Chicago R&B singers Carl Thomas, Donell Jones, Dave Hollister announce supergroup called The Chi

The three musicians made the announcement last week on their social media platforms.

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R&B singer Carl Thomas is joining forces with Donell Jones and Dave Hollister to form their own group, The Chi.

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Three Chicago creatives with deep roots in the city’s R&B scene have announced their intention to join forces.

R&B singers Carl Thomas, Donell Jones, and Dave Hollister aim to form “The Chi,” an R&B group, the trio announced last week on their Instagram accounts. 

“The music … the voices finally coming together to give your ears and hearts what you’ve been waiting for,” said Hollister, who is most known for his time with ’90s R&B group Blackstreet and his gold-selling album “Chicago ’85 ... The Movie.” “We started talking about this in 2009 and now the time has finally come. … Brothas, I count it as an honor and privilege to Rep home with you both! LETS GO!”

Jones, known for hits singles “Where I Wanna Be,” and “U Know What’s Up,” echoes Hollister’s sentiments in his own Instagram post, saying: “Yesssss it’s happening! The level of music and songwriting will be impeccable and you already know the voices! It’s only right for us to come together and represent Chicago and R&B to the fullest.”

Thomas has platinum and gold albums with Bad Boy Entertainment, featuring the singles “I Wish,” “Summer Rain” and “Emotional,” a duet with Faith Evans.

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