Peace Beyond Passion is an album by Me'shell Ndegeocello. It was released on June 25, 1996, on Maverick Records. The album peaked at #63 on the BillboardTop 200 list in 1996. The album also peaked at #15 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. It went on to become Me'shell's most commercially successful album. The album was positively received by music critics. The album was also nominated for the 'Best R&B Album' Grammy Award in 1997.
The first single "Leviticus: Faggot" peaked at #15 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in 1996. The music video was positively received on R&B outlets, despite its heavy storyline.
The second single and the biggest hit from the album was a Bill Wither's cover "Who Is He (And What Is He To You?)". The single reached #1 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart in November 1996, as well as peaking at #34 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.
The third and final single was a remixed version of the ballad "Stay", which peaked at #15 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and #67 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.