Hit bands Color Me Badd, All-4-One bring back the ‘90S via Mega-Concert

The onslaught in Manila of ‘90s iconic acts mounts with excitement reaching fever pitch in anticipation of the All-4-One and Color Me Badd back-to-back concert at the Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 7. Both iconic ‘90s bands are set to thrill their Filipino audience on Sept. 7 with a repertoire of all their greatest hits and the multi-platinum songs of Michael Jackson as the bands’ tribute to the King of Pop. After Araneta Coliseum on Sept. 7, Color Me Badd and All-4-One will hold shows at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu on Sept. 9 and at Limketkai Mall in Cagayan de Oro on Sept. 10.

Color Me Badd is the global phenomenon behind the monster hits “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “I Adore Mi Amor,” “All 4 Love,” “Wildflower,” “Thinkin’ Back,” “Slow Motion,” “Sexual Capacity,” “The Earth, The Sun And The Rain” and “Close To Heaven.” The R&B/hip hop group, was discovered in 1990 by Robert Bell of Kool & The Gang, is composed of Bryan Abrams, Mark Calderon and Kevin Thornton.

The group has racked up 8.8 million records sales worldwide of their albums “C.M.B.” (released in 1991), “Young, Gifted & Badd: The Remixes” (1992), “Time And Chance” (1993), “Now And Forever” (1996), “Awakening” (1998) and “The Best Of Color Me Badd” (2000).

All-4-One, on the other hand, is acknowledged in the music industry as the “Dukes of R&B.” Their biggest hit, “I Swear,” from their eponymous debut CD released in 1994, won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1995. The song also enjoyed an eleven-week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100 and it has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th century.

But it wasn’t as if All-4-One is one-hit-wonder. Another song, “I Can Love You Like That,” zoomed up the charts—as with “These Arms,” “Beautiful As U,” “I Will Be Right Here,” “She’s Got Skillz,” “So Much In Love,” “Someone Who Lives In Your Heart,” “I’m Your Man” and “I Just Wanna Be Your Everything.” And who can forget “Someday,” the theme song of Disney film, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”?

Composed of Jamie Jones, Delious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez and Tony Borowiak, All-4-One has sold 22 million records worldwide. In their discography are “All-4-One,” “And The Music Speaks,” “On And On,” “A41,” “Split Personality,” “No Regrets” and even “An All-4-One Christmas.”

The back-to-back concert of Color Me Badd and All-4-One in Cagayan de Oro City is made possible by Ovation Productions in cooperation Bigby’s Café, Steve’s Barbeque, Parasat Digital, Dunkin Donuts and Samrey Printing Press. Tickets are priced at P1500, P1000, and P500. For ticket inquiries, please call the 24/7 Hotline 0921.611.0000.


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