Terrell Phillips is an American music artist, recording producer and engineer, R&B vocalist, actor and former member of the R&B/New Jack recording group, Blackstreet. After the departure of Mark Middleton, Terrell was recruited by Blackstreet group leader Teddy Riley. Throughout his career, Terrell has worked with some of the most renown producers of modern-day R&B music and performed in the most popular stage productions of this decade. Phillips is a native of Lawndale, North Carolina. During Terrell’s tenure with Blackstreet, the group was voted Best R&B Group by Kids Choice which spawned the single for the Paramount Pictures movie “The Rugrats”, “Take Me There” featuring Mýa. Also in conjunction with Paramount, Blackstreet released a single “Think About You” on the movie soundtrack for “The Wood”. While still a member of Blackstreet, the group simultaneously worked on movie soundtracks while releasing their highly anticipated third album “Finally” (early 1999) featuring Janet Jackson on the song “Girlfriend/Boyfriend”. Although "Finally" eventually received Gold status, animosity within the group and bad publicity surrounding rumors of lawsuits and countersuits between group members and group founder Teddy Riley coupled with tension with their record label, Interscope, led to the demise of this group of Blackstreet members by the end of the year. Blackstreet subsequently re-formed without Terrell and released their fourth album, "Level II" in 2003. With the breakup of Blackstreet leaving a negative impression of the music industry on Terrell, he paused pursuing musical aspirations and moved into stage play acting. As a noted stage play actor, Terrell appeared as leading man in the stage play, ”Lord, All Men Can’t Be Dogs” with singer Regina Belle as well as dozens of other stage productions, most notably in Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion and Meet the Browns. Terrell released his first solo project in 2006, "Elements Of A Man: Vol. 1. " The album is self-written and self-produced. Terrell is also a member of the newly formed R&B supergroup, Blayse along with Marc Nelson and Tony Grant of Az Yet and Gary "Lil G" Jenkins of Silk. Blayse is scheduled to release their debut single and begin their U.S. Tour in September 2007.
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