Body Kiss

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Body Kiss
Studio album by The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. Biggs
Released May 6, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Urban adult contemporary/rhythm and blues/soul
Length 47:18
Label T-Neck Records/DreamWorks Records
Producer R. Kelly (also exec.), Tim & Bob, Ronald Isley (exec.), John McClain (exec.)
The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley, a/k/a Mr. Biggs chronology
Eternal
(2001)
Body Kiss
(2003)
Baby Makin' Music
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link

Body Kiss is the 29th studio album by The Isley Brothers on the DreamWorks label. Almost solely written, arranged, composed and produced by longtime collaborator R. Kelly, the album yielded the R&B hits "What Would You Do?" (which was also a Top 50 pop hit) and "Busted" (a duet with Kim Johnson of the sister group JS, who often backs up the Isleys on record and on tour) and made history again for the Isleys when it became the first album since the band's 1975 album The Heat Is On to hit number one on the album charts. It also became the first Isley Brothers album to debut at number-one and has since been certified gold by the RIAA. Other hits were the radio-ready "Prize Possession".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by R. Kelly, except where noted.

  1. "Superstar" – 3:54
  2. "Lucky Charm" – 4:31
  3. "What Would You Do?" (featuring The Pied Piper) – 3:47
  4. "Body Kiss" (featuring Lil' Kim) (Kelly/Lil' Kim) – 4:02
  5. "Busted" (featuring JS) – 3:58
  6. "Showdown, Vol. 1" – 4:59
  7. "Keep It Flowin'" – 3:09
  8. "Prize Possession" – 3:58
  9. "Take a Ride" – 4:15
  10. "I Want That" (Kelley/Robinson) – 4:16
  11. "I Like" (featuring The Pied Piper & Snoop Dogg) (Kelly/Snoop Dogg) – 3:03
  12. "What Would You Do? Pt. 2" (featuring The Pied Piper) – 3:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Bearsley – Assistant
  • Jacquie Carter – A&R
  • Rodney East – Keyboards
  • Tim Kelley - Mixing, Arranger, Producer, Keyboards, Drum Programming
  • Bob Robinson - Arranger, Producer, Guitar
  • Andy Gallas – Engineer
  • Abel Garibaldi – Programming, Engineer, Mixing
  • Serban Ghenea – Mixing
  • Jason Groucott – Assistant
  • Andy Heller – Assistant Engineer
  • Ernie Isley – Guitar, Soloist
  • Ronald Isley – Executive Producer
  • Bernard Jacobs – Stylist
  • Kandy Johnson – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Kim Johnson – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Jeff Jones – Make-Up
  • R. Kelly – Arranger, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Executive Producer, Mixing, Introduction
  • Gregg Landfair – Guitar
  • Donnie Lyle – Bass, Guitar
  • John McClain – Executive Producer
  • Ian Mereness – Programming, Engineer, Mixing
  • Kendall D. Nesbitt – Keyboards
  • Frances Pennington – Creative Director
  • Michael Pickett – Assistant
  • Herb Powers – Mastering
  • Reisig – Photography
  • Tim Roberts – Assistant
  • Bob Robinson – Guitar, Producer, Mixing
  • Jennifer Scott – A&R

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard 200 1
Preceded by
Get Rich or Die Tryin' by 50 Cent
Billboard 200 number-one album
May 18, 2003 - May 24, 2003
Succeeded by
The Golden Age of Grotesque by Marilyn Manson