Jagged Edge represents R&B music as it should be: timeless, sensual and honest. The GRAMMY© -nominated male quartet returns to replenish what’s been missing from R&B. Their latest project, “The Remedy” is due out June 21, 2011 and promises to deliver the right amount of smooth mixed in with a little edge and a future list of classics.
Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, Jagged Edge (JE) consists of identical twin brothers Brandon Casey and Brian Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo, who was later added to the group at the suggestion of then Xscape's Kandi Buress.
Having both soulful and gospel backgrounds, Jagged Edge maintains they’ve always been fans of groups like New Edition, NEXT, Play and Jodeci. It was only natural that singing together in a prestigious all boy’s choir would eventually unite them in pursing a serious music career. While in high school, JE initially signed with Michael Bivens under his BivTen label, but was released shortly thereafter. The group heartily pursued other projects.
Jagged Edge got their break after impressing Jermaine Dupri with an impeccable acapella performance. He quickly signed the crooners to his So So Def label in the winter of 1995. In 1996, Jagged Edge made their debut on SoSo Def’s 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas which featured the likes of Alicia Keys, Gerald Levert, and Chaka Khan. The single, “This Christmas,” was released and met with stellar reviews. As they continued to write and produce music, by 1997 they released "The Way That You Talk," featuring appearances by both Dupri and Da Brat. Again, the quartet was met with warm praise and the single reached the Top 40 of the R&B chart and eventually entered the Pop charts.
Having shown a knack for writing their own material, Jagged Edge released their first album, A Jagged Era, in 1998. The album went gold and spawned the Top 20 R&B and Top 40 Pop hit, "Gotta Be." Their next single, "He Can't Love U," appeared in the fall of 1998 and propelled the group into international fame and stardom. Although considered a “sleeper” single, it reached the Top 5 on the R&B chart, Top 20 of the Pop chart, and went Gold in the process. The public continued to show an undeniable support for the group and in 2000, Jagged Edge released the follow-up album, J.E. Heartbreak. That album not only solidified JE’s place in R&B music history, but the works produced on that album would follow JE to this day. J.E. Heartbreak topped the R&B and Pop charts, while selling over 2,000,000 copies- an impossible feat in today’s industry. The album is most famous for its number one R&B hits such as "Let's Get Married" and "Promise.” Both singles skyrocketed up the Top Ten Pop charts. Subsequently, J.E. won 5 Billboard Awards and 3 Soul Train Awards for Best Album and Best Single for “Let’s Get Married.”
JE has also been featured on film soundtracks including In Too Deep, Bad Company and Like Mike.