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To celebrate their 20th anniversary, chart-topping R&B group Mint Condition has signed a deal with Shanachie Entertainment to release their new studio album in February 2011.

With new groups flopping as they arrive, Mint Condition has proven to be one of the most loved and revered R&B bands to emerge in the past couple of decades. The group has recorded half a dozen successful studio albums, with over a dozen hit singles and collaborated with everyone from Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys and Jill Scott to Charlie Wilson (Gap Band) and Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire). Well know hits, includes “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),” “What Kind of Man Would I Be,” and “U Send Me Swingin.”

“We are extremely excited about our deal with Mint Condition,” states Shanachie Entertainment General Manager, Randall Grass. “Mint Condition is the only group to emerge during the past couple of decades who truly carries on the great tradition of self-contained R&B bands. It is a great fit because the group brings together a consistent track record of high-quality music-making with plenty of radio hits but yet has proven to be viable over the years as a touring act. Mint Condition will be a top priority for Shanachie and they will get the personal attention and focus they deserve.”

Mint Condition’s current line up features original members lead singer Stokley Williams , bassist Ricky Kinchen, guitarist Homer O’Dell, pianist Larry Waddell and keyboardist/saxophonist Jeffrey Allen. Original member keyboardist Keri Lewis is still connected with the band and sometimes makes appearances.