Boyz II Men to feature R&B hits at Lied April 21

Wayna Morris, (left), Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman: Boyz II Men
Wayna Morris, (left), Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman: Boyz II Men

The iconic R&B a cappella group, Boyz II Men, will bring its popular harmonies and unforgettable hits to the Lied Center for Performing Arts for a 7:30 p.m. performance April 21. The group's "retro nouveau" image, synchronized dance routines and polished stage act catapulted their rapid rise to stardom and combine again for this one-night-only performance.

Boyz II Men formed in 1988 in Philadelphia, originally as a quintet. Over the years, the group has evolved into a trio of distinctive soloists in addition to their smooth trademark harmonies. The trio concisits of Wayna Morris, Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman.

From 1992 to 1997, Boyz II Men recorded five No. 1 pop hits and 12 top 10 R&B singles, sold more than 60 million records worldwide, and earned a host of honors, including four Grammy Awards. "I'll Make Love to You" broke Boys II Men's own chart record set by "End of the Road" when it captured the No. 1 spot for an astonishing 14 weeks and earned the group its fourth Grammy. When "On Bended Knee" replaced it at the top of the Hot 100, Boyz II Men became only the third act in chart history, after Elvis and the Beatles, to replace themselves at No. 1.

Called "…the most talented vocal group of our era" by Randy Jackson, Boyz II Men continues to thrill fans with its signature sound. Enjoy legendary hits including "Motownphilly," "End of the Road" and "I'll Make Love to You," as well as Motown classics from the group's album, "Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA."

Tickets are $39, $34 and $24, and may be purchased online at, by calling 402-472-4747 or in person at the Lied Center.

- Matthew Boring