First Love (Karina Pasian album)

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First Love
Studio album by Karina
Released United States August 19, 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre R&B, Soul, Pop
Length 40:49
Label Def Jam
Producer Los da Mystro, Ne-Yo, The-Dream, Tricky Stewart, Oak, Syience, Troy Taylor
Singles from First Love
  1. "16 @ War"
    Released: April 29, 2008
  2. "Can't Find The Words"
    Released: June 16, 2008
  3. "First Love"
    Released: August 5, 2008 (iTunes promo single)
  4. "Winner"
    Released: August 12, 2008 (iTunes promo single)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
DJBooth.net 3.5/5 stars[2]

First Love is the debut studio album by Dominican-American R&B singer Karina Pasian.[3][4][5] The album was released on August 19, 2008.[6][7] The album debuted on #57 on the Billboard 200.

The album includes the singles "16 @ War"[5] and "Can't Find The Words".

Karina recorded over 70 songs for the album,[3] including a collaboration with John Legend called "Promise" that didn't make the album.[8] First Love sold 9,000 copies in its first week. On December 3, 2008, the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B Album. As of December 2008, the album has sold a total of 28,408 copies.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Composer(s) Featured guest(s) Length
1 "90's Baby" Warren "Oak" Felder; Chasity Nwagbara 3:20
2 "Baby Baby" Niatia Kirkland; Chris "Tricky" Stewart; Terius "The-Dream" Nash Lil Mama 3:50
3 "Can't Find The Words" Farrah Fleurimond; Carlos “Los Da Mystro” McKinney; Natalie Walker; Daniel Crawley 3:58
4 "16 @ War" Chris "Tricky" Stewart; Terius "The-Dream" Nash 3:23
5 "Winner" Rico Love; Carlos “Los Da Mystro” McKinney, Shehnaz Khan 4:11
6 "The Love We Got" Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell; Chris "Tricky" Stewart; Terius "The-Dream" Nash 3:34
7 "They Ain't Gotta Love You" Ashanti; R. Richard; J. Williams 3:42
8 "Slow Motion" Gordon Chambers; Barry Eastmond; Daniel Crawley 3:54
9 "Can't Bring Me Down" Gordon Chambers; Troy Taylor 3:14
10 "First Love" Shawn Campbell; Gordon Chambers; Marshall J. Leathers; Marcus Grant 3:46
11 "Go Back" Ester Dean, Traci Hale, Reggie "Syience" Perry 3:16

Singles[edit]

"16 @ War"[edit]

Main article: 16 @ War

"16 @ War" is the first single released from the album First Love.

"Can't Find The Words"[edit]

"Can't Find the Words" is the second single from First Love.

"First Love"[edit]

Released: August 5, 2008 (U.S.)
Genres: Pop, R&B
Length: 3:36
Label: Def Jam
Writers: Shawn Campbell; Gordon Chambers; Marshall J. Leathers; Marcus Grant

"First Love" is a promo single that was released to iTunes on August 5, 2008 to promote the album.

"Winner"[edit]

Released: August 12, 2008 (U.S.)
Genres: Contemporary R&B, Pop
Length: 4:11
Label: Def Jam
Writers: Rico Love; Carlos "Los Da Maestro" McKinney, Shehnaz Khan
"Winner" is also a promo single released on August 12, 2008 to iTunes, just one week before the release of the album First Love. The remix features Israel The ILLa Real.

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