Happy Birthday, Marques Houston!
One of the weirdest problems about modern television is how for some reason, Sister, Sister repeats aren't on air. The show isn't notable for just Tia and Tamera Mowry's antics. It also starred the annoyingly persistent Roger Evans, who's now better known Marques Houston. The singer turns 34 years old today (Aug. 4).
Houston was actually a singer before he became known to the TV world as Roger. He was one-third of a boy band named Immature. The group wasn't a particularly well-known one in its beginning stages. Their 1992 debut LP, On Our Worst Behavior, was a commercial failure and only had one single "Tear It Up (On Our Worst Behavior)" find success on the Billboard charts. The same song was also featured in Robin Harris' 1994 animated film, Bébé's Kids.
After Sister, Sister aired its final episode in 1999, Immature, with its matured band members, reemerged as IMx. The renamed group was more successful, scoring a hit with "Stay the Night." However, the trio called it quits in 2002.
Houston soared to greater heights after the disbandment. He became a 106 & Park mainstay off the strength of songs like "That Girl," "Clubbing" and "All Because of You." "Naked," his last big hit, come out in 2005.
Although his career peak is behind him, Houston has still been putting in work. His last album, Famous, dropped in 2013, and in June, he debuted the visual for "Need You," a song featured on the motion picture soundtrack to TV One's original movie, Will to Love. The crooner starred in the film alongside Keshia Knight Pulliam and Draya Michelle.
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