Fight for Love (Elliott Yamin album)

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Fight for Love
Studio album by Elliott Yamin
Released May 5, 2009
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Hickory, RED, avex Group Japan
Producer Johntá Austin, Midi Mafia, Dapo Torimiro, Jermaine Dupri, Warren "Oak" Felder, Dave Tozer, Eman, Josh Abraham, The Underdogs, Stargate,[1][2] Espionage
Elliott Yamin chronology
Elliott Yamin
(2007)
Fight for Love (2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
Billboard (positive)[5]
People 2.5/4 stars[6]
Slant 1.5/5 stars[7]
US Magazine 2/4 stars[8]

Fight for Love is the second album by American pop singer Elliott Yamin, released on May 5, 2009, by the independent label Hickory Records and distributed through Sony BMG-owned RED Distribution. It was released in Japan on May 20, 2009, by Avex Trax. A Premium Edition of the album was released in Japan on October 21, 2009, which contains 20 tracks and includes a DVD of videos.[9]

Yamin recorded 35 songs from which to choose the final track list and worked with various producers including Jermaine Dupri, Dave Tozer, Eman, Harvey Mason, Jr., Steve Russell and Stargate.[2] Yamin has described the album as more contemporary R&B pop than his debut[10] with three or four more "radio-friendly" singles.[11] Yamin co-wrote the majority of songs for the album, including “Someday” (co-written and produced by Dave Tozer), a song about his feelings of loss following the death of his mother,[10] and the album is dedicated to her. Yamin's collaboration with Jermaine Dupri, "When I'm Gone", became a bonus track on the Japanese edition.

The title track and lead single premiered on AOL Music on February 13, 2009. The song was released to online music services, including iTunes, and for adds at Top 40 and Rhythmic radio on March 10, 2009.[1]

Yamin shot two music videos, for "Fight for Love" as well as for the song "You Say", which became the second single in Japan. They were shot on April 11 and 12, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.[12][13] The video for "Fight for Love" premiered on AOL Music on May 1, 2009.[14]

The second U.S. single, "Can't Keep on Loving You (From a Distance)", was released to Adult Contemporary radio on August 10, 2009.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let Love Be"   Elliot Yamin, Oliver Goldstein, Calvin "Joonie" Gray Jr. 3:32
2. "Know Better"   Waynne Nugent, Kevin Risto, Steve Russell, Dapo Torimiro 3:57
3. "Fight for Love"   Johntá Austin, Theodore Thomas 3:41
4. "You"   P. Taj Jackson, Mikkel S. Ericksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Amund Bjorklund, Espen Lind 3:57
5. "Can't Keep on Loving You (From a Distance)"   Tawgs Salter, Hakim Abdulsamad, Nasri Atweh, M. Kasprzyk 3:14
6. "Don't Be Afraid"   Jackson, Eriksen, Hermansen 4:03
7. "You Say"   Yamin, Reed Vertelney, Lindy Robbins, Jess Cates 3:41
8. "Apart from Me"   Yamin, Nugent, Risto, Russell, Torimiro 3:42
9. "Cold Heart"   Yamin, Felix Bloxsom, Aaron Goldstein, O. Goldstein, Bonnie McKee 3:34
10. "How Do I Know"   Yamin, Emanuel Kiriakou, Robbins 3:48
11. "This Step Alone"   Yamin, Josh Abraham, Alex James, Torimiro 3:48
12. "Someday"   Yamin, Dave Tozer, Marcus John Bryant, Corey Latif Williams 5:16

Note[edit]

  • "Shelter" was only available to stream on Yamin's official MySpace music player until May 15, 2009. After that, the song was added to the already existing AmazonMP3 album download. Originally, there were two album entries, one with the previous "Believe" track, but once "Shelter" was added, the original entry with "Believe" was removed.

Leftover tracks[edit]

  • Never Let Go (prod. by Stargate)
  • Without You (prod. by Stargate)
  • Can't Make You Love Me (prod. by Stargate)
  • Let Me Be the One
  • What It Feels Like

Singles[edit]

Sales[edit]

United States: 49,000[17]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009)[18] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 26
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 4
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 19

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