 albums, including their latest, “Collide,” in 2014, and have won more than 30 awards, including four Grammys and nine American Music Awards.