Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ALL-4-ONE Back to Back with DIANA KING

On the Wednesday,  28th of October  at The Resorts World Manila, All-4-One and Diana King will serenade us with their unforgettable songs in the 90's.

All-4-One is an American male R&B/pop group best known for their cover hit single "I Swear" from their self-titled 1994 debut album. The group comprises Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak, all from the Antelope Valley and Mojave, California areas, but are based in the Los Angeles area. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.

I Swear, my all time favorite!

"I Swear" is a ballad written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers that became a hit for two acts in 1994. Initially, it was a Number One single on the U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for American country music artist John Michael Montgomery at the beginning of the year. His version crossed over to pop radio and climbed to #42 on the Billboard Hot 100. A few months later, American pop group All-4-One covered the song and achieved a great success in many countries. In Latin America it has been translated “Juraré” performed by the Costa Rican group Centinelas Vocal Band.[1] In 1998 the Mexican country band Caballo Dorado recorded an Spanish version called "Ya sé".

Dubbed the "Dukes of R&B" by several internet sources,[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 No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a seven-week run at No. 2 in the UK Singles Chart. It has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century.[citation needed] 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 No. 1 success of "I Swear," as their previous single "So Much in Love" (originally a No. 1 US hit for The Tymes in 1963) had reached No. 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" and "Someday" (the title single from the Disney animated featureThe Hunchback of Notre Dame).
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. The group's 2004 album, Split Personality, was given an Asia-only release, and subsequently gave them Asian hits with "Someone Who Lives in Your Heart" and "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, Shanghai, Sydney and Perth Australia.
In 2009, All-4-One released No Regrets on the Peak Records/Concord Music Group label. Reviews on the record have garnered an overwhelming response with some reviewers claiming No Regrets is a "career album for All-4-One"[2] The album was largely created in-house, with the group doing the writing for the album, and Jamie Jones production company, The Heavyweights, doing a lot of the production work.[3] The CD produced an Urban Adult Contemporary hit entitled "My Child".
In June 2015, premiered the first single "Baby Love", from All-4-One's 20th Anniversary Album, Twenty+. [4]
Diana King (born 8 November 1970, Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a singer-songwriter who performs a mixture and fusion of reggae,reggae fusion and dancehall. She was born to an Indo-Jamaican mother and an Afro Jamaican father.
After making an appearance on The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 song "Respect", from his album Ready to Die, she signed a recording contract with Sony Music. King's first single, "Shy Guy", co-written and produced by Andy Marvel from her debut album Tougher Than Love, became a hit, reaching No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified gold by the RIAA in the U.S.; the single also hit No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] as well as reaching No. 1 on the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart, going on to sell nearly five million singles worldwide. The song made the soundtrack to the 1995 film, Bad Boys. "Shy Guy" was also ranked by the Japanese radio station J-Wave as the number-one song of 1995.
In 1997, King's second album Think Like a Girl entered the Billboard Top Reggae Albums chart at No. 1. King also scored another well-received hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Dance Club Play with her cover version of the song "I Say a Little Prayer" (originally recorded by Dionne Warwick in 1967), which featured on the soundtrack to the film,My Best Friend's Wedding. King was also featured on the 1997 soundtrack to the documentary When We Were Kings, where she performed the title track with Brian McKnight. In 1998, King joined Celine Dion and Brownstone on stage to perform the hit "Treat Her Like a Lady" previously written and recorded by King from Tougher Than Love at theEssence Awards. That year, she also appeared on Soul TrainThe RuPaul Show, and VIBE to promote Think Like a Girl. In 1999, she toured India doing a five city tour. FromGoa, she said: "I never thought I would come back to India."[2]
King entered negotiations with Madonna's Maverick Records label in 2000. In 2002, King released her third album Respect. It received a Japan-only release on 24 July 2002[3]until it was eventually released in other markets such as the UK on 17 April 2006[4] and as a digital-only release in the United States on 29 April 2008.[5] The album's lead single, "Summer Breezin'" premiered on BET and VH1 video and received some urban radio airplay.
In 2007, she co-wrote and recorded the song "The Light Within" with the German reggae artist Gentleman, for his album Another Intensity. She also had the girl duo Brick & Lacejoin her on one of her concerts as backup singers. Later that year, she formed her own record label, ThinkLikeAgirl. She also tours Asia annually.[citation needed]
In 2010, King's record label ThinkLikeAgirL Music Inc. went through a licensing deal with Warner Music Japan with the release of her fourth album, Warrior Gurl. This was released in Japan on 22 September 2010.[6] An upgraded version was released digitally in the United States on iTunes[7] and all major online music stores (under the titleAgirlnameking) on her birthday, 8 November 2012.[8][9]
On 28 June 2012, Diana King declared "Yes I am a Lesbian" to her fans from her official Facebook page.[10] She was honored for her bravery on 16 December 2012 and was presented with the prestigious "Vanguard Award" at the Out Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV. King is the first Jamaican artist to ever publicly come out.[11] Jamaica is at the top of the list of the countries who are extremely violent and intolerant toward the LGBT community.[12]
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