COLOR ME BADD CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF C.M.B.
The Quartet Expands Its Triple-Platinum Debut Album With Seven Tracks Making Their Digital Debut, Including Remixes For “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “I Adore Mi Amor”
LOS ANGELES – Color Me Badd’s debut album, C.M.B., was an instant smash when it came out in July 1991. It raced to #3 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the album chart for 77 weeks. The record was certified triple platinum in the U.S., where five hit singles fueled its long-running success: “I Wanna Sex You Up” (#2), “I Adore Mi Amor” (#1), “All 4 Love” (#1), “Thinkin’ Back” (#16), and “Slow Motion” (#18).
The album turns 30 this month, and Rhino is celebrating with a new digital version that includes several tracks that have never been available digitally. C.M.B.: 30th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION will be available from digital and streaming services on July 23.
The new 19-track collection has all 12 songs from the original release, including the singles “Color Me Badd” and “Heartbreaker.” The seven bonus tracks feature a selection of songs taken from the band’s 1992 album, Young, Gifted, & Badd: The Remixes. The songs making their digital debut include “I Wanna Sex You Up” (Howie Tee Remix), “I Adore Mi Amor” (Hamza’s Mix Version), “C.M.B” (Postlude), and “Roll The Dice” (Nick Mundy Remix). The new digital album also features the Top 20 hit, “Forever Love,” which was included on Young, Gifted, & Badd: The Remixes, as well as the Mo’ Money soundtrack.
Singers Mark Calderon, Bryan Abrams, Sam Watters, and Kevin Thornton formed Color Me Badd in 1985 in Oklahoma City, OK. After relocating to New York City, the quartet was signed to Giant Records in 1990. Working with producer Dr. Freeze, Color Me Badd originally recorded “I Wanna Sex You Up” for the New Jack City soundtrack. The song was the biggest hit from the soundtrack, hitting #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. As a result, the band quickly recorded and released C.M.B.
The album would go on to sell more than six million copies worldwide. In addition to its commercial success, Color Me Badd was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards in 1992 for Best New Artist and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The same year, the group won two awards at the sixth annual Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul Single by a Group, Band or Duo, and R&B/Soul Song of the Year for “I Wanna Sex You Up.” The song also earned the group a win at the American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Single.
C.M.B.: 30th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION
1. “I Wanna Sex You Up”
2. “All 4 Love”
4. “I Adore Mi Amor”
5. “Groove My Mind”
6. “I Wanna Sex You Up” (Reprise Version)
7. “Roll the Dice”
8. “Slow Motion”
9. “Thinkin’ Back”
10. “I Adore Mi Amor” (Interlude Version)
11. “Color Me Badd”
12. “You’re Da One I Onena Love”
13. “I Wanna Sex You Up” (Howie Tee Remix)
14. “Forever Love”
15. “Slow Motion” (Howie Tee Remix)
16. “I Adore Mi Amor” (Prelude Version)
17. “I Adore Mi Amor” (Hamza’s Mix Version)
18. “Roll the Dice” (Nick Mundy Remix)
19. “C.M.B.” (Postlude)
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