#Blackstreet, often stylized as BLACKstreet, is an American R&B group founded in 1991 by Teddy Riley and #ChaunceyHannibal, also known as "#CBlack".
Origin #NewYorkCity, New York, United States
Genres #R&B, #soul, #funk, #newjack swing, #hip hop
Years active 1991–present
Labels Interscope, DreamWorks
Associated acts Guy, #MichaelJackson, #BobbyBrown, SWV, The Neptunes, Bink, Rodney Jerkins, Danja, #Jay-Z, Foxy Brown, Leon Sylvers III, 2Pac
Past members Teddy Riley
After the breakup of Guy, Riley came up with the idea to start a new group featuring himself. Originally, the group was to be named Stonestreet, but it was later decided to combine Stonestreet with Chauncey's nickname "Black." The group became Blackstreet Featuring Teddy Riley, with an original lineup of Teddy Riley, Chauncey Hannibal, Levi Little, and Joseph Stonestreet. However, Stonestreet was replaced with Dave Hollister before the first self-titled album was released.
In 1993, their first single "#BabyBeMine" was released on the #soundtrack to the #UniversalPictures comedy #CB4 (starring #Chris ?Rock). The song was written by Riley and Stonestreet and produced by Riley.
Their debut album, Blackstreet, featured the singles "#BootiCall", "#BeforeILetYouGo" and "Joy". "Booti Call" and "Before I Let You Go" were both #Top40hits, with "Before I Let You Go" hitting the Top 10. In 1996, they released their sophomore album Another Level. It was a breakthrough success due to the top single "No Diggity" (with #DrDre), which was a No. 1 hit on the #BillboardHot100 in November 1996. In 1998, Blackstreet won the #GrammyAward for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.