SWV Returns With New Single, Preps New Album

By Parish Hodges  |  08/10/2015


1990s R&B trio, SWV, are back ... and already climbing the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart, with their new single, "Ain't No Man."

The single is a first taste of the group's upcoming, fifth studio album.  While a title has yet to be announced, the album is due to be released October 30.

Upon release, "Ain't No Man" shot to No. 4 on the Trending 140 chart.

SWV consists of Cheryl Clemons, Tamara Johnson and Leanne Lyons. They shot to stardom in the early 1990s with a string of harmony-laced hit singles. Between 1993 and 1998, the group scored nine top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the No. 1s "Weak," "Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown" and "You're the One."

Their debut album, It's About Time, has sold 2.6 million in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, spending 84 weeks on the list.

Following their five-year run of hits, the group disbanded in 1998, as the individual members pursued other projects, though they re-formed in 2005, releasing I Missed Us in 2012, which debuted at No. 6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.