October 7, 2008

Eternal - Always & Forever

Eternal formed in 1992, when sisters Easther & Vernie Bennett met Kéllé Bryan and Louise Nurding at a club. Signing to EMI Records in 1993, they launched onto the music scene with their debut single Stay in September 1993. The single was a success on both sides of the Atlantic – reaching #4 in the United Kingdom, and #19 in America. Their debut album “Always & Forever” soon followed, released November 29, 1993, peaking at #2. The album sold over one million copies in their homeland, making Eternal the first girl group to achieve a million-selling album in the UK. It was 1994's fourth biggest selling LP and includes six Top 15 singles, including the Top 5 hit “Oh Baby I…”, released October 1994. Eternal's success was quickly recognized. They were named Best Group at the 1993 Smash Hits Poll Winners' Party, and in 1995 they were nominated in four BRIT Award categories, including Best Album for Always & Forever. In June 1995, Louise left the band to pursue a solo career, amid marked controversy that she was the only white member in the quartet. There was speculation that Eternal’s management had wanted Louise to leave the group to improve Eternal's chances of achieving success in America. However, this was denied to be the case. Louise has since stated that she simply wanted to pursue a solo career and had signed a solo deal with EMI six months prior to her official departure. She went on to achieve great success in her own right.

1. Stay
2. Crazy
3. Save Our Love
4. Oh Baby, I...
5. I'll Be There
6. Sweet Funky Thing
7. Never Gonna Give You Up
8. Just A Step From Heaven
9. Let's Stay Together
10. This Love's For Real
11. So Good
12. If You Need Me Tonight
13. Don't Say Goodbye
14. Amazing Grace





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