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#TBT: What Happened?! 8 of the Biggest One Hit Wonders


We’ve all been there, you hear a song that’s super catchy and no matter where you go, that song always seems to be playing, like Khia's "My Neck, My Back" explicit 2002 tune. We just couldn't get enough of the ratchery. You would find out who the artist was, download their song, and become a fan of their music. Then months later, they go ghost.

After a chart topping hit and a radio single played every hour, they don't release any new music, and in an industry where attention spans are short, they quickly became a musical memory, better known as, one hit wonders.

Check out a list of artists that hit it and quit it after they gave us some of our favorite songs.

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Baha Men - "Who Let the Dogs Out" 2000

We all wanted to know "Who Let the Dogs Out" after the 2000 single dominated airwaves. Guess we'll never know now.

Sunshine Anderson - "Heard it all Before" 2001

This was a woman's anthem in the summer of 2001. Every girl could relate to Sunshine's record in some aspect. After Matthew Knowles mismanagement, Sunshine is no where to be found.

Blu Cantrell - "Hit 'Em Up Style" 2001

"Oops!" Blu Cantrell experienced a small ray of musical success, as her debut song was nominated for an AMA and Grammy Award. But not even Jay Z could keep this beauty at the top.

Truth Hurts - "Addictive" 2002

Truth Hurts slowly faded into the background after she was accused of sampling her debut song "Addictive" without proper credit. Dr. Dre's muse didn't release any more popular music since then.

Bone Crusher - "Neva Scared" 2003

Way back in the early 2000's where the Atlanta stomp ruled, tall white tees, Nike basketball head bands and Air Force Ones was the standard uniform of urban culture, Bone Crusher and his club banger was a hit. But we didn't hear much from him since then.

J-Kwon - "Tipsy" 2004

We thought J-Kwon was going to be the new Nelly, but we were wrong. St. Louis’ own J-Kwon released the hit "Tipsy", a single off his debut album Hood Hop. The song was so successful that it was even remixed by the likes of Chingy and Murphy Lee. "Tipsy" was milked for every last cent when it became apparent the rest of the album was less popular.

Rich Boy - "Throw Some D's" 2007

The former mechanical engineering student from Mobile, Alabama, Rich Boy's debut album broke into the Top 5 on the domestic charts. The massive single “Throw Some D’s", made it to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and helped to drive album sales. It was a level of success which was not repeated by future releases.

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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