Day 7 & the final day of the female series of #100daysofnewjack!
I'm not sure which genre I'll do next but tomorrow I'm gonna keep this challenge going! Possibly 90s male R&B groups? What do YOU think? Drop your comments below! Best suggestion will get a free tshirt 😬😎❤️
Countess' career stretches all the way back to 1988 where she became the junior vocalist champion and overall junior champion on Star Search at age nine. This win got her a gig on the sitcom 227 that same year, where she stayed for two years. She continued doing guest spots on television until she finally got a record deal with Charisma Records in 1992. Now thirteen, she was able to perform more mature music, the result being a mainly New Jack swing sound. Her first single, obviously chosen to showcase her vocals, was the ballad "It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", which was a James Brown cover. It barely dented the R&B charts, and the album and follow-up single, "Wait For Me", were stillborn, which was disappointing because of her vocal talent. Tbh I think that they didn't know how to market her given her age. Whatever the case, Countess went back to acting and landed her signature role in 1996 on the show Moesha, playing star Brandy's best friend. She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1998. This led to friction between Countess and Brandy, as Countess thought herself the reason for the show's success. This feud lasted until 2015, when Countess finally apologized on Instagram. But there's no denying that her popularity led to the 1999 spin-off The Parkers, where Mo'Nique played her mother. The show was an instant success and lasted five years. It's very interesting to me that her music career took a back burner all of these years, since she won Star Search as a vocalist. She did try to capitalize on her Hollywood Divas success by recording the song "Do You Love Him" aka "Wifey" in 2016, and the making of the video was a plot on the show.