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The five -piece group of siblings from Romford were masterminded by their father and manager, Buster Pearson, ... In 2001, a new Five Star single, " Funktafied ", ...

In 1986, Five Star received a Grammy Award nomination in the "Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance" category [4] for Pearson's composition, "First Avenue", which was the B-Side of Five Star's first hit single "All Fall Down".

The group released their debut album, Luxury of Life , in June 1985. It included their last three singles and was followed by the single " Let Me Be the One " which was another UK Top 20 and US Hot 100 hit, also peaking at #2 on the US Hot R&B chart. After another two singles in the UK in 1985 which failed to reach the Top 20, the group scored their first Top 10 hit in early 1986 with " System Addict ", the seventh UK single from their debut album. The single peaked at #3 and was certified Silver. Its success also led to increased sales of the album which peaked at #12 on the UK Albums Chart in February 1986, [1] and would be certified Platinum in the UK later in the year. Also in 1986, the instrumental track "First Avenue" (which had been released as the B-side to "All Fall Down") was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance , and a remixed version of " Love Take Over " gave them another US Hot R&B Top 10 hit (reaching #9).

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