Back to Love (Anthony Hamilton album)

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Back to Love
Studio album by Anthony Hamilton
Released December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
Recorded 2009–11
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 46:00 (standard edition)
64:00 (deluxe edition)
Label RCA
Producer Anthony Hamilton (exec.), Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Mike City, Bobby Ross & Issiah Avila, Kelvin Wooten, Dre & Vidal, Antonio Dixon, Salaam Remi
Anthony Hamilton chronology
The Point of It All
(2008)
Back to Love
(2011)
Singles from Back to Love
  1. "Woo"
    Released: October 11, 2011
  2. "Pray for Me"
    Released: March 27, 2012
  3. "Best of Me"
    Released: February 4, 2013

Back to Love is the fifth studio album by American R&B singer, Anthony Hamilton. It was released on December 13, 2011, by RCA Records. The album's lead single "Woo", which was released on October 11, 2011. The album features writing and production from Babyface, Dre & Vidal, Kelvin Wooten, Mike City, Avila Brothers, as well as Hamilton himself.

Singles[edit]

  • The album's lead single "Woo", which was released on October 11, 2011.
  • The album's second single "Pray for Me" was released on March 27, 2012.
  • The album's third single "Best of Me" was released on February 4, 2013.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Back to Love"   A. Hamilton, S. Remi, V. Henry Salaam Remi 3:20
2. "Writing on the Wall"   A. Hamilton, M. Flowers Mike City 3:28
3. "Woo"   A. Hamilton, A. Dixon, B. Coleman, K. Edmonds, P. Smith Babyface, Antonio Dixon 3:15
4. "Pray for Me"   A. Hamilton, A. Dixon, K. Edmonds, P. Smith Babyface, Antonio Dixon 4:40
5. "Best of Me"   A. Hamilton, J. Mozee Jairus Mozee 3:46
6. "Never Let Go" (featuring Keri Hilson) A. Hamilton, C. Johnson, J. Wonda Jerry Wonda 3:40
7. "Mad"   A. Hamilton, A. Dixon, K. Edmonds, P. Smith Babyface, Antonio Dixon 3:43
8. "I'll Wait (To Fall in Love)"   A. Hamilton, B. Avila, I. Avila Avila Brothers 4:15
9. "Sucka for You"   A. Hamilton, K. Wooten Kelvin Wooten 4:19
10. "Baby Girl"   A. Hamilton, K. Wooten Kelvin Wooten 3:34
11. "Who's Loving You"   A. Hamilton, A. Heard, M. Anzel, Victoria "Bekele" Tollossa Andreao Heard 3:47
12. "Life Has a Way"   A. Hamilton, J. Poyser James Poyser 4:15
Total length:
46:00

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Back to Love has received generally favorable reviews from music critics. According to critic review aggregator Metacritic, the album has received a score of 82 out of 100, based on 10 reviews.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
The AV Club A-[4]
Entertainment Weekly A–[5]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[6][7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Pop Matters 6/10[9]
Spin 8/10[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling over 63,000 copies in the first week.[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
UK R&B Albums Chart[12] 38
US Billboard 200[13] 12
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 3

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