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IN THIS FEATURE:

Dream on...
how they hooked up
performing for Puffy
pop on a hip-hop label
"We're like sisters, literally."
creating the Dream vibe
choosing "He Loves U Not"
making the video
doing "Mr. Telephone Man"
developing an "urban feel"
"Ashley did not have rhythm"
the new stage show
"it's OK to not wear skimpy outfits"
group mentality and "Pain"
Watch Dream...
"He Luv's U Not" full-length video [RealVideo]
Dream live on TRL [RealVideo]
Dream goes acapella in the studio [RealVideo]
Dream in the studio [RealVideo]
Listen to Dream...
"He Luv's U Not" [RealAudio]
"Pain" [RealAudio]
"Mr. Telephone Man" [RealAudio]
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MTV: Your bio mentions your dance skills. Do any of you have any formal training?

Poole: Not me!

Schuman: Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?

Ortiz: Holly took ballet lessons for a while. But none of us really did. We have an awesome choreographer. Ashley, when she first started out, she did not have rhythm. So the choreographer helped her find a rhythm.

Blake: She pulls it out of us.

Schuman: It all came from the heart. We love to sing and we love to dance, and she just brought out our individual personalities in our moves.

MTV: What is your show like?

Blake: We're changing it up and doing "Mr. Telephone Man," a mid-tempo song called "I Miss You" and "He Loves U Not," of course. I love it because it's three totally different feels. We come onstage and we're like a tribute to New Edition. It's laid-back, but it's very sharp. And then we're doing "I Miss You," which is a really passionate song. You can just feel it, and it's softer and calm. Then we're doing "He Loves U Not," which is like, bounce and "Yeow!"

Schuman: It's got attitude.

Blake: It's really exciting for us. Hopefully it's exciting for other people, too.

MTV: As young women in the business, what are your thoughts about how you dress and how you appear on TV and onstage?

Blake: It's important for us as teenage artists to portray something to girls out there that makes them realize it's OK to not wear...

Schuman: Skimpy outfits.

Blake: And that it's OK to not have the typical body. Britney [Spears has] got a great body, but nobody said that everybody has to have that body. Women are all different, girls are all different. That's something we're learning as teenagers. And it's also something that we want to share with other girls out there.

MTV: Do you all sing lead on the various songs?

Blake: All of us can sing lead. All of us are here because of that. We all have a passion to sing separately, and then we came together and made it Dream. We like to sing harmonies.

MTV: What about songwriting?

Blake: I love to write. That's something that, as I grow up, I want to learn to do better. Ashley loves to write, too. We all wrote "Pain" as a group. That was really cool, 'cause we actually did write it as a group. It wasn't like one person did any more than another. Writing it was really important to us as a group, because that's how we can know that the music is really speaking for us.




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