After 20 years, Boyz II Men’s music career is still going. The group is preparing to celebrate their milestone anniversary this fall with a new album, including reworked versions of their classic hits, reports the Associated Press
“Nothing too extreme or dramatic, but we’ve added a few things here and there,” Shawn Stockman says of their upcoming project.
Boyz II Men’s Motown-Philly harmonies were debuted, “Cooleyhighharmony,” in 1991. Hits “End of the Road” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday,” helped the Philadelphia-based group’s first album sell more than 9 million copies. Their sophomore CD, “II,” sold 12 million copies.
Stockman says the group, which originally included Wanya Morris, Nathan Morris and Michael McCary, had no idea how huge their achievements were.
“We were so busy just working … we didn’t think too much about how it would impact the world, which is probably a good thing, because it kept us sharp and kept us focused, even to this present day,” he said. “Looking back, it’s a great thing. It’s hard to talk about it because it’s something that we think it’s a great milestone in our careers, but we’re still hungry, and we still feel like we have so much more to contribute, musically and otherwise.”
The group, now a trio after McCary left, still records and performs regularly. Their last CD, 2009’s “Love,” was exclusively standard love songs.