Grammy-nominated Color Me Badd headlines Decatur venue: The year was 1991, and the song was a somewhat controversial tune called “I Wanna Sex You Up.” When it zoomed to #1 on the Billboard R&B charts and #2 on the pop side, the group singing it — a quartet calling themselves Color Me Badd — became instant superstars.
Nearly 30 years — and another pair or blockbuster chart-toppers — later, Color Me Badd still performs at shows across the country, and will make a stop here in Metro Atlanta this week. Color Be Badd will headline at The Vista Room at Napoleon’s on Friday, May 17th, at 8:30 p.m., performing some of their biggest hits including the #1 singles “I Adore Mi Amor” and “All 4 Love.” Those songs cemented Color Me Badd as among the hottest acts of the early ‘90s, and their success continued into the middle part of the decade with Top 40 hits including “Forever Love” and “The Earth, The Sun, The Rain.” The group was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best New Artist in 1992, and won several other high-profile honors including a pair of Soul Train Music Awards.
Again, Color Me Badd — with original members Bryan Abrams and Mark Calderon, along with Adam Emil — will play The Vista Room at Napoleon’s Friday night, May 17th — doors open at 7:45 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Day-of general admission tickets cost $32 and VIP tables are available for $45. The Vista Room is located at 2836 Lavista Road in Decatur.
You all know that a certain Good Day Atlanta feature reporter is a music junkie, especially when it comes to pop/R&B of the ‘80s and ‘90s. So when we heard Color Me Badd was coming to town, we immediately set aside some time to sit down and chat with the group about touring, the music, and life on the road.
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