SWV Freed Willy with the Help of Chanting Michael

WelcheMusic takes the time machine back to 1990 when Sisters with Voices formed a gospel group. They later on transformed into the r’n’b act SWV. Their first single “Right Here” charted back in 1992. With the help of producer Teddy Riley, the group was signed to RCA Records. Their debut hit peaked at No.16 on the r’nb chart and the real breakthrough came with “I’m So Into You,” a No.2 hit on the r’n’b chart and a No.6 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.


The international breakthrough came with a remixed version of “Right Here,” interpolating Michael Jackson’s original hit “Human Nature.” The song became a worldwide success, peaking at No.2 on the Hot 100 and No.3 in the UK. The new version also features Pharell Williams chanting “s…double…u…vee.” That version was also included in the film Free Willy.

The group took a pause in 1999, only to reunite in 2005. Wikipedia hints that there might be a new album out this year, but the group has not charted since 1998 when “Rain” peaked at No.25 on the Hot 100.

So far, SWV only charted in Sweden with “Right Here/Human Nature.” It barely reached the top twenty, eventually peaking at No.21.