Main entry: Dru Hill
Born and raised in Baltimore, Sisqó met future Dru Hill bandmate James "Woody" Green while in middle school. The two of them would later be recruited by Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin to form Dru Hill, named after Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. Larry "Jazz" Anthony was also soon added to the lineup.
Releasing two platinum LPs and a number of successful singles, Dru Hill was a major R&B success during the late 1990s, in no small part because of Sisqó's flamboyant stage personality. In between Dru Hill albums, Sisqó wrote the first two hit singles for labelmate Mya, and appeared with her on the first one, "It's All About Me".
After Woody left the group in 1999 to pursue a solo career, it was decided that the other three members would do the same. Sisqó was the only member besides Woody to actually release their solo LP (Jazz recorded a solo LP that was shelved, and Nokio never finished his). Sisqó's solo debut. Unleash the Dragon, was released on Def Soul Records in November 1999. Unleash the Dragon sold moderately at first, until the February 2000 release of its second single, "Thong Song". A runaway hit, "Thong Song" and its follow-up, "Incomplete," were major hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, with "Thong Song" making it to number-three, and "Incomplete" going to number-one. The success later got Sisqó a Doll made of himself by Play Along Toys in 2001.
Conflicts within the group prevented Dru Hill from reuniting as planned in late 2000, and Sisqó set about recording a second solo LP. During this period, Sisqó branched out into television, hosting the dance competition program Sisqó's Shakedown on MTV, and film, taking on supporting roles in the films Get Over It (2001) with Kirsten Dunst and Snow Dogs with Cuba Gooding, Jr.. Although his second LP, Return of Dragon, released in June 2001, eventually went platinum, its singles "Can I Live" and "Dance With Me" performed far below expectations, and by 2002, Sisqó was back with Dru Hill, who released their third LP in late 2003. The LP underperformed, and the group was eventually released from their record contract.
It is also confirmed that he is soon to be releasing a new album called Last Dragon. The first single is said to be entitled "Who's Your Daddy". It's rumored to be released in the summer of 2006.
Other songs Sisqo has realeased over the past year consist of, In da Club, So Seductive, One Love, Really Real and One Finga In the Air. Some of which may or may not appear on his new album.
Personal and miscellaneous
The name "Sisqó" was Andrews' nickname from his old neighborhood in Baltimore, as his childhood friends thought his light curly hair made him look Latino.
Sisqó's vocal style has a lot in common with that of K-Ci Hailey from the R&B group Jodeci. As such, several people, K-Ci included, have criticized Sisqó as having co-opted K-Ci's singing style wholesale, while Sisqó himself has gone on record many times naming K-Ci as his primary influence.
Sisqó's visual trademarks are his eclectic hair styles and his flamboyant stage costumes, which were regularly flashier than those of his groupmates. Over his career as a recording artist, both with and without Dru Hill, Sisqó's hairstyles have included a bleached blond Caesar, a platinum-colored Caesar (colored with silver spray-paint), blond cornrows, and a neon-red dyed Caesar. Sisqó's flashy style has led to a widespread and longtime rumor that he might be gay or bisexual, allegations which he has consistently denied.
Sisqó has one daughter, Shaione, with his high school girlfriend. He recently dated singer Samantha Mumba.