Few R&B groups have had the staying power of the Isley Brothers.
Few R&B groups have had the staying power of the Isley Brothers. With 47 years under the fraternity's respective belts, the group is making another debut—for DreamWorks. And since the key to the group's ongoing success seems to be reinvention, it fits that this release is titled Eternal. In recent years, Ronald and Ernie Isley have remained fresh via Ronald's gangster persona (Mr. Biggs). With the help of Mr. Biggs, the Isleys have gained a new audience by teaming with such R&B contemporaries as R. Kelly and Kelly Price. The former returns the favor on this set's first single, the dramatic "Contagious," which also features Chanté Moore. A tale of cheating hearts, "Contagious" is attracting fans young and old as a staple on urban radio. Other standout tracks include "Move Your Body" and "Said Enough," which features Jill Scott.—RH