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Equally rooted in gospel, soul, and hip-hop, 112 was the first R&B group to emerge from Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy roster. Not only was the group's eponymous 1996 debut popular, but the group could be heard on records by such Bad Boy artists as Mase and the Notorious B.I.G. Unlike most Bad Boy artists, 112's image was clean, pure, and wholesome (initially, at least), which helped the group cross over to a more mainstream audience. "Only You," the group's debut single, was released in 1996 and climbed to number three on the R&B charts, but the group all but left Bad Boy by the time of 2003's Hot & Wet.