Boyz II Men may have not invented the slow jam, but they are the reason it became mainstream in the '90s. They dominated radio with, at times, several singles climbing the charts simultaneously. They were a throwback to the Motown a capella soul sound from the '60s, but with a laid-back, hip-hop flair. Michael McCary quit in 2003, making the group a trio. They've toured and released albums consistently since their inception in 1989, changing right along with soul's ever-evolving sound. (Aaron Carnes)
Boyz II Men remains one of the most truly iconic R&B groups in music history. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Recently celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, the band has penned and
performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades.
The group's 4 Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout their 20-year career, Boyz II Men have also won a whopping 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.