All-4-One performing at a concert.
|Origin||Glendale, California, USA|
|Genre(s)||Pop, R&B, Soul|
|Label(s)||Atlantic/Blitz, Discretion, AMC, EMI, Peak Records|
| Tony Borowiak
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.
Dubbed the "Dukes of R&B", 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.
- Tony Borowiak (1993 - Present)
- Jamie Jones (1993 - Present)
- Delious Kennedy (1993 - Present)
- Alfred Nevarez (1993 - Present)
|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
|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|
- 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
And the Music Speaks
An All-4-One Christmas
Live at The Hard Rock
On and On
Greatest Hits (Not sanctioned by All-4-One or Atlantic/Blitzz Records)
Split Personality (Japan only)
- Jamie Jones - Illuminate, 2004
- Jamie Jones - Jamie Jones, 2005
|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|
|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|
- 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.
- (The official home page of All-4-One)
- The Official Jamie Jones Home Page
- SoulTracks profile of All-4-One