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Signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ label in the early 1990s, Brownstone was a female R&B trio that found a way to stand out among a crowded field of girl groups. With strong vocals and big soulful harmonies, members Mimi, Nicci and Maxee had hits with “Pass the Lovin,” “If You Love Me,” “Grapevyne” and a remake of the Eagles classic “I Can’t Tell You Why.” Brownstone member Mimi left the group in 1995 due to health problems, and Kina Cosper replaced her. The trio released their second album, Still Climbing, in 1997.