Floetic, the group's debut album, has the music industry flowing to the duo's sound. Already platinum, the project received three Grammy nominations earlier this year: Best R&B Urban/Alternative Performance, Best R&B Song and Best Contemporary R&B Album.
The title song, the first single, was a defining anthem that gave listeners a taste of Floetry. The current single, Say Yes, is swallowing up its audience with its seductive lyrics about finding that special someone. The song holds a special meaning to the floacist Natalie, who recently got engaged.
Former basketball rivals, Natalie and Marsha are managed by Julius Erving III, son of basketball great Julius "Dr. J" Erring. They are produced by A Touch of Jazz, which is overseen by Jeffrey "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Townes. Townes is noted for producing Jill Scott and the Roots.
The group's success should come as no surprise. They are no strangers when it comes to making hit music. They've written songs for Jill Scott, Bilal and Glenn Lewis.
They have been lauded for penning Butterflies, one of the biggest songs released from Michael Jackson's Invincible. album. Marsha wrote the song as a teenager. She sang it the way she thought Jackson would perform it. After hearing her demo, Jackson ended up singing it exactly the same way that he heard Marsha sing it.
Getting the group name from a fan who called its sound "flowing poetry," the duo first played Black Lily, the multicultural answer to Lilith Fair. Other performances included the Tanqueray Soul Suite and opening for India Arie.
Currently they are touring with rapper Common.
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