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En Vogue - Funky Divas (Reissue)

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Funky Divas is the second studio album by American recording group En Vogue, released by Atlantic Records division EastWest on March 24, 1992 in the United States. Conceived after the success of their Grammy Award–nominated debut album Born to Sing (1990), En Vogue reteamed with their founders Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy to work on the entire album. As with Born to Sing, the pair borrowed from contemporary R&B, new jack swing, and hip hop, while also incorporating classic soul, blues and doo-wop elements, particularly on its on two Sparkle cover versions, as well as, in the case of "Free Your Mind," heavy metal sounds.

At the time of its release, Funky Divas received a mixed reception from music critics, but has since earned retrospective acclaim and recognition from musicians, and producers. Praised for En Vogue's vocal work and the production's definitive character, it is often cited to have paved the way for other female bands such as TLC and Destiny's Child who would emerge in the following years. The album became the quartet's second album to earn a Grammy Award nomination in the Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals category, while winning the American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the 1994 Soul Train Music Awards.

Funky Divas debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top R&B Albums chart, and at number eight on the Billboard 200, while peaking at number four on the UK Albums Chart. It reached triple platinum status in the US, where it sold 3.5 million copies, becoming the seventh highest-selling R&B albums of the year as well as En Vogue's biggest-selling album to date. The album spawned five singles, including "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)", Aretha Franklin cover "Giving Him Something He Can Feel", "Free Your Mind", "Give It Up, Turn It Loose," and "Love Don't Love You."

Release info

Label: EastWest Records America R1 92121
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2017
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: RnB/Swing

Tracklist

A1 This Is Your Life
A2 My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
A3 Hip Hop Lover
A4 Free Your Mind
A5 Desire
A6 Giving Him Something He Can Feel
B1 It Ain't Over Till The Fat Lady Sings
B2 Give It Up, Turn It Loose
B3 Yesterday
B4 Hooked On Your Love
B5 Love Don't Love You
B6 What Is Love
B7 Thanks / Prayer

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