En Vogue

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $75/$70/$65

Thursday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

Timeless. That’s what comes to mind the moment you hear the resonant voices of En Vogue.

Current members, Cindy Herron-Braggs, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett are recognized as one of the top-five, highest-selling American female music groups in history. En Vogue has sold over 20 million albums to date. Their effortless transition into the digital age, complemented by their effortless chic, has garnered the group over 30 million streams and 26 million-plus YouTube views on their top six hit singles alone; smashes such as “Hold On,” “Free Your Mind,” “Never Gonna Get It,” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Don’t Let Go,” and “Whatta Man (feat. Salt N Pepa).”

Known for their show stopping performances, En Vogue stays in-demand. “There has never been a time when we didn’t have a show on the books,” says founding member Terry Ellis. “We’re blessed to have a global fan base that gives us so much love, so much genuine enthusiasm, every time we walk out on that stage.” For them, the ability to consistently deliver high-energy performances is paramount. Simply put, “We just love our craft,” says Cindy Herron-Braggs. It is also what keeps their legions of fans wanting more.

In March 2018, the group presented their most diverse work yet with the group’s first studio album since 2004, the album Electric Café. “We were just looking for a vibe,” says founding member Cindy Herron-Braggs. “In the beginning, we were feeling that electronic dance sound, but then the music started to evolve creatively.” Electric Café features collaborations with some of today’s most sought-after producers and artists, including Ne-Yo, who penned the lead single “Rocket” with production by Curtis "Sauce" Wilson and Raphael Saadiq, who wrote and produced the smoking hot track, “I’m Good.” The Hip-Hop laced “Have a Seat ft. Snoop Dogg” was penned by writer/producer Taura Stinson, and the group’s original production duo, Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy, tapped back into En Vogue’s signature sound with “Déjà vu” and “Blue Skies.” While the seasoned songbirds stay connected to their R&B roots, their appreciation for diverse musical genres is reflected in their new project. “We love the authenticity of Hip Hop and the fusion of old-school rhythm with a contemporary sound,” says Rhona Barrett.

When not on the road, they donate their time to philanthropic causes such as The HollyRod Foundation, which provides medical, physical, and emotional support to families living with autism and individuals battling Parkinson’s disease. They also support non-profit organizations that rescue victims from human trafficking and provide them with educational and job training.

Since their debut, En Vogue has set the standard for female R&B/Pop groups. Their appeal is timeless; and in a world full of one-hit wonders, that makes their new collection of music—timely.