Seasoned vocalists Carl Thomas, Dave Hollister, and Donell Jones have formed a new R&B supergroup: The Chi.
The recent announcement of R&B brotherhood arrived on Jonesâ€™ official Instagram Saturday (July 10), with the confident caption reading, â€œYesssss itâ€™s happening! The level of music and songwriting will be impeccable and you already know the voices! Itâ€™s only right for us to come together and represent Chicago and R&B to the fullest.â€
All hailing from the Windy City, each respective gent has had successful solo careers over the last two decades. In February, Jones released an album titled 100% Free, charged with the lead single â€œKarma (Payback).â€ He teased about releasing another album this year.
Thomas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album Emotional last spring. Rated R&B spoke exclusively to Thomas about creating the classic, along with other collaborators, including Gordon Chambers, Mario Winans, Ron Lawrence, and Sharissa Dawes. He re-recorded two songs from the album and also teased an EP about dogs to us.
Meanwhile, Hollister released his last album, The Manuscript, in 2016. Heâ€™s also appeared on albums from Leela James and Angie Stone.
There has been no official release date on The Chiâ€™s first single or project.
Carl Thomas, Dave Hollister and Donell Jones have formed a new R&B group called The Chi. ðŸ”¥ pic.twitter.com/KxDe29H5qi
â€” Rated R&B (@RatedRnB) July 11, 2021