Lifetime To Feature Biopic Based On 1990s R&B Singing Group SWV

0 Posted by - April 30, 2022 - IN THE NEWS, LATEST POSTS, MUSIC

By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: RCA Records

The famous cable channel Lifetime has allegedly picked up a biopic based on the life story of Grammy Award-nominated 90s R&B trio SWV.

According to sources, the three-lady band has been “working on the script” for some time.

SWV’s lead vocalist, Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, first mentioned the idea in 2017, when she said they were “in negotiations” for a biopic.

Fans have shown interest in the film, according to Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, another member of the group.

Gamble uploaded a selfie of herself and singer Amber “Sevyn” Streeter side-by-side in 2019, stating the 35-year-old should portray her in a biopic, two years later.

However, it is yet to be announced whether or not the Florida native would play the legendary singer.

SWV (short for “Sisters With Voices”) debuted in 1992 with the album It’s About Time, which included Gamble, Lyons, and Tamara “Taj” George. “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here,” “Downtown,” “Weak,” and “You’re Always On My Mind” were among the album’s major singles.

By 1993, they had established themselves as a popular force, even releasing a remix of “Right Here” that sampled pop legend Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash “Human Nature.”

The group’s album “It’s About Time” was so well-received that it was nominated for 11 Billboard Music Awards.

The New York-based band then released a second album, New Beginning, in 1996 and a third, Release Some Tension, in 1997.

SWV split up in 1998. However, the ladies reformed in 2005 and have been performing together ever since. The “SWV: Reunited” WeTV reality program that ran from 2014 to 2015, was also a hit.

In 2021, the trio competed in the Verzuz virtual music battle series against fellow ’90s RNB group Xscape.

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