Just Go (album)

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Just Go
Studio album by Lionel Richie
Released Worldwide: March 13, 2009
UK: March 16, 2009
US: May 19, 2009
Recorded 2007–2009
Genre R&B, pop
Label Island
Producer Giorgio Tuinfort, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Stargate, The Movement, Antonio L.A. Reid (exec.)
Lionel Richie chronology
Coming Home
(2006)
Just Go
(2009)
Tuskegee
(2012)
Singles from Just Go
  1. "Good Morning"
    Released: November 4, 2008
  2. "Just Go"
    Released: March 12, 2009
  3. "I'm in Love"
    Released: May 19, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Billboard (favorable)[3]
Entertainment Weekly C+[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
New York Times (favorable)[6]
The Observer (unfavorable)[7]
People 2.5/4 stars[8]
The Times 1/5 stars[9]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[1]
Yahoo! Music (7.5/10)[10]

Just Go is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie. The album was slated to be released in US on March 10, 2009, but was pushed back to May 19, 2009. In UK the album was released as scheduled on March 16, 2009. The International release date was March 13, 2009. Akon and Ne-Yo share in the writing duties for the new album, along with Norwegian production team StarGate.[11] Just Go also has contributions from songwriter Johntá Austin and The-Dream.[12] Although Richie did not write a song for the album, he did write "Eternity", which is also included on the tribute album Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise.

The album debuted at #24 on Billboard 200 and #9 on R&B Chart. As of May 2012, the album has sold 95,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Forever" (featuring Phillip "Taj" Jackson on backing vocals) Phillip "Taj" Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen Stargate 3:19
2. "Just Go" (featuring Akon) Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort Akon, Tuinfort 4:11
3. "Nothing Left to Give" (featuring Akon) Thiam, Tuinfort Akon, Tuinfort 3:32
4. "Forever and a Day"   Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius Nash Stewart 4:04
5. "I'm Not Okay" (featuring The-Dream on backing vocals) Stewart, Nash Stewart 3:28
6. "Good Morning"   Stewart, Nash, James Button, Corron Ty Cole Stewart 4:06
7. "Through My Eyes" (featuring Phillip "Taj" Jackson on backing vocals) Jackson, Eriksen, Hermansen Stargate 4:06
8. "I'm in Love" (featuring Ne-Yo on backing vocals) Shaffer Smith, Eriksen, Hermansen Stargate 4:05
9. "Think of You" (featuring Phillip "Taj" Jackson on backing vocals) Jackson, Eriksen, Hermansen Stargate, Martin K 4:12
10. "Into You Deep"   Stewart, Nash, Sean Hall Stewart, Sean K. 5:19
11. "Pastime"   Johntá Austin, Eriksen, Hermansen, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund Stargate 3:52
12. "Face In The Crowd" (with Trijntje Oosterhuis) John Ewbank Ewbank, Nando Eweg, Clayton Haraba 4:21
13. "Somewhere in London"   Stewart, Nash Stewart 5:05
14. "Eternity"   Lionel Richie David Foster 4:37

Singles[edit]

  • "Good Morning" was released as the album's lead single, and went for Urban AC radio adds on November 4, 2008.
  • "Just Go" was released as the second single on March 12, 2009. The music video premiered the same day.
  • "I'm in Love" went for Urban AC radio adds on May 19, 2009.

Other singles[edit]

  • "Face in the Crowd" was released as an international single (in the Netherlands) on July 18, 2008.
  • "Forever and Ever" (on the album retitled simply "Forever") went for Urban AC radio adds on September 16, 2008. It was in 2009 released to UK radio under the title "Forever".
  • "I'm Not Okay" went for Urban AC radio adds on September 16, 2008.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 9
Austria 9
France 79
Netherland 22
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 89
UK Albums Chart[14] 10
UK R&B Chart 1
Switzerland 28
Preceded by
Freedom by Akon
UK R&B Chart number-one album
March 22, 2009 – March 29, 2009
Succeeded by
Freedom by Akon

Controversy[edit]

The South-Korean girl band 2NE1 had a similar song "I Don't Care" akin to Lionel's "Just Go" released July 2009. It is currently being investigated by Universal Music Group.[15]

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