4 the Cause

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4 the Cause
Genres Pop music
Years active 1993-after 2000
Labels RCA Records/BMG Records
Website www.myspace.com/four4thecause
Members

Shonna "Miss Lady" Edwards
(b. May 10, 1981 in Chicago)
Bennie "BJ" Edwards Jr.
(b. August 13, 1982 in Chicago)
Jason "J-Man" Edwards
(b. July 2, 1982 in Chicago)

Reshona "Shorty" Edwards
(b. September 26, 1984 in Chicago)

4 the Cause were a 1990's Germany based band from Oak Park, Illinois, near Chicago.[1] The band consists of the family members Shonna, Bennie, Reshona and Jason Edwards.

Background[edit]

Founded in March 1993 under the name Young Warriors 4 the Cause, it took winning The Apollo Style talent contest at school in 1995 to land their first record contract. In 1997, while under the management of Bell Miles and Robert Williams (management team for the successful band The Moffatts), the band decided to shorten their name to 4 the Cause.

Breakthrough[edit]

Finally, the band were catapulted into the charts with their cover of Ben E. King hit "Stand by Me."[2] The single was especially successful in Europe. Later that year came the album of the same name, Stand by Me.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUT
[4]
GER
[5]
SWI
[6]
Stand by Me[7] 29 51 20

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
BEL
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
IRE
[14]
NED
[15]
NZ
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
1998 "Stand by Me" 82 28 2 6 14 2 2 6 3 6 1 12 Stand by Me
"Let Me Be" 82
"Ain't No Sunshine" 27 64 52 20 28
1999 "Everytime You Go Away"
2000 "E-Mail"

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Stand By Me" (1998)". br.de. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Stand By Me Single". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Stand By Me Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ "4 The Cause in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Charts.de:4 The Cause" (in German). Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Hitparade.ch: 4 The Cause" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Stand By Me Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  8. ^ "4 The Cause – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  9. ^ "Australian Charts". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  10. ^ "austraincharts.at – Austrian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  11. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com: 4 The Cause (singles)". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  13. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts – German Singles". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  14. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA 2006–2008. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  15. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Dutch charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  16. ^ "charts.org.nz – New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  17. ^ "Swedish Charts – Swedish charts portal". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  18. ^ "Hitparade.ch: 4 The Cause (singles)" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  19. ^ "Chart Stats – 4 The Cause". chartstats.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11.