"Whatta Man" is the second single released
from Salt-n-Pepa's 1993
album Very Necessary. The song featured R&B group En Vogue and
was produced by Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor.
The song also appeared on En Vogue's Runaway Love EP.
"Whatta Man" was a major hit for both Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue,
peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot
100, and at number seven on the UK Singles
Chart. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for
Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and theAmerican Music Award for Favorite
Cheryl "Salt" James and producer Hurby Azor
covered the song "What a Man" from the 1968 Stax hit
byLinda Lyndell, written by Dave Crawford and
rapped over the track. "What a Man's" chorus of "What a man, what
a man, what a man, what a mighty good man" is also repurposed for this
Vogue sang the entire vocals on all original and remixed versions of this song.
While the song and video features all four members of En Vogue, Cindy Herron does
not perform any of the lead vocals. While some lead vocals are performed by Maxine Jones & Terry Ellis,
the song is predominately led byDawn Robinson.