A sophisticated female vocal quartet, Real Breaks have thus far failed to convert a strong live following into sales for their multi-textured R&B-flavoured songs. The group comprises Josina Elder, Wendi Williams, LaTanyia Baldwin and Necia Bray. They made their debut in 1994 with A Natural Thing for A&M Records. Despite a major-label push, this failed to rise higher than number 80 in the Billboard R&B charts. Despite some elegant harmonics, the blame was laid by critics on the flimsy material chosen, which undid the group’s best efforts. The group recovered to tour as backing vocalists to Stevie Wonder in 1995, leading to a new contract with Arista Records’ subsidiary, Rowdy. Their second album was produced by big names including Dallas Austin, the founder of Rowdy Records, Daryl Simmons and Mario Winans. It was promoted by the classy, elegant R&B singles ‘Like I Do’ and ‘Hold Me’.
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