Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
This week we’ll ode Toni Braxton‘s 2000 comeback hit ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough,’ the first single lifted from her third LP ‘The Heat.’ Reaching its Hot 100 peak of #2 this week sixteen years ago, the up-tempo Rodney Jerkins-produced number was hailed by fans and critics as a welcomed departure from her standard catalog of slow jams. Ushering her oft-praised contralto to a new generation of listeners, ‘Man Enough’ proved itself to be just enough to make fans forget the balladress’s bevy of legal and financial woes that kept her out of the limelight for the 3 years following her megahit ‘Unbreak My Heart.’
With its accompanying video featuring a cast of familiar faces (see: Robin Givens, Tamar Braxton, ‘Noah’s Arc’s Rodney Chester, and ex-husband Keri Lewis), pop the top on the jump below to waltz down memory lane and find out who else among your faves joined Braxton in the top 25 this week in 2000…