Groove Theory was an R&B duo formed in New York City in 1991 when singer Amel Larrieux met Bryce Wilson through a mutual friend. The two were upset with the direction their career was taking. Wilson hoped to use the group as a chance to utilize his production talents while Larrieux wanted a chance to shine in R&B.
The group received a deal with Epic Records, and in 1995, released their self-titled debut album Groove Theory. The album features the hit single "Tell Me" which reached number-five on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-three on the R&B chart. The single was certified gold. Amel left the group in 1999 and was replaced. A year later Groove Theory they were dropped by Epic before releasing their second album.