4 the Cause

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4 the Cause
Origin Oak Park, Illinois
Genres Pop
Years active 1993–2000
Labels RCA Records/BMG Records
Website www.myspace.com/four4thecause
Members

Shonna "Miss Lady" Edwards
(b. May 10, 1981, in Chicago)
Bennie "BJ" Edwards Jr.
(b. August 13, 1982, in Chicago)
Jason "J-Man" Edwards
(b. July 2, 1982, in Chicago)

Reshona "Shorty" Edwards
(b. September 26, 1984, in Chicago)

4 the Cause were a 1990s Germany based band from Oak Park, Illinois, near Chicago.[1] The band consists of the family members Shonna, Bennie, Reshona and Jason Edwards.

Background[edit]

Founded in March 1993 under the name Young Warriors 4 the Cause, it took winning The Apollo Style talent contest at school in 1995 to land their first record contract. In 1997, while under the management of Bell Miles and Robert Williams (management team for the successful band The Moffatts), the band decided to shorten their name to 4 the Cause.

Breakthrough[edit]

The band gained success in 1998 with their cover of Ben E. King's hit song "Stand by Me",[2] which was particularly successful in Europe, reaching the Top 10 in eight countries. Later that year, their debut album of the same name, Stand by Me was released.[3] The group also had a minor hit with a cover of the Bill Withers song, "Ain't No Sunshine".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
SWI
[6]
Stand by Me[7] 51 29 20

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[4]
AUS
[8]
AUT
[9]
BEL
[10]
FRA
[11]
IRE
[12]
NED
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
US
[18]
1998 "Stand by Me" 2 28 2 6 14 2 6 3 6 1 12 82 Stand by Me
"Let Me Be" 82
"Ain't No Sunshine" 52 27 64 20 28
1999 "Everytime You Go Away"
2000 "E-Mail"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Heros, Global Players". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Stand By Me Single". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Stand By Me Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Offiziele Deutsche Charts:4 The Cause" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  5. ^ "4 The Cause in der Österreichischen charts" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Hitparade.ch: 4 The Cause" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  7. ^ "Stand By Me Album". Discogs. Retrieved 2013-11-13. 
  8. ^ "Australian Charts". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  9. ^ "austriancharts.at – Austrian charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  10. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". Ultratop.be. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com: 4 The Cause (singles)". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  12. ^ "The Irish Charts". IRMA 2006–2008. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  13. ^ "dutchcharts.nl – Dutch charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  14. ^ "charts.org.nz – New Zealand charts portal". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  15. ^ "Swedish Charts – Swedish charts portal". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  16. ^ "Hitparade.ch: 4 The Cause (singles)" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  17. ^ "Official Charts – 4 The Cause". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2017-07-15. 
  18. ^ "4 The Cause – Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-15.