Jagged Edge is an American R&B group; featuring lead singers,identical twins Brandon and Brian Casey “The Casey Boys” (formerly known as Case Dinero and Brasco), born in Hartford, Connecticut on October 13, 1975, Kyle Norman (formerly known as Quick) of Decatur, Georgia born on February 26, 1976 and Richard Wingo (formerly known as “Wingo Dollars” or “Wingo Dollar$”) of College Park, Georgia born on September 3, 1975. Wingo was a late addition to the group, added after Kandi Burruss of Xscape recommended he be added. Kandi was also the one who brought the group to the attention of Dupri. Signed through Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Records to Columbia Records, the group has had a number of hit singles, many of which are produced by Dupri. Lead singers Brandon and Brian have written the bulk of the groups material. They have also written for Usher, Nivea and Toni Braxton. In addition to their projects, the group has collaborated with a number of artists.
Jagged Edge began their mainstream recording career with the single “The Way That You Talk”. They followed this in 1998 with the album, A Jagged Era which managed to go gold featuring the singles “I Gotta Be” and “The Way That You Talk”. “I Gotta Be” which was written by the twins, reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100.
Following up their debut album, Jagged Edge released J.E. Heartbreak in 2000. 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 #11 on the Hot 100. The album’s second single, “He Can’t Love You” (released January 18, 2000) had similar success, reaching #3 on the R&B charts and #15 on the Hot 100. It also featured the track “Promise” which, albeit a late single coming out in 2000, reached #1 on the R&B charts and #9 on the Hot 100.
The group’s third release, Jagged Little Thrill, was released in 2001 and went platinum. Its success was in large part, due to theup-tempo “Where The Party At,” which reached #1 on the R&B charts and #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 #6 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B charts.
Jagged Edge’s fifth album, Jagged Edge, was released on May 9, 2006 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’s sixth album was “Baby Makin Project.” The only single released off Baby Makin’ Project was “Put a Little Umph in it” featuring Ashanti. It reached #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The group recorded so much material for the project that they saved eight of the tracks for another album.
The album titled “The Remedy” was released 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’ recording artists Trina and Gucci Mane. A second warm-up single, “Lay You Down”, was released before the “official” single titled “Baby”.
Now Jagged Edge is back with So So Def for 2014. The hit machine is once again in full effect with songs written and produced by Brian & Brandon Casey (JE), Bryan Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri.
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