Rose Royce

Artist's Profile


“Car Wash”

“Wishing On A Star”

“I Wanna Get Next To Your”


Rose Royce is a funky and talented R&B soul music group from Los Angeles, California. The original members were: Kenny Copeland (lead vocals/trumpet), Lequient “Duke” Jobe (bass/vocals), Michael Moore (saxophone), Freddie Dunn (trumpet), Walter McKinney (guitar), Michael Nash (keyboards), Henry Garner (drums/vocals), Kenji Brown (guitar/lead vocals), and Terral “Terry” Santiel (congas).

The group hit pay dirt when they got the plumb opportunity to provide several songs for the comedy film “Car Wash.” The supremely rousing and syncopated titular tune became a massive #1 hit on both the R&B and Billboard Top 10 pop charts. The songs “I Wanna Get Next to You” and “I’m Going Down” likewise did well on the R&B radio charts while the soundtrack album sold over a million copies. Rose Royce had further follow-up R&B chart hits with the songs “Do Your Dance,” “Ooh Boy,” the extremely lovely and poignant ballad “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and “I’m in Love (And I Love the Feeling).”

However, Rose Royce’s songs have been covered by such notable music artists as Madonna, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Randy Crawford, Christina Aguilera, Teena Marie, Patti LaBelle, and En Vogue. Moreover, the group is still together with a mostly different line-up and continues to perform on stage regularly.