The Twinz

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The Twinz


The Twinz are the dancing and back up duo formed by identical twin sisters Maya & Nandy McClean. Besides dancing they have also provided minor background vocals during selected live performances.

Before working with Prince

Before working with Prince they were sometimes known as the 'Trini' Twinz, as the girls are half from Trinidadian descent.

Work with Prince

The Twinz were first commissioned by Prince in November 2005 as dancers and back up singers for Támar Davis. They performed at all spring 2006 club dates with Prince as guitarist. After Támar Davis and Prince parted ways they were retained by Prince to dance in the 3121 Las Vegas residency, appeared with Prince at the Super Bowl XLI halftime show and the 21 Nights in London: Earth Tour In early 2008 they did their last show with Prince. But in 2011 they made a return in the NPG appearing the 18 January 2011 show of the Welcome 2 America Tour. Then for the 21 Nite Stand Los Angeles residency of that tour they joined for all performances.

Input in Prince's Discography

The Twinz can be heard singing background vocals on various tracks on the Planet Earth album. They are also credited to appear on the Indigo Nights album, but as their appearances on the shows that album was recorded and were limited to dancing that should be considered mostly a 'virtual credit'

Input in Prince's Live performances

The Twinz performed on most live performances by Prince in 2006 and 2007. In 2011 The Twinz appeared as dancers on the 21 Nite Stand part of the Welcome 2 America Tour

After working with Prince

After working with Prince The Twinz performed with Chris Brown at the 2008 BET Awards and played in the film Surfer Dude starring Matthew McConaughey. They also auditioned for Michael Jackson's This Is It tour, but were not selected. Since 2010 they front their own band Heroine December.


With Prince

  • 2007 Planet Earth
    • Planet Earth (5:51) : back ground vox
    • The One U Wanna C (4:29) : back ground vox
    • Future Baby Mama (4:47) : back ground vox
    • Chelsea Rodgers (5:41) : back ground vox
    • Lion Of Judah (4:11) : back ground vox
    • Resolution (3:41) : back ground vox

Live performances

With Prince

  • Guest Apperances
    • None
  • TV-Shows
    • 4 February 2006 New York, NY - NBC-TV Studios (Saturday Night Live)
    • 24 May 2006 New York, NY - Kodak Theatre (American Idol finale)
    • 16 June 2006 New York, NY - Bryant Park (Good Morning America Summer Concert Series)
    • 13 April 2011 (mat) Burbank, CA - Warner Bros. Studios (Lopez Tonight)
  • Award Shows
    • 15 February 2006 London - Earls Court 2 (2006 BRIT Awards)
    • 27 June 2006 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium (6th annual BET Awards)
    • 1 June 2007 Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Civic Auditorium (9th annual ALMA Awards)