Lucy Pearl was an R&B supergroup formed in 1999, as the brainchild of former Tony! Toni! Toné! member Raphael Saadiq, A Tribe Called Quest DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and D'Angelo. However, D'Angelo backed out of the group due to scheduling conflicts. After D'Angelo backed out Raphael came up with the idea of adding Dawn Robinson (of En Vogue) to the group. They released their self-titled debut album Lucy Pearl in 2000.
After two singles, "Dance Tonight" and "Don't Mess with My Man", Dawn Robinson left and was replaced by Joi.
The group's collaboration with Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip (reuniting the former Quest rapper with Ali Shaheed Muhammad), You, also appeared on the movie soundtrack of Save The Last Dance.
Discography and chart performance
|2000||"Dance Tonight"||36||5||36||Lucy Pearl|
|"Don't Mess with My Man"||110||41||20|
|"You" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip)||-||-||-|
|2004||"Don't Mess With My Man" (Lucy Pearl vs. Soulizm)||-||-||181||Non-Album Single|
Awards and nominations
2001 43rd Grammy Awards
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group "Dance Tonight" - Lucy Pearl (nominated)
2001 28th American Music Awards
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Lucy Pearl (nominated)
2000 15th Soul Train Music Awards
Best R&B/Soul Single - Group, Band or Duo "Dance Tonight" - Lucy Pearl (nominated)
Best R&B/Soul Album - Group Band or Duo "Lucy Pearl" - Lucy Pearl (nominated)