Shai (band)

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Shai
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.

History[edit]

"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).

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Darnell VanRensalier
  • Garfield A. Bright
  • Dwayne Jones
  • George Spencer III
Former members
  • Carl Martin
  • Marc Gay
  • Erik Willis

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
[1]
US R&B HipHop
[2]
UK
[3]
NED
[4]
BEL
(FLA)

[5]
GER
[6]
AUS
[7]
NZ
[8]
1992 "If I Ever Fall In Love" 2 1 36 11 21 47 4 5 ...If I Ever Fall In Love
1993 "Comforter" 10 4 24
"Baby I'm Yours" 10 19 40
"Together Forever" 89
"Yours" 63 56
1994 "The Place Where You Belong" 34 21 Beverly Hills Cop III
1995 "Come With Me" 43 15 25 Blackface
"I Don't Wanna Be Alone" 89 51 27
1998 "Destiny" (promo only) Destiny
"He's Doing You Wrong" (promo only)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Filmography[edit]

  • 1993: Video Personification, Vol. 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shai - US Hot 100". billboard.com. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Shai - US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Shai - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Shai - Dutch chart". dutchcharts.nl. 20 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Shai - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Shai - German Chart". officialcharts.de. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Shai - Australian chart". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Shai - New Zealand Chart". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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