Jagged Edge is an American R&B group; featuring lead singers,identical twins Brandon and Brian Casey (formerly known as Case Dinero and Brasco), born in Hartford, Connecticut on October 13, 1975, Kyle Norman (formerly known as Quick) of Decatur, Georgia born on February 26, 1976 and Richard Wingo (formerly known as « Wingo Dollars » or « Wingo Dollar$ ») of College Park, Georgia born on September 3, 1975. Wingo was a late addition to the group, added after Kandi Burruss of Xscape recommended he be added. Kandi was also the one who brought the group to the attention of Dupri. Signed through Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Records to Columbia Records, the group has had a number of hit singles, many of which are produced by Dupri. Lead singers Brandon and Brian have written the bulk of the groups material. They have also written for Usher, Nivea and Toni Braxton. In addition to their projects, the group has collaborated with a number of artists.
A Jagged Era and J.E. Heartbreak
Jagged Edge began their mainstream recording career with the single « The Way That You Talk ». They followed this in 1998 with the album, A Jagged Era which managed to go gold featuring the singles « I Gotta Be » and « The Way That You Talk ». « I Gotta Be » which was written by the twins, reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100.
Following up their debut album, Jagged Edge released J.E. Heartbreak in 2000. The album was the group's breakthrough album with several popular singles. The album went double platinum and had the hit single « Lets Get Married » which topped the R&B charts and reached #11 on the Hot 100. The albums second single, « He Cant Love You » (released January 18, 2000) had similar success, reaching #3 on the R&B charts and #15 on the Hot 100. It also featured the track « Promise » which, albeit a late single coming out in 2000, reached #1 on the R&B charts and #9 on the Hot 100. The albums lead single, « Keys to the Range », however was the sole flop from the album.
Jagged Little Thrill and Hard
The group's third release, Jagged Little Thrill, was released in 2001 and went platinum. Its success was in large part, due to the up-tempo « Where The Party At, » which reached #1 on the R&B charts and #3 on the Hot 100, the group's highest charting single. Two other singles (« Goodbye » and « I Got It 2 ») failed to become hits at radio.
Jagged Edges fourth album, Hard, was released in 2003 and went gold. The albums single « Walked Outta Heaven » performed well on the charts, reaching #6 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the R&B charts. The follow-up single, « Whats It Like » did not fare well on the charts, thus ending the promotion for the album.
During this same year, Dupri and So So Def left for Arista Records but Jagged Edge decided to stay with Columbia.
Jagged Edge and Baby Makin Project
Jagged Edges fifth album, Jagged Edge, was released on May 9, 2006 by Columbia/Sony Music Urban and it went gold. It featured the hit urban single « Good Luck Charm ». Also released on November 21, 2006 was The Hits collection featuring Jagged Edges biggest hits plus a few album tracks. The album shared the single « Stunnas » thats also on the Jagged Edge album as a bonus track.
Jagged Edge parted ways with Columbia Records shortly after the release of their self-titled fifth album and signed back with Jermaine Dupri. Dupri re-signed the group to So So Def through Island Def Jam, which handles the distribution for So So Def, and where Jermaine Dupri is president of the urban division. The group were also granted their own record label called 581 Muzik Groupe which was credited on their album, Baby Makin Project.
The only single released off Baby Makin Project was « Put a Little Umph in it » featuring Ashanti. It only managed to reach #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The group recorded so much material for the project that they have saved eight of the tracks for another album, a release date for which has not been announced.
Jagged Edge signed to Slip-N-Slide Records in May 2009. The album titled « The Remedy » was released June 21, 2011. The project had one collaboration with Rick Ross. The first warm-up single from « The Remedy » is « Tip of My Tongue » featuring Slip 'N Slide Records' labelmate Trina and Gucci Mane. A second warm-up single, « Lay You Down », was released before the « official » single titled « Baby ».