Throwback Thursday ‘This Is Me’ by Dream (2001)
Dream was a girl group made up of Holly Blake-Arnstein, Diana Ortiz, Ashley Poole, and Melissa Schuman.
They were on P. Diddy's record label, Bad Boy Records.
Their debut single, "He Loves U Not", was probably their biggest and most memorable. However, I have had another song of theirs stuck in my head, "This Is Me".
"This Is Me" was the second single off of their debut album, It Was All A Dream.
The song did just so-so on the charts, according to Wikipedia, "The song was a minor hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking within the top 40 at number 39, making this their second and final song to appear on that chart. It also peaked at numbers 13, 17, and 80 on the Mainstream Top 40, Top 40 Tracks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, respectively."
But in 2001, the real measure of a song's popularity was on MTV's TRL. And "This Is Me" dominated TRL. The music video went all the way to number one on May 2, 2001, making Dream the first girl group to reach that spot on the countdown.
Also, keep an eye out for Nick Cannon in the music video. He's there for some reason.
"This Is Me" had a remix version featuring P.Diddy and Kain. Releasing a remix was such a 00's thing. The remix of "This Is Me" peaked at number five on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart and sampled "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James.
Melissa Schulman left Dream in 2002, then there were some lineup changes, but ultimately the group was let go from Bad Boy Records and disbanded in 2003.
In 2015, Dream fans were hopeful the group would be making a comeback when the original lineup released a new video of them singing "He Loves U Not" a capella. However, in 2016 it was announced that the group had disbanded once again.
Ya know what would be super cool? If members of Dream joined forces with members of Danity Kane. Both were on Bad Boy Records and both had some great songs. When their powers combined, they would be unstoppable. Just an idea.
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