Xscape, SWV, Total, 702 – Queens of R&B Attend Las Vegas Celebration

The Queens of R&B came together to celebrate their brand tour at FUHU in Las Vegas. The Queens of R&B Tour will feature XSCAPE, SWV, MÝA, Total, and 702.
Produced by Mona Scott Young’s Monami Entertainment and Live Nation and represented by Seth Shomes through Day After Day Productions (DADP), the tour will kick off on June 27th in Concord, CA, at the Toyota Pavilion at Concord and continue its journey across the country, making stops at prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden in New York City and the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com now. Special thanks to The Doux for gifting all the Queens of R&B their all-new Press Play line at the dinner. See more inside and the tour dates…

SWV was formed in 1988 in New York City by Cheryl Gamble (Coko), Tamara Johnson (Taj), and Leanne Lyons (Lelee). They met in high school and decided to form a singing group. SWV’s debut album, “It’s About Time,” was released in 1992 and became a major success. It was certified triple platinum and featured hit singles like “Weak,” “Right Here/Human Nature,” and “I’m So Into You.” The group’s biggest hit, “Weak,” topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1993. The song remains one of their signature tracks and is considered a classic R&B ballad.

SWV is known for their harmonious vocals and a style that combines elements of contemporary R&B, soul, and New Jack Swing. Their sound helped define the R&B scene of the early 1990s. SWV has received multiple awards and nominations, including a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist in 1994. They have also won awards from Billboard Music Awards and other industry organizations. The group disbanded in 1998 but reunited in 2005. Since then, they have released several albums, including “I Missed Us” in 2012, which received critical acclaim.

SWV has influenced a generation of R&B artists and continues to be celebrated for their contribution to the genre. They are often referenced as a significant inspiration by newer R&B groups and solo artists. In 2014, SWV starred in a reality TV show called “SWV Reunited,” which documented their reunion and subsequent career developments. It offered fans a glimpse into their personal lives and the dynamics within the group. Throughout their career, SWV has collaborated with notable artists and producers, including Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, and Teddy Riley, who contributed to their distinctive sound.

SWV was also known for their style and fashion sense, embodying the 1990s R&B aesthetic with a mix of streetwear and glamour. Their fashion choices and music videos remain memorable to fans.

Group Xscape 

 Xscape was formed in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia. The original members were Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott. The group came together while attending high school in the Atlanta area. Their debut album, “Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha,” was released in 1993 and went platinum. It featured hit singles like “Just Kickin’ It” and “Understanding,” both of which reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Xscape achieved significant success with songs like “Who Can I Run To,” “My Little Secret,” and “The Arms of the One Who Loves You.” These hits became staples of 1990s R&B and established the group’s reputation for soulful harmonies. The group received multiple awards and nominations throughout their career. In 1994, Xscape won a Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist. They were also nominated for several other awards, including a Grammy.

Xscape disbanded in 1998, leading the members to pursue solo projects. They reunited in 2017 and performed at the BET Awards. The group continued to tour and release new music following the reunion. After the group disbanded, Kandi Burruss became a successful songwriter, television personality, and businesswoman. She co-wrote the hit song “No Scrubs” for TLC, which won a Grammy Award.

Several members of Xscape have appeared on reality TV shows. Kandi Burruss is a regular on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” while Tameka “Tiny” Cottle starred in “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” with her husband, rapper T.I. Xscape is known for its powerful vocal harmonies and soulful sound. The group has a unique blend of voices, with each member contributing distinct vocal qualities to their music.

Xscape’s music had a significant impact on the R&B scene in the 1990s. Their songs continue to be celebrated by fans, and their reunion brought renewed attention to their classic hits. Since their reunion, Xscape has toured extensively, performing for enthusiastic audiences across the United States. They have shared the stage with other notable artists and continue to be a strong presence in the R&B community.

Group Total 

Total was a prominent American R&B girl group that became popular in the mid-1990s. They were known for their smooth harmonies and collaborations with top artists in hip-hop and R&B.

Total was formed in 1994 and consisted of three members: Kima Raynor, Keisha Spivey, and Pamela Long. The group was discovered by Sean “Diddy” Combs, then known as Puff Daddy, while he was developing his record label, Bad Boy Records.

Total’s self-titled debut album was released in 1996 on Bad Boy Records. The album became a significant success, achieving platinum certification. It included popular singles like “Can’t You See,” featuring The Notorious B.I.G., and “No One Else,” featuring Da Brat and Foxy Brown.

