R&B singer Dave Hollister returns to the spotlight with a purpose.

After taking a long hiatus from the music industry, Hollister, formerly of R&B group Blackstreet, recently released his new album, 'Chicago Winds...The Saga Continues.' At his album release party at the Ohm Nightclub in Hollywood on Oct. 20, Hollister confesses the real reason why he decided to chuck the deuces to the entertainment business after being blessed to be part of one of the biggest R&B groups of the 1990s.

"As an R&B artist, you kind of lose yourself. So, I had to go back home, get myself together, go back to the origin where it started, get with my mom, get some God in me," the Chicago native admits. "I'm back now and back with a purpose."

He also recalls how he got his big shot to become a member of Blackstreet.

"We was on the Bobby Brown tour. We was at the Hampton Coliseum in Virginia. Teddy [Riley] was there. I ended up doing a duet and Teddy heard me and came back to me and said 'Dave, what are you doing after this?' and I told him I was 'trying to start my own solo career' or 'some kind of career, I'm recording' and he said 'Listen, I got to spot open in this group called Blackstreet that I'm starting...' and before he could get the words out, I was like 'Yes, sir. I in!' and the rest is history," he said.

The crooner, who performs songs like 'Spend the Night' and 'One Woman Man' in the clip, also reflects on his future and the changes he's experienced during his time away from the fans.

"What's next for me is this album is dropping...I'm planning on going out on tour. I'm just trying to see what God has for me," he says. "In my past, I tried to control everything myself, but I've learned that I'm not in control of anything. My destiny has already been planned."

Watch Hollister perform 'Spend the Night' and more album gems above.

Dave Hollister's album, 'Chicago Winds...The Saga Continues' is available now on iTunes.

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