Best Night of My Life

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Best Night of My Life
Studio album by Jamie Foxx
Released December 21, 2010[1]
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 55:07
Label J
Producer The Y's, Bink, Tony "Chef Tone" Scales, Danja, Rico Love, Noah "40" Shebib, Malay & KP, Eric Hudson, Mel & Mus, Big Bob, Juke, Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx chronology
Intuition
(2008)
Best Night of My Life
(2010)
Singles from Best Night of My Life
  1. "Winner"
    Released: April 6, 2010[2]
  2. "Living Better Now"
    Released: November 2, 2010
  3. "Fall for Your Type"
    Released: November 12, 2010
  4. "Best Night of My Life"
    Released: April 5, 2011[3]

Best Night of My Life[4] (previously Body)[5] is the fourth studio album by American actor and singer Jamie Foxx. It was scheduled to be released on July 20, 2010 in the US under J Records but was pushed to a late 2010 release.[6] On November 16, 2009, "Speak French" featuring Gucci Mane was released as the buzz single.[7] On April 6, 2010, "Winner" featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I., was released as the lead single. On October 6, 2010, Jamie appeared on 106 & Park's 10th Anniversary special and confirmed his album Best Night of My Life will be released December 21, 2010.[4]

The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart. Upon its release, Best Night of My Life received mixed reviews from music critics.

Singles[edit]

"Winner" featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I., was released as the lead single on April 6, 2010.[2] The second single has been reported to be "Living Better Now" featuring Rick Ross and a posthumous appearance by The Notorious B.I.G. was released as a digital download on November 2, 2010.[8] It officially impacted Rhythmic and Urban radio in the US on November 9, 2010.[9][10] "Fall For Your Type" featuring Drake, was released as the third single on November 12, 2010.[11] "Best Night of My Life" featuring Wiz Khalifa, was released as the fourth single on April 5, 2011.[3]

Promotional singles[edit]

"Yep Dat's Me" featuring Ludacris and Soulja Boy, was released as the first promotional single on December 17, 2010.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100[13]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [14]
The Boston Globe mixed [15]
Entertainment Weekly B− [16]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars [17]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [18]
The New York Times (favorable) [19]
PopMatters (2/10) [20]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [21]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [22]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars [23]

Best Night of My Life received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 58, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 9 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "This Will Be (Intro)"   Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy   1:41
2. "Best Night of My Life" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) Eric Hudson, Eric Bishop, Breyon Prescott, Tony Scales, Cameron Thomaz Eric Hudson 3:05
3. "Living Better Now" (featuring Rick Ross) Bink, Jamie Foxx, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Christopher Jasper, Rico Love, Breyon Prescott, William Roberts II, Bishop, Breyon Prescott, Tony Scales Bink 4:06
4. "Winner" (featuring Justin Timberlake & T.I.) James Fauntleroy II, Justin Timberlake, Robert Knox, Clifford Harris, Jr. The Y's 4:02
5. "Freak" (featuring Rico Love) Danja, Rico Love, Marcella Araica Danja 4:34
6. "Hit It Like This"   Mel & Mus Mel & Mus 2:48
7. "Yep Dat's Me" (featuring Ludacris & Soulja Boy) Eric Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Lonny Bereal, Christopher Bridges, James Smith Eric Hudson, Ezekiel Lewis* 3:07
8. "Fall for Your Type" (featuring Drake) Noah "40" Shebib, Noel Campbell, Aubrey Graham Noah "40" Shebib, Drake (co.) 4:30
9. "Gorgeous"   Eric Hudson, Jamie Foxx Eric Hudson 5:03
10. "Let Me Get You on Your Toes (Interlude)"   Eric Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Lonny Bereal, James Smith Eric Hudson 1:31
11. "15 Minutes"   James Ho, Kawan Prather, Terrence Smith, Ashanti Floyd Malay & KP 4:06
12. "Sleeping Pill"   Jamie Foxx, Brainz, Al Sherrod Lambert Brainz Dimilo 4:05
13. "Rejoice"   Big Bob, Juke, Raheem DeVaughn, Jamie Foxx, Chris Lewis, Breyon Prescott Big Bob, Juke 4:48
14. "All Said and Done"   Eric Hudson, Jamie Foxx, Lonny Bereal, Al Sherrod Lambert, James Smith Eric Hudson 4:31
15. "Sex on the Beach" (featuring Shelly Renee) Bishop, Butler, Ainz Prasad, Lamis Carneiro Jamie Foxx 3:16

Sample credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[25] 6
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[25] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom[26] December 20, 2010 RCA Records
United States[27] December 21, 2010 J Records

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b "Jamie Foxx Renames Album, Sets Release Date". Rap-Up.com. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  5. ^ Consepcion, Mariel (January 12, 2010). "Jamie Foxx Album Preview: Body". Billboard.com. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "New Release 2010: Jamie Foxx: Music". Amazon.com. September 9, 2009. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Speak French (feat. Gucci Mane) - Single". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Living Better Now: Jamie Foxx featuring Rick Ross and The Notorious B.I.G.: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  9. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases | R&B Song and Hip-Hop Music Release Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  10. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases | R&B, Hip Hop, Release Schedule and Street Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Fall for Your Type (featuring Drake) - Single by Jamie Foxx - Download Fall for Your Type (featuring Drake) - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
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