Learn the History Behind the Grammy-Winning Group The Isley Brothers

See why their hits are so contagious

The genres of soul, funk and R&B wouldn't be what they are today without the influence of The Isley Brothers. Their hits, "3+3," "Between the Sheets," and "Shout" have been the soundtrack to family reunions, romantic evenings, road trips and countless other memories. From performing gospel classics in the '50s to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, The Isley Brothers have solidified themselves as musical icons.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, brothers O'Kelly, Rudolph, Ronald and Vernon began their musical career as gospel artists. After the unfortunate death of lead vocalist Vernon, the group relocated to New York City and began recording original music. "Shout" became their biggest hit-selling over 1 million copies.

Brothers Ernie and Marvin Isley and their brother-in-law Chris Jasper later joined the group in 1973. From there, the band released hits like "Between the Sheets," "Contagious," and "Body Kiss."

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From gospel to doo-wop, The Isley Brothers don't stop

Are you an Isley super fan? Test your knowledge with these fun facts:

"It's Your Thing" won a Grammy in 1970
Their hit single "Shout" sold over 1 million copies
They're recipients of the 2014 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
The Isley Brothers have sold over 18-million units in the United States

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