Angel of Mine

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This article is about the song by Eternal. For the film L'Empreinte de l'ange, see Angel of Mine (film). For the Frank Duval album, see Angel of Mine (album).
"Angel of Mine"
Single by Eternal
from the album Greatest Hits
Released October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
Format CD single, sassette
Recorded 1997
Genre R&B
Length 4:21
Label EMI
Writer(s) Rhett Lawrence, Travon Potts
Producer(s) Rhett Lawrence
Certification Silver (BPI)[1]
Eternal singles chronology
"I Wanna Be the Only One"
"Angel of Mine"
"What'cha Gonna Do"

"Angel of Mine" is an R&B ballad written by Rhett Lawrence and Travon Potts (produced by Lawrence) for British R&B girl group Eternal's Greatest Hits album in 1997. The song became the group's fourteenth top ten hit on the UK singles chart peaking at #4 and spent a total of 13 weeks in the chart, helping their Greatest Hits album go three times platinum.[2] "Angel of Mine" was the group's final single as a three-piece as after the release of Angel of Mine, Kéllé Bryan left the group.

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Angel of Mine".

CD: 1

  1. "Angel of Mine" (original mix)
  2. "Twelve Months"
  3. "Talk About It"
  4. "Dreams" (Mike Dean remix)

CD: 2

  1. "Angel of Mine" (original mix)
  2. "Angel of Mine" (Ignorants club mix)
  3. "Angel of Mine" (Blacksmith mix)
  4. "Dreams" Featuring Grand Puba & Sadat X of Brand Nubian (Frankie Cutlass Remix)

Chart performance[edit]

The song was a number four hit in the UK, selling over 200,000 copies, becoming one of the group's highest selling singles. "Angel of Mine" was also successful in many European countries and other parts of the world, charting in around ten countries.

Chart (1997) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 4
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 17
French Singles Chart[5] 41
German Singles Chart[3] 85
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[6] 17
Norwegian Singles Chart[7] 3
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 10
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 44

Monica version[edit]

"Angel of Mine"
Single by Monica
from the album The Boy Is Mine
Released November 17, 1998 (1998-11-17)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, Adult Contemporary
Length 4:10
Label Arista
Producer(s) Darkchild
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Gold (ARIA)
Monica singles chronology
"The First Night"
"Angel of Mine"

In 1998, the song came to greater fame when American singer Monica covered the song and released it as the third single from her second studio album The Boy Is Mine (1998). The song followed the success of her previous singles "The Boy Is Mine" and "The First Night" by becoming the third chart topper released from the album to reach the top of the US Billboard Hot 100.

The single was positively received by Chuck Taylor of Billboard, who called the song "unbelievable" and "absolutely stunning." He also noted its commercial potential, claiming "this song has No. 1 stamped across its heart."[10] The accompanying music video was directed by Diane Martel and features Tyrese as Monica's love interest.

Chart performance[edit]

"Angel of Mine" became one of Monica's biggest worldwide successes in the 1990s. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts, becoming the seventh domestic top 10 hit of her career and her third number one on the Hot 100 chart. "Angel of Mine" was eventually ranked three on Billboard‍ '​s Hot 100 1999 year-end charts, and reached number 62 on its decade-end chart. In addition, the song reacher number two in Canada, the top 20 in Australia, and the top 40 in New Zealand.

Track listings[edit]

US CD single
  1. "Angel of Mine" (album version) — 4:13
  2. "The First Night" (So So Def remix; featuring JD & R.O.C.) — 4:12
International CD single
  1. "Angel of Mine" (album version) — 4:13
  2. "The First Night" (Razor-N-Guido Club Mix - Radio Edit) — 4:37
  3. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" (Dallas Austin Remix) — 4:37


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[11] 12
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[12] 2
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 55
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[17] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 3

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 62

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Monica version)
February 13, 1999 - March 6, 1999
Succeeded by
"Believe" by Cher


  1. ^ BPI Certifications for Eternal' "Angel of Mine" single
  2. ^ BPI Certifications for Eternal's "Greatest Hits
  3. ^ a b "UK: "Angel of Mine"". Charts-Surfer. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Netherlands: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  5. ^ "France: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  7. ^ "Norway: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  8. ^ "Sweden: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  9. ^ "Switzerland: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  10. ^ Taylor, Chuck (November 7, 1998). "Reviews & Previews: Singles". Billboard, p. 25.
  11. ^ " – Monica – Angel Of Mine". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  12. ^ "Monica Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  13. ^ " – Monica – Angel Of Mine". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  14. ^ "Monica: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  15. ^ "Monica Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  16. ^ "Monica Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  17. ^ "Monica Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  18. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  19. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 

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