Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men were honored on January 5 with a star – the first of 2012 – on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Known for hits like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You” and “On Bended Knee,” the group – currently a trio consisting of Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris – has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and accumulated a myriad of accolades – four Grammys, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards and three Billboard Music Awards – in the process.
“These guys are not just R&B. These guys are music. These guys love music, and they’re passionate about it. They can sing anything under the sun,” said songwriter and Evolution producer Terry Lewis.
All four original Boyz II Men members (the trio plus Michael McCary, who left the group in 2003 due to health problems) attended the star ceremony along with Michael Bivins of the band New Edition. Bivins was instrumental in getting the band a contract with Motown Records through a production deal with his Biv Ten Records company.
Music producers and artists Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds spoke at the ceremony in honor of the band.
“I’m very, very proud. This is long overdue. They needed this star,” Edmonds told the crowd. “They’ve been stars to us for a very long time.”
According to ABC Local, the group’s star, the 2,456th on the Walk of Fame, was placed near legendary Motown artists such as The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Miracles and the Temptations.
“Very grateful we get to share such a special moment with you all!” Shawn Stockman tweeted prior to the event. “Whether you’re here physically or not, we still feel your sincerity!”
Check out the following clip as Boyz II Men express their gratitude during their Hollywood Walk of Fame star celebration:
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