The Sequence: Best Soul Girl Groups Countdown
Original Members: Angie Brown Stone (Angie B.), Cheryl Cook (Cheryl The Pearl) and Gwendolyn Chisolm (Blondie)
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Style: Hip-hop, funk, R&B
Label: Sugar Hill Records
Bragging Rights: Their 1979 hit "Funk You Up" was the first song released by a female rap group. In 1995, Dr. Dre used elements of "Funk You Up" for his song "Keep Their Heads Ringin'" for the "Friday" soundtrack. In 2003, Erykah Badu united Angie Stone, Queen Latifah and Bahamadia for the song, "Funk You Up! (Love Of My Life Remix)." In 1988, Angie Stone formed the R&B group Vertical Hold and made her solo debut in 1999. Stone also has a son with R&B singer D'Angelo.
The Latest: In 2011, The Sequence reunited to record the song "On The Way To The Movies" that samples The Staple Singer's "Let's Do It Again." Angie Stone is scheduled to release a new album, "Rich Girl," on September 25.