Today was an American R&B vocal group formed in 1988. The group comprised Frederick Lee “Bubba” Drakeford, Larry Singletary, Wesley Adams, and Larry McCain, childhood friends from Englewood, New Jersey.
The group started in 1984 as The Gents and comprised Drakeford, McCain, William McNeir, Ronald Scruggs, and Bernard Belle. During an anti-drug benefit, the group received a meeting with the producer Teddy Riley who renamed the group Today and melded them into the current lineup. Riley helped them receive a deal with MCA Records.
As the head of MCA records urban department, Jheryl Busby, moved into Motown, he brought several acts with him, including Today, The Boys and The Good Girls. While touring the country, the groups were successful. Motown promoted Today as the new Four Tops, and The Boys and The Good Girls were promoted as the new Jackson 5 and new Supremes respectively.
Today released their self-titled debut album in 1988. The single “Him Or Me” reached #3 on the R&B charts and was followed by “Girl I Got My Eyes On You” which reached #1. The single was their most successful of six chart releases on the Hot Black singles chart, peaking at number one for one week. As was the case with all their releases, none of Today’s singles crossed over to the Hot 100, however, “Girl I Got My Eyes On You” peaked at number twenty-nine on the dance charts.
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