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Best-selling R&B Group Boyz II Men Coming to the LMC Mendel Center

Boyz II Men

October 7, 2013

R&B icons Boyz II Men are coming to the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage on Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m.

Boyz II Men remain 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, the band has penned and performed some of the most celebrated classics of the past two decades. The group’s four Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg. Boyz II Men have won nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards, and a 2011 MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

The trio holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with 60 million albums sold. For the past two decades Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits filled with smooth harmonies and enduring themes.

Boyz II Men’s past hits include “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day,” “Motownphilly,” and many others. And their recent albums have earned them major critical acclaim as well. Their Decca label debut, Motown: A Journey through Hitsville USA (Decca/Universal), earned them two Grammy Nominations.

And for Boyz II Men the hits just keep on coming. The group continues to craft new albums and bring their legendary act to stages around the world. Boyz II Men marked their 20th anniversary by releasing a landmark album fittingly titled Twenty. The album contains the group’s first original material in nearly a decade as well as a dozen remastered classic, career-defining hits. Twenty debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, #4 on the Billboard R&B album chart, #10 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and placed #1 on the iTunes R&B Soul Album chart. Twenty’s first single, "More Than You'll Ever Know" made it into the top 15 on Urban AC charts.

Beyond making music, giving back is also important to Boyz II Men. The group has its own charity called Boyz II Men House which lends support to individuals and organizations that focus on improving quality of life and helping to unlock human potential, while contributing to the health and vitality of those less fortunate.

Boyz II Men currently have a residency at famed Las Vegas venue The Mirage through the end of the year. The band continues to tour across the country and around the globe, performing a mix of their latest tracks and treasured classics. Boyz II Men have made R&B accessible to the masses and have helped the genre come into its own, and fans throughout the world flock to see them perform at sold out shows. The group recently signed a publishing and recording deal with BMG, so fans can expect new music from their old favorite in the coming year.

A cash bar will be available one hour before show time. Tickets for Boyz II Men are available by calling the LMC Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221 or visiting www.lmcmainstage.org. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For information about group rates, pre-show party options, and other special arrangements, contact Mike Nadolski at (269) 927-8109 or mnadolski@lakemichigancollege.edu.   

Whirlpool Corporation, The Boulevard Inn, and 98.3 The Coast are sponsoring the LMC Mendel Center performance of Boyz II Men.

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The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center is located just 40 minutes from Kalamazoo and South Bend on the Lake Michigan College Napier Avenue Campus in Benton Township, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24).

The LMC Mendel Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before show time. Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone at (269) 927-1221, or online at www.lmcmainstage.org.

 

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