Seven Most Forgettable Girl Groups


A little over a month ago, I wrote a lengthy post where I shed some light on particular boy band members who were forgotten, ignored and neglected. In an effort to play both sides of the gender fence, today, I am going to do the same for the females of the 90s and early 2000s. Only this time, I will be listing off forgotten girl groups instead of members—simply because all of these groups contained forgettable members, and hey, seven is the number here.

These are the girl groups who grinded their teeth annually when Destinity’s Child beat them out and took home every single MTV Video Music Award imaginable. These women desperately tried to be as prolific as the Spice Girls (the second-most successful British group ever, behind some band called The Beatles) and strived to someday create a film half as compelling as Spice World. They attempted to be as unique and infectious as TLC, but never would their songs be as contentious and unprecedented as “No Scrubs.” But at one point in their brief music careers, these groups made some magic, and most importantly, represented for all of the ladies.

And dammit, I will too.

Dream
This foursome signed to P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in 2000, and soon after released their debut album, It Was All a Dream (of course that’s what it was called). In 2008, they put out their sophomore album, Reality (you see what they did there?), but it was about as successful as Crystal Pepsi.

Members: Holly Blake-Arnstein, Ashley Poole, Diana Ortiz and Melissa Shuman.
Hit single: “He Loves U Not”

t.a.T.u.
The Russian duo garnered some decent acclaim and—aside from most of these groups—were together for a substantial amount of time (1999-2011). Unfortunately, they might be remembered most for kissing each other a lot.

Members: Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova.
Hit Single: “All the Things She Said”

All Saints
The British bunch was way more successful than I thought, particularly in the United Kingdom. Their debut album and biggest seller (self-titled) went platinum in the United States and spent 66 weeks on the UK charts. Too bad those bloody aforementioned Spice Girls came out around the same time.

Members: Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, Nicole Appleton and Melanie Appleton.
Hit single: “Never Ever”

702
Named after the area code of their home city of Las Vegas, the R&B group had one glimpse of commercial success along with having two songs featured on the films Pootie Tang and Good Burger. That last fragment speaks for itself.

Members: Irish Grinstead, LeMisha Grinstead and Kameelah Williams.
Hit single: “Where My Girls At?” (Written and produced by Missy Elliott)

B*Witched
B*Witched was the biggest selling Irish girl group from the 90s (I have no evidence to support that assertion), which means, they put out two albums and were never heard from again. Especially after their cover of “Dancing Queen” by Abba.

Members: Edele Lynch, Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou and Sinéad O’Carroll.
Hit single: “C’est la Vie”

Blaque
Perhaps the trio’s most successful endeavor was accompanying Gabrielle Union as part of the East Compton Clovers cheering squad in Bring It On. Blaque was an acronym that stood for: Believing, Life, Achieving, Quest, Unity, Everything. I can picture the conversation they had after they created the name:

Member 1: “Let’s make all the letters stand for something!”
Member 2: “Oh, that’s a great idea!”
Member 3: “Wait, what are we gonna do with that Q?”
Member 2: “Shit.”
Member 1: “Forgot about that damn Q.”
Member 2: “Quest? How about quest, guys?!”
Member 1,3: “Yeah!”

Members: Natina Reed, Shamari Fears and Brandi Williams.
Hit Single: “Bring It All to Me”

3LW
This threesome was comprised of 3 Little Women in 2000 for their first album, 3LW, and then briefly became two little women in 2002 after a member split with the group, and then back to 3LW with the addition of a new member and sophomore album, A Girl Can Mack. Naturi Naughton left the group after multiple arguments with management and two members, Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams. The breaking point was when Naughton allegedly threw a plate of KFC chicken wings at Williams.

Members: Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, Naturi Naughton and Jessica Benson.
Hit Single: “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”

 

I’m sorry, but Kevin Richardson from the Backstreet Boys would NEVER go out like that.

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4 Comments on “Seven Most Forgettable Girl Groups”

  1. 08.10.11 at 5:18 PM #

    What a jerk… I loved Dream. I wonder where they are…

  2. 08.11.11 at 9:40 PM #

  3. 10.3.11 at 12:58 PM #

    Who??? 🙂 Maybe we can make a song about them to the tune of “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole… “So forgettable… in every way…” Because, honestly, I really don’t remember them at all.

  4. fevenephraim
    10.3.11 at 1:53 PM #

    Lol! Is the chicken wing story true?

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