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MEN AT LARGE "The Best of" / Bio

en At Large are an R&B duo from Cleveland Ohio. The group's members are David Tolliver and Jason Champion, and was discovered by Gerald LeVert. As a play on their name and body weight, the group frequently commented about obesity in their songs. The group's tracks feature a blend of hip-hop, R&B and soul.

The group's self-titled debut album, Men At Large, came out in 1992 and scored several hits. The singles "You Me" and "Use Me" came out in 1992 and reached #29 and #9 on the R&B charts respectively. In 1993, their singles "Um Um Good" and "So Alone" reached #30 and #5 on the R&B charts. "So Alone" was successful enough that it reached #31 on the Hot 100.

Men At Large's second album, One Size Fits All, came out in 1994. It had two successful singles with "Holiday" and "Let's Talk About It." The former reached #62 on the R&B charts while the latter hit #16.

The group released a third album in 1999, Love Struggle & Progress. In mid-2007, they put out their fourth album, Back on Top.

With “Back On Top” Men At Large return to their rightful place at the forefront of today’s urban music. Marring a classic R & B renaissance with the lush vocals of old soul and all the cutting edge of hip hop’s street raps, Cleveland’s Dave Tolliver and Chicago’s Gemini have created a sound that is both utterly modern and ultimately fresh. They testify about how hard it can be, how worth it is to stay in the game-and how good it is when you get there.

Of course, given the group’s history – with three #1 smashes “Use Me”, Umm Umm Good and “So Alone,” plus three more songs that made it into the top 20’s, “You Me,” “Would You Like To Dance” and “Holiday” under their substantial belts – Men At Large understand the power of making the music connect with real people. So after a period of reflection following their affiliation with Gerald Levert, Tolliver decided that their next album had to reflect the values, the struggle and the music that mattered most to them.

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Band Members
David Tolliver, Jason Champion, Gemini Porter
Artist Name
MEN AT LARGE "The Best of"
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Lorain, OH