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There are 5 bands named Next:
1. An American R&B trio
2. A Mexican thrash metal band (see Next (Mex))
3. A Brazilian post-hardcore band
4. A Lithuanian pop group
5. A Japanese hardcore/”melodicore”/”screamo” band

1.- Next are an American R&B trio with members R.L. Huggar, T-Low and Tweety. NEXT was discovered in Saint Paul, Minnesota (T-Low and Tweety from Gary, IN) by Producer/DJ KAYGEE (of Naughty By Nature). After Signing with KAYGEE’s then newly formed label DIVINE MILL & Possessing a sound similar to Dru Hill and BLACKstreet, Next scored mainstream success in the late 90’s and early 00’s,

They scored a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the Kaygee & Darren Lighty Produced “Too Close” (1998), later covered by the British boyband Blue in 2003 and reaching number two in the UK. It samples the 1980 song “Christmas Rapping” by Kurtis Blow. Next’s follow up singles “Wifey” (2001), and “Beauty Queen” (2001) (also Produced By KAYGEE) reached the Billboard top twenty. Both of the later singles were featured on the group’s platinum selling sophomore album Welcome II Nextasy.

In 2002, R.L. released his solo debut RL: Ements which featured the singles “Good Man” and “Got Me A Model”. without Direction from longtime collaborator KAYGEE, The album however was poorly received both critically and commercially.

In late 2005, Next’s record company Interscope Records released details of the band’s first album in four years, which has yet to be given a title. The album is slated for a March 2007 release, with Interscope Records employing Award Winning producers Jermaine Dupri and Rich Harrison to provide the melodies along with respected songwriters Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Jon Bryant to write lyrics.


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