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Brick and Lace are a Jamaican R&B reggae fusion musical duo consisting of sisters Nyanda and Nailah Thorbourne. Originally Brick & Lace consisted of three sisters Nyanda,Nailah, and Tasha Thorbourne. Tasha left the group, but she continues to work behind the scenes and co-write songs for her sisters.
Brick and Lace were signed by hip hop singer-songwriter Akon to his record label, Kon Live Distribution. They were born to a Black Jamaican father and their mother is a native of New York. The duo has toured internationally, including Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Love is Wicked
Their debut album, Love Is Wicked, had a limited release in various countries on September 4, 2007. The album spawned four singles, "Get That Clear (Hold Up)", "Never, Never", "Love Is Wicked" and "Take Me Back". Love Is Wicked was listed for 48 weeks in six different charts, including the Sweden Singles Top 60 and the France Singles Top 100. It reached number 6 on the Finland Singles Top 20 for a single week. Its highest entry was number 9 in the France Singles Top 100. "Never, Never" was listed for a single week on the Finland Singles Top 20,also was performed at Kenya Kenya at position 14 on week 16/2008. They performed in Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape Tour on May 24, 2007, in Camden, New Jersey. They filled in for Lady Sovereign, who failed to attend. In 2008, the after-effects of their first album hit and the sisters went busily on many tours for the year, most notably in Europe and Africa by popular demand, and also produced a few new songs such as "Cry On Me" and "Bad to di Bone".
In the year 2009, Brick and Lace released their latest single called "Bad to di Bone" which became a well-known track in European and African countries. A French collaboration was even presented hence popularity.This new single was intentionally pinned out to appear on a new upcoming album, but instead was re-based on Love is Wicked, which was re-released for a second shot at fame and success. In July 2009, the duo penned another hit track called "Room Service" for summer and was released on the new Love is Wicked Album. Starting off the year 2010 with releasing four new songs in March, the Brick and Lace Summer 2010 European Tour was soon announced straight after. An upcoming second single and music video to promote their second album was said to be imminently soon when the girls were interviewed in December 2009. They released "Bang Bang", "Ring The Alarm", and "Shackles" as buzz singles for their upcoming album and withdrew "Club It Up" from internet markets for future plans. Finally settled with the release of their debut album, with two international platinum singles: Love Is Wicked and Bad To Di Bone, the sisters started the last of the Love Is Wicked International Tour era by producing a final tour for the African, European and Asian fans globally. Soon after May 2010, they revealed to African press that Nyanda was pregnant and is expecting a baby soon.
There has been a buzz on the internet stating that the girls will be releasing a second album in 2011-12. Production is said to come from Bob Sinclar, Sean Paul, Akon, and a few Heavyweight Djs. A YouTube video shows DJ Sherry and Maniac Bone producing a rhythm for the sisters on an upcoming song called "So Hot" while a snippet of another song called "What You Want", produced by Konvict, was released as a teaser for their upcoming project. Starting off the year 2011, Brick and Lace toured in January and February internationally across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Africa. Soon after Nyanda, the eldest of the two, who was already 10 months pregnant, has gone on a break for health cares and her soon to be born baby. Brick and Lace's younger sister Candace has currently filled in for her for any tour representation. Latest news is that Brick and Lace will be touring Europe yet again in April, May and June 2011. It has been revealed that Nyanda has already given birth to her baby and is already two months post-pregnancy. She has returned to Brick & Lace representation. Currently, the girls are working with French heavyweight DJs, Golden Crew and Martiniquean artist Lynnsha, in their next hit song called "In Love With The Music". The Video has already been record and as is the song; awaiting release. A snippet of the song was released for one official week and the song transcends more on techno roots, new to Brick & Lace's style. On April 19, 2011, Brick and Lace released their new single alongside Golden Crew, called "In Love With The Music". The song also has a French version featuring Lynnsha. The French version is said to appear on Golden Crews next album, while the International US Version is set to appear off Brick and Lace's second album as a possible Lead Single. There is also a buzz on the internet stating that the girls have broken away from Konlive Records and are working with Atlantic Records, as it shows on their Myspace page. They are currently working with Darkchild and other producers on their second album.