Changing Faces (group)

Changing Faces (group)
Changing Faces
Origin New York City, United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1994–2001
Labels Big Beat Records
Cassandra Lucas
Charisse Rose

Changing Faces is an American female R&B duo that was popular in the mid 1990s. The group consisted of members Cassandra Lucas (born in Spanish Harlem, New York) and Charisse Rose (born in The Bronx, New York).



Lucas and Rose met each other while studying at New York's Music and Art High School. Following their high school graduation, the two went their separate ways, with Lucas studying sociology at Hunter College and Rose studying criminal justice at John Jay. Although both women were pursuing degrees, they hadn't given up on music and frequently performed as session musicians, singing demos, jingles, and background vocals. Within a few years, the two met again when they were hired as the touring supporting vocalists for R&B singer Sybil.


Lucas and Rose stayed with Sybil for two years before deciding to team together as Changing Faces. The pair returned to New York, where they worked at a dermatologist's office in Manhattan during the day while recording demos at night with producer Dinky Bingham. A local record producer heard the duo singing on the street and signed them to Big Beat Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic.

Changing Faces' first two singles --"Stroke You Up" and "Foolin' Around" -- were written and produced by R. Kelly. The two singles reached the R&B Top Ten in late 1994, with "Stroke You Up" peaking at number three on the pop charts as well. Changing Faces' eponymous debut was released in 1994 and went gold on the strength of the two hits.

Changing Faces returned in 1997 with their second album, All Day All Night. Kelly produced "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.," the first single from the album and their biggest R&B hit to date, reaching number one on the R&B chart, and number eight pop. A track from the album, "All of My Days", also appeared on the soundtrack to Space Jam. The group also participates in the soundtrack of the Eddie Murphy movie Dr. Dolittle with the title "Do Little Things" feat Ivan Matias in 1998.

Their third release Visit Me, followed three years later. Visit Me includes the single "That Other Woman", which failed to make a major dent on both the pop and R&B charts. However, it did go to number five on the dance club play, becoming their only entry on that chart.


Studio albums

Year Album Chart positions[1] US
Record label
1994 Changing Faces 25 1 Gold Big Beat
1997 All Day, All Night 21 6 Gold
2000 Visit Me 46 9 Atlantic
"—" denotes the album failed to chart or was not certified


Year Single Chart positions[1][3] Album
1994 "Stroke You Up" 3 2 43 Changing Faces
"Foolin' Around" 38 9
1995 "Keep It Right There" 49
"We Got It Goin' On" 61 White Man's Burden soundtrack
1996 "I Got Somebody Else" 123 49 42 High School High soundtrack
"All of My Days" (featuring Jay-Z) 65 38 All Day, All Night
1997 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." 8 1 10
1998 "Time After Time" 35
"Same Tempo" 53 The Players Club soundtrack
2000 "That Other Woman" 64 16 5 Visit Me
"Ladies Man" 67
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Featured singles

Year Single Artist Chart positions Album
1995 "Freedom (Theme from Panther)" Various Artists 45 18 Panther soundtrack
"—" denotes the single failed to chart


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