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Dru Hill is one of the successful R&B group in US. They are known for their several hits such as "In My Bed", "Never Make a Promise", and "How Deep is Your Love". Their best selling album is Enter The Dru.
R&B group Dru Hill got it's name from Druid Hill Park Comples a historic landmark in Baltimore, USA, where the four members grew up. In the mid 90's, they met Hiriam Hicks from Island Records who also managed Boyz II Men and signed them on the spot. He wanted the group to record the song "Tell Me" for the film Eddie. The members of the group were Jazz, Nokio (January 21, 1979), Woody and Sisqo (November 9, 1978). They released their self-titled album which sounded mature and had the mix of jazz and R&B flavor. Keith Sweat, Stanley Brown and Darryl Simmons produced the album and Nokio co-wrote the songs.
In the late 90's, Sisqo and Jazz played a big part in the group and played keyboards, bass and trumpet in between. They also had six consecutive #1 hit in the R&B charts. In 1998, they released their sophomore album, Enter The Dru. It climbed up to #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The single "How Deep Is Your Love" peaked at #3 and "These Are The Times" peaked at #4.
In 1999, they appeared on Will Smith's single "Wild Wild West" and built the Dru World Order production company. In their success they also had seperate projects, Sisqo was working with Def Jam on his debut album, Unleash The Dragon. In 2002, the rappers reunited to record Dru World Order.
Awards & Certifications
|1998||Soul Train Awards||R&B/soul single by a group, band, or duo "In My Bed"|
|1998||Soul Train Awards||R&B/soul album by a group, band, or duo Dru Hill|
|2001||American Music Awards||Favorite Band, Duo or Group Dru Hill|
|1996||Dru Hill||Certified 2x Platinum in U.S.|
|1998||Enter The Dru||Certified 3x Platinum in U.S.|
|2002||Dru World Order||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|1996||In My Bed||1||4||Dru Hill (album)|
|1997||Never Make A Promise||1||7||Dru Hill (album)|
|1997||We're Not Making Love No More||2||13||Dru Hill (album)|
|1998||How Deep Is Your Love||1||3||Enter The Dru|
|1999||Beauty||24||79||Enter The Dru|
|1999||The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)||48||Enter The Dru|
|1999||These Are The Times||5||21||Enter The Dru|
|1999||You Are Everything||27||84||Enter The Dru|
|2003||I Love You||27||77||Dru World Order|
|2003||I Should Be...||6||25||Dru World Order|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for this group.
November 19, 1996
November 26, 2000
|1996||In My Bed||Polygram||Dru Hill (album)|
|1997||Never Make A Promise||Island||Dru Hill (album)|
|1997||We're Not Making Love No More||La Face||Dru Hill (album)|
|1998||How Deep Is Your Love||Polygram||Enter The Dru|
|1999||These Are The Times||Polygram||Enter The Dru|
|1999||You Are Everything||Polygram International||Enter The Dru|
|2003||I Love You||Def Jam||Dru World Order|
|2003||I Should Be...||Def Jam||Dru World Order|
Compilations & Live Releases
October 11, 2005
Def Soul Classics
- Dru Hill was named after Druid Hill Park which is a popular park on the West side of Baltimore.
- The group worked at a local fudge factory to entertain the guest while producing candies.
- One of the members name is "Nokio" which is an acronym for "Nasty on Key in Octave".