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All-4-One

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All-4-One

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All-4-One

All-4-One performing at a concert.
Background information
Origin Glendale, California, USA
Genre(s) Pop, R&B, Soul
Years active 1993present
Label(s) Atlantic/Blitz, Discretion, AMC, EMI, Peak Records
Members
Tony Borowiak
Jamie Jones
Delious Kennedy
Alfred Nevarez

All-4-One is a Grammy Award-winning male R&B group best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled 1994 debut album.

The group comprises of Tony Borowiak, Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, and Alfred Nevarez, all from the Antelope Valley and Mojave, California areas, but are based in the Los Angeles area.

History

Dubbed the "Dukes of R&B",[1] All-4-One's hit "I Swear" won a Grammy Award in 1995 for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and enjoyed an eleven-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a seven-week run at #2 in the UK. It has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. It was also nominated for Song Of The Year, as was the single Top 5 smash hit "I Can Love You Like That,". The group was popular before the #1 success of "I Swear", as their previous single "So Much in Love" (originally a #1 US hit for The Tymes in 1963) had reached #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 & Someday (the title single from the Disney animated feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Many people (most notably uncopyrighted internet download sources) often confuse All-4-One songs as being done by another popular 1990s R&B group, Boyz II Men, especially "I Swear" and "I Can Love You Like That" (both songs were also recorded by country music singer John Michael Montgomery). This may be due to their very similar music style and their height of popularity both being in 1994. All-4-One loves being in the same class as Boyz II Men but denies any rivalry between the two groups. 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.

Their 2004 album, Split Personality, was given an Asia-only release, and subsequently gave them Asian hits with "Someone Who Lives in Your Heart & "I Just Wanna Be Your Everything". For much of the 2000s All-4-One has spent their time touring South East Asia, in cities such as Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Seoul, Bangkok and Shanghai.

All-4-One has a new deal in place on Peak Records/Concord Music Group and is readying for their summer 2009 release. Early reviews on the record has Program Directors anticipating the return of genuine singing groups with great harmonies to the radio airwaves.

Members

  • Tony Borowiak (1993 - Present)
  • Jamie Jones (1993 - Present)
  • Delious Kennedy (1993 - Present)
  • Alfred Nevarez (1993 - Present)

http://www.all-4-one.com

Awards

Grammy Awards

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

American Music Awards

Year Category Song/Album Genre Result
1994 Favorite New Artist Soul/Rhythm and Blues So Much in Love R&B Winner
1994 Favorite Soul/R&B Single I Swear R&B Nominated

Other awards

  • 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

Discography

Albums

Album information
All-4-One
  • Released: April 12, 1994
  • Chart positions: #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums; #7 Billboard 200 Albums; #25 UK
And the Music Speaks
  • Released: June 6, 1995
  • Chart positions: #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums; #27 Billboard 200
An All-4-One Christmas
  • Released: October 10, 1995
Live at The Hard Rock
  • Released: 1996
On and On
  • Released: May 10, 1999
A41
  • Released: March 26, 2002
Greatest Hits (Not sanctioned by All-4-One or Atlantic/Blitzz Records)
  • Released: August 31, 2004
Split Personality (Japan only)
  • Released: May 31, 2004
No Regrets
  • Release: August 25, 2009
  • Chart positions: TBR

Solo albums

  • Jamie Jones - Illuminate, 2004
  • Jamie Jones - Jamie Jones, 2005

Singles

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B UK Singles AUS Singles AC Album
1994 "So Much In Love" 5 - 49 12 - All-4-One
1994 "I Swear" 1 13 2 1 3 All-4-One
1994 "Breathless" - 66 - - - All-4-One
1995 "(She's Got) Skillz" 57 49 - - - All-4-One
1995 "Yo Te Voy a Querer" - - - - - -
1995 "I Can Love You Like That" 5 40 33 - 2 And the Music Speaks
1995 "I'm Your Man" - 71 - - - And the Music Speaks
1996 "These Arms" - - - - - And the Music Speaks
1996 "Someday" 30 - - - 14 The Hunchback of Notre Dame: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
1998 "Love Shouldn't Hurt" (with Michael Bolton, Tamia and Olivia Newton-John) - - - - - -
1999 "I Will Be Right Here" - - - - 24 On & On
2002 "Not Ready For Goodbye" - - - - - A41
2002 "Beautiful As U" - - - - 13 A41

Trivia

  • The group originally sang "I Turn to You" for the Space Jam movie soundtrack. The song was later covered by Christina Aguilera.
  • "I Swear" is featured in the 2005 movie Just Friends.

References

External links

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