The Ones

The Ones are an American electronic dance music band. Their 2001 hit single "Flawless" peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom.[1] The trio consisted of three male vocalists Paul Alexander, JoJo Americo, and Nashom Wooden, who met while working at the Greenwich Village boutique Patricia Field. Each of them has a background in performing, DJing, and being stylists within the underground New York club and fashion scenes.

The Ones
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
GenresElectronic, house
MembersPaul Alexander
JoJo Americo
Past membersNashom Wooden

Their debut single, "Flawless", was inspired by the 1999 film, which Nashom appeared in alongside Robert De Niro). It was first released on New York Based A Touch Of Class Recordings, and was popular among New York disc jockeys even before its official release[citation needed]. In 2004, "Flawless" was sampled and had lyrics added to it by George Michael for his song "Flawless (Go to the City)". Michael's version reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The group released a follow up single, "Superstar" which reached number 45 in the same country.[1]

In November 2006, they released "Ultramodern", with a music video and clips available at A Touch of Class's website.[3] The Ones signed to Peacebisquit management in 2007. They tweaked their look and sound and released a 2008 single, "When We Get Together", with a video clip featuring cameos from the Scissor Sisters, Debbie Harry, Jody Watley, Fischerspooner, Ultra Naté, Peppermint, Cazwell, Colton Ford, and many others.[citation needed] Nomi Ruiz collaborated with The Ones on their single "Let's Celebrate" from their fourth album Blast from the Past.[4]

In August 2013, Cher released the video "A Woman's World" and almost immediately fans of The Ones complained of similarities to The Ones video "Face & Body" which was released months earlier the same year. The band saw the comparison more as a compliment than controversy.[5]

Nashom Wooden died on March 23, 2020, after reportedly contracting COVID-19.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 407. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 362. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ "A T O U C H O F C L A S S". atouchofclass.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ "The Ones". Peace Bisquit. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Cher's New Video Has Some Explaining To Do". Face & Body. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. ^ Stephen Daw (March 23, 2020). "Drag Community Mourns the Death of Nashom Wooden After Reported Coronavirus Diagnosis". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2020.

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