Album of the Day
En Vogue's debut left little doubt that these four talented ladies were headed for stardom, and with follow-up album FUNKY DIVAS, they achieved it. Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinson take turns on lead vocals on these 13 songs and each delivers the goods, though the contributions of songwriters-producers Thomas McElroy and Denzil Foster are equally important. With diverse arrangements and truly memorable material, the EastWest collection spun off a seemingly endless series of hit singles, including “My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It),” “Free Your Mind” and “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” which reached the Top Ten on this day in 1992. A consummate blend of pop and R&B with a touch of hip-hop for good measure, the triple-Platinum FUNKY DIVAS remains among the decade's most listenable albums.