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Oklahoma City OK, United States (1987 – 1998)

Color Me Badd were a male R&B vocal group which was formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1987. The members were Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon, Kevin Thornton and Sam Watters.

The a cappella, pop, and hip hop outfit, whose R&B harmony vocals were offset by mild rap interjections and a post-New Kids On The Block street dance image, were discovered by Kool & The Gang’s Robert Bell in 1990.

The group enjoyed 5 U.S. hit singles from their debut album C.M.B. throughout 1991 and 1992. These were “I Wanna Sex You Up” (U.S.#2), “I Adore Mi Amor” (U.S.#1), “All 4 Love” (U.S.#1), “Thinkin Back” (U.S.#16) and “Slow Motion” (U.S.#18). “I Wanna Sex You Up” was also on the New Jack City soundtrack, and hit number 1 on the UK Singles Charts.

Their debut album, C.M.B. was released in September 1991, eventually selling over 6 million copies worldwide, and being certified 3x platinum in the United States by the RIAA.

Color Me Badd performed at the 1991 Smash Hits Poll Winners Awards in the UK, winning the Best New Group trophy. In January 1992, they were awarded the Favourite Single, Soul/R&B trophy at the 19th annual American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. March 1992 also saw Color Me Badd win the Best R&B / Soul Single, and Song Of The Year, categories at the sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards.


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  • stilldirrtyja

    I haven't listened past their debut album, but I totally plan to! They're so talented! I don't want to like "I wanna sex you up" as much as I do since it was so huge, but damn, it's sooo good!

    16 Jul 7:16pm Reply
  • icansleep19

    They just released a new track called "Skywalkin'" as a free download via their website ColorMeBaddMusic dot com. In lieu of charging for the single, they're asking for donations to the American Red Cross to help disaster victims. Give it a listen!

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    I wanna LOVE all night!!! :-)

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • coanta

    I wanna fuck up.....all night!:-)

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    Grooves in my HEART!!! :-)

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    Cool grooves!!! Bad Boys ever!!! :-)

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • madboy

    Remember how in love Donna Martin was with them on 90210? lol

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CMBnet

    I just had to fix the thing about Epic dropping them in 2000, because that simply did not happen. The group split in November of 1998 when Kevin "KT the Bassman" Thornton left to follow a calling in the ministry. They were not dropped by any label at any time, just so we are clear. They are coming back as a trio, now (no Sam, sadly, as he was my favorite), so keep an eye and ear out. They're in the recording and negotiation phases right now.

    17 May 2011 Reply
  • velkiki

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuu i wanna sex you up all night i want to uuuu ;D [1]

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Acquiescence

    Music - it just doesn't get any better than Color Me Badd.

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • latreasemayfiel

    i wanna sex u up... nothin bt tha best

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • clarealyce

    "they were the unsexiest boy band of all time, singing an admittedly sexy song. the irony!" exactly! hahaha

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • stupedboy

    color me badd sucks ass

    7 Jul 2009 Reply
  • that_thing

    they were the unsexiest boy band of all time, singing an admittedly sexy song. the irony!

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I have their "Time and Chance" album. I enjoy it!

    24 Mar 2009 Reply

    I went to high school in OKC with these cats...They were good and used to entertain us during our prep rallies! :o) I still Love CMB!!!

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • OVO77

    Recordando mi s buenos tiempos en la secundaria, Ohh la la!

    7 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Serentonin

    love them! Always - albums so under rated - best vocal harmony still to this day!

    18 May 2008 Reply
  • Embot80

    Ha ha memories of me and my mate blasting this out of my bedroom window, though we were the coolest! Great old school tune!

    15 Feb 2008 Reply
  • hodayathink

    If I could pick one song to represent the early 90s, I think you know what it would be.

    5 Feb 2008 Reply
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