In an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Music, group member Wanya Morris explained how the group's original five members formed:
"Nate, prior to the group that you know as Boyz II Men, he had a singing group that he was in that he created earlier. The name was Unique Attraction. As each individual member from the group graduated and went away to college, he would basically recruit another member. Nate and Marc Nelson, they were the team. They were actually the two that put the group together.
When I auditioned in, I believe, '88 or '87, they recruited me without me knowing. As soon as I got to school I was already in the group. As time progressed they heard people sing. Like Shawn did an audition for a series that we used to do every year called Sentimental Journey. It was like a Christmas play or something. We heard him sing and Nate and I looked at each other and was like, 'OK, yeah, he's next.' And then while we were in the bathroom, we was singing harmonies -- Me, Marc Nelson, Shawn, and Nate -- and Mike came in the bathroom and he went into the stall. And while we were singing, he added the bass part. It was like, 'Wow. That's incredible.'"