The song is part of the "Rated Next" LP (Next debut album) - released in 1997 but the single for 'Too Close' released in 1998, at the "Divine Mills" label and Arista (Today part of 'Sony Music Entertainment').
Next are from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the members are: R.L. Huggar, Raphael "Tweety" Brown & Terry "T-Low" Brown (in 2007 Tweety left the group and got replaced with a singer named 'Deponce').
The single is their most sucessful single, and the only #1 single at the Billboard Hot 100 by 'Next'. the single been #1 at the Billboard charts for over a month.