Jagged Edge (American group)

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Jagged Edge performing in 2017
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres R&B
Years active1995present
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.officialje.com
MembersBrian Casey
Brandon Casey
Richard Wingo
Kyle Norman

Jagged Edge is an American R&B group from Atlanta, Georgia. The group, initially signed to record producer Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings, is best known for their string of hit singles including "Let's Get Married" and "Where the Party At" (featuring Nelly), most of which were produced by Dupri. The group's members include identical twin lead singers Brian and Brandon Casey as well as Richard Wingo and Kyle Norman. The group's debut album, A Jagged Era (1997), performed poorly at the time of its release, however their subsequent albums until 2007 all became commercial successes—debuting within the top 10 of the Billboard 200.

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Wingo was a late addition to the group, added after a recommendation from Kandi Burruss of Xscape. Burruss was also the one who brought the group to the attention of Dupri, who signed them to his Columbia Records distributed imprint, So So Def Recordings. The name Jagged Edge is derived the song "Snake" by rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's debut album Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version , more specifically, the beginning of RZA's verse, which states, "Jagged Edge, Rockhead God, hard as Stonehenge..."

History

1997–2000: A Jagged Era and J.E. Heartbreak

Jagged Edge began their mainstream recording career with the single "The Way That You Talk". They followed this in 1997 with the album, A Jagged Era which went gold, featuring the singles "I Gotta Be" and "The Way That You Talk". "I Gotta Be" which was written by the twins, reached number 11 on the R&B charts and number 23 on the Hot 100.

Following up on their debut album, Jagged Edge released J.E. Heartbreak in 1999. The album was the group's breakthrough album with several popular singles. The album went double platinum and had the hit single "Let's Get Married" which topped the R&B charts and reached number 11 on the Hot 100. The album's second single, "He Can't Love U" (released September 28, 1999) had similar success, reaching number 3 on the R&B charts and number 15 on the Hot 100. It also featured the track "Promise", which reached number 1 on the R&B charts and number 9 on the Hot 100.

2001–2003: Jagged Little Thrill and Hard

The group's third release, Jagged Little Thrill , was released in 2001 and went platinum. Its success was in large part, due to the up-tempo "Where the Party At" which reached number 1 on the R&B charts and number 3 on the Hot 100, the group's highest-charting single.

Jagged Edge's fourth album, Hard , was released in 2003 and went gold. The album's single "Walked Outta Heaven" performed well on the charts, reaching number 6 on the Hot 100 and number 2 on the R&B charts.

2006–2011: Jagged Edge, Baby Makin' Project and The Remedy

Jagged Edge's fifth album, Jagged Edge , was released on May 9, 2006, by Columbia/Sony Music Urban and it went gold. It featured the hit urban single "Good Luck Charm". Also released on November 21, 2006, was The Hits collection featuring Jagged Edge's biggest hits plus a few album tracks. The album shared the single "Stunnas" that's also on the Jagged Edge album as a bonus track.

Jagged Edge parted ways with Columbia Records shortly after the release of their self-titled fifth album and signed back with Dupri. Dupri re-signed the group to So So Def through Island Def Jam, which handles the distribution for So So Def, and where Dupri was president of the urban division. The group was also granted their own record label called 581 Muzik Groupe which was credited on their album, Baby Makin' Project .

The only single released off Baby Makin' Project was "Put a Little Umph in it" featuring Ashanti. It reached number 49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The group recorded so much material for the project that they have saved eight of the tracks for another album, a release date for which has not been announced.

Jagged Edge signed to Slip-N-Slide Records in May 2009. The album titled "The Remedy" was released on June 21, 2011. The project had one collaboration with Rick Ross. The first warm-up single from "The Remedy" is "Tip of My Tongue" featuring Slip 'N Slide Records' labelmate Trina and Gucci Mane. A second warm-up single, "Lay You Down", was released before the "official" single titled "Baby".

2014–present: J.E. Heartbreak II and Layover

The group released their eighth studio album titled J.E. Heartbreak 2 on October 27, 2014. [1] On May 15th, released their first single titled "Hope." The song was co-written by brothers Brian and Brandon Casey.

In November 2016, they released a new greatest hits album, featuring re-recorded versions of their biggest hit singles. [2]

In 2017, they recorded an episode of TV One's Unsung series, which premiered on July 9. [3] They also announced the release of their ninth studio album Layover set for release on the same day. [4] However, it was delayed [5] and finally released a day later. [6]

In late 2018, they announced a new single "He Ain't Sh*t" featuring Ty Dolla Sign. [7]

In 2019, the group released the single "Closest Thing to Perfect" and announced they are working on their 10th album. On June 12, the group announced on their official Instagram that their 10th studio album "A Jagged Love Story" will be releasing on July 15, 2019. [8]

The album “A Jagged Love Story,” was released July 30, 2020.

Members

Current

Discography

Studio albums

Awards and nominations

American Music Award
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001 Jagged Edge Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Nominated
2002 Jagged EdgeFavorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/GroupNominated
2006 Jagged EdgeFavorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/GroupNominated
BET Awards
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001 Jagged Edge Best Group Nominated
2002 Jagged EdgeBest GroupNominated
2003 Jagged EdgeBest GroupNominated
Grammy Award
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2002 "Where the Party At" (featuring Nelly) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated
Soul Train Music Awards
YearNominee / workAwardResult
2001 "Let's Get Married" Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo Won
J.E. Heartbreak Best R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or Duo Won
2002 "Where the Party At" (featuring Nelly)Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or DuoNominated
Jagged Little ThrillBest R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or DuoNominated
2004 "Walked Outta Heaven"Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or DuoNominated
2007 "Good Luck Charm"Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or DuoNominated
Jagged EdgeBest R&B/Soul Album, Group Band or DuoNominated

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