Grapevyne was the third single off Brownstone's debut album "From The Bottom UP" The three original members of Brownstone were Monica "Mimi" Doby, Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell and Nichole "Nicci" Gilbert. Founded in Los Angeles, the singers met each other after attending various auditions around the city. They formed the group and were signed to Michael Jackson's MJJ Music record label less than a year later. The group soon recorded its debut album From the Bottom Up, which spawned the hit single "If You Love Me." In 1995, the group earned a Grammy Award nomination and a Billboard Music Award.After extensive touring around the globe, Doby left the group for health reasons; in an interview with BET Video Soul host Donnie Simpson, the problem was cited as bronchitis.
BROWNSTONE Performs with Tory Lanez
Though he's had a couple should-be hits, last summer's "Say It" has turned out to be Tory Lanez' biggest single by far, now sitting at No. 23 on the Billboard 100. Some credit for the song's success has to go to the all-female '90s R&B group Brownstone, whose "If You Love Me" is sampled on the "Say It" chorus, the highlight of the song.
Last night, Lanez was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and he surprised the audience by bringing the reunited members of Brownstone to the stage to provide his backing vocals on "Say It."
"The Brownstone reunion happened live on Jimmy Kimmel with me tonight THEY HAVEN'T SANG TOGETHER IN 20 years #HONORED," Lanez wrote on Twitter after the performance.