Carl Thomas, Dave Hollister and Donell Jones to create supergroup "The Chi"

(July 10, 2021) They were three of the biggest names in R&B music in the 90s and 00s, and now they are joining together to form a "supergroup." Chicago soul men Donell Jones, Dave Hollister and Carl Thomas announced that they are forming the new singing group The Chi. For soul music fans, this may be reminiscent of when Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and Gerald Levert formed the trio LSG, which had two albums and a #1 hit.

In Jones' Facebook post today, he said "New R&B Group 'The Chi' @carlthomasnow, @davehollister @donnelljonesforever.  Yesssss it's happening! The level of music and songwriting will be impeccable and you already know the voices! It's only right for us to come together and represent Chicago and R&B to the fullest."

(July 10, 2021) They were three of the biggest names in R&B music in the 90s and 00s, and now they are joining together to form a "supergroup." Chicago soul men Donell Jones, Dave Hollister and Carl Thomas announced that they are forming the new singing group The Chi. For soul music fans, this may be reminiscent of when Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill and Gerald Levert formed the trio LSG, which had two albums and a #1 hit.

In Jones' Facebook post today, he said "New R&B Group 'The Chi' @carlthomasnow, @davehollister @donnelljonesforever.  Yesssss it's happening! The level of music and songwriting will be impeccable and you already know the voices! It's only right for us to come together and represent Chicago and R&B to the fullest."

Hollister added in his own Facebook post: The voices finally coming together to give your ears and hearts what you’ve been waiting for…we started talking about this in 2009 and now the time has finally come….Brothas I count it an honor and privilege to Rep home with you both! LETS GO!

All three artists have had strong careers but have been quieter of late, so this is a welcome return to the spotlight for them. Fans know the 49 year old Thomas for his big hits "I Wish" and "Summer Rain," among others. The 48 year old Jones topped the charts with "Where I Wanna Be" and "U Know What's Up" and has had a number of other hits. And Hollister has been a star twice, first as part of the group Blackstreet, and then with a solid solo career.

This is an exciting announcement, and we'll look forward to reporting more when we hear more.

 

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