Born into the 90's

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Born Into the 90's
Studio album by R. Kelly and Public Announcement
Released January 14, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre R&BNew jack swing
Length 46:52
Label Jive
Producer R. KellyMr. Lee • Wayne Williams • Tommy Thumb • Michael Clark • Stephen George • Barry Hankerson (exec.)
R. Kelly chronology
Born into the 90's
(1992)
12 Play
(1993)
Public Announcement chronology
Born into the 90's
(1992)
All Work, No Play
(1998)
Singles from Born into the 90's
  1. "She's Got That Vibe"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Honey Love"
    Released: May 16, 1992
  3. "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)"
    Released: September 11, 1992
  4. "Dedicated"
    Released: 1993
  5. "Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly D+ link
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link

Born into the 90's is R. Kelly's debut studio album with his back-up group Public Announcement. Released in January 1992, the album became an R&B hit with the success of singles such as "She's Got That Vibe" (the album's biggest hit in the UK, at #3), "Dedicated," and Kelly's first two #1 R&B hits: "Honey Love," and "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)." Honey Love topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks, while "She's Got That Vibe" and "Slow Dance (Hey Mr DJ)" hit the Top 40 respectively. By June 1992, Born Into the 90's was eventually certified platinum and picked up an American Music Award nomination for Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Honey Love"). This would be R. Kelly's only album with Public Announcement as he separated from the group before he began recording his next album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "She's Loving Me"   R. Kelly, Tyrone Blatcher, Michael Jefferson R. Kelly 3:38
2. "She's Got That Vibe"   R. Kelly, Barry Hankerson R. Kelly 4:37
3. "Definition Of A Hotti"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:21
4. "I Know What You Need"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:29
5. "Keep It Street"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:57
6. "Born Into The 90's"   R. Kelly, Karen Evans, Patrice Rushen R. Kelly 4:41
7. "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)"   R. Kelly, Tyrone Blatcher, Michael Jefferson R. Kelly 5:03
8. "Dedicated"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:40
9. "Honey Love"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 5:04
10. "Hangin' Out"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:07
11. "Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)" (Mr. Lee featuring R. Kelly) R. Kelly, Morris Broadnax, Lee Haggard, Clarence Paul, Wayne Williams, Stevie Wonder Mr. Lee, Wayne Williams, R. Kelly 3:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Timmy Allen – Programming
  • Pete Christensen – Assistant Engineer
  • Michael Clark – Producer
  • Rick "SL8" Cruz – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Jose Fernandez – Programming
  • Georgette Franklin – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Marcus Geeter – Grooming
  • Stephen George – Producer
  • Karen Gordon – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Joe Grant – Photography
  • Barry Hankerson – Executive Producer
  • Gerard Julien – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • R. Kelly & Public Announcement – Performer
  • R. Kelly – Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Performer, Drum Programming, Mixing
  • Steven Levy – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Doug Michael – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Mr. Lee – Arranger, Programming, Producer, Rap, Performer, Mixing
  • Peter Mokran – Engineer, Mixing
  • Tim Nitz – Engineer
  • Cirland Noel – Engineer
  • Tim Nutz – Assistant Engineer
  • Herb Powers – Mastering
  • Michael Schlesinger – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dana Stovall – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Allan Byrd Tatum – Programming, Vocals (bckgr)
  • Chris Trevett – Engineer, Mixing
  • Tom Vercillo – Programming, Engineer, Mixing
  • Bobby West – Keyboards
  • Danny Wilensky – Saxophone
  • Wayne Williams – Producer
  • Nicole Wilson – Vocals (bckgr)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[1] 50
UK Albums (OCC) 1
US Billboard 200 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Chart (2001) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[2] 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R. Kelly & Public Announcement – Born into the 90's" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  2. ^ "R. Kelly & Public Announcement – Born into the 90's". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien.