SWV’s Coco and Lele Inducted Into Bronx Walk of Fame

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – MAY 19: Leanne “Lelee” Lyons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson George and Cheryl “Coko” Gamble of SWV arrive to the 8th Annual Black Music Honors at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on May 19, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joi Stokes/FilmMagic)

There’s nothing like receiving love from home.

R&B group, SWV members Cheryl (Coko) Gamble and Leanne (Lelee) Lyons were honored with their own sign at the Bronx Walk Of Fame ceremony.

The Bronx Walk of Fame is a 23-block corridor along the Grand Concourse, one of the main boulevards in the Bronx, with street signs honoring people who have lived in the borough and had worthy accomplishments.

New York natives, Cheryl (Coko) Gamble, Leanne (Lelee) Lyons and Tamara (Taj) Johnson formed the group, Sisters With Voices, in 1988. Originally the trio started in gospel, but transitioned to R&B and became one of the most successful groups in the 90s. After selling nearly 30 million records, SWV is crowned as the best-selling girl group of all time.

Braving the rain and while shedding tears, the ladies gathered on Monday for the street sign unveiling. Taj, a Brooklynite, stood beside them in support of her sisters.

Coco shared in an instagram post, “This whole weekend has been like a movie!!! Yesterday The Bronx honored @therealleleeswv and I. We were inducted into the Bronx Hall of Fame and had a street named after us!! Never in a million years, would I have imagined something like this happening to Cheryl Elizabeth from Forest Ave. 🙏🏾😍 This feels so good being recognized by my city. BX stand up!!”

The year 2023 marks the 30th year anniversary of their debut album, the three times platinum, It’s About Time. The album produced fan favorites including “Weak,”  “I’m So Into You” and “Right Here”. The chart topping success of It’s About Time gave them their first Grammy nomination (Best New Artist).

Among this year’s inductees includes Sunny Hostin co-host of ‘The View’, Juliet Papa, God-is Rivera.

Here’s a recap of the celebratory moment: