Just like You (Keyshia Cole album)

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Just Like You
Studio album by Keyshia Cole
Released September 25, 2007
Recorded 2005–2007
Genre
Length 57:59
Label
Producer Pete Rock, Missy Elliott, Bryan-Michael Cox, Scott Storch, Ron Fair (exec.), Rodney Jerkins, The Runners, Mario Winans, Diddy, J. Wells, Gregory G. Curtis, Alex Francis, T.Rey & C. Broan, Shawn Carroll, Soulshock
Keyshia Cole chronology
The Way It Is
(2005)
Just Like You
(2007)
A Different Me
(2008)
Singles from Just Like You
  1. "Let It Go"
    Released: June 19, 2007
  2. "Shoulda Let You Go"
    Released: October 19, 2007
  3. "I Remember"
    Released: December 5, 2007
  4. "Heaven Sent"
    Released: March 27, 2008

Just Like You is the second studio album by American R&B singer Keyshia Cole. The album was released on September 25, 2007 through Geffen Records. It was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards that was held February 2008, but lost to Ne-Yo's Because of You. As of December 2007, the album has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Conception[edit]

Cole started work on her second album shortly after the release of her debut album, The Way It Is. About the album, Cole says, "This album is more about you, inside, and how you need to get yourself together, rather than pointing at somebody else and saying, 'You don't treat me right, you don't do this.' I'm truly lovin it, I listen to it myself. The last album, I didn't really listen to until I went on tour. [Because] when you listen to your own experience, it's like, I don't wanna hear it anymore. I do write from my personal experiences, but I think it's very important to young women."[1]

Guests include Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim, Too $hort, Amina, Anthony Hamilton, Young Dro, T.I., Chink Santana and Piper. The US version has Cole's guest appearance on the song 'Last Night' by Diddy while the UK version has that, along with Boyfriend/Girlfriend by C-Side and (When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me by Sean Paul and the International Version contains both tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Billboard (favorable)[4]
The Boston Globe (mixed)[5]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[6]
New York Times (favorable)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Stylus A−[9]
Village Voice (favorable)[10]
Washington Post (favorable)[11]

The first single off the album is "Let It Go", an upbeat club track that features Missy Elliott and Lil' Kim. The video premiered on BET's Access Granted on July 11, 2007. The second single is the Darkchild-produced "Shoulda Let You Go". The album was promoted with the second season of her reality show Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, set to premiere on October 30, 2007.[12] Just Like You debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 281,419 copies in its first week, more than quadruple the first week of her last album.[13] "Give Me More" came in at No.1 on The Editor's List inside Cove Magazine October 2007 Issue for the top 5 Soul/R&B recordings for the month of September 2007. As of January 17, 2009, Just Like You has sold approximately 1.7 million copies in the United States The singer's title track was the theme from Cole's BET reality series has been noted.

On November 27, 2008 the album was released in Australia, titled Just Like You (International Deluxe Version). This release is a hybrid of Just Like You and The Way It Is and also features Keyshia's collaborations with P. Diddy and Sean Paul. It contains 16 songs and has a different cover to the original version of the album. On May 9, 2008 the international album had been released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well.[14]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producers Time
1. "Let It Go" (featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim) Missy Elliott 3:58
2. "Didn't I Tell You" (featuring Too $hort) The Runners 3:51
3. "Fallin' Out" Soulshock 4:27
4. "Give Me More" Scott Storch 3:53
5. "I Remember" Vincent Cox, Gregory G. Curtis 4:20
6. "Shoulda Let You Go" (featuring Amina Harris) Rodney Jerkins 3:40
7. "Heaven Sent" Jason "JVibe" Farmer and Alex Francis, For The GhostWriters 3:52
8. "Same Thing (Interlude)" T.Rey & C. Brown 1:35
9. "Got to Get My Heart Back" Pete Rock (Credit given to Ron Fair)[15] 4:17
10. "Was It Worth It?" Bryan-Michael Cox, WyldCard (co.) 3:36
11. "Just Like You" Shawn Carroll 4:06
12. "Losing You" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) "Toxic" Donald Alford 3:49
13. "Last Night" (featuring Diddy) Mario Winans, Diddy (co.) 4:15
14. "Work It Out" J. Wells 4:04
15. "Let It Go (Remix)" (featuring Missy Elliott, Young Dro & T.I.) Missy Elliott 3:40

UK Version[edit]

# Title Producers Time
1. "Let It Go" (featuring Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim) Missy Elliott 4:00
2. "(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me" (with Sean Paul) Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett (aka Don Corleon) 4:04
3. "Didn't I Tell You" (featuring Too $hort) The Runners 3:51
4. "Fallin' Out" Soulshock 4:27
5. "Give Me More" Scott Storch 3:53
6. "I Should Have Cheated" Daron Jones & Ron Fair 5:28
7. "I Remember" Gregory G. Curtis 4:20
8. "Shoulda Let You Go" (featuring Amina Harris) Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins 3:40
9. "Heaven Sent" Jason "JVibe" Farmer and Alex Francis For The GhostWriters 3:52
10. "Same Thing (Interlude)" T.Rey, C. Broan 1:35
11. "Got to Get My Heart Back" Pete Rock (Credit given to Ron Fair)[15] 4:17
12. "Was It Worth It?" Bryan-Michael Cox 3:36
13. "Just Like You" Shawn Carroll 4:06
14. "Losing You" (featuring Anthony Hamilton) Toxic, Donal Alford 3:49
15. "Last Night" (featuring Diddy) Mario Winans, Diddy (co.) 4:15
16. "Work It Out" J. Wells 4:04
17. "Let It Go (Remix)" (featuring Missy Elliott, Young Dro & T.I.) Missy Elliott 3:40

International Deluxe Edition[edit]

Source: Amazon.com[16]

  1. "Let It Go" (feat. Missy Elliott & Lil' Kim)
  2. "Last Night" (feat. Diddy)
  3. "When You Gonna Give It Up To Me" (Sean Paul feat. Keyshia Cole)
  4. "Love"
  5. "Fallin' Out"
  6. "Was It Worth It?"
  7. "I Changed My Mind"
  8. "I Remember"
  9. "I Should Have Cheated"
  10. "Heaven Sent"
  11. "You've Changed"
  12. "Situations" (feat. Chink Santana)
  13. "Shoulda Let You Go" (feat. Amina)
  14. "Give Me More"
  15. "Let It Go" (feat. Piper)
  16. "Love, I Thought You Had My Back"

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[13] 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
Canadian Albums Chart 49

Samples[edit]

  • "Let It Go" contains samples from "Juicy Fruit" by James Mtume
  • "Got To Get My Heart Back" contains samples from "She's Only A Woman" by The O'Jays
  • "Losing You" contains excerpts from “Sorry” by Natalie Cole
  • "Just Like You" is used as the theme song to Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is seasons 2 and 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Netherlands September 24, 2007
United Kingdom
United States September 25, 2007
Canada
Brazil October 8, 2007
Italy October 24, 2007
New Zealand November 8, 2007
Singapore
Japan
European Union
Germany May 9, 2008
Austria
Switzerland
Australia November 27, 2008

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