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Boyz II Men (pronounced boys to men) is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.[1]

The group collaborated with Mariah on One Sweet Day which, spent a record-setting sixteen weeks at number one. The song held that record for 23 years.[2]


Mariah collaborated with Boyz II Men on the hit single "One Sweet Day" in 1995. At first Mariah started writing the song as a dedication to friend and past collaborator David Cole (of C&C Music Factory) in January of 1995.[3] Carey had the idea and chorus composed, and after meeting with Boyz II Men, they realized they too had a similar idea in development Together, using Carey's chorus and idea, as well as the melody they had produced, they wrote and composed the song. The song was produced by Carey and Afanasieff, who built on the song's melody and added various grooves and beats.[4]

One Sweet Day became one of the biggest hits for both Carey and the group. It spent 16 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, a record that it held for 23 years.[2]

Live performances of "One Sweet Day"[]

The group first performed the song live with Mariah at her Madison Square Gardens concert on October 10, 1995.[4] They also performed with Mariah at the 38th Annual Grammy awards in 1996. Mariah also sang the One Sweet Day with the group for her 2001 Christmas Special.

Boyz II Men also joined Mariah in singing "One Sweet Day" at the Anaheim date of her "The Adventures of Mimi tour (2006).[5]




  1. Wikipedia: Boyz II Men - retrieved 8/17/20
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Breaks Record Set By 'One Sweet Day,' 'Despacito' - retrieved 8/16/20
  3. David Cole (Wikipedia) - retrieved 8/17/20
  4. 4.0 4.1 Wikipedia: One Sweet Day - retrieved 8/17/20
  5. One Sweet Day Anaheim 2006 performance YouTube - retrieved 8/17/20