Rockstar Post Malone Feat. 21 Savage
Every day on Reloaded we drop huge tracks from the likes of Mario, City High, H20 and more - but what happened to some of the artist that had huge hits in the 90's and noughties and were never heard again? We check out where they are today.
It's the song that spent nine consecutive weeks atop the US chart and hit number 2 in the UK. Funnily, it also holds the title of being one of the highest selling ringtones with 1.6 million downloads - with shows how long ago it was released (2005.) Mario is very much still in the music industry, he's released other songs that have charted across the pond but not in the UK. You'll also remember seeing him act in Step Up and Freedom Writers.
If you were born in the 90's you'll remember dancing to J-Kwon's 'Tipsy' as a 'cool' teenager with an alco-pop in your hand back in 2004. The song was J-Kwon's only hit single, but was so big that Kanye West said it is one of his favourite songs of all time. In 2012 he released his fourth studio album , which is self-titled.
Even though it was only released in 2008, H20's 'What's It Gonna Be?' feels like it was released decades ago already. If you don't recognise the name or artwork, YouTube the song and we're confident you'll start singing along. The group now present radio shows in South Wales and Leicester, as well at DJing at gigs up and down the UK.
"I'll bring you flowers in the pouring rain… Living without you is driving me insane…" You know the one? It went to No. 2 in the UK in 2000 and became the 37th biggest selling single of the year. Known to few, they did release a follow-up single which made it to No. 43 in the charts. Group members Catherine Cassidy and Leanne Brown are now working under the name of 'The Koo Zooz' with Jon Fitz from The Body Rockers - they currently have a self-titled album out.
Wayne Wonder's reggae fusion song 'No Letting Go (no holding back)' was on of the most infectious songs to come out of 2003. Since its release the Jamaican singer has consistently released albums, with almost one dropping every year, but none have charted.
UK 2-step garage act 3 Of A Kind scored a number one with their hit 'Baby Cakes' when it was released back in 2004, having recorded it on the very first day they met! The three seemingly set up a Twitter account in 2011 with a bio saying they were "getting back together" - but that's not happened. Word is that one member is now a professional poker player, one works on radio station 'Feeling Many' - and the other? We'll get back to you.
1999 hit 'Sweet Like Chocolate' became the first record ever to top the UK Singles Chart, UK Independent Chart, UK R&B Chartand UK Dance Chart simultaneously. Where are they now? Scour the internet and you won't find a single thing about them post 2000.
This track was originally released in 2007 and later remixed by Crazy Cousinz and released independently in 2009, fast becoming one of the biggest funky dance tracks the UK has ever seen. Unfortunately, Kyla's albums that followed didn't blow up like the single did. We managed to track Kyla down on Twitter, and by the looks of it she's still making music with her husband 'DJ Paleface.'
It was four years ago now that 50 Cent hopped on to the remix for Mann's 'Buzzin', making the track peak at number 6 in the UK. Since then we've not heard much from Mann at all. He released one other noon Dogg-assisted single called 'The Mack' from his debut album, which hit number 28, featured on TOWIE star Jess Wright's single 'Dominoes' last year and then went quiet.
P Diddy's other half blew up in 2006 with the release of her debut single 'Me & You' (remember that sexy video?) the track went to number 6 in the UK singles chart & remained in the top 40 for 5 months in the US. But after one average-performing follow up single, Cassie disappeared only ever to be seen again on Diddy's Instagram page.
So technically City High were actually a two hit wonder. Their 'What Would You Do' follow up 'Caramel,' which featured Eve made it into the top 10 when it was released in 2001. But since then there's been nothing from the group. From the group, Ryan Toby went on to produce 'Caught Up' amongst other songs on Usher's 'Confessions' album and write for Mary J Blige, Amerie and other artists. Female member Oritz is now on a US reality show called 'R&B Divas.'
As soon as Sir Mix-a-lot's 'Baby Got Back' comes on, everyone knows to say "Oh. My. God. Becky. Look at her butt!" - interestingly, the track didn't chart in the top 40 in the UK although it did go to number 1 in the US back in '92. Since then the only other charting song Sir Mix-A-Lot's had was called 'Jump On It' which went to a mere number 97 in 1996. Since then he's done a bit of production work, some voiceover work and was in a viral video when he performed the hit song with an orchestra.
Twin sisters Nicole and Natalie aka Nina Sky had a top 10 hit in yearly noughties with dance track 'Move Your Body'… The sisters have been involved with music ever since, and released an album called 'Nicole and Natalie' in 2012, but they've never quite found the same success.
Tina Moore's 'Never Gonna Let You Go' was a top 40 hit in 1995 and a top 10 hit when it received a UK garage mix by Kelly G in 1997. Although that same year Tina released another song that peaked at number 20 - the lesser known 'Nobody Better,' she never released anything since.
Kristine Blond's 1997 huge hit 'Love Shy' is an absolute UK garage club classic even in 2014, in 2008 the song found chart success again, peaking at number 12 when it was re-made by H20's 'What's It Gonna Be' assisting group Platnum. But where is its original singer Kristine? No one knows!
Double 99's 'RIP Groove' interestingly sampled another one hit wonder on the list - Tina Moore's 1995 song 'Never Gonna Let You Go' - it was considered one of the first and biggest authentic UK Garage tracks. The two artists reunited for a London gig in 2012, their first in 10 years and released a new CD which marks definitive points in garage's history including Tim Deluxe's solo endeavours, under their own label Ice Cream Records.
British producer T2 found success in 2007 with the release of 'Heartbroken,' with it hitting number 2 on the UK singles chart behind Leona Lewis' 'Bleeding Love.' Although T2 never had another hit single of his own, he has since worked with Addictive, Pixie Lott, Dizzee Rascal and Rebecca Ferguson.
North London singer songwriter Egypt was the song everyone was talking about in 2009, Egypt now describes herself in her Twitter bio as a 'Singer/ songwriter/ fashion designer/ business woman.' Her fashion label is called 'Eveae West' can be found online.
Uh-ohhh, Uh-ohhh - you know the one! It went top 10 in over 10 countries in 2003,and Lumidee never had another hit again. The US singer did continue to make music though, she released a mix tape in 2009 and apparently has new material coming out this year.