Free Yourself

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Free Yourself
Studio album by Fantasia Barrino
Released November 23, 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre R&B, soul
Length 51:00
Label J, 19
Producer Louis Biancaniello, Craig Brockman, Bryan-Michael Cox, Clive Davis, Jermaine Dupri, Missy Elliott, Sean Garrett, Jazze Pha, Darkchild, Harold Lilly, Ric Rude, Soulshock & Karlin, Underdogs, Sam Watters, Nigel Wright[1]
Fantasia Barrino chronology
Free Yourself
(2004)
Fantasia
(2006)
Singles from Free Yourself
  1. "Truth Is"
    Released: December 7, 2004
  2. "Baby Mama"
    Released: May 3, 2005
  3. "Free Yourself"
    Released: June 1, 2005
  4. "It's All Good"
    Released: 2005
  5. "Ain't Gon' Beg You"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[4]

Free Yourself is the debut album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, which was released on November 23, 2004. The album was a great success for Barrino, selling over 240,000 units in its first week, and reaching number eight on the United States Billboard 200 chart. Free Yourself is certified platinum in the US and has been nominated for more than twenty awards, four of which were Grammy Awards.

Single information[edit]

Singles[edit]

The album had a series of hit singles with "Truth Is", "Baby Mama", and the title track, "Free Yourself", being huge R&B hits. With two of those songs reaching number one on the US Adult R&B Airplay chart, one being "Truth Is" which achieved a record stay at number one on the chart for a female artist at fourteen weeks. "It's All Good" was a Club hit reaching the top 10, and "Ain't Gonna Beg You" received radio airplay.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ain't Gon' Beg You"   Damon Thomas, Harvey Mason, Jr., Antonio Dixon 4:14
2. "Free Yourself" (featuring Missy Elliott) Craig Brockman, Missy Elliott 4:18
3. "Truth Is"   Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Carsten Schack, Alex Cantrell 3:55
4. "Selfish (I Want You to Myself)" (featuring Missy Elliott) Elliott 3:24
5. "Summertime"   George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward 2:46
6. "Baby Mama"   Barbara Acklin, Vito Colapietro, Neely Dinkins, Harold Lilly, Eugene Record 4:15
7. "Got Me Waiting"   Ciara Harris, Jermaine Dupri, Johnta Austin, Bryan-Michael Cox 3:51
8. "It's All Good"   Rodney Jerkins, Ricky Lewis, Sean Garrett 4:05
9. "You Were Always on My Mind" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson 3:43
10. "Good Lovin'"   Brockman, Elliott 3:53
11. "Don't Act Right" (featuring Jazze Pha) Phalon Alexander, Charles Pettaway, Johnta Austin, Zachary Wallace 4:03
12. "This Is Me"   Thomas, Mason Jr., Dixon 3:33
13. "I Believe" (feat. string arrangements by David Campbell) Louis Biancaniello, Tamyra Gray, Sam Watters 5:00

Awards[edit]

  • 2006: ASCAP R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: "Free Yourself"
  • 2006: ASCAP R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: "Truth Is"

References[edit]

  1. ^ allmusic ((( Free Yourself > Credits )))
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Free Yourself – Fantasia". Rovi Corporation. Allmusic. Archived from the original on 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (2004-11-19). "Fantasia: Free Yourself". Slant Magazine. slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01.