While there aren't any popular girl groups today, back in the 1990's there were plenty and SWV was the cream of the crop. Touting members Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George, Cheryl "Coko" Clemons and Leanne "LeLee" Lyons, the New York City threesome gave us some of R&B's most memorable hits like "Weak," "Right Here" and "You're The One." In April 2012, the ladies released their fifth album "I Missed Us," and since we did long for SWV, here's a look back at the trio's history.
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In 1998 SWV disbanded. Coko went on to release her debut solo album 1999’s “Hot Coko” to moderate success.
“SWV were going through some changes,” Coko told MTV radio in 1999. “You know, we had communications problems. The unity was gone and the friendship was gone, basically. That’s the whole thing in a nutshell. It was either we were gonna get it together or we weren’t. And we couldn’t get it together, so we had to go. And that was it.”
Coko then began a career in Gospel music, releasing 2006’s “Grateful.” Marrying Mike Clemons, the couple have a son along with Coko’s son from another relationship.
Taj married husband Eddie George in 2004 and welcomed a son as well as a stepson through their union.
Here the ladies are reuniting at the 2010 Soul Train Awards in November 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.