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A Breath of Fresh Love: Sisters with Voices (SWV)

Updated: Jul 19, 2021



Funky fans, now we know we all love 90s R&B and the many artists that set the 90s off right! Can we bring up some more sisters that can sang though? How about Sisters with Voices? Oh yes y’all we are getting into SWV! These ladies made us Weak each time we heard their voices and even today we still can’t get enough.


SWV began their careers as gospel singers in ‘88 with Cheryl (Coko) Gamble, Tamara (Taj) Johnson, and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons. These sisters were surely blessed by the almighty to gift them and us with such amazing voices. They eventually caught the eyes of RCA executives after a live performance; the execs signed them to an eight-album deal and it was up from there. SWV became one of the 90s biggest R&B girl groups next to Xscape and En Vogue. Their debut album, It’s About Time, gave us much heat with hits such as “Right Here”, “Weak”, “I’m So Into You” and many others. These songs alone topped R&B charts holding the No. 1 and 2 spots and, of course, the album went multiplatinum. Their most iconic song from this album is “Human Nature” derived from Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature”. This song was a severe bop with a video to match.


In the following years, SWV’s career began to soar in the mid-90s as they made appearances