The hitmaking trio released a new track Friday (Aug. 7), “Ain’t No Man,” a welcome continuation of their trademark sultry jams. The single previews their fifth studio album, an as-yet-untitled set due Oct. 30. Upon release, “Man” shot to No. 4 on the Trending 140 chart.
“Man” is a tender ode that praises their ideal man, with the sisters' strong harmonies crooning on the chorus, “Yup, he know he got a queen/ Now ladies if you got a king, say it with me now/ Ain’t no man like the one I got.”
SWV -- consisting of Cheryl Clemons, Tamara Johnson and Leanne Lyons -- climbed to stardom in the early 1990s with a string of harmony-laced hit singles. Between 1993 and 1998, the group scored nine top 10 singles on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, including the No. 1s “Weak,” “Right Here (Human Nature)/Downtown” and “You’re the One.” Their debut album, It’s About Time, has sold 2.6 million in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and peaked at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, spending 84 weeks on the list.
Following their five-year run of hits, the group disbanded in 1998 for the members to pursue other projects, but they re-formed in 2005. Since reuniting, the trio released the album I Missed Us in 2012, which debuted at No. 6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.