Living In The Spotlight Featuring 112

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22:  112 performs during the Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at Verizon Center on September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Living In The Spotlight Featuring 112

Things you may or may not know about '90s supergroup 112!

Published October 23rd

  1. Get To Know: 112
    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 21:  Recording group 112 attends the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Can't Stop Won't Stop" at Writers Guild of America, West on June 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)

    112 is an R&B group from Atlanta. The group is comprised of Marvin "Slim" Scandrick, Quinnes "Q" Parker, Daron Jones and Michael Keith. The quartet met during their high school years in the 1990s and was previously referred to as Forte. During their days as the group Forte, the men performed at local churches and talent shows. The group now goes by 112 and has many hits under their belt. They're still making music and continue to be one of the best boy bands of all time.

  2. Making It To the Spotlight
    THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 2031 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest  112 (Daron Jones, Slim, Quinnes Parker, Michael Marcel Keith) perform on April 5, 2001 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
    (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    After countless performances at talent shows and churches, the group was discovered by Courtney Sills and Kevin Wales. The management duo assisted in the group's career by placing them in front of producers Tim Kelley and Bob Robinson. Wales also helped the group secure an audition at Atlanta's Club 112 in front of Sean "Puffy" Combs and other Bad Boy Records executives. Diddy signed the group and their name changed to 112 in honor of the club they auditioned at. After that the quartet moved to New York and started recording their self-titled debut album, 112.

  3. Debut Single

    Their debut single, "Only You," off of their 112 album hit No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their second single, "Cupid," also peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The group hit the ground running, and boy were they on fire!

  4. Coolest Connection
    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22:  Puff Daddy and 112 perform during the Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at Verizon Center on September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for Live Nation)
    (Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for Live Nation)

    As stated earlier, the group was signed to Diddy's Bad Boy Records. In the '90s Bad Boy Records boasted an impressive all-star lineup, which included 112, Total, Biggie, Lil Kim, Ma$e and more! Being associated with Bad Boy Records, especially in the '90s, makes that the coolest connection. The group did leave the record label in 2002 to move to Def Jam for a while. Needless to say, in our eyes, they were still a part of the epic Bad Boy Records lineup.

  5. Best Collaboration

    "Anywhere" by 112, featuring Lil Zane, goes down in history as one of their best collabs!

  6. Exclusive Info

    If you wanted more 112 music, you're going to get it! The group will be dropping their sixth studio album, Q MIKE SLIM DARON, on October 27. Catch their debut single from the album Dangerous Games, above!

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Larry French/Getty Images for Live Nation)

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