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Rose Royce

Get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms and soulful melodies of Rose Royce, the legendary R&B soul music group hailing from the vibrant city of Los Angeles. With their roots firmly planted in the early 70s as Total Concept Unlimited, this talented ensemble burst onto the scene with an undeniable funk and a dash of charisma. It was their meeting with the iconic Motown producer Norman Whitfield that changed their destiny forever. Renamed Rose Royce and blessed with the addition of the captivating Gwen Dickey, the group skyrocketed to fame with their electrifying contributions to the comedy film “Car Wash.” The unforgettable title track, an exhilarating masterpiece, soared to the top of the charts, capturing the hearts of millions. Hits like “I Wanna Get Next to You” and “I’m Going Down” further solidified their place in the R&B radio charts, while the soundtrack album itself sold over a million copies. Though the departure of Dickey in the 80s marked a new chapter for Rose Royce, they continued to create mesmerizing music with the introduction of talented singer Ricci Benson. Their journey led them to explore new sounds and release albums that showcased their versatility. While the meteoric success of the 70s may have eluded them, their influence resonates through generations, as their songs have been embraced and covered by some of the biggest names in the industry. Even today, Rose Royce remains a force to be reckoned with, captivating audiences with their electrifying performances and keeping the spirit of soul music alive and thriving.