F.A.T.E. (which means For All They’ve Endured) was a female R&B trio that consisted of Tiff (born Tiffany Chisolm from Jersey City, New Jersey), Shy (born Shaunesa Walker from Jersey City, New Jersey) and Precious (born Patricia McKelvin from Harlem, New York). They formed as a trio in 1997.
Tiff and Shy met in high school and they met Precious at an audition for another music group. Precious’ mother Alegra Harris was the co-manager of the trio along with Valerie Hicks of New York-based label AppleGarden Entertainment who gave the trio’s demo tape to an employee at Flavor Unit Records (a Warner Bros Records imprint by Queen Latifah and Shakir Compere).
The employee forwarded the demo tape to Shakir Compere and the trio was signed to the label.
In 1999, they released the single “Just Because.” The single didn’t appear to make any music charts, but it was featured on the soundtrack to the film “The Takeover.”
In 2000, F.A.T.E. released their debut and only album to date “For All That’s Endured.”
The album peaked at #196 on the Billboard 200, #35 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and #14 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart.
The follow-up single from the album “They’ll Never Be” also failed to make any Billboard charts at all.
After that, it seemed as if F.A.T.E. faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what the other members of the trio are up to.
To see a fan-made video for “Just Because,” go to: