Blaque Singers to Discuss Coping With Fame and Tragedy on TV One’s ‘Unsung’

Blaque members Natani Reed, Shamari Fears and Brandi Williams post on the red carpet in a photo from an 'Unsung' episode. Credit: YouTube/TV One TV

Unsung returns this weekend with the story of how girl group Blaque took over the R&B radio waves in the early 2000s.

The episode explores the formation of Blaque — led by Natina Reed, Shamari Fears and Brandi Williams, and the trio’s success with their debut album — which included the platinum-selling single “808.”

The women also discuss the untimely death of Natina Reed.

Unsung then goes into the group’s 2012 performance at a tribute concert for Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Unfortunately, that would be the last time Fears and Williams would see Reed.

The singer tragically died at age 32 after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Atlanta, according to The Hollywood Reporter

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Some discontent had been brewing within the group, but Williams said Reed apologized.

“We had our first studio session, and it’s like so much she had to say to me. Just like she was apologizing for everything,” Williams told Unsung.

“She wanted to get it all out, and I was taken aback, but it was great and it was like having my sister back,” she continued.

For more of Blaque’s story, the episode of Unsung airs on TV One at 9PM ET on Sunday, April 7.

Unsung  is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is executive produced by Frank Sinton and Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland, Kysha Mounia and Jamecia Blount also serve as Executive Producers. 

Watch a clip below from the episode.