Booty Luv


The vocal group Booty Luv was formed in London, England in 2006 by Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepard. The two, formerly members of English hip-hop group Big Brovaz, decided to form Bootv Luv when Big Brovas broke up in in 2006, after gaining considerable popularity across Europe and releasing two albums albums; Nu-Flow and and Re-Entry. The group also contributed single "We Wanna Thank You" to the soundtrack of Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004).

While Big Brovas sported a mainstream hip-hop style, Booty Luv represents a departure from their prior sound. The all-girl group retains their R&B sensibilities while juxtaposing their vocals with a poppier, synthesizer-heavy sound. Booty Luv's fusion of hip-hop and dance music has proved popular in the United Kingdom; the band released their first album Boogie 2nite on house label Hed Kandi in late 2007.

Boogie 2nite soon made Booty Luv into one of the fastest growing bands in the United Kingdom. The album has produced four hit singles, including "Boogie 2nite", "Don't Mess With My Man", "Some Kinda Rush", and "Shine" (a Luther Vandross cover.) Three of these singles have topped the UK dance charts, and all four of them have charted in the top 20 on the UK mainstream charts as well.

Based on the success of Boogie 2nite, Booty Luv is gearing up to begin recording their second studio album in late 2008. Though their first effort featured five cover songs (albeit greatly retooled covers), they have stated that their next album will comprise of totally original material. Booty Luv is currently promoting their act on the international nightclub circuit, and has recently appeared on MTV in the United States.

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Dance duo initiated by UK House label Hed Kandi Records, comprising two RnB female singers, Nadia Shepherd and Cherise Roberts, both former members of Hip-Hop band Big Brovaz.

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Booty Luv also known as Cherise & Nadia are a London, UK group (formed in June 2006, via the Hed Kandi label), fronted by two vocalists, Cherise Roberts (aka Cherise) & Nadia Shepherd, both of whom were in, band, Big Brovaz. Their d├ębut album peaked at #11, in the UK Album Chart, & has spawned four UK hits. Booty Luv was created during early recordings of Big Brovaz' Re-Entry album when music executives offered Cherise and Nadia the chance to record and promote a new version of R&B/soul singer Tweet's club hit "Boogie 2Nite".

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Booty Luv are an English dance group formed in June 2006 via the Hed Kandi label. It is fronted by two R&B vocalists, Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd, both of whom were in the original line-up of the successful hip hop band Big Brovaz. To date, they have released one BPI Silver-certified studio solo album as a twosome, and have had five consecutive top twenty hits in the UK, . They have also achieved international success, gaining hits in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Netherlands and Germany. To date, Nadia and Cherise are one of the few singers to attain UK Top 20 hits in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 as part of both Booty Luv and Big Brovaz, as well as achieving the rarity of having three consecutive UK Dance Chart number ones. Their follow-up album, so far untitled, is planned for release in 2010, in which they have worked with producer Fraser T. Smith, the man behind Tinchy Stryder's number one success. In February 2010 it was confirmed that the girls are holding auditions for a third member to join the group.

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