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After 7 was an R&B group, founded in 1988 by brothers Melvin and Kevon Edmonds and Keith Mitchell. The Edmonds brothers are the older siblings of popular pop and R&B singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds” while Mitchell is the cousin of Babyface’s then-partner, songwriter-producer Antonio “L.A.” Reid.

The band released their first album issued self-titled debut in autumn 1989, which included the hits, “Sayanora”, “Heat of the Moment”, “Can’t Stop” and the quiet storm staple, “Ready or Not”. After promoting the album and seeing it go to platinum, they scored a hit with the Motown-influenced “Nights Like This” on the 1991 soundtrack to The Five Heartbeats. The trio returned with 1992’s Takin’ My Time, which included the hit cover of The Originals’ “Baby I’m For Real”. The trio released their last album, with Reflections, in 1995, which included the hit, “‘Til You Do Me Right”. After Mitchell split from After 7 in 1997, the Edmonds brothers continued performing, releasing the cover of Hall & Oates’ “Sara Smile” before silently disbanding that year.

The brothers continue to perform in venues for reunions. Both Kevon and Melvin Edmonds appear with Babyface in the film Soul Food, as members of the R&B group Milestone and performing the song “I Care About You”. In 1999, Kevon Edmonds released a solo LP, which included the single “24/7.” In 2006 they appeared on the New Jack Reunion Tour.


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  • Batiste369

    Great group! the lead singer sounds strikingly similar to Babyface...

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • fortnersr

    What's up ladies

    28 Feb 2012 Reply
  • jerrytmac


    9 Jul 2011 Reply
  • MartiniVinyl

    I love that you're listening to After 7 right now! :)

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Incredibly emotive voices the men of After 7 have! Few male singers can sing this passionately with such wide vocal ranges! Impressive!

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • newjillswing

    All About Love <3

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • kN1ght0AwL


    9 Dec 2009 Reply
  • tyienne

    ooooooooo my god!!!!!!!!! everytime i hear this school it remind me of middle school and my first love. this is still the jam!!!

    21 Nov 2009 Reply
  • JNez

    wow. after 7 gets no love, not even in the afterlife. *shakes head* 20 years ago this group was poised to rule the 90's when their debut cd produced by cousin & brother babyface went platinum. you'll find laface classics like ready or not, can't stop & one night. something went wrong with the second album but after 7 deserved to be bigger than they were. essential early 90's r&b here

    20 Jul 2009 Reply
  • RNBGuru

    In case anyone's interested, I recently interviewed Keith Mitchell about his time in After 7. As an FYI, he's not actually LA Reid's cousin. Check it out:

    1 Feb 2009 Reply
  • RNBGuru

    These guys are awesome. Reflections is one of the best R&B albums out there.

    1 Jan 2009 Reply
  • KoldKalamity

    reflections was the shit

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Kym-B

    Can't Stop!

    27 Oct 2008 Reply
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    29 Aug 2008 Reply
  • maxwellveli

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    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • amran3669

    Just love their music....this gotta be classic R&B group ever....peace.

    27 Jan 2008 Reply
  • 80sfever

    Yep. It's plain to see. The guy at the far left resembles Babyface.

    16 Dec 2007 Reply
  • misscarmen

    lots of great songs from them, but ready or not will always be a classic <3

    16 Oct 2007 Reply
  • A70ssoulchild

    Absolutely love them! Talk about great music from back in the day.

    12 Oct 2007 Reply
  • TQeeezy

    Great Group!!

    27 Sep 2007 Reply
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