All-4-One is an American male R&B and 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 Greater Los Angeles Area. The group has sold 22 million records worldwide.
Dubbed the “Dukes of R&B”All-4-One’s hit “I Swear” (originally recorded by country music artist John Michael Montgomery a year prior) 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. It was also nominated for Song Of The Year, as was the single Top 5 smash hit “I Can Love You Like That” (also originally recorded by Montgomery). 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 feature The 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 water pack, 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 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. 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. The CD produced an Urban Adult Contemporary hit entitled “My Child”.
In June 2015, Billboard.com premiered the first single “Baby Love”, from All-4-One’s 20th Anniversary Album, Twenty+.
In February 2016, All-4-One joined the inaugural “I Love the 90’s” Tour with their peers Salt-N-Pepa ft Spinderalla, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Tone Loc, Color Me Badd, Rob Base meat tenderizer india, Kid N Play and Young MC. The tour became one of the best selling arena tour packages of 2016. All-4-One became one of the standout performers of the tour and were asked to continue touring in 2017 with the I Love The 90’s: The Party Continues Tour, headlined by TLC.
In 2004, Jamie Jones released the album “Illuminate” on Genesis Records.
Delious Kennedy is the co-founder of the esteemed Catalina Film Festival, known as the west coast’s version of Cannes Film Festival. The Catalina Film Festival is a destination festival located just off the coast of Los Angeles on Santa Catalina Island, California.
In 2016 Delious launched his talk show Flashback Tonight which interviews all your favorite celebrities from the 80’s, 90’s and early 00’s. Guests have included Rick Springfield, Taylor Dayne, Marla Gibbs, & Coolio to name a few. Past episodes can be viewed at www.flashbacktonight.com.
In 2012, Kennedy released a single he co-wrote entitled “My Rose” which peaked at No. 44 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Club charts. The song was done as a favor to Michael Lohan, father of Lindsay Lohan, and was supposed to mark her return to the spotlight. After being released from rehab, Lindsay Lohan was involved in a shoplifting incident involving a necklace. Due to the negative press, Kennedy decided to postpone the release of the single in 2011 and released it in 2012 without the Lohans’ involvement.