Az Yet is an American R&B group from Philadelphia, best known for their songs “Last Night” and the cover “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” originally performed by Chicago.
Formed in 1989 initially as a duo with Shawn Rivera and Dion Allen, the two were later joined by Kenny Terry, whom they met singing in the lobby of the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia. The addition of Ali Hyman, Claude Thomas, Dyshon Benson, & Damon Core briefly made the group a septet but Damon and Ali would depart early on. Through the process of getting management & in the process of being signed both Claude & Dyshon left the group, a fellow Philly native Darryl Anthony came on board. A demo by the group found its way into the hands of Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds through his mother-in-law, Jacqueline McQuam, who would one day hold various showcases to highlight their work. Impressed by their sound, Edmonds asked them to perform at a concert with After 7 and El DeBarge. Subsequently, the group added Boyz II Men founding member Marc Nelson. Az Yet first hit it big with a song from The Nutty Professor soundtrack, “Last Night.”
This song was originally released by the group Chicago in 1962 and Az Yet recorded another version released it in 1996 in their self titled debut album.