‘Boyz II Men Boulevard’ Approved by Philadelphia City Council

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of R&B crooners who got their start in South Philadelphia will get their own boulevard on a block of Broad Street next month.

Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary, and Nathan Morris met during the 1980s while attending the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.

Known for their a cappella sound and singing in school bathrooms, their lives changed just blocks away from where it all began.

“They met Michael Bivins of New Edition and his group, Bell Biv DeVoe, on South Street,” explained Councilman Kenyatta Johnson.

Johnson says the group has gone on to top Billboard charts and win awards, making an international name for themselves.

So Johnson introduced a resolution last week that passed unanimously, to rename the section of South Broad Street near CAPA to Boyz II Men Boulevard, on the edge of the Avenue of the Arts.

“This is very fitting because we have several different theaters along the Avenue of the Arts,” said Johnson.

The renaming will take place June 24th; Boyz II Men will also be honored on July 4th.

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  1. I’ll be sure to avoid that street.

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