I Care 4 U

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I Care 4 U
Compilation album by Aaliyah
Released December 10, 2002
Recorded September 1993–March 9, 2001
Genre R&B,[1] dance-pop[2]
Length 59:20
Label Blackground, Universal
Producer Johnta Austin, Bryan Michael Cox, R. Kelly, Static Major, Rapture, E. Seats, Timbaland
Aaliyah chronology
Aaliyah
(2001)
I Care 4 U
(2002)
Ultimate Aaliyah
(2005)
Singles from I Care 4 U
  1. "Miss You"
    Released: November 16, 2002
  2. "I Care 4 U"
    Released: April 8, 2003 (radio)
  3. "Don't Know What to Tell Ya"
    Released: May 20, 2003
  4. "Come Over"
    Released: May 27, 2003
Alternative cover
International edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[8]
Uncut 3/5 stars[9]
Vibe 4/5[2]

I Care 4 U is a posthumous compilation album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. It was released on December 10, 2002, by Blackground Records and Universal Music, and features both album cuts and previously unreleased tracks and demos, recorded between 1993 and 2001. Along with her hit singles, a number of shelved tracks were included on the album, including the singles "Miss You", "Don't Know What to Tell Ya", and "Come Over".

Commercial performance[edit]

I Care 4 U was an international commercial success, entering charts at the number one in Japan and Finland; at the top five on the United States, Argentina, Europe, UK, France, Germany and Switzerland; and, at the top ten in Brazil, Canada, New Zealand and Poland.[10][11][12][13][14][15] I Care 4 U sold over 6 million copies worldwide.[14]

The album entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at #3 and at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 290,669 copies in the first week. In its second week, the album fell to #6 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and to #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 280,000 copies. In its third week the album fell to number #10 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and rose to the #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling 176,000 copies. In its fourth week, the album rose to #9 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and continued at the same position, selling 138,000 copies (and 884,669 copies in the first month). It topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for seven weeks.[11][12][16][17][18][19]

I Care 4 U was certified Platinum in the United States and sold over 1.7 million copies in the country.[13][14][20]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Back & Forth"   R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:51
2. "Are You That Somebody?" (featuring Timbaland) Timothy Mosley, Stephen Garrett Timbaland 4:25
3. "One in a Million"   Missy Elliott, Timothy Mosley Timbaland 4:30
4. "I Care 4 U"   Missy Elliott, Timothy Mosley Timbaland 4:33
5. "More Than a Woman"   Timothy Mosley, Stephen Garrett, Salah El Sharnobi, Omar Batiesha Timbaland 3:49
6. "Don't Know What to Tell Ya"   Timothy Mosley, Stephen Garrett, Salah El Sharnobi, Omar Batiesha Timbaland 5:01
7. "Try Again" (featuring Timbaland) Timothy Mosley, Stephen Garrett Timbaland 4:44
8. "All I Need"   Teddy Bishop, Johnta Austin Teddy Bishop 3:08
9. "Miss You"   Johnta Austin, Teddy Bishop, Ginuwine Teddy Bishop 4:05
10. "Don't Worry"   Johnta Austin Teddy Bishop 3:52
11. "Come Over" (featuring Tank) Johnta Austin Bryan-Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Kevin Hicks 3:55
12. "Erica Kane"   Stephen Garrett, Eric L. Seats, Rapture, D. Stewart E. Seats, Rapture 4:38
13. "At Your Best (You Are Love)"   R. Kelly, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley, Chris Jasper R. Kelly 4:52
14. "Got to Give It Up" (Remix) Marvin Gaye Bud'da 3:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Executive producers – Jazze Pha, Timbaland, Kevin Hicks, Senator Jimmy D, Budda, Eric Seats, Rapture, R. Kelly, Ted Bishop
  • Engineers – Peter Mokran, Senator Jimmy D, Acar S. Key
  • Mixing – Peter Mokran, Timbaland, Mr. Lee, R. Kelly, Jimmy Douglass, Acar S. Key
  • Photography – Albert Watson, David LaChapelle, Jonathan Mannion

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[21] 43
Austrian Albums Chart[21] 16
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[21] 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[21] 19
Danish Albums Chart[21] 39
Dutch Albums Chart[21] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[21] 15
French Albums Chart[21] 4
German Albums Chart[22] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[21] 10
Norwegian Singles Chart[21] 17
Swedish Albums Chart[21] 37
Swiss Albums Chart[21] 3
UK Albums Chart[10] 4
US Billboard 200[23] 3
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[23] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[24] Gold
France (SNEP)[25] Gold
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[26] Gold
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Gold
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b King, Jason (February 2003). "Review: I Care 4 U". Vibe (New York): 136. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bush, John (December 10, 2002). "I Care 4 U - Aaliyah : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 25, 2003). "As Long as I Still Can". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Seymour, Craig (December 13, 2002). "Care 4 U Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (January 31, 2003). "Pop CD: Aaliyah, I Care 4 U | Music | The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Berger, Arion (December 30, 2002). "Rolling Stone : Aaliyah: I Care 4 You : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (December 4, 2002). "Aaliyah: I Care 4 U | Music Review | Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review: I Care 4 U". Uncut (London): 121. March 2003. 
  10. ^ a b "ChartArchive: Aaliyah". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "HITS Daily Double: Previous Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Aaliyah Lands At #3, B2K At #10 In Album Charts". rnbdirt.com. December 19, 2002. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "SS MUSIC: Aaaliyah". SS Music. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "Career - "I'm Living a Dream"". YouTube. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Pandora Archive". Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  16. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. January 25, 2003. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. January 11, 2003. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. January 4, 2003. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. December 28, 2002. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "norwegiancharts.com - Aaliyah - I Care 4 U". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  22. ^ "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  23. ^ a b I Care 4 U at AllMusic
  24. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U". Music Canada. 
  25. ^ "French album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  26. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Aaliyah; 'I Care 4 U')". Hung Medien. 
  27. ^ "British album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter I Care 4 U in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH