Luvanmusiq

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Luvanmusiq
Studio album by Musiq Soulchild
Released March 13, 2007 (2007-03-13)
Recorded 2006–07
Genre R&B, neo soul
Label Atlantic
Producer Carvin & Ivan
Harold Lilly
Jake & the Phatman
Lab Ratz
Raphael Saadiq
The Underdogs
Theron "Neff-U" Feemster
Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell
Musiq Soulchild chronology
Soulstar
(2003)
Luvanmusiq
(2007)
OnMyRadio
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
DJ Booth 3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly B[4]
Metromix 4/5 stars[5]

Luvanmusiq (Lovin' Musiq) is the fourth release by the singer-songwriter Musiq Soulchild, the first under his contract with Atlantic Records. The lead single, "B.U.D.D.Y.", was released to U.S. radio in late November 2006; it reached number two on the R&B chart,[6] and number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] Following its release, it entered the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 1, with 149,774 copies sold.[8] During the same week, the second single, "Teachme", entered the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 54, and rose to number five in its thirteenth week. "Teachme" also entered the Hot 100 at number 92 on the issue date, May 26, 2007.[9] By July 11, 2007, the album had sold 789,377 copies in the U.S.[citation needed]

The third single from the album was "Makeyouhappy", first said in an entry on Soulchild's MySpace blog.[10] The song has already entered Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-hop Songs chart, peaking at #61. The album was nominated for Best R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "B.U.D.D.Y."   T. Johnson, C. Haggins, C. Church, R. Stivalet, K. Nix Lab Ratz 3:45
2. "Ms.Philadelphia"   J. Johnson, S. Smith, S. Ridge II, C. Wilson Curtis "Sauce" Wilson, Musiq Soulchild 3:56
3. "Teachme"   C. Haggins, C. Williams, I. Barias, J. Smith Orthodox & Ransum 4:22
4. "Better Man"   T. Johnson, R. Saadiq, R. Ozuna, K. Wooden Raphael Saadiq, Jake and The Phatman 4:39
5. "Thequestions"   T. Johnson, H. Lilly Musiq Soulchild, Theron Feemster 3:11
6. "Today"   T. Johnson, T. Dixon, H. Mason II, D. Thomas The Underdogs 4:04
7. "Makeyouhappy"   T. Johnson, W. Campbell Warryn Campbell 3:20
8. "Ridiculous"   T. Johnson, BJ. Sledge, W. Campbell Warryn Campbell 3:48
9. "Millionare"   T. Johnson, H. Lilly, M. Gordon, T. Feemster Theron Feemster, Harold Lilly 3:54
10. "Takeyouthere"   T. Johnson, W. Campbell Warryn Campbell 4:55
11. "Lullaby"   T. Johnson, C. Haggins, C. Church, K. Guinn, E. Guinn, A. Felder, J. Grant Lab Ratz 4:19
12. "Greatestlove"   T. Johnson, W. Campbell Warryn Campbell 4:46
13. "Turnback" (bonus track)     3:06
14. "B.U.D.D.Y." (Remix) (featuring Ja Rule & Fat Joe) (iTunes bonus track)     4:28

Samples credits[edit]

  • "B.U.D.D.Y." contains interpolations from the Taana Gardner song "Heartbeat".
  • "Lullaby" contains elements from the Blue Magic song "Stop to Start".
  • "Ms.Philadelphia" contanins elements from "Overjoyed" by Stevie Wonder.

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Ooo Baby Baby" (3:02) (Circuit City bonus track)
  2. "Movin' On" (4:11) (AOL Black Voices exclusive track)[11]
  3. "Allaboutyou" (2:52) (Best Buy bonus track)
  4. "Ridethrough" (3:06) (Best Buy bonus track)
  5. "Slowdown" (3:50) (Best Buy bonus track)
  6. "Rewind" (3:08) (iTunes bonus track)

References[edit]

Preceded by
Greatest Hits by The Notorious B.I.G.
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album
March 31, 2007
Succeeded by
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
by Modest Mouse