Forever My Lady

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Forever My Lady
Studio album by Jodeci
Released May 28, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre R&B, Hip hop, New jack swing, Soul
Length 53:23
Label Uptown/MCA
Producer Al B. Sure!, Dalvin DeGrate, DeVante Swing
Jodeci chronology
Forever My Lady
(1991)
Diary of a Mad Band
(1993)
Singles from Forever My Lady
  1. "Gotta Love"
    Released: February 24, 1991
  2. "Forever My Lady"
    Released: August 13, 1991
  3. "Stay"
    Released: December 3, 1991
  4. "Come and Talk to Me"
    Released: March 10, 1992
  5. "I'm Still Waiting"
    Released: August 25, 1992

Forever My Lady is the debut studio album from American R&B group Jodeci, released May 28, 1991 on Uptown Records and distributed through MCA Records.

Forever My Lady peaked at eighteen on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached number one on the R&B Albums chart where it remained for three weeks.[1] It spawned five singles including the group's first three #1 R&B singles: the title track, "Stay" and "Come and Talk to Me." The album also charted the highest on the Billboard Year-End chart as an R&B Album for 1992. Forever My Lady sold over 3 million copies and was certified 3x platinum.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]

Arion Berger of Entertainment Weekly gave the effort a good review, calling the work "sophisticated beyond the band members' years" and noting that "if they can keep up the momentum of this commercially successful debut (which has already gone Top 40 on the Billboard pop album chart), Jodeci will be a force to be reckoned with."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Stay"   DeVante Swing 5:11
2. "Come and Talk to Me"   DeVante Swing 4:36
3. "Forever My Lady"   Al B. Sure!, DeVante Swing 5:20
4. "I'm Still Waiting"   DeVante Swing 4:21
5. "U&I"   DeVante Swing 4:04
6. "Interlude (553-Nasty)"   DeVante Swing 1:47
7. "My Phone"   DeVante Swing 5:49
8. "Gotta Love"   DeVante Swing, K-Ci Hailey, JoJo Hailey 4:43
9. "Play Thang"     4:45
10. "It's Alright"   DeVante Swing 4:36
11. "Treat U"   DeVante Swing 3:42
12. "Xs We Share"     4:29
13. "Cherish" (iTunes bonus track)   3:59

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1991)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 18
U.S. Heatseekers 1
U.S. R&B Albums 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40
1991 "Gotta Love" 79
"Forever My Lady" 25 1
"Stay" 41 8 1
1992 "Come and Talk to Me" 11 18 1 7
1992 "I'm Still Waiting" 85 10

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • Art Direction – Reiner Design Consultants
  • Assistant Engineering – Ellen Fitton, Michael Gilbert, Marnie Riley, Jay A. Ryan
  • Engineering – Paul Logus, Dennis Mitchell, Mark Partis
  • Mastering – Herb Powers
  • Mixing – Al B. Sure, Mick Guzauski
  • Multi-Instruments – DeVante Swing
  • Production Coordination – Eloise Bryan
  • Programming – Al B. Sure!, Dalvin DeGrate, DeVante Swing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Forever My Lady > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Forever My Lady > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b Berger, Arion (1991-11-15). "MUSIC REVIEW: Forever My Lady - Jodeci". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Forever My Lady > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-25. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Forever My Lady > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 

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