In the summer of 1992, the LaFace team emerged with the Boomerang: Soundtrack at nearly the exact same time that Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis released their MoMoney: Soundtrack. At the box office, Boomerang was the clear victor, and the same can be said commercially for its soundtrack as well. LaFace scored with one of the biggest singles of all time in the form of End Of The Road, performed by Boyz II Men. Other hits included Babyfaces duet with his protégé Toni Braxton (Give You My Heart), P.M. Dawns Id Die Without You, Shanices Dont Wanna Love You, and Toni Braxtons own Love Shoulda Brought You Home (Last Night).
By the end of 1992, it was clear that the New Jack Swing era was over, but LaFace was now even stronger in the 90s than it had been in the late 80s. In the years to come, additional LaFace super-hits by Boyz II Men (Ill Make Love To You, Water Runs Dry), Toni Braxton (Breathe Again, Unbreak My Heart); Babyface (When Can I See You (Again)), TLC (Baby, Baby, Baby, Red Light Special), and Tevin Campbell ("Can We Talk") would put LaFace on top for years to come. As the 1990s wore on, LaFace/Arista would also add the OutKast, Usher, and Pink to its roster, and L.A. Reid would be promoted to become the head of Arista Records when founder Clive Davis left to form J Records.
*** Notable LaFace singles during the New Jack Era (1988 - 1992) ***
Girlfriend, Giving You The Benefit, Always, and Love Makes Things Happen (feat. Babyface) performed by Pebbles
Ready Or Not and Cant Stop performed by After 7
Its No Crime, Whip Appeal, "Tender Lover" (remix feat. Bobby Brown) and Soon As I Get Home performed by Babyface
Dont Be Cruel, Roni, Every Little Step, Rock Witcha, and On Our Own performed by Bobby Brown
Dial My Heart, Lucky Charm, and Crazy performed by the Boys
My, My, My, and Fairweather Friend performed by Johnny Gill
Knocked Out performed by Paula Abdul
The Way You Love Me, Superwoman, and Secret Rendezvous performed by Karyn White
Im Your Baby Tonight and "My Name Is Not Susan", performed by Whitney Houston
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