Fantasy (group)

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Fantasy
Origin New York City, United States
Genres Dance-pop, pop, boogie, Club/dance, disco
Labels Pavilion/Epic
Past members Ken Roberson, Carolyn Edwards, Rufus Jackson, Tamm E Hunt

Fantasy is an urban pop vocal group based in New York City who scored several hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including "You're Too Late", which hit number one in 1981.[1]

Group members included Ken Roberson, Tamm E Hunt, Rufus Jackson and Carolyn Edwards, the group's producer, Tony Valor, continued to use the name in 1985 when they released an Italo disco-influenced single called "He's My Number One".

History[edit]

"You're Too Late" was a number-one dance hit in the United States. It had a five-week reign at the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in early 1981,[1] it also reached the top 30 on the Soul Singles chart.[2]

In 1982, the band released a pop-soul number entitled "Hold On Tight", which peaked at number 35 on the Dance Club chart, and #1 on the 1982 Billboard Year End Award followed by "Live the Life I Love", boogie song that had reached number 41 on the same chart by 1983.

Their last successful track titled "He's Number One" reached number 37 on the Dance chart in 1986.[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Album Release date Label Peak chart positions
US Pop US R&B
Fantasy 1981 Pavilion
Sex and Material Possessions 1982 Pavilion
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
US
US Dan
US R&B
US DSS
UK
1981 "(Hey Who's Gotta) Funky Song" 51
"You're Too Late" 104 1 28
1982 "Hold on Tight" 35
1983 "Live the Life I Love" 41
1986 "He's Number One" 37 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Joel Whitburn, Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003", 2004
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn Presents, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004, 2004
  3. ^ Billboard - Fantasy - You're too Late - Chart History. Retrieved December 18, 2011.
  4. ^ "Fantasy - Discography". Billboard/Allmusic. Rovi Corporation/Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 18, 2011.