Total is known for its blend of R&B and hip-hop, characterized by sultry vocals and an edgy style. The group’s collaborations with top hip-hop artists helped them stand out in the R&B scene of the 1990s. Total had several chart-topping hits. “Can’t You See,” their debut single, reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Kissing You” and “What About Us?” were also successful on the R&B charts.

Total collaborated with prominent artists and producers in the hip-hop and R&B world. Their debut single, “Can’t You See,” was produced by Diddy and featured The Notorious B.I.G., who also appeared in the music video. Total’s second album, “Kima, Keisha, and Pam,” was released in 1998. This album also achieved commercial success and included hit singles like “Trippin’,” featuring Missy Elliott, and “Sitting Home.”

Total’s style and music had a significant influence on the R&B and hip-hop scenes of the 1990s. Their edgy image and strong harmonies made them a popular group among fans, and they are often cited as an influence by contemporary R&B artists. Total disbanded in the early 2000s, with each member pursuing individual projects. However, they reunited in 2015 to perform at the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour, which celebrated the legacy of Bad Boy Records. The tour was a major success and featured performances from many Bad Boy artists.

Total played a key role in the success of Bad Boy Records, contributing to the label’s iconic sound in the 1990s. Their collaborations with other Bad Boy artists, including Mase, The Notorious B.I.G., and Diddy, helped establish the label’s prominence in the music industry. Total’s music continues to resonate with fans of 1990s R&B and hip-hop. Their songs are often included in nostalgic playlists and remembered for their unique blend of smooth R&B vocals with a hip-hop edge.

Group 702

702 is a popular American R&B girl group known for their harmonious vocals and chart-topping hits. 702 was formed in 1993 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The group’s name is derived from the area code for Las Vegas, their hometown. The original members of 702 were Irish Grinstead, Orish Grinstead, and Kameelah Williams. Orish’s twin sister, LeMisha Grinstead, later replaced Orish, solidifying the lineup that brought the group to fame.

The group gained attention after meeting Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe, who helped them secure a record deal. Bivins was instrumental in the group’s early success. 702’s debut album, “No Doubt,” was released in 1996. It included their breakthrough hit, “Steelo,” which reached the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of their signature songs. Missy Elliott co-wrote the track, adding to its appeal.

702 is best known for hit songs like “Where My Girls At?” and “Get It Together.” “Where My Girls At?” was a massive success, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999. The group’s second album, “702,” was released in 1999 and achieved gold certification. This album included hits like “Where My Girls At?” and “You Don’t Know,” further cementing the group’s popularity in the R&B scene.

Throughout their career, 702 collaborated with notable artists and producers, including Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, and Busta Rhymes. Missy Elliott had a significant impact on their debut album, contributing both as a writer and producer.

Like many groups, 702 experienced internal conflicts and lineup changes. Despite these challenges, they were able to create a successful career with memorable music that resonated with fans. The group disbanded in 2006, and each member pursued individual projects. However, 702 reunited in 2017, performing at the Soul Train Music Awards and announcing new music and tours. Their reunion has been celebrated by longtime fans. 702 is remembered as a key contributor to the R&B scene in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Their upbeat songs and smooth harmonies continue to be appreciated by fans, and they are often cited as influences by contemporary artists


Thu Jun 27 – Concord, CA – Toyota Pavilion at Concord

Sat Jun 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Tue Jul 02 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

Wed Jul 03 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Fri Jul 05 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion

Sat Jul 06 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

Tue Jul 09 – North Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena

Wed Jul 10 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at The BJCC

Fri Jul 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place

Sat Jul 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Sun Jul 14 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre

Tue Jul 16 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

Wed Jul 17 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

Fri Jul 19 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena*

Sat Jul 20 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sun Jul 21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach

Wed Jul 24 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Thu Jul 25 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

Fri Jul 26 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Sat Jul 27 – Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

Fri Aug 02 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

Sat Aug 03 – Syracuse, NY – Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview

Sun Aug 04 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena

Tue Aug 06 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

Fri Aug 09 – Detroit, MI – LIttle Caesar’s Arena

Sat Aug 10 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center

Sun Aug 11 – Chicago, IL – Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre

Tue Aug 13 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena

Wed Aug 14 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

Sun Aug 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum


Photo Credit: Queens of R&B Tour


Share It!