Nivea (album)

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Nivea
Studio album by Nivea
Released December 10, 2002
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre R&B
Label Jive/Arista
Producer Brian Michael Cox, R. Kelly, Ted Bishop, The Neptunes, Leslie Brathwaite, Organized Noise, Swift C & Poli Paul.
Nivea chronology
Nivea
(2002)
Complicated
(2005)
Alternative covers
Japan limited edition
Australian Rerelease
Singles from Nivea
  1. "Don't Mess with the Radio"
    Released: May 22, 2001
  2. "Run Away (I Wanna Be with U)"
    Released: December 10, 2001
  3. "Don't Mess with My Man"
    Released: May 22, 2002
  4. "Laundromat"
    Released: April 1, 2003
  5. "25 Reasons"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AMG 3/5 stars[1]

Nivea is the debut album by American R&B singer Nivea. The album was plagued by a low-charting first single and major delays. The first single, "Don't Mess with the Radio" was only a minor hit in the US and performed under expectations, which prompted Jive to order the singer to record new songs and axe old ones. This was when her Grammy-Nominated single "Don't Mess With My Man" was revamped and turned into a smash hit. It was quickly followed with a third single, the hit "Laundromat", featuring R. Kelly. Despite the many alterations made to the track listing, the album was not very successful, barely debuting in the top 100 of the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. The last single, "25 Reasons" was only released to radio and received minimial airplay. To date the album has been certified GOLD by the RIAA with sales of 523,001 copies in the U.S.[2] The lead single was a huge hit in Australia, certifiying Gold and peaking at #14.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Still In Love" (C. Harris, T. Moses, P. Poli, D. Runner, S. Smith) - 3:33
  2. "Ya Ya Ya" (featuring Lil Wayne) (R. Kelly, D. Carter) - 4:07
  3. "Don't Mess With My Man" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge) (B. Casey, B. Cox) - 3:34
  4. "The One For Me" (T. Allen, N. Hamilton, L. Campbell) - 3:35
  5. "Laundromat" (featuring R. Kelly) (R. Kelly) - 4:24
  6. "You Don't Even Know" (featuring Nick Cannon) (J. Brown, N. Hamilton, T. Shropshire, J. Starks, F. Wesley) - 3:55
  7. "Run Away" (featuring Pusha T of the Clipse) (P. Williams, C. Hugo) - 3:43
  8. "Just In Case" (L. Brathwaite, G. Duncan, N. Hamilton, J. Harris, T. Kelly, T. Lewis, T. Patterson, D. Archer, J. Cameron) - 3:59
  9. "No Doubt" (J. Austin, T. Bishop) - 4:06
  10. "Never Had A Girl Like Me" (T. Allen, J. Brown, L. Collins, N. Hamilton, L. Campbell) - 3:53
  11. "Have Mercy" (L. Grinstead, C. Thornton, B. Tillman, D. Wiggins, K. Williams) - 3:52
  12. "Don't Mess with the Radio" (C. Barnett, M. Etheridge, R. Murray, R. Wade, J. Williams, P. Brown, B. Bennett) - 3:58
  13. "25 Reasons" (L. Brathwaite, N. Hamilton, J. Cameron) - 4:07
  14. "Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) (B. Casey, B. Cox) - 3:52
Australia re-release[3]
  1. "What You Waitin' For" – 3:36
  2. "Check Your Man" (featuring Mystikal) – 3:48
  3. "Cat's Got Your Tongue" – 3:15
  4. "Jewelry" – 3:29
  5. "Problems" – 3:41
  6. "Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) - 3:52
  7. "I Love My Man (I'm Keepin' Him)" (UK Hidden Track) [4]
Japan limited edition [5]
  1. "One To Eight"1 - 3:58
  2. "25 Reasons" - 4:07
  3. "Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) - 3:52
  4. "Check Your Man" (featuring Mystikal) - 3:48
  5. "Problems" - 3:41
  6. "What You Waitin' For" - 3:36
  7. "Don't Mess With My Man (BL Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) - 3:29

1the Japanese title for "Don't Mess with the Radio"

German Edition/Australian original release [6]
  1. "Check Your Man" (featuring Mystikal) - 3:48
  2. "Cat's Got Your Tongue" - 3:15
  3. "Radio (Interlude)" - 0:34
  4. "Don't Mess with the Radio" - 3:58
  5. "Don't Mess With My Man" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge) - 3:34
  6. "Problems" - 3:41
  7. "Jewelry" - 3:29
  8. "Never Had A Girl Like Me" - 3:53
  9. "Just In Case" - 3:59
  10. "Phone (Interlude)" - 0:37
  11. "25 Reasons" - 4:07
  12. "Argument (Interlude)" - 1:06
  13. "Have Mercy" - 3:52
  14. "No Doubt" - 4:06
  15. "Run Away (I Wanna Be with U)" - 3:43
  16. "I Love My Man (I'm Keeping Him)" - 3:13 (Hidden Track)

Note: The versions of "Run Away" and "Don't Mess With My Man" that appear here are different mixes to the single/us album/rerelease versions.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Album Producers: Ted Bishop, Leslie Brathwaite, Bryan-Michael Cox, R. Kelly, Swift C
  • Executive producers: Nivea Hamilton
  • Vocal assistance: C.L. Smooth
  • Engineers: Ted Bishop, Leslie Brathwaite, Ryan Freeland, Andy Gallas, Abel Garibaldi, Jay Goin, Mark Goodchild, Ian Mereness, Rowie Nameri, Azuolas Sinkevicius, Brian Stanley, Adonis Stropshire, Patrick Viala, Bernasky Wall, Arnold Wolfe
  • Instrumentation: Ted Bishop
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne, and Chaz Harper
  • Design: Elisa Garcia
  • Photography: Jeffrey Gamble, and Hachi
  • Mixing: Leslie Brathwaite, Serban Ghenea, R. Kelly, Ian Mereness, Richard Travali

Leftover tracks[edit]

  • "I Love My Man (I'm Keepin Him)"
  • "Phone (Interlude)"
  • "Radio (Interlude)"
  • "Tell Me What You Want"
  • "I Promise"
  • "What U Need (Interlude)"
  • "Argument (Interlude)"
  • "Independence Day"
  • "Ex-Girlfriend" (Love Don't Cost A Thing soundtrack)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Version
United States September 25, 2001[7] Original
Germany February 18, 2002[6]
Japan July 29, 2002[8]
Australia September 16, 2002[9]
United States December 10, 2002[10] Re-release
United Kingdom February 3, 2003 [11] Original
France March 10, 2003[12]
Australia June 3, 2003 [13] Re-release

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 UK Album Charts 180
Billboard Top 200 80
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 35
France Album Charts 65

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