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R & B Group - CHANGE

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Photobucket CHANGE is one of the best, but also one of the most underrated, bands in Soul, Disco, and R&B genres during the first half of the 80’s. Although initially only a "studio concept", this European-American group was created by Jacques Fred Petrus, Mauro Malavasi, and David Romani in 1979. The first album released in 1980 was The Glow of Love. This featured the distinguished vocals of the late Luther Vandross, who later embarked upon a huge solo career in soul music, scoring a multi—platinum album with each release. The album immediately became an incredible hit, and reached the 10 spot on Billboards’ "Black albums" list. It stayed there for nine (9) weeks, becoming the 1 (Disco single album of the year. This debut album received seven.(7) Grammy Award nominations, and included the hits "A Lover’s Holiday”, "The Glow of Love", "Searching", “Angel in My Pocket”, and "The End." "The Glow of Love" is one of the most popular, covered and sampled dance songs, with over 40 licensed uses to date, according to The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), in the United States. In fact, "The Glow of Love" is the 3 all-time greatest dance/club hit recording, according to Billboard’s 100th Anniversary issue. Change released their second album, Miracles, in 1981. This album also reached the 1 spot on Billboard’s "Black music" list, remaining for six (6) weeks.