Shai (band)

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Origin Washington D.C., United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1992–present
Labels Gasoline Alley/MCA (1991-1996), Big Play (1998-1999), Shai Music (2003-2004), 9 World Wide (2007-2008), Fight 4 Mu (ALIVE) (2008-present)
Members Darnell Van Rensalier
Garfield A. Bright
Dwayne Jones
George Spencer III
Past members Carl Martin
Marc Gay
Erik Willis

Shai is an American early 1990s vocal R&B/soul quartet. Their biggest hit was "If I Ever Fall in Love," which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.


"If I Ever Fall in Love" was released as the first single from the debut album of the same title, and peaked at #2 in the U.S. The next two releases from the double-platinum album, "Comforter" and "Baby I'm Yours," each peaked #10. The group's next album release was Right Back At Cha, a remix album of sorts that largely consisted of new versions of their previous hits, with a couple of new songs as well. A completely reworked version of their previous hit "Baby I'm Yours," simply titled "Yours," was released as a single, and peaked at #63

Shai returned in 1994 with "The Place Where You Belong," from the Beverly Hills Cop III soundtrack. It was the group's final Top 40 single. In late 1995, their follow-up album Blackface was released (#42 Pop, #15 R&B). It featured their final R&B Top 20 single "Come With Me" (#43 Pop). The group's last chart appearance was the follow-up single, 1996's #89 single "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" (the remix of which featured Jay-Z).


  • Darnell VanRensalier
  • Garfield A. Bright
  • Dwayne Jones
  • Jason Wheeler

Former members[edit]

  • Carl Martin
  • Marc Gay
  • Erik Willis
  • Clee Garrard


Albums and EPs[edit]



  • "If I Ever Fall In Love" - November 28, 1992, MCA
    US #2 US R&B #1
  • "Comforter" - February 2, 1993, MCA
    US #10 US R&B #4
  • "Baby I'm Yours" - May 11, 1993, MCA
    US #10 US R&B #19
  • "Together Forever" - September 7, 1993, MCA
    US R&B #89
  • "Yours" US #63 US R&B #56
  • "The Place Where You Belong" - August 2, 1994, MCA
    US #34 US R&B #21
  • "Come With Me - September 26, 1995, MCA
    US #43 US R&B #15
  • "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" - April 2, 1996, MCA
    US #89 US R&B #51
  • "Tell Me" - 2003, Shai
  • "If I Died Tonight" - 2013, (Kayzure Sakar, Shai)


  • 1993: Video Personification, Vol. 1


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