Jagged Edge is an American R&B group that was originally signed through Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Records to Columbia Records. The group is made up of twin lead singers Brian and Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo. Wingo was a late addition to the group, added after Kandi Burruss of Xscape recommended he be added. Kandi was also the one who brought the group to the attention of Dupri. The group has had a number of hit singles, many of which are produced by Dupri.
Jagged Edge began their mainstream recording career with the single, “The Way That You Talk” in 1997. They followed in 1998 with the album, “A Jagged Era,” which managed to go gold and featured the singles, “I Gotta Be” and “The Way That You Talk.” “I Gotta Be” reached #11 on the Billboard R&B chart and #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.
Following their debut album, Jagged Edge released “J.E. Heartbreak” in 2000. It topped the Billboard R&B Albums chart and reached #8 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The double platinum album had the hit single, “Let's Get Married,” which topped the R&B chart and reached #11 on the Hot 100. The album's second single, “He Can't Love You,” had similar success, reaching #3 on the R&B chart and #15 on the Hot 100. It also featured the track, “Promise,” which reached #1 on the R&B chart and #9 on the Hot 100.
The group's third release, “Jagged Little Thrill,” was released in 2001, peaked at #1 on the R&B Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum. Its success was in large part due to the up-tempo, “Where The Party At,” which reached #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the Hot 100, the group's highest charting single.
Jagged Edge's fourth album, “Hard,” was released in 2003 and went gold while again reaching #1 on the R&B Albums chart and #3 on the Billboard 200. The album's single “Walked Outta Heaven” performed well on the charts, reaching #6 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B chart.
Jagged Edge's fifth album, “Jagged Edge,” was released in 2006 by Columbia/Sony Music Urban and it went gold. The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart and #4 on the Billboard 200. It featured the hit urban single, “Good Luck Charm.”
The band's sixth album “Baby Makin' Project” was released in 2007. The album became their fifth consecutive album to reach #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, while also reaching #8 on the Billboard 200. The only single released off “Baby Makin' Project” was “Put a Little Umph In it” featuring Ashanti which reached #49 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In 2010 the group released the singles, “Tip of My Tongue,” featuring Trina and Gucci Mane, “Lay You Down” and “My Baby” from their album, “The Remedy.” “The Remedy” was released in 2011 and reached #35 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on the R&B chart.
Rough-but-smooth male vocal quartet Jagged Edge formed in Atlanta. They signed to Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label and in 1998 released their first album, A Jagged Era, which went gold. The group's second album, J.E. Heartbreak, topped the R&B chart and hit the Top Ten of the pop chart, selling over 2,000,000 copies. Jagged Little Thrill (2001), Hard (2003), and Jagged Edge (2006) followed. For 2007's The Baby Makin' Project, the group switched to Island, but Dupri had since taken up the post of president at the label's urban division, making the transition from Columbia a welcomed and natural one. ~ John Bush & William Ruhlmann, Rovi
Jagged Edge (made up of twin lead singers Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo) began their mainstream recording career in 1998 with the album A Jagged Era which went gold and featured the hit singles, “I Gotta Be” (which reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100) and “The Way That You Talk.” Following their debut album Jagged Edge released their breakthrough album J.E. Heartbreak in 2000. The album went double platinum and featured the hit singles “Let’s Get Married,” “He Can’t Love You” and the #1 hit single “Promise.” The group’s platinum selling third release Jagged Little Thrill was released in 2001 and included the #1 hit single, “Where The Party At.” Jagged Edge’s fourth album Hard, was released in 2003. The gold-selling album featured the hit single, “Walked Outta Heaven.” Their fifth album Jagged Edge was released in 2006. The album went gold and featured the hit single, “Good Luck Charm.”
Jagged Edge have been nominated for several American Music Awards, BET Awards, Grammy Awards and won two Soul Train Awards in 2001 for Best R&B/Soul Album for J.E. Heartbreak and Best R&B/Soul single for “Let’s Get Married.”
Jagged Edge will be releasing their next album in 2010!