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En Vogue Members: See the Original Lineup of the Iconic ’90s R&B Girl Group Then & Now

See who's still in the band and who's become a solo diva!

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In the ’90s, En Vogue dominated the charts and took over MTV, becoming pop icons with their intoxicating mix of classic girl group harmonies and contemporary, self-assured style.

Formed in 1989, the band blew up in popularity in the early ’90s, with indelible hit singles like “Hold On,” “Giving Him Something He Can Feel,” “Free Your Mind,” “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” “Don’t Let Go (Love)” and, of course, their collaboration with hip-hop trailblazers Salt-N-Pepa, “Whatta Man.”

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En Vogue in 1993
En Vogue in 1993Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty

More than 30 years after they hit the scene, En Vogue’s slick, empowering R&B anthems remain fresh and highly influential, and they’re still going strong today, with seven albums to their name and an undisputed status as one of the most successful girl groups of all time.

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The confident sex appeal, soulful harmonies and perfectly polished production on En Vogue’s greatest hits is unparalleled, and hearing any of their songs now takes us right back to the ’90s — we still can’t help but sing along!

Read on for more ’90s favorites!

En Vogue members

As a vocal group, each member of En Vogue is a singing star, so there’s no one frontwoman. The band has undergone some personnel changes over the years (there was even a legal battle over who could use the En Vogue name), and they’re currently a trio, consisting of original members Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron along with Rhona Bennett, who first joined in 2003, left and then came back in 2012.

The current lineup of En Vogue (Left to right: Rhona Bennett, Cindy Herron, and Terry Ellis) onstage in 2023
The current lineup of En Vogue (Left to right: Rhona Bennett, Cindy Herron, and Terry Ellis) onstage in 2023Tim Mosenfelder/Getty

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Read on for a look at the original En Vogue members then and now.

Terry Ellis

Terry Ellis in 1996 and 2023 En Vogue members
Left: 1996; Right: 2023Raymond Boyd/Getty; Rodin Eckenroth/Getty

Terry Ellis left En Vogue in 1995 and released her only solo album to date, Southern Gal. While two of the singles, “Where Ever You Are” and “What Did I Do to You?” made it to the R&B charts, the album ultimately didn’t reach the same level of success her band had achieved.

En Vogue got back together in 1996, and Ellis has been part of the group ever since. Ellis also provided backing vocals for fellow diva Toni Braxton‘s tour in 1999.

Now 60, Ellis is staying busy, with En Vogue still touring and making media appearances. She’s also a philanthropist, and serves as a board member for the Sister Accord Foundation, a charity dedicated to educating girls, promoting sisterhood and ending violence against women.

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Cindy Herron

Cindy Herron in 1990 and 2022 En Vogue members
Left: 1990; Right: 2022Raymond Boyd/Getty; Charley Gallay/Getty for F*ck Cancer

Cindy Herron started out as a beauty pageant queen and actress, and appeared in TV movies and episodes of Up and Coming, Amen and Full House, as well as an Afterschool Special. In 1992, she costarred in the film Juice alongside rap legend Tupac Shakur.

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Herron temporarily left the group a few times to have her four children with former baseball star Glenn Braggs (they divorced in 2023 after almost 30 years of marriage). Now 62, she remains a member of En Vogue today, and Herron and Ellis are the only two original members who have been on every album and are still touring as En Vogue.

Herron continued to act throughout the ’90s and ’00s, appearing in three episodes of the sitcom On Our Own from 1994 to 1995 and movies like Deadly Rhapsody (2001), If Love Hadn’t Left Me Lonely (2004) and The Next Dance (2014). She also starred in the Atlanta production of the popular musical Dreamgirls in 2007.

Maxine Jones

Maxine Jones in 1990 and 2024 En Vogue members
Left: 1990; Right: 2024Raymond Boyd/Getty; Daniel Boczarski/Getty for GLAAD

Maxine Jones left En Vogue for good in 2012. That year, she and her fellow former member Dawn Robinson started their own short-lived girl group, Heirs to the Throne, and Jones then formed another group of her own, En Vogue to the Max, leading to a legal drama with her old bandmates.

Jones is still active in the music world, and released her first solo single, “Didn’t I,” in 2014. She then released “Not Your Freak,” a song featuring rapper Big Freedia, in 2022. Since 2019, she and Robinson have performed as the Funky Divas.

Now 62, Jones opened her own studio and record label, Starmax, in 2020. In 2023, she released her first solo album, Maxmizing. She’s also involved in charitable causes, and does advocacy work around youth education and equality. She received the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality award in 2022.

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Dawn Robinson

Dawn Robinson in 1995 and 2019 En Vogue members
Left: 1995; Right: 2019Steve Eichner/Getty; Charley Gallay/Getty for City of Hope

After leaving En Vogue in 1997, Dawn Robinson joined the group Lucy Pearl in 2000 and had a hit with their song “Dance Tonight.” They released just one album and broke up in 2001, leading Robinson to put out her first and only solo album, Dawn, in 2002. The album spawned the single “Envious” but was seen as a commercial disappointment.

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Robinson reunited with her fellow En Vogue members in 2005 and left in 2006, only to come back in 2008 and then leave permanently in 2011.

After quitting the group, Robinson joined the cast of the reality show R&B Divas: Los Angeles in 2013. She’s also appeared in shows like A Different World and SeaQuest 2032 and movies like Life (1999), The Last Request (2006) and Life in LA (2021).

Now 57, Robinson still sings with former En Vogue member Maxine Jones as part of the Funky Divas.

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