Best Night of My Life

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Best Night of My Life
Studio album by Jamie Foxx
Released December 20, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 55:07
Label RCA
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)
Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses
(2015)
Singles from Best Night of My Life
  1. "Winner"
    Released: April 6, 2010[1]
  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[2]

Best Night of My Life[3][4] is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jamie Foxx. It was released on December 20, 2010, by RCA Records.

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.

Promotion[edit]

On November 16, 2009, the song titled "Speak French" featuring Gucci Mane, was released as the buzz single.[5]

Singles[edit]

"Winner" featuring Justin Timberlake and T.I., was released as the album's lead single on April 6, 2010.[1]

The album's second single "Living Better Now" featuring Rick Ross was released as a digital download on November 2, 2010.[6] It officially impacted Rhythmic and Urban radio in the US on November 9, 2010.[7][8]

"Fall For Your Type" featuring Drake, was released as the album third single on November 12, 2010.[9]

"Best Night of My Life" featuring Wiz Khalifa, was released as the album's fourth single on April 5, 2011.[2]

Promotional singles[edit]

"Yep Dat's Me" featuring Ludacris and Soulja Boy, was released as the album's first promotional single on December 17, 2010.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 58/100[11]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [12]
The Boston Globe mixed [13]
Entertainment Weekly B− [14]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars [15]
Los Angeles Times 2.5/4 stars [16]
The New York Times (favorable) [17]
PopMatters (2/10) [18]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [19]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars [20]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars [21]

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 Hudson 3:05
3. "Living Better Now" (featuring Rick Ross) Bink, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Christopher Jasper, Rico Love, Prescott, William Roberts II, Bishop, Tony "Chef Tone" 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, Love, Marcella Araica Danja 4:34
6. "Hit It Like This"   Melvin Hough II, Prescott, Rivelino Raoul Wouter Mel & Mus 2:48
7. "Yep Dat's Me" (featuring Ludacris & Soulja Boy) Hudson, Bishop, Lonny Bereal, Christopher Bridges, James Smith 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"   Hudson, Bishop Hudson 5:03
10. "Let Me Get You on Your Toes (Interlude)"   Hudson, Bishop, Bereal, Smith Hudson 1:31
11. "15 Minutes"   James Ho, Kawan "KP" Prather, Terrence Smith, Ashanti Floyd Malay, KP 4:06
12. "Sleeping Pill"   Bishop, Brainz Dimilo, Al Sherrod Lambert Dimilo 4:05
13. "Rejoice"   Big Bob, Juke, Raheem DeVaughn, Bishop, Chris Lewis, Prescott Big Bob, Juke 4:48
14. "All Said and Done"   Hudson, Bishop, Bereal, Lambert, Smith Hudson 4:31
15. "Sex on the Beach" (featuring Shelly Renee) Bishop, Butler, Ainz Prasad, Lamis Carneiro Jamie Foxx 3:16
Sample credits

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[23] 6
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[23] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom[24] December 20, 2010 RCA Records
United States[25] December 21, 2010 J Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winner (featuring Justin Timberlake & T.I.) - Single by Jamie Foxx - Download Winner (featuring Justin Timberlake & T.I.) - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved April 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "WebCite query". Webcitation.org. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Jamie Foxx Renames Album, Sets Release Date". Rap-Up.com. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  4. ^ Consepcion, Mariel (January 12, 2010). "Jamie Foxx Album Preview: Body". Billboard.com. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Speak French (feat. Gucci Mane) - Single". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Living Better Now: Jamie Foxx featuring Rick Ross and The Notorious B.I.G.: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases | R&B Song and Hip-Hop Music Release Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases | R&B, Hip Hop, Release Schedule and Street Dates |". Allaccess.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "Yep Dat's Me [Explicit]: Jamie Foxx Featuring Ludacris & Soulja Boy: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  11. ^ "Best Night of My Life Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  12. ^ Jeffries, David (2010-12-21). "Best Night of My Life - Jamie Foxx : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  13. ^ "Jamie Foxx, 'Best Night of My Life'". Boston.com. 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  14. ^ Mikael Wood (2010-12-30). "Best Night of My Life Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  15. ^ Bassa, Amanda (2011-01-04). "Jamie Foxx - Best Night Of My Life | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  16. ^ "Album review: Jamie Foxx's 'The Best Night of My Life'". Latimesblogs.latimes.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  17. ^ "Jamie Foxx, Ciara, Greyson Chance, Cody Simpson - Reviews". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  18. ^ Amidon, David. "Jamie Foxx: Best Night of My Life < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  19. ^ Jonah Weiner (2010-12-21). "Best Night of My Life | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  20. ^ "Jamie Foxx: Best Night of My Life 2 | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  21. ^ Jones, Steve (2010-12-21). "Listen Up: Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Keri Hilson, Ghostface Killah". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  22. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Best-Night-My-Life-Edition/dp/B004GZ1G30/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359774246&sr=8-2&keywords=Jamie+Foxx+Best+Night+Of+My+Life+Deluxe+Edition
  23. ^ a b "Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
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