O (Omarion album)

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O
Studio album by Omarion
Released February 22, 2005
(see Release history)
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre R&B, urban, hip hop, hip hop soul, soul
Label Epic, Sony Urban
Producer Allstar, Exchange Student, Tha Corna Boyz, Lenton Hutton, Kenneth "K Young" Pratt, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Sean "The Pen" Garrett, Gil Smith II, Kowan "Q" Paul, Marques Houston, The Neptunes, The Underdogs, Antonio Dixon, Tank
Omarion chronology
O
(2005)
21
(2006)
Singles from O
  1. "O"
    Released: July 17, 2004
  2. "Touch"
    Released: October 1, 2004
  3. "I'm Tryna"
    Released: April 6, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[2]

O is the Grammy nominated debut studio album by American R&B singer Omarion, released on February 22, 2005 via Epic Records. It features the hit singles "O" (#27) and "Touch" (#94) and "I'm Tryna." The album entered at #1,[3] and has sold 758,000 copies in the United States up to November 2008. Omarion went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 48th Grammy Awards.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I Wish"   Richard Butler, Pierre Medor, Dwayne Nesmith Tha Corna Boyz 3:57
2. "Touch"   Pharrell Williams The Neptunes 3:23
3. "O"   Durrell Babbs, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas The Underdogs, Tank (co.) 4:40
4. "I'm Tryna"   J. Valentine, Babbs, Dixon, Mason, Thomas The Underdogs, Dixon (add.), Tank (add.) 4:22
5. "Drop That Heater"   Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Garrett (co.) 4:53
6. "Growing Pains"   Omari Grandberry, Chris Stokes, Marques Houston Houston 4:13
7. "Take It Off" (featuring Mila J) Grandbery, Cory Bold, Stokes, Houston Stokes, Bold, Houston, Omarion 3:22
8. "Never Gonna Let You Go (She's a Keepa)" (featuring Big Boi) J. J. Jenkins, Claydes Charles Smith, Antwan Patton, Charles Mack, Robert Bell, Joel Campbell, Anthony Garner, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Richard Westfield, Robert Mickens, Allen Gordon Allstar 3:34
9. "I Know"   Grandberry, Chris "Rawdog" Denson, Houston, Stokes Ra.W 3:36
10. "I'm Gon' Change"   Butler, Medor, Nesmith Tha Corna Boyz 4:19
11. "In the Dark"   Grandberry, Houston, Stokes, Kenny Washington Kenny "The Wizard" Washington, Stokes (co.), Houston (co.), Omarion (co.) 4:17
12. "Slow Dancin'"   Gil Smith II, Derric "dm1" Nimmers, Devin "dm2" Nimmers, Nate Walton, Kowan Paul Smith II, Kowan "Q" Paul 4:25
13. "Fiening You"   Lenton Hutton, Kenneth "K Young" Pratt L. T. Hutton 4:10

 • (co.) Co-producer
 • (add.) Additional production

Notes
  • "I Wish" featured background vocals by Omarion and Quintin Aney.
  • "O" featured background vocals by Durrell Babbs and Eric Dawkins.
  • "I'm Tryna" featured background vocals by Babbs and Dawkins.
  • "Drop That Heater" featured background vocals by Omarion and Sean Garrett.
  • "Never Gonna Let You Go (She's a Keepa)" featured background vocals by Charles "Charlie" Crawford and Jamie Vick.
  • "I'm Gon' Change" featured background vocals by Omarion, One Chance and Pierre Medor.
Sample credits
  • "Never Gonna Let You Go (She's a Keepa)" contains a replay of "Electric Frog (Part II)" as written by Richard Westfield, George Brown, Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith and Robert Mickens.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2005 Billboard 200 1

Personnel[edit]

  • Executive producers: Percy Richard, Omarion Grandberry, Marques Houston, Henley Regisford Jr., Chris Stokes
  • Producer: Pharrell, Darkchild, Chris Stokes, Tank, The Underdogs, Sean Garrett, Corna Boyz, AllStar, L.T. Hutton, Paul "Scooby" Smith
  • Vocal producer: Sean Garrett, Pierre Medor
  • Vocal assistance: Quintin Aney, Durrell Babbs, Charles "Charlie" Crawford, Eric Dawkins, One Chance, Sean Garrett, Pierre Medor
  • Engineers: David Ashton, Andrew Coleman, Brian Garten, Jaymz Hardy Martin III, Dabling Harward, Sam Lobue II, Chris 'TEK' O'Ryan, Angelo Quaglia, Dave Russell, Brian Summer, Wassim Zreik
  • Assistant engineers: Kev Mahoney
  • Mixing: Kevin "KD" Davis, Jean-Marie Horvat, Dave Russell, Dexter Simmons, Phil Tan
  • Mixing assistance: Justin Shtuntz, Rob Skipworth
  • Mastering: Herb Powers
  • Art Direction: Ellen To
  • Photography: Kimo Easterwood, Jonathan Mannion, Joaquin Palting

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Margo Whitmire "O" Puts Omarion On Top, Billboard, March 02, 2005, Retrieved on October 28, 2007
  4. ^ Grein, Paul. "Chart Watch Extra: What A Turkey! The 25 Worst-Selling #1 Albums". Yahoo! Music. November 21, 2008.
Preceded by
Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 6, 2005 - March 12, 2005
Succeeded by
The Massacre by 50 Cent