As one of only two R&B girl groups to grace Billboard's Hot 100 in recent months (the other being made-for-TV starlets Danity Kane), Cherish are starting to hear chatter about being the heirs to the Destiny's Child throne.
There's one major difference between the two acts, however.
"The breaking-up thing, that will never happen," said 19-year-old Fallon. "It's a major fact that we're all sisters." Not that Fallon, her twin Felicia, 20-year-old Neosha and 22-year-old Farrah mind the comparisons.
"I consider it an honor," Fallon said. "And I think my sisters will agree with me when I say that, because [Destiny's Child] are such a dynamic group, and anytime you're compared to someone great, it shows you that you're on the right path."
"I wouldn't say we want to replace [Destiny's Child], but we're trying to make our own mark in the industry," Farrah added. "Once we come out a little bit more, people will understand our style, and hopefully they will be comparing other groups later on to us."
Like Destiny's Child singer Beyoncé, Cherish have always been managed by their father, a former musician who introduced them to En Vogue and older acts like Earth, Wind & Fire. The girls, though, have also had some outside assistance. Jermaine Dupri brought them to Warner Bros. in 2003, and after the label shelved their debut, Jazze Pha picked them up for his Sho'nuff Records in 2005.
"Before we even went to Jazze, we already had 'Do It to It,' " Farrah said of the group's breakthrough single. "He knew our capability as songwriters, so he was like, 'Y'all are on the right path, so I should just let you guys do you.' "
"He had the expression 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it,' " Fallon added.
The fact that the sisters write their own songs also distinguishes Cherish from other girl groups before them. "You're getting four writers on the exact same song, so no song is going to sound like any other," Farrah explained. "And since we're sisters, the chemistry that we have you're not going to find from a few people that were put together."
There's also not one lead singer in the group, and each of their personalities brings something different. "Neosha is more of the mom," Fallon said. "Farrah is more of the sophisticated one. Felicia is the opinionated one and I'm the laid-back one."
Cherish wrote every track on last summer's Unappreciated, which was recently certified gold thanks to the success of "Do It to It" — an ode to Atlanta's snap dance — and the titular second single.
"It's a song that anybody can relate to," Farrah said of "Unappreciated." "Just being a human being, you can relate to at some point or another feeling unappreciated by a boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, parent — it doesn't matter."
Cherish promoted the album on the just-wrapped Up Close and Personal Tour with Chris Brown and Ne-Yo (see "Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Lil Wayne, Juelz Give UCP Crowd Plenty To Scream About") and are now starting work on their follow-up, hopefully with both of those artists contributing.
In the meantime, fans can expect another single from Unappreciated — if the sisters can all decide on one song.
"I personally want the next single to be 'Show and Tell,' " Farrah said.
"I think it should be 'Chevy,' " Fallon added. "Neosha thinks it should be 'Chick Like Me.' We're gonna work it out."
Because, well, that's what sisters do.
"We have our little spats, we may argue over shoes, but it's totally normal," Fallon said. "Nothing gets blown out of proportion, and we respect each other."