Born Naked

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Born Naked
Studio album by RuPaul
Released February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 38:15
Label RuCo Inc.
Producer
RuPaul chronology
The CoverGurlz
(2014)
Born Naked
(2014)
Singles from Born Naked
  1. "Geronimo"
    Released: February 24, 2014
  2. "Sissy That Walk"
    Released: May 12, 2014

Born Naked is the sixth studio album from American singer-songwriter, actor and drag queen RuPaul. It was released on iTunes and Amazon through RuCo on February 24, 2014, coinciding with the sixth season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race.[1] The album is RuPaul's highest charting to date, reaching 4th position on US Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums list. The album is a mix of electronic, bounce, rock and gospel tunes.

Reception[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Born Naked debuted at number 85 on the Billboard 200 selling 4,000 copies for the week ending March 2, 2014.[2] It is RuPaul's highest charting album to date, as well as his first entry on the chart since his debut album, Supermodel of the World, peaked at number 109 in 1993.[3] The album also debuted at number four on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart,[4] another career high, and at number 18 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart,[5] RuPaul's first appearance on the chart. Notably, Born Naked also reached number one on the iTunes Top Dance Albums chart in the US, also charting at number 23 on the store's Top albums chart.[6]

Singles[edit]

"Sissy That Walk" was the only single release from RuPaul's 6th studio album Born Naked. The song featured heavily on the reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race; and it was a favourite amongst the gay community, dance clubs, fitness clubs, and fashion industry.

Music Video[edit]

The video for "Sissy That Walk" premiered on episode thirteen of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, entitled RuPaul's Drag Race: Countdown to the Crown, and was produced by World of Wonder. It features RuPaul and the last 4 contestants from her show: Courtney Act, Adore Delano, Bianca Del Rio and Darienne Lake.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from ASCAP[7] and SESAC.[8]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freaky Money" (featuring Big Freedia) Lucian Piane 3:03
2. "Sissy That Walk"  
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 3:32
3. "Geronimo" (featuring Lucian Piane)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 3:42
4. "Dance With U"  
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 3:52
5. "Adrenaline" (featuring Myah Marie)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 4:32
6. "Can I Get An Amen" (featuring Martha Wash)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 3:28
7. "Fly Tonight" (featuring Frankmusik)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 4:08
8. "Modern Love"  
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 4:49
9. "Let The Music Play" (featuring Michelle Visage)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 3:46
10. "Born Naked" (featuring Clairy Browne)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane 3:23
Total length:
38:15
Notes
  • ^a signifies remix engineer and additional producer
  • ^b signifies original producer in addition to remix engineer and additional producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canada Albums Chart 176
US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums 4[4]
US Billboard Independent Albums 18[5]
US Billboard Hot 200 85[2]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Edition
Worldwide February 24, 2014 RuCo Inc. Digital download Standard[11]
May 5, 2014 Deluxe[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bleu, Rudy (21 February 2014). "Born Naked". muumuse.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Keith Caulfield (March 6, 2014). "RuPaul Nets Highest Charting Album Ever, Plus a 'Drag Race' Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "RuPaul Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "RuPaul Album Chart History: Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "RuPaul Album Chart History: Billboard Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "RuPaul’s Born Naked Tops The iTunes Charts". World of Wonder. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  7. ^ "ASCAP Repertory Search » Performers » RuPaul". ASCAP. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  8. ^ "Songs by Writer » RUPAUL ANDRE CHARLES". SESAC. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Born Naked (iTunes Deluxe)". iTunes and Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  10. ^ "La Toya and RuPaul: Get Ready to Dance - Life with La Toya". YouTube and OWN. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  11. ^ "Born Naked (Standard)". iTunes and Apple Inc. Retrieved 2014-05-19.