Bobby Valentino (album)

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Bobby Valentino
Studio album by Bobby Valentino
Released April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre R&B
Length 62:40
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Producer Ludacris (exec.), Chaka Zulu (exec.), Tim & Bob (exec.), Jeff Dixon (exec.), Gary Smith, Lamar Edwards, Larrance Dopson, Steve "Swift" Thornton, Rondeau "Duke" Williams
Bobby Valentino chronology
Bobby Valentino
(2005)
Special Occasion
(2007)
Singles from Bobby Valentino
  1. "Slow Down"
    Released: March 8, 2005
  2. "Tell Me"
    Released: August 2, 2005

Bobby Valentino is the self-titled debut album from American R&B singer Bobby Valentino (now called Bobby V), released on the 26th of April, 2005. The album was primarily produced and executive produced by the duo Tim & Bob and includes the singles "Slow Down", "Tell Me", and "My Angel (Never Leave You)". It debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 180,000 copies in the US and has since sold over 708,000 copies nationwide.[1] The album also made an impact on a couple European charts as it reached #34 on the UK Albums Chart and #74 on the French Albums Chart. The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA and the BPI. [2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
PopMatters (2/10)[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
Stylus Magazine D+[7]

Reviews for the album have been mixed. David Jeffries of Allmusic stated that, "Valentino's first full-length has mystical touches in its overall slick and sexy production, touches that help separate the album from the competition in a way the everyday songwriting doesn't." While Steve Horowitz of PopMatters stated that, "Valentino has an undistinguished voice, writes hackneyed lyrics, and his instrumental backing suffers from tedious production values."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Some Bobby"   Annan Gause, Gary Smith, B. Wilson 0:34
2. "Slow Down"   Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson, Wilson 4:18
3. "Give Me a Chance" (featuring Ludacris) C. Bridges, Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:43
4. "Never Lonely"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:42
5. "Mista Valentino" (Interlude) Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 1:08
6. "Tell Me"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:20
7. "My Angel (Never Leave You)"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:45
8. "Want You to Know Me"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:49
9. "Gangsta Love"   Steve Thornton, Larrance Dopson, Lamar Edwards, Wilson 3:45
10. "Come Touch Me"   Kelley, Robinson 4:10
11. "I'll Forgive You" (Interlude) Kelley, Robinson 0:59
12. "I'll Forgive You"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:23
13. "Love Dream"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:31
14. "Lights Down Low"   G. Colbert, Rondeau Williams, Wilson 4:45
15. "One Girl to Love"   Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 5:01
16. "Thank You Lord" (Outro) Kelley, Robinson 1:33
17. "Slow Down" (Remix) (International bonus track) Dalvin DeGrate, R. Jones, Kelley, Robinson, Wilson 4:07

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Providers Peak
position
Certification Shipments/sales
French Albums Chart[8] SNEP 74
U.S. Billboard 200[9] Billboard 3 Gold[2] 708,000[10]
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums[11] 1
UK Albums Chart[8] OCC 34 Gold[12] 100,000

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States April 26, 2005
France
United Kingdom May 26, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://billboard.com/#/news/bobby-valentino-snags-emi-distribution-dead-1003836330.story
  2. ^ a b "RIAA Gold & Platinum". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx
  4. ^ Jeffries, David (2005-04-26). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  5. ^ Horowitz, Steve. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review[dead link]
  7. ^ "Stylus Magazine review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  8. ^ a b Bobby Valentino - Disturbing Tha Peace Presents - Music Charts αCharts. Accessed August 29, 2008.
  9. ^ The Billboard 200 - Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino - Bobby Valentino Billboard. Accessed August 29, 2008.
  10. ^ (August 7, 2008). Bobby Valentino Snags EMI Distribution Deal Billboard. Accessed July 22, 2010.
  11. ^ Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino - Bobby Valentino Billboard. Accessed August 29, 2008.
  12. ^ "Certified Awards". Bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-12.