Another Bad Creation (sometimes called ABC for short) [5] are an American hip hop and new jack swing group from Atlanta, Georgia . [19]

History

ABC consisted of Romell "RoRo" Chapman, Chris Sellers, David Shelton and brothers Demetrius and Marliss ("Red" and "Mark", respectively) Pugh, as well as "unofficial" member Adrian "G.A." (General Austin) Witcher. [4] They were discovered by Michael Bivins . ABC's debut album Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! was released on February 11, 1991. The album's two biggest singles were the first and second singles: " Iesha " and " Playground ", respectively, which reached the top ten on both the R&B and pop charts (the latter was also the group's only showing on the Dance chart). [8] A cover of New Edition 's song " Jealous Girl " followed, as well as the singles "Spydermann" and "My World". The album reached #7 on the Billboard 200 and eventually went platinum .

During this time, Mark and Dave appeared among other children (including Macaulay Culkin ) in a scene of Michael Jackson 's video " Black or White ". Also during this time, all the members of ABC [11] made their only movie appearance to date, as characters in The Meteor Man (which also featured appearances from various other musicians). They all dyed their hair blonde for the movie, [21] a style they also showcased in the video for the East Coast Family's only collective song, "1-4-All-4-1".

On March 3, 1991 Another Bad Creation appeared on sketch comedy show In Living Color . Keenen Ivory Wayans introduced them by comparing them to The Jackson 5 , New Edition , and Boyz II Men . The group then sang "Iesha".

ABC's second album It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It was released on September 21, 1993. Neither the album nor any of its singles charted on any Billboard chart. Shortly after, they broke up.

Discography

Albums

Year Title Chart positions Certifications
( sales thresholds )
US U.S. R&B
1991 Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
  • Released: February 11, 1991
  • Label: Motown
7 2
1993 It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It
  • Released: September 21, 1993
  • Label: Motown

Singles

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Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. D/C Album
1990 " Iesha " 9 6 9 Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
1991 " Playground " 10 4 6
" Jealous Girl " - 25 -
1992 "Spydermann" - - -
"My World" - 77 -
1993 "I Don't Wanna Be Grown Up" - - - It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It
"Where's Ya Little Sista?" - - -