R&B greats Bell Biv Devoe commemorated the 30th anniversary of their classic Poison album at the 2020 American Music Awards this Sunday (Nov. 22) with performances of the album’s two biggest hits.
After an enthusiastic lead-in from host Taraji P. Henson (who jokingly tried to take credit for the group’s success via her Empire character Cookie) and a short intro, the New Jack Swing trio launched into a scorching rendition of “Do Me!” There was only way for them to follow that up, of course — with an even higher-octane rendition of the group’s signature smash “Poison,” as crowd-pleasing a jam as ever three decades later.
Both “Do Me!” and “Poison” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon their initial release in 1990, while parent album Poison reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The group took home the AMA for favorite soul/R&B band/duo/group back in 1992.