Groove Theory About

Groove Theory is a duo with singer-songwriter Amel Larrieux and songwriter/producer/actor Bryce Wilson.

In 1993, while working as a receptionist at Rondor Music in New York, Amel Larrieux met Bryce Wilson and the group was formed. Wilson was interested in forming a group when signed as a producer to the company, and, knowing that she was a singer-songwriter, asked Larrieux if she wants to try writing a song. Wilson’s intentions for the group’s formation was the chance to use his production talents, while Larrieux wanted to shine in R&B. Instead of looking for different singers and songwriters, Larrieux wrote, sung, and arranged each song instead.

In 1995, after signing to Epic Records, they released their self-titled debut album. The album produced three singles: “Tell Me”, “Keep Tryin'”, and “Baby Luv”. “Tell Me” was the most successful single, being certified gold and reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. The album was certified gold by the RIAA in October 1996.

When Larrieux left Groove Theory in 1999 to pursue a solo career, she was replaced by Makeda Davis. Groove Theory then signed with Columbia Records and recorded a second album, The Answer, expected for release in 2000.

The album remains unreleased because Wilson wasn’t satisfied with the label’s handling of urban projects. However, a single from the planned album, “4 Shure”, reached #97 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2010, it was announced Larrieux and Wilson reunited and were in the recording studio working on their second official album.

Discography: 1995: Groove Theory (Debut Album) 2000: The Answer (Shelved Second Album)

Groove Theory Albums

Keep Tryin’ (Single) Keep Tryin’ (Single) Groove Theory Released January 23, 1996 2 23
Groove Theory Groove Theory Groove Theory Released October 24, 1995 5 20