From the early to the mid-'90s, a plethora of harmony groups - both male and female - dominated the pop and urban airwaves. The sound of four voices blended together was almost a throwback to decades earlier when classic Motown teams like The Temptations, The Miracles and The Four Tops ruled creating timeless music that still resonates today.
In an ever-changing music marketplace, many of those '90s groups simply didn't survive but there were a few exceptions: the Los Angeles-based team of Tony Borowiak, Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, and Alfred Nevarez, known collectively as All-4-One were fortunate in having established a very strong international following by virtue of major hits such as their revival of The Tymes 1963 classic “So Much In Love,” a 1994 chart-topping single and a cover of the country hit, “ I Swear” (one of the longest-running #1 singles in Billboard's history) which earned them a 1994 Grammy Award as Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
As a result, All-4-One - who achieved multi-platinum status with their 1994 debut self-titled album (recorded in just five weeks) and whose accolades include an American Music Award, Blockbuster Award and numerous international equivalents - has spent much of the last fifteen years consistently touring, performing and recording outside the U.S., particularly in Asia where they've become virtual household names, appearing in The Philippines, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand and Japan several times each year.
With their unique sound - derived from the distinctly different sound that each singer possesses (from Tony's high tenor and Alfred's true bass blended with the gospel-rooted vocals of lead singers Jamie and Delious) - All-4-One's latest album has all the elements that first brought All-4-One international popularity in the '90s - with chart hits like “I Can Love You Like That” (a Top 5 pop and chart-topping Adult Contemporary single), “She's Got Skillz,” ”Beautiful As U” and “Someday” - along with production values that are decidedly current.
“We've been really blessed, staying friends, working together for the last fifteen years,” says Jamie. “We know that we wouldn't have a career anywhere if we hadn't started out here at home, in the U.S. That set us up for what we've been able to do throughout the world.” Now, says Delious, “Our voices are stronger, our harmonies are better, our showmanship has developed as a result of all the touring and performing we've done outside the U.S. Now we're ready to have renewed success in our home country - and take this album all around the world!”
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