Rose Royce

Rose Royce
Release date
01 January 1970
Rose Royce
01 January 1970 |

In September 1976, Rose Royce released their first single “Car Wash”, with lead vocals performed by Dickey. The single peaked at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and sold over a million copies in United States. Rose Royce’s debut album Car Wash was released on September 13, 1976. The album sold over two million copies worldwide and won Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album in 1977. The album’s final single “I’m Going Down”, which also featured lead vocals from Dickey, peaked at number seventy on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached number ten on the R&B singles chart.

The group’s second album Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom became a platinum-seller in the United States and topped the R&B albums chart and peaked at number nine on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The album spawned three successful singles: “Do Your Dance (Part 1)”, “It Makes You Feel Like Dancin'”, “Ooh Boy”, and “Wishing on a Star”. Despite the poor chart performance of “Wishing on a Star”, which was lead completely by Dickey, the song became an international pop hit and garnered a certified silver certification in the United Kingdom.

In August 1978, Rose Royce released their third album Rose Royce III: Strikes Again!, which became certified gold in the United States. The album spawned two top-ten R&B singles: “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” and “I’m in Love (And I Love the Feeling)”. In 1979, Rose Royce released their fourth album Rose Royce IV: Rainbow Connection, the final album to feature vocals with Dickey. In April 1980, Dickey left Rose Royce to pursue a solo career after experiencing turmoil with other members of the group.
In 2010, Dickey and her former Rose Royce band members appeared in an episode Unsung.