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Changing Faces is an American female Mainstream duo that was Mainstream between the years 1994 until 2000.

Changing Faces
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresR&Bass, New jack swing, Mainstream
Years active1994–Present
LabelsBig Beat/Atlantic Records, CRC Records
MembersCharisse Rose (born 1969)
Reefy Scott (born 1956)
Past membersCassandra Lucas (born 1973)



Mr. Dalvin's discovery of "Changing Faces"Edit

Lucas and Rose were backing vocalists for Sybil for two years before they formed 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 Billboard Hot 100 charts. Changing Faces's eponymous debut was released in 1994 and went gold on the strength of the two hits. Following the success of their debut, they participated in the “Freedom” single for the ‘’Panther’’ film as well as released soundtrack singles “We Got It Goin’ On” (‘’White Man’s Burden’’) and “I’ve Got Somebody Else’ (‘’High School High’’).

"All Day, All Night" and Aaliyah's MentorshipEdit

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 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single from the album, "All of My Days", also appeared on the soundtrack to Space Jam.

In 1998, the group participated in the soundtrack of the Eddie Murphy movie Dr. Dolittle with the song "Do Little Things" featuring Ivan Matias. They also released the single “Same Tempo” for the ‘’Player’s Club’’ that same year.

"Visit Me”, sudden contract breach outro, and ferocious brawl upon A&R supervisors executivesEdit

Their third record breaking album Visit Me was released in 2000. The album’s first single "That Other Woman" received worldwide success on the R&B charts and became a hit on the Billboard Dance Club Play chart peaking at number five. Their third Single "Just Us" received slim chances of little to No promotion leading to lawsuits against the record labels for ownership of their entire catalog discography masters of every note sung and recorded throughout their first half of their contracts.

In 2001, they contributed a cover of "One More Night (Phil Collins song)" to the Phil Collins tribute album, Urban Renewal (tribute album).[1]

In 2006, Cassandra Lucas sang background vocals on "Special Girl" for Donell Jones' album Journey of a Gemini.

In August 2009, a new Changing Faces song was leaked online called "Crazy Luv". The song was rumored to be on their new album, but was not confirmed by Lucas or Rose to be their comeback single off their new album, which was rumored to be released sometime in 2012.[2]

On September 18, 2011, during a special appearance at the RnB Spotlight Concert with Lil Mo' at BB King's Blues Club in NYC, Changing Faces member Lucas announced on Kempire Radio and on that she and Rose were in the recording studio working on a new Changing Faces project that would be released in 2012, with a new single being released soon. She also stated that the group never broke up and was working with R. Kelly on new music.[3][4]

On April 3, 2013, Changing Faces released a new single "Hate Love" via iTunes. A music video was filmed but was not released.[5]

In 2014, Changing Faces was scheduled to perform at an R&B Superstars concert in the United Kingdom - however, Rose brought along a new member of the group to tour and perform without telling Lucas. As a result, Lucas filed a lawsuit towards Rose - despite the duo mutually agreeing to halt any plans for a reunion.[6]

Federal Lawsuits and New MemberEdit

In September 2013, it was announced that Cassandra Lucas was working on a solo album[7] in addition to forming a new label CRC Musik with her husband Noel “Chris” Absolam and business partner Richard Smith.[8] Her debut solo single, "Damn" was released on September 3, 2013.[9] She released subsequent singles "Music & a Beat" in July 2017[10] as well as "Give Love a Chance"[11] and "I Love You"[12] later that year.

Lucas’ first single "Name on It" premiered in January 2018 and became a hit on the Urban AC chart. Her second single "Take Me Home (Remix)" featuring Ron Browz and HoodCelebrityy will receive major promotion with the music video scheduled to film throughout the historical African American Day Parade in Lucas's Hometown of Harlem.

In April 2019, Cassandra Lucas released her debut solo album ‘’Long Way Home...The Intro’’.[13]

Charisse Rose performed at a 90s R&B concert in June 2019 with singer Reefy Scott as the new member for the duo.[14][15][16]


Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)

1994 Changing Faces 25 1
1997 All Day, All Night
  • Released: June 10, 1997
  • Label: Big Beat / Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, cassette
21 6 86
2000 Visit Me
  • Released: October 10, 2000
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: CD, cassette
46 9
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

Year Title
2005 Rhino Hi-Five : Changing Faces


Year Title Peak chart positions Album


1994 "Stroke You Up" 3 2 15 43 Changing Faces
"Foolin' Around" 38 9
1995 "Keep It Right There" 49
"We Got It Goin' On" 61 White Man's Burden
1996 "I Got Somebody Else" 123 49 46 42 High School High
1997 "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T." 8 1 22 10 All Day, All Night
"All of My Days" (featuring Jay-Z) 65 38
1998 "Time After Time" 35
"Same Tempo" 53 The Players Club
2000 "That Other Woman" 64 16 5 Visit Me
"Ladies Man" 67
2013 "Hate Love" Hate Love - Single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singlesEdit

Year Title Artist Peak positions Album
1995 "Freedom (Theme from Panther)" Various Artists 45 18 Panther


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  20. ^ "NZ Charts > Changing Faces". Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  21. ^ "UK Charts > Changing Faces". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-10-13.

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