Color Me Badd

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Color Me Badd
Established: Formed in 1990 in Oklahoma City.

Members: Mark Calderon, Bryan Abrams, Kevin Thornton and Sam Watters.

Biggest hits: "I Wanna Sex You Up," "I Adore Mi Amor," "All 4 Love."

Awards: In 1992, the group took home Favorite Single R&B/Soul from the American Music Awards and Best R&B/Soul Single and Song of the Year from the Soul Train Music Awards.

Fun fact: The group's big break took place when "I Wanna Sex You Up" was featured on the New Jack City soundtrack. Their style of music has been described by some as "hip-hop-doo-wop."

Trademark style: Brightly colored suits with black T-shirts underneath.

Best lyric: "Come inside take off your coat / I'll make you feel at home / Now let's pour a glass of wine / Cause now we're all alone" — "I Wanna Sex You Up"

Where they are today: The group disbanded in 2000. Sam became a record producer who has worked with Jessica Simpson and Celine Dion. He married American Idol contestant Tamyra Gray in 2006. Kevin released a solo album. According to his MySpace page, Mark is currently writing new music for a forthcoming Christian album. Bryan has continued making music and appeared in the 2007 VH1 reality show Mission: Man Band along with N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick, LFO's Rich Cronin and 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons.
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