Dave Hollister (born August 17, 1971) is an American R&B vocalist
who found fame during the 1990s as one quarter of the Platinum-selling
R&B quartet Blackstreet before going on to a solo career.
Hollister is cousin of musical artists act K-Ci & JoJo, Fantasia
Barrino. He started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s.
Some of his biggest early appearances were with 2Pac on tracks like "Brenda's
Got A Baby" and "Keep Ya Head Up" where he was credited
on both as "The Black Angel" as well as the original version
of "Don't You Trust Me." The remake of which was released
on Loyal to the Game.
His next big move was when he was signed to Teddy Riley's R&B
group Blackstreet in 1994. He worked with the group on their first
album and then left the group to pursue his own solo career. He was
signed to DreamWorks Records and began working on an album.
In 1999, Hollister released his first album, Ghetto Hymns. The album
was successful, going gold, and creating one hit single, "My
Favorite Girl". "My Favorite Girl" reached #10 on
the R&B charts.
Hollister's follow-up album, Chicago '85... The Movie was released
in 2000. The album was an autobiographical work and went gold. "One
Woman Man" the album's biggest single, reached #8 on the R&B
charts. Also in 2000, Dave Hollister collaborated on "He Say,
She Say" with Keith Sweat and T-Boz of TLC (written and produced
by Andrew Lane).
For his third effort, Hollister moved to Motown Records. He hoped
the new label would instill new energy into his music. The album,
Things In the Game Done Changed was released in 2002 and fared poorly
on the charts and radio.
As a result of the album's shortcomings, Hollister returned to DreamWorks
where he released Real Talk in 2003. Following the album's release,
Hollister moved to Gospo Centric.
Hollister is reportedly wrapping up his fifth album in the industry,
The Book of David: Vol. 1 The Transition. The album will be coming
out on September 26, 2006 from Gospo Centric.
He currently serves as Assistant Minister of Music for New Direction
Christian Church satellite location in Collierville, Tennessee.
Dave has also reunited with his former group Blackstreet and will
be performing with them on their upcoming reunion tour along with
Guy Blackstreet's founder Teddy Riley's other group. In addition
to Riley Blackstreet members Chauncey Hannibal, Mark Middleton, and
Eric Williams will be a part of the reunion. Guy members in addition
to Riley will include brothers Aaron Hall and Damion Hall. Teddy
Riley has decided to only focus on Blackstreet and Mark Middleton
and Eric Williams are no longer a part of the reunion. Blackstreet's
lineup has tweeked again and now Mark Middleton & Eric Williams
are back along with Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister. Chauncey Hannibal
was there but is no longer with the group anymore as he's pursuing
a solo career in Sydney, Australia. Teddy, Dave, Mark, & Eric
will be on the New Jack Swing Tour in January 2011 along with Guy
who Teddy has decided to give another shot and New Edition's spinoff
group Heads Of State with members Bobby Brown. Ralph Tresvant, & [[Johnny
Gill]. In addition to the Blackstreet reunion Dave is working on
his 7th solo album overall and 5th R&B album Chicago Winds: The
Saga Continues looking to be released 1st quarter 2011. He's working
with Eric Dawkins, Steven Russell of R&B Group Troop, Stevie
J., Mike City and others.
* 1999: Ghetto Hymns (DreamWorks)
* 2000: Chicago '85...The Movie (DreamWorks)
* 2002: Things in the Game Done Changed (Motown)
* 2003: Real Talk (DreamWorks)
* 2006: The Book of David: Vol.1 The Transition (Gospo Centric)
* 2006: The Definitive Collection (Hip-O)
* 2008: 20th Century Masters (The Millennium Collection) (Universal Music Group)
* 2008: Witness Protection (Zomba Gospel)
* 2011: Chicago Winds: The Saga Continues
Year Title Chart Positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop
1997 "It's Alright" - -
1998 "The Weekend" (feat. Erick Sermon & Redman) -
1999 "My Favorite Girl" #39 #10 Ghetto Hymns
1999 "Baby Mama Drama" - #64 Ghetto Hymns
2000 "Can't Stay" #84 #28 Ghetto Hymns
2000 "One Woman Man" #44 #8 Chicago '85...The Movie
2001 "Take Care of Home" - #39 Chicago '85...The Movie
2002 "Keep Lovin' You" - #47 Things in the Game Done Changed
2002 "Baby Do Those Things" - #72 Things in the Game Done
2002 "What's a Man To Do" - - Things in the Game Done Changed
2003 "Tell Me Why" - - Things in the Game Done Changed
2003 "Never Gonna Change" (originally titled "Doo
Rag" Produced by Tyquan Walker) - - Real Talk
2003 "Pleased Tonight" - - Real Talk
2006 "What Do You Do" - - The Book of David: Vol.1 The