Complicated (Nivea album)

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Complicated
Studio album by Nivea
Released May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03) (US)
Recorded 2003–2005
Genre R&B, hip hop, crunk&B
Length 53:13
Label Jive Records
Producer Nivea, The-Dream, Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, R. Kelly, Nastacia Kendall, Larry Campbell
Nivea chronology
Nivea
(2002)
Complicated
(2005)
Animalistic
(2006)
Singles from Complicated
  1. "Okay"
    Released: October 19, 2004
  2. "Parking Lot"
    Released: May 3, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Complicated is the second album by American singer Nivea, released in the United States on May 3, 2005 (see 2005 in music) on Jive Records. It was primarily produced by her then-husband The-Dream, with additional production from Lil Jon, R. Kelly, Bryan Michael Cox and Jermaine Dupri. The album peaked at #37 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album charts. Complicated was critically acclaimed, but failed to receive major commercial success, eventually becoming Nivea's lowest selling album to date with 84,000 copies sold in the U.S.

"Okay", the album's lead single, was already recorded back in 2003. Though it was clear, that the track was going to be released as a single, the record company kept it under closure to introduce the upcoming crunk&B style with newcomer Ciara and her "Goodies" track. No other single was released from Complicated due to a recall on the album for having a content-protector and some discs wouldn't play, so Nivea decided to leave Jive Records not long after the album's release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rain (Interlude)" (N. Nash, T. Nash) - 0:50
  2. "Complicated" (N. Nash, T. Nash) - 3:52
  3. "Okay" (featuring Lil Jon & YoungBloodZ) (J. Grigsby, S. Joseph, N. Nash, T. Nash, J. Smith, T. Hale) - 4:43
  4. "Parking Lot" (J. Austin, B. Cox, J. Dupri) - 3:51
  5. "Fulton County Correctional Call (Interlude)" (N. Nash, T. Nash) - 1:08
  6. "I Can't Mess With You" (featuring The-Dream) (M. Chesser, L. Creed, N. Nash, T. Bell, A. Gibbs) - 4:02
  7. "Breathe (Let It Go)" (N. Nash, T. Nash, J. Pierre) - 4:04
  8. "Quickie" (featuring Rasheeda) (M. Chesser, K. Hickson, N. Nash, E. Edwards, A. Gibbs) - 4:04
  9. "Indian Dance" (N. Nash, T. Nash) - 3:50
  10. "No More" (M. Chesser, N. Nash, A. Gibbs) - 3:39
  11. "Gangsta Girl" (featuring R. Kelly) (R. Kelly) - 2:56
  12. "Okay Remix (Red-Cup Version)" (featuring The-Dream)" (N. Nash, T. Nash, J. Smith, T. Hale) - 4:11
  13. "So Far" (K. Antoine, M. Chesser, N. Kendall, A. Gibbs) - 4:02
  14. "It's All Good" (K. Antoine, M. Chesser, N. Kendall, A. Gibbs) - 3:37
Japanese bonus track
  1. "My Fault (Ghetto Apology)" – 3:58

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Fletcher Dozier Jr. - guitar
  • Donnie Lyle - guitar
  • Eddie E. Hamilton - guitar
  • Julio Miranda - guitar

Production[edit]

  • Executive producers: Nivea Nash, Terius "The Dream" Nash
  • Producer: Larry "Rock" Campbell, Bryan Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Jon, R. Kelly, The Platinum Brothers, Nastacia "Nazz" Kendall, The Dream
  • Vocal assistance: Sakinah Lestage
  • Engineers: Brian Frye, Andy Gallas, Abel Garibaldi, Matthew Malpass, Ian Mereness, Ray Seay, Rich Tapper
  • Assistant engineers: Steve Bearsley, Josh Copp, Jason Mlodzinski, Keith Sengbusch, Rob Skipworth, Adam Smith, Nathan Wheeler
  • Mixing: Leslie Braithwaite, Kevin "KD" Davis, John Frye, Serban Ghenea, Brian Stanley, Phil Tan
  • Mixing assistance: Warren Bletcher, Kris Lewis
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne
  • A&R: Larry "Rock" Campbell, Wayne Williams
  • Design: Larry "Rock" Campbell
  • Art Direction: Elisa Garcia, Denise Trorman
  • Photography: Jonathan Mannion

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Billboard Top 200 37
2005 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Complicated (Nivea album) at AllMusic