Anticipation swept across the crowd at the sold-out amphitheater. It had been too long and yet it felt like yesterday since the devoted fans had seen the band. "And now...", boomed the announcer, "Please give a big welcome to the band that can break your heart and put it back together...All-4-One".
The lights, the music, the energy all came together at once. Jamie, Delious, Tony and Alfred were back where they belong, back together.
To their fans and friends, All-4-One had fallen off the face of the earth. Most, if not all, were unaware of the reason that they had been chillin'. They were unaware that one of the members of the band had a motorcycle accident, a rain-slicked highway at night and tangled wreckage. The fans knew the hits, the millions of records sold and the world tours...but, what they didn't know was that unlike drugs, greed and petty fighting, three variables that break up most bands, the All-4-One hiatus was much different.
With one of the guys in recovery, the band simply would not replace him and go back to work just to make money. Against the protests from those in the music industry, the band stood fast and waited until they could return to their public and give them the magic that was real.
With All-4-One, it isn't just the name of the band....it's the way it is.
Part 2: What They've Done "So Much In Love", their debut single, a pointed update of the 60's classic was the crystallization of Delious, Jamie Jones, Tony Borowiak and Alfred Nevarez into the international performance/recording sensation, All-4-One.
Their smash hits soared, beginning with the release in 1994 of "So Much In Love", that scaled to RIAA Gold sales and Top 5 Pop status, followed shortly by the timeless ballad, "I Swear", which topped #1 in the world Pop spotlight for 11 weeks en route to RIAA Platinum status. "All-4-One" and "I Swear" conquered the charts becoming the 3rd most successful single of the rock era.
Then, came "I Can Love You Like That", the first single from their second opus "And The Music Speaks", which peaks at #1 on the Pop charts, receives a Grammy Award nomination and establishes the band as a premiere Pop ensemble.
Notables: Winner-1994 GRAMMY AWARD -- (For the #1 platinum song, "I Swear") Performed on the Grammy Award Show the hit single, "I Swear".
Winner-1995 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD -- (Best pop group)
Nominee-1996 GRAMMY AWARD -- (For the #1 platinum song, "I Can Love You Like That")
Platinum Status-1996 CAROLE KING-A TRIBUTE TO TAPESTRY
Platinum Status-1997 SPACE JAM (With Michael Jordan)
Platinum Status-1998 HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME -- (#1 soundtrack for Disney)
Along the way, the band has performed around the world, from Europe, Asia and across North America including collaborations with legends the likes of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, David Foster, Diane Warren, Nile Rodgers, Tom Scott, appearances on Oprah, Rick Dees, shared the stage with Whitney and Boys To Men, not to mention so many others.