IV Xample was an American vocal quartet who recorded successfully in the 1990s and are best remembered for the 500,000 selling single "I'd Rather Be Alone". The original members were Andre "Dre" Allen, Robert "Bobby C" Chevis (aka Athemus Chevis), his brother Raymond "Runni Rae" Chevis, and Bryant "Lucious" Woodert. The group formed in Los Angeles, and first recorded for MCA Records in 1995. Their first single, "The Swang", achieved popular local radio play in Los Angeles. They achieved greater commercial success with their next single, "I'd Rather Be Alone", which reached #44 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. The follow-up, "From the Fool", made #95 on the R&B charts.

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  • IV Xample was an American vocal quartet who recorded successfully in the 1990s and are best remembered for the 500,000 selling single "I'd Rather Be Alone". The original members were Andre "Dre" Allen, Robert "Bobby C" Chevis (aka Athemus Chevis), his brother Raymond "Runni Rae" Chevis, and Bryant "Lucious" Woodert. The group formed in Los Angeles, and first recorded for MCA Records in 1995. Their first single, "The Swang", achieved popular local radio play in Los Angeles. They achieved greater commercial success with their next single, "I'd Rather Be Alone", which reached #44 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. The follow-up, "From the Fool", made #95 on the R&B charts. They released an album, For Example, and toured Japan, Australia, Canada and elsewhere. Soon afterwards however, Bobby Chevis left the group for a solo career. His recording "Why-Oh-Why", under the name 'B.C.', was a Billboard Hot 100 pop hit in 1999. The group then split up, with Andre "Dre" Allen later having success as a performer, songwriter, producer and director writing for such luminaries as Outkast, Master P, Lil Romeo, Babyface, Montell Jordan, En Vogue, Will Downing and Jesse Powell. (en)
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  • IV Xample on their 1995 debut album cover
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  • IV Xample was an American vocal quartet who recorded successfully in the 1990s and are best remembered for the 500,000 selling single "I'd Rather Be Alone". The original members were Andre "Dre" Allen, Robert "Bobby C" Chevis (aka Athemus Chevis), his brother Raymond "Runni Rae" Chevis, and Bryant "Lucious" Woodert. The group formed in Los Angeles, and first recorded for MCA Records in 1995. Their first single, "The Swang", achieved popular local radio play in Los Angeles. They achieved greater commercial success with their next single, "I'd Rather Be Alone", which reached #44 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B charts. The follow-up, "From the Fool", made #95 on the R&B charts. (en)
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