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Groove Theory is an American R&B and hip hop music duo formed in New York City in 1993 when singer Amel Larrieux met rapper Bryce Wilson through a mutual friend, and while Amel was working at Rondor Music NY, as a receptionist. The two found themselves perfect for each other as both were upset with the direction their career was taking. Wilson hoped to use the group as a chance to utilize his production talents while Larrieux wanted a chance to shine in R&B.

The group received a deal with Epic Records, and in 1995, they released their self-titled debut album ''Groove Theory''. The album features the gold-selling hit single "Tell Me" which reached number five on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Larrieux left Groove Theory in 1999 to pursue a solo career, being replaced by Makeda Davis. The group signed with Columbia Records and recorded a new album, ''The Answer'', which was expected for release in 2001. Displeased with Columbia's track record at the time with urban projects, Wilson asked for a release from the label, causing the album to remain unreleased. A single entitled "4 Shure" was released from the album to minor chart performance.

Larrieux began her solo career in her absence from the group, forming her own independent label Blisslife to distribute her music. Wilson appeared in the films Beauty Shop, "Trois" and "Hair Show" and produced music for the likes of Beyonce, Amerie and Mary J. Blige.

On February 4th in 2010, soulsummer.com announced that Amel Larrieux and Bryce Wilson have reunited and are currently in the studio working on their second official album. They are being managed by Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond who said of the group, "They haven’t worked together in so long, and like most groups that break up, they’ve come into their own, so it’s almost like sharing that spotlight again ... I’m excited." Rosemond expects the duo to release new music before the year's end.

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