SoulDecision

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Soul Decision
Also known as SoulDecision
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres
Years active 1993–2005
Labels
  • MCA (1999–2002)
  • Sextant (2002–05)
Past members
  • Trevor Guthrie
  • David Bowman
  • Ken Lewko
  • James Reid
  • Stephen McGrath
  • Adam Stillman

Soul Decision (stylized as soulDecision) was a Canadian band active from 1993 to 2005. They are best known for the single, "Faded", which hit number-one in Canada in 2000.

Career[edit]

The group was formed in Vancouver under the original name 'Indecision' by singer and multi-instrumentalist Trevor Guthrie, singer David Bowman, and keyboard player Ken Lewko, who were studying music together at Capilano College. Before signing a record deal, they released a couple of singles that received national top 40 radio airplay. The success of those singles led them to a record deal with Universal Music.[1] However, due to a name conflict with an American band, they reluctantly changed their name from Indecision; they allowed their manager, Garry Francis, to choose the new name soulDecision.[2] Launched at the height of the boy band era, they nonetheless wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. The group's first studio album entitled No One Does It Better was recorded in Velvet Sound Studios in Sydney, Australia and released on February 22, 2000 in Canada.[3] The album's lead single "Faded", an up-tempo pop tune mixed with R&B and featuring a rap sequence by Thrust, was a hit in Canada, reaching number one on the country's singles chart.[4] It also reached number 22 in the United States. The follow-up single, "Ooh It's Kinda Crazy", also was a hit in Canada, and at one time became the number one request on MTV's Total Request Live. No One Does It Better sold over one million copies worldwide.

In July 2000 they opened for Christina Aguilera at the Winnipeg Arena.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak Certifications
(sales threshold)
CAN US
2000 No One Does It Better
  • Released: February 22, 2000
  • Label: MCA
7 103
2004 Shady Satin Drug
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Sextant
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN
[4][7][8]

AUS

[9]

US

[10]
1997 "Tonight" single only
"Not Enough"
1998 "Ooh It's Kinda Crazy" 45
1999 "Faded" (featuring Thrust) 1 23 22 No One Does It Better
2000 "No One Does It Better" 10
"Ooh It's Kinda Crazy" (re-release) 18 49
"Gravity" 59
2001 "Let's Do It Right"
2004 "Cadillac Dress" Shady Satin Drug
"Kiss the Walls"
"Hypnotize"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry LeBlanc (6 November 1999). "Canada labels go pop with round of signings". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 58–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ "SoulDecision". Rockpublication.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 
  3. ^ Larry LeBlanc (31 March 2001). Canadian Music at a Crossroads. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 48–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ a b "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 19, March 13, 2000". RPM. March 13, 2000. 
  5. ^ "The queen of teen Aguilera conjures up a knockout performance". AllPop, By PAT ST. GERMAIN, Winnipeg Sun, July 14, 2000
  6. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: SoulDecision". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  7. ^ "Indecision Top Singles positions". RPM. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  8. ^ "SoulDecision Top Singles positions". RPM. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  9. ^ "Discography soulDecision". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  10. ^ "SoulDecision > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2010-05-15.