Color Me Badd is an R&B vocal group. The original members of the group were Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon, Sam Watters and Kevin Thornton. The group sold 12 million records in the United States. The group has been well known in Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, parts of east Asia, the United Kingdom, other parts of Europe, Canada and the United States. The group has been on TV shows, commercials, their songs have been in movies such as New Jack City, No Strings Attached and Glee. The group has not only had songs in movies but has starred as themselves on top TV shows in the 1990s such as Beverly Hills, 90210.
Color Me Badd had five U.S. hit singles from their debut album C.M.B. throughout 1991 and 1992. These were “I Wanna Sex You Up” (U.S. #2), “I Adore Mi Amor” (U.S. #1), “All 4 Love” (U.S. #1), “Thinkin’ Back” (U.S. #16) and “Slow Motion” (U.S. #18). “I Wanna Sex You Up” was also on the New Jack City soundtrack and hit number one in the United Kingdom.
In July 2010, Color Me Badd re-emerged as a duo composed of members Bryan Abrams and Mark Calderon. They headlined a concert in Hawaii, and were well received by the audience and the local media. Later that year, Kevin Thornton reunited with the group. In early 2012, Mark Calderon and Bryan Abrams collaborated on a song with the Insane Clown Posse on The Mighty Death Pop!’s “White Pop” version’s bonus CD called Mike E. Clark’s Extra Pop Emporium. It is a soft R&B remix of the song “Ghetto Rainbows.” Although the song is believed to be a full Color Me Badd collaboration with ICP, it features Bryan Abrams and Mark Calderon only, and was also co-written by the duo.
Mark Calderon and Kevin Thornton continue to tour the United States and abroad as Color Me Badd with newcomer Martin Kember (formerly of the group AZ-1). The trio is currently working on a new Color Me Badd album scheduled for release in 2014.