Toto - Toto IV

Toto IV is the Triple Platinum, Grammy Award-winning fourth studio album by American Rock band Toto released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). The disc became a hit throughout the world.

The album received six Grammy Awards including Record of the Year for "Rosanna", Album of the Year and Producer of the Year for the band. It reached number four on the Billboard Pop Albums chart shortly after its release in 1982.

The lead-off single, "Rosanna", held at #2 for five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, while the album's third single, "Africa", became the group's first #1 hit. Both songs were smash hits in the UK as well, reaching no. 12 and no. 3 respectively. "I Won't Hold You Back" came next and hit #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart as well as the Pop Top 10 in the USA. It also went Top 40 in the UK. With the success of "Africa", the album climbed back into the top 10 in early 1983 on both sides of the Atlantic.

The album featured a stronger dose of the hard rock/R&B-fusion that had characterized their self-titled first album than had been heard on their previous two albums.

 

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