My Melody (Queen Pen album)

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My Melody
Studio album by Queen Pen
Released December 16, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Future Recording Studios
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Genre Hip hop, R&B, new jack swing
Length 51:58
Label Lil' Man, Interscope
Producer Teddy Riley, Knobody, Kaseem "Mixture" Coleman, William "Skylz" Stewart
Queen Pen chronology
My Melody
(1997)
Conversations with Queen
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars Link

My Melody is the debut album by female rapper, Queen Pen. The album was released on December 16, 1997 by Lil' Man Records (distributed by Interscope Records) and was produced by Teddy Riley. The album went to #78 on the Billboard 200, #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #1 on the Top Heatseekers, and had three charting singles "Man Behind the Music", "All My Love" and "Party Ain't a Party".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro"- 4:14
  2. "Queen of the Click" (Shawn Carter, Teddy Riley, Lynise Walters, Kaseem Colewman) - 3:32
  3. "Man Behind the Music" (Teddy Riley, Lynise Walters, Todd Gaither, Menton L. Smith) - 3:49
  4. "All My Love" (Shawn Carter, Teddy Riley, Lynise Walters) - 3:25
  5. "My Melody" (Lynise Walters, Teddy Riley) - 3:47
  6. "Party Ain't a Party" (featuring Mr. Cheeks, Markell Riley & Nutta Butta) (Lynise Walters, Teddy Riley, Terrance Kelly, Aquil Davidson, Idris Davidson, Menton L. Smith) - 4:09
  7. "It's True" (Shawn Carter, Teddy Riley, Lynise Walters) - 4:38
  8. "The Set Up" (Lynise Walters, Teddy Riley, Jerome Foster) - 4:21
  9. "Get Away" (featuring Phil Collins) (Lynise Walters, Teddy Riley) - 4:05
  10. "I'm Gon Blow Up" (featuring Ronald Isley) (Lynise Walters, Teddy Riley) - 4:02
  11. "Girlfriend" (featuring Me'Shell Ndegeocello) (Lynise Walters, Teddy Riley, Kaseem Coleman) - 4:25
  12. "No Hooks" (Lynise Walters) - 3:18
  13. "So Many Ways" (Lynise Walters, William Stewart) - 4:13

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
1997 "Man Behind the Music " 84 47 7
1998 "All My Love " 28 17 11
"Party Ain't a Party" 74 26 7

Personnel[edit]

  • Keyboards and drum programming: Teddy Riley, Kaseem "Mixture" Coleman, Knobody, William "Skylz" Stewart
  • Bass: Serban Ghenea
  • Background vocals: Richard Stites, Freaky Tah, Teddy Riley, Chauncey Hannibal
  • Recording engineers: George Mayers, Serban Ghenea, Coleman Dagget, Earl Thomas
  • Mixing: Geoorge Mayers, Serban Ghenea
  • Executive Producer: Teddy Riley
  • Co-Executive Producer: Markell Riley, Madeline Nelson
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • Photography: Dorothy Low

Samples[edit]

  • "Queen of the Click" contains a sample of "Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is", as performed by The Olympic Runners
  • "Man Behind the Music" contains a sample of "Your Love', as performed by James Brown
  • "All My Love" contains a sample of "Never Too Much", as performed by Luther Vandross
  • "My Melody" contains a sample of "Cause You Love Me Baby", as performed by Deniece Williams
  • "Party Ain't a Party" contains a sample of "On Your Face", as performed by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "The Set Up' contains a sample of "Let Me Love You", as performed by Michael Henderson
  • "Get Away" contains a sample of "In the Air Tonight", as performed by Phil Collins
  • "I'm Gon Blow Up" contains a sample of "Hollywood", as performed by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
  • "Girlfriend" contains samples of "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Next To Me", as performed by Barry White and "If That's Your Boyfriend", as performed by Me'Shell Ndegeocello
  • "No Hooks" contains a sample of "My Friend in the Sky", as performed by Switch