The ‘90s and early 2000s were the best eras of authentic comedy and soulful symphony. If you grew up during those times, you know firsthand that Nickelodeon was the platform for many kids shows that cast creativity and supplied exposure for kid stars. So when “All That” — a comedy sketch show powered by kids — was released in 1994, it paved the way for many of your former and current favorite celebrities to jumpstart their career in the industry.
Running for 10 full seasons from 1994 until 2005, the popular and witty show gave us some of the most memorable comedic moments as well as some of the best performances. Featuring some of the most notable musical performers to date, the show served as proof that delivering authentic, entertaining, and talent filled R&B to the mainstream was possible.
With the recent reboot of the classic show, we decided to take a stroll through memory lane and deliver a few of the best R&B performances on the show. Take a look below.
“Creep” — TLC (Season 1, Episode 3)
An iconic trio, TLC gave us pure gold when they belted out the theme song to “All That.” Just three episodes in to the new show, they performed their hit single “Creep” — a vengeful song about getting back at your cheating boyfriend.
“Baby” — Brandy (Season 1, Episode 6)
Though known as “The Vocal Bible” now, back in 1994, Brandy was just getting started. Her self-titled debut album, which was released that same year, spawned this heavily nominated single.
“Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number” — Aaliyah (Season 1, Episode 7)
Marking her first performance on the show, the late singer belted out the third single from her debut album, which hosted the same name as the single.
“Don’t Take It Personal” — Monica (Season 2, Episode 17)
Making her debut into the industry with her “Miss Thang” album, now-verteran songstress Monica performed this chart-topping single — a bop about needing personal space — shortly after it was released.
“Pretty Girl” — Jon B. (Season 2, Episode 20)
Featured on his debut album “Bonafide,” the performance of the single “Pretty Girl” marked Jon B.’s first and only appearance on the show. And now looking back, we definitely needed more of him.
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