When I say the name SWV, we all know that I’m talking about Coko, Taj, and Lelee. SWV is one of 1990’s most successful R&B groups. A few of their hits include: You’re The One”, “Weak”, “Right Here/Human Nature”, and “I’m So Into You”. SWV made their debut in the music scene in 1992 with the album It’s About Time. It went Certified Triple Platinum, with four hit singles and “Weak” being one of their biggest hits. The album New Beginning followed in 1996 going Certified Platinum, and in 1997 their album Release Some Tension hit the charts and went Certified Gold.
I caught up with the group after one of their sold out performance in Virginia. Everyone was on their feet as soon as SWV walked out on stage. The crowd was screaming so much so that I thought I was going to have to get a hearing test later. The group gave a powerful performance taking us down memory lane with so many of their hits and even doing a great performance by remaking Patti Labelle’s song “If Only You Knew”,. But they did it the SWV way and at the same time keeping some it the Patti Labelle way. Lelee mesmerized the crowd with her vocals when it came time for her to do her part and then Coko took it on home with hitting the high Patti Labelle notes that even had me screaming and clapping along with the crowd. The way SWV performed If Only You Knew, I know it would have even made Patti Labelle proud. After the concert I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with them and I tell you these girls are back and ready to climb the charts. They are working now on forth coming reality show, back in studio recording their up-coming album, and at the same time traveling and performing those many hits that we have all grown to love. There is surely more in store for us when it comes down to SWV. In a way how could they be coming back when they never left the hearts of their true fans anyway. Good luck to SWV and looking forward to the upcoming album and reality show.