Genre Contemporary R&B
|Years active 1993–2000|
Origin New York City, New York, United States (1993)
Albums All Day, All Night, Visit Me, Changing Faces, Liquid Barricades Ep, Direction EP, Rhino Hi-Five: Changing Faces
Members Cassandra Lucas, Charisse Rose
Record labels Atlantic Records, Big Beat Records
Similar R Kelly, Ivan Matias, Kut Klose, Lil' Mo, MoKenStef
Changing Faces was an American female R&B duo that was popular from 1993 until 2000. The group consisted of members Cassandra Lucas and Charisse Rose.
Lucas and Rose were backing vocalists for Sybil for two years before they formed Changing Faces. The pair returned to New York, where they worked at a dermatologist's office in Manhattan during the day while recording demos at night with producer Dinky Bingham. A local record producer heard the duo singing on the street and signed them to Big Beat Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic.
Changing Faces' first two singles—"Stroke You Up" and "Foolin' Around"—were written and produced by R. Kelly. The two singles reached the R&B Top Ten in late 1994, with "Stroke You Up" peaking at number three on the pop charts. Changing Faces's eponymous debut was released in 1994 and went gold on the strength of the two hits.
Changing Faces returned in 1997 with their second album, All Day, All Night. Kelly produced "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.," the first single from the album and their biggest R&B hit to date, reaching number one on the R&B chart, and number eight pop. A track from the album, "All of My Days", also appeared on the soundtrack to Space Jam. The group also participates in the soundtrack of the Eddie Murphy movie Dr. Dolittle with the song "Do Little Things" featuring Ivan Matias in 1998.
Their third release Visit Me, followed three years later. Visit Me includes the single "That Other Woman", which failed to make a major dent on both the pop and R&B charts. However, it did go to number five on the dance club play, becoming their only entry on that chart.
In August 2009, a new Changing Faces song was leaked online called "Crazy Luv". The song was rumored to be on their new album, but was not been confirmed by Lucas or Rose to be their comeback single off their new album, which was rumored to be released sometime in 2012.
On September 18, 2011, during a special appearance at the RnB Spotlight Concert with Lil Mo' at BB King's Blues Club in NYC, Changing Faces member Lucas announced on Kempire Radio and on YouKnowIGotSoul.com that she and Rose were in the recording studio working on a new Changing Faces project that would be released in 2012, with a new single being released soon. She also stated that the group never broke up and was working with R. Kelly on new music.
On April 3, 2013, Changing Faces released a new single "Hate Love" via iTunes. A music video was filmed but was not released. In 2014, Changing Faces was scheduled to perform at an R&B Superstars concert in the United Kingdom - however, Rose brought along a new member of the group to tour and perform without telling Lucas. As a result, Lucas filed a lawsuit towards Rose - despite the duo mutually agreeing to halt any plans for a reunion.
In September 2013, it was announced that Cassandra Lucas is releasing a solo album. Her debut solo single, "Damn", was released on September 3, 2013.
Stroke You UpChanging Faces · 1994
Foolin' AroundChanging Faces · 1994
GHETTOUTAll Day - All Night · 1997