Miss E... So Addictive

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Miss E… So Addictive
Studio album by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Released May 15, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre
Length 57:07
Label
Producer
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott chronology
Da Real World
(1999)
Miss E… So Addictive
(2001)
Under Construction
(2002)
Singles from Miss E… So Addictive
  1. "Get Ur Freak On"
    Released: March 6, 2001
  2. "Lick Shots"
    Released: May 1, 2001
  3. "One Minute Man"
    Released: June 22, 2001
  4. "Take Away"
    Released: November 5, 2001[1]
  5. "4 My People"
    Released: March 11, 2002[2]

Miss E… So Addictive is the third studio album by American rapper, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. The album spawned the massive club and R&B/hip-hop hits "One Minute Man", featuring Ludacris and Trina, and "Get Ur Freak On", as well as the international club hit "4 My People" and the less commercially successful single "Take Away". The album garnered two Grammy Award nominations for "Get Ur Freak On" and the non-single "Scream a.k. a Itchin'" for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Female Rap Solo Performance, collecting both awards respectively. The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA,[3] and went on to sell 5.2 million units worldwide.[4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[5]
Drowned In Sound (10/10)[6]
Entertainment Weekly B+[7]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[9]
Slant 4/5 stars[10]

Critical response to the album has been unanimously positive. According to Metacritic, the album holds a score of 89/100, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 16 reviews.[11] The album is also ranked thirty-first on the site's list of best-reviewed albums.[12] Q listed the album as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[13]John Bush from Allmusic felt that Elliott was "sounding more assured of her various strengths than at any time since her startling debut" and called "her best album so far." He wrote that it's "a tribute to her incredible songwriting skills and Timbaland's continuing production excellence that she can have it any way she wants it and still come away with a full-length that hangs together brilliantly."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "...So Addictive (Intro)" (featuring Tweet)     0:54
2. "Dog in Heat" (featuring Method Man & Redman)     5:01
3. "One Minute Man" (featuring Ludacris)     4:35
4. "Lick Shots"       3:32
5. "Get Ur Freak On"       3:56
6. "Scream a.k.a. Itchin'"       3:57
7. "Old School Joint"       4:00
8. "Take Away" (featuring Ginuwine & Kameelah Williams of 702)     4:58
9. "4 My People" (featuring Eve)     2:52
10. "Bus-a-Bus Interlude" (featuring Busta Rhymes)     1:10
11. "Whatcha Gon' Do" (featuring Timbaland)     3:14
12. "Step Off"       3:58
13. "X-Tasy"       3:35
14. "Slap! Slap! Slap" (featuring Da Brat & Ms. Jade)     4:05
15. "I've Changed (Interlude)" (featuring Lil Mo)     1:05
16. "One Minute Man (Remix)" (featuring Jay-Z)     4:35

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 23
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 11
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[17] 14
French Albums (SNEP)[18] 22
German Albums (Official Top 100)[19] 12
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[20] 2
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 30
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 27
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 10
US Billboard 200[25] 2
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[26] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[28] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[29] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take Away - Missy Elliott". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ "4 My People - Missy Elliott". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database". RIAA.com. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "VBEAT: Where My Ladies At? > The Drought", Vibe 15 (10), October 2007: 50, ISSN 1070-4701 
  5. ^ a b Bush, John. "Miss E... So Addictive: Missy Misdemeanor Elliott". 
  6. ^ Ansell, Rachelle. "Missy Elliott: Miss(e)...so addictive". Drowned In Sound. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  7. ^ Browne, David (2001-05-25). "Miss E...So Addictive (2009)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  8. ^ Kilian, Dan. "Miss E: So Addictive". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  9. ^ Sheffield, Rob. "Missy Elliott: Miss E...So Addictive". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  10. ^ Cinquemani, Sal. "Miss E...So Addictive". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Miss E... So Addictive: by Missy Elliott". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  12. ^ "All-Time High And Low Scores". Metacritic. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  13. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65. 
  14. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". charts.de. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  24. ^ 1, 2014 "August 1, 2014 Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  25. ^ "Beyoncé – Billboard 200 chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Beyoncé – Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". Music Canada. 
  28. ^ "British album certifications – Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Miss E... So Addictive in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  29. ^ "American album certifications – Missy Elliott – Miss E... So Addictive". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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