En Vogue Comeback Plans Hit Snag As They Are Hit With $100 Million Lawsuit

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 1990 “Hold On” was awarded a Billboard Music Award for “R&B Single of the Year,” a Soul Train Award for “R&B/Urban Contemporary Single of the Year, Group, Band or Duo” and have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1990, En Vogue signed an endorsement deal to appear in a Diet Coke commercial directed by Spike Lee.

90’s r&b super group En Vogue have just been hit with a lawsuit of catastrophic proportions by their former record label Rufftown Entertainment for allegedly reneging on an agreement. The owner of the label is now seeking $100 million in damages from them.

According to the Daily Mail, initially Rufftown Entertainment owner, René Moore, had offered three of the original members—Terry Ellis, Maxine Jones and Cindy Herron—close to $200,000 to join forces to reunite in 2010 for a new album.

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Moore, who originally planned on creating an album and tour dates for the original trio, was blindsided when the group signed with a competing label—Pyramid Records—in 2014, costing him his fortune. The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, fraud and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.

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In July 2014, Pyramid Records announced that En Vogue (Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron-Braggs, Rhona Bennett) will be recording a new studio album called “Electric Café”. In November 2014 a television movie titled an En Vogue Christmas premiered on the Lifetime Network. The movie featured band members Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett playing themselves. The movie did not include group member Dawn Robinson. Pyramid Records released three singles in December 2014, “Emotions”, “A Thousand Times” and “O Holy Night”, all premiering in the Lifetime movie An En Vogue Christmas.

En Vogue has won more MTV Video Music Awards than any other female group in its history, a total of seven, along with five Soul Train Awards, six American Music Awards, and seven Grammy nominations. According to Billboard magazine one of the most successful act of the 1990s, and one of the most popular and successful female groups of all time.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , http://darnellmmusic@gmail.com/ or https://twitter.com/@darnellmmusic/

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