All-4-One

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All-4-One
All-4-One in Bangkok.jpg
All-4-One in Bangkok.
Background information
Origin Antelope Valley, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active 1993 (1993)–present
Labels
Members
  • Jamie Jones
  • Delious Kennedy
  • Alfred Nevarez
  • Tony Borowiak

All-4-One is an American male R&B and pop group best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled 1994 debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak, all from the Antelope Valley and Mojave, California areas, but are based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.

History[edit]

Dubbed the "Dukes of R&B"[1][2][3]All-4-One's hit "I Swear" (originally recorded by country music artist John Michael Montgomery a year prior) won a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and enjoyed an eleven-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a seven-week run at No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century.[citation needed] It was also nominated for Song Of The Year, as was the single Top 5 smash hit "I Can Love You Like That" (also originally recorded by Montgomery). The group was popular before the No. 1 success of "I Swear," as their previous single "So Much in Love" (originally a No. 1 US hit for The Tymes in 1963) had reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier in the year. Other hits include "She's Got Skillz", "These Arms", "Beautiful as U", "I Will Be Right Here" and "Someday" (the title single from the Disney animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

A rift between their independent label, Blitzz Records, and their major label, Atlantic Records, led to the group leaving Atlantic Records as well as Blitzz Records after the release of the album On and On in 1999. The shift in labels left the group in limbo for a few years as they contemplated their next move. In 2001, the follow-up album, A41, was released on AMC Records yielding, "Beautiful As U," a Top 20 hit on the Radio & Records Adult Contemporary chart. The group's 2004 album, Split Personality, was given an Asia-only release, and subsequently gave them Asian hits with "Someone Who Lives in Your Heart" and "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything." For much of the 2000s All-4-One has spent their time touring Asia, in cities such as Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok, Shanghai, Sydney and Perth Australia.

In 2009, All-4-One released No Regrets on the Peak Records/Concord Music Group label. The album was largely created in-house, with the group doing the writing for the album, and Jamie Jones production company, The Heavyweights, doing a lot of the production work.[4] The CD produced an Urban Adult Contemporary hit entitled "My Child".

In June 2015, Billboard.com premiered the first single "Baby Love", from All-4-One's 20th Anniversary Album, Twenty+.[5]

In February 2016, All-4-One joined the inaugural "I Love the 90's" Tour with their peers Salt-N-Pepa ft Spinderalla, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc, Color Me Badd, Rob Base, Kid N Play and Young MC. The tour became one of the best selling arena tour packages of 2016.[6] All-4-One became one of the standout performers of the tour and were asked to continue touring in 2017 with the I Love The 90's: The Party Continues Tour, headlined by TLC.[7]

Solo ventures[edit]

In 2004, Jamie Jones released the album "Illuminate" on Genesis Records.

Delious Kennedy is the co-founder of the esteemed Catalina Film Festival, known as the west coast's version of Cannes Film Festival.[8] The Catalina Film Festival is a destination festival located just off the coast of Los Angeles on Santa Catalina Island, California.

In 2016 Delious launched his talk show Flashback Tonight which interviews all your favorite celebrities from the 80's, 90's and early 00's. Guests have included Rick Springfield, Taylor Dayne, Marla Gibbs, & Coolio to name a few. Past episodes can be viewed at www.flashbacktonight.com.[9]

In 2012, Kennedy released a single he co-wrote entitled "My Rose" which peaked at No. 44 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Club charts. The song was done as a favor to Michael Lohan, father of Lindsay Lohan, and was supposed to mark her return to the spotlight. After being released from rehab, Lindsay Lohan was involved in a shoplifting incident involving a necklace. Due to the negative press, Kennedy decided to postpone the release of the single in 2011 and released it in 2012 without the Lohans' involvement.[citation needed]

Members[edit]

  • Jamie Jones (born November 26, 1974)
  • Delious Kennedy (born December 21, 1970)
  • Alfred Nevarez (born May 18, 1973)
  • Tony Borowiak (born October 12, 1972)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Song/Album Genre Result
1995 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal I Swear Pop Winner
1996 Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal I Can Love You Like That Pop Nominated
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal I'm Your Man R&B Nominated

American Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Song/Album Genre Result
1995 Favorite New Artist Soul/Rhythm and Blues So Much in Love R&B Winner
Favorite Soul/R&B Single I Swear R&B Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist All-4-One Nominated

Other awards[edit]

  • 1994 - Nominated for a Billboard Award for Song of the Year for "I Swear"
  • 1994 - Coca-Cola Australian Music Awards - Most Popular
  • 1994 - Golden Europa - Favorite New International Act
  • 1994 - Biggest-Selling Single in the Guinness Book of World Records for "I Swear"
  • 1994 - International Song for "I Swear"
  • 1995 - Nominated for the Tina Turner Music Prize
  • 1995 - Singapore Perfect 10 Music Awards - Favorite New Act
  • 1996 - Sang National Anthem, Game 3 of the 1996 World Series at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ metatube.com (2015-09-07), Did Ryan Reynold's Slay 90's Hit Song?, retrieved 2017-04-17 
  2. ^ R, All-4-One Bringing Back; says, B. With No Regrets « The Red Carpet. "ANDPOP | All-4-One Bringing Back R&B With No Regrets". Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Interview: All-4-One – Vocal Harmony Group". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  4. ^ "All-4-One Returns to R&B With No Regrets - R&B Haven". Rnbhaven.com. Retrieved 2012-06-11. 
  5. ^ Jason Lipshutz (2015-02-06). "All-4-One Song Premiere: Stream 'Baby Love' from 20th Anniversary Album 'Twenty+'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-22. 
  6. ^ Tour, I Love The 90s. "I Love The 90s Original Tour |". ilovethe90stour.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  7. ^ Tour, I Love The 90s. "The Party Continues |". ilovethe90stour.com. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 
  8. ^ "Catalina Film Festival". Catalinaff.org. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  9. ^ "Flashback Tonight". Flashback Tonight. Retrieved 2017-04-15. 

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