Each has had their ups and each have had their downs -- all in the harsh light of stardom. Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson and KeKe Wyatt -- five strong women who have been broken down and are rebuilding from the ground up. R&B Divas takes you inside the lives of these music stars as they work, play and struggle to get their lives and careers back on track. Brought together by their friendship and love of R&B goddess Whitney Houston, these incredible singers are dealing with everything from divorce to drugs and sexuality.
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R&B Divas: Atlanta - 702 (group) - Netflix
702 (pronounced “Seven-Oh-Two”), named after the area code of their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, is an American platinum-selling vocal girl group, with the final and most known line up consisting of Kameelah Williams and sisters Irish and LeMisha Grinstead. The group was originally a quartet featuring the Grinstead sisters, which included identical twins Irish and Orish, (born June 2, 1980 in Houston, TX), their older sister LeMisha (born June 10, 1978 in Houston, TX), and Amelia Childs whom they debuted as featured artists on Subway's hit single “This Lil' Game We Play”. Amelia and Orish were removed from the group due to Mike Bivens not favoring their voices and were briefly replaced by classmates Tiffany Villarreal and Kameelah Williams. After 6 months before their debut single was released Tiffany would depart the group. Continuing as a trio, they released their debut single “Steelo” with great success. Their first released album No Doubt in 1996, sold 500,000 copies in the United States. In 1999 the trio released the most famous 702 song called “Where My Girls At?” on the album 702 which gained a high level of success for the group selling 1,000,000 copies in the United States. For undisclosed conflicting personal reasons with the record label, Kameelah Williams distanced herself from the Grinstead sisters after the release of that album, and was replaced by Cree La'More, a solo singer who Irish and LeMisha personally picked to join the group. The new line-up released a single called “Pootie Tang” for the Pootie Tang soundtrack, though shortly after this, Kameelah Williams returned to the group, and for undisclosed reasons, Cree La'More left the ensemble. With the return of Kameelah Williams, they released the album Star which is mostly remembered for the single “I Still Love You”. The group then disbanded in 2006. They regrouped again in 2017, and appeared at the 2017 Soul Train Music Awards.
R&B Divas: Atlanta - After break-up - Netflix
LeMisha Grinstead, under the name “LeMisha 702”, in 2007 released a song titled “What I Got” that appeared on the independent album E Sharp Presents vol. II. She later got married, and is currently the wedding chapel manager at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Original member Orish Grinstead, twin sister of Irish, died on April 20, 2008, from kidney failure at the age of 27. She can be seen as one of the original four members of 702 in the video, “This Lil' Game We Play” with Subway and has a brief cameo in the video, “Steelo”. In 2010, Williams confirmed via her official Twitter that she was now permanently solo and is currently working on her solo album. Kameelah also has a child with artist Musiq Soulchild. She also appeared on the third season of R&B Divas: Atlanta. The group's vocals from Missy Elliott's “Beep Me 911” were recently sampled in Danny!'s tribute song, “Go That-a-Way”. On December 13, 2013, 702 with Williams performed their first show in nearly 10 years at 90s R&B Christmas Reunion, along with Total, Latocha & Tamika Scott of Xscape, Changing Faces, Tweet & Sunshine Anderson in Toronto.
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