Pieces of Me (Ledisi album)

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Pieces Of Me
Studio album by Ledisi
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded 2010–11
Genre R&B, neo soul, soul
Length 45:47
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Ledisi, Chuck Harmony, Rex Rideout, Jon Jon Traxx, Kay Gee, Mike City, Salaam Remi, Phatboiz, Carvin & Ivan
Ledisi chronology
Turn Me Loose
(2009)
Pieces of Me
(2011)

Pieces Of Me is the fifth studio album by American R&B singer–songwriter Ledisi released by Verve Forecast Records on June 14, 2011. The album debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200, becoming her first US top-ten album on the chart, and her highest-selling album to date. It also saw similar success on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it debuted at number two, becoming her second top-ten album on that chart. The album was a critical and commercial success, earning Ledisi three Grammy–nominations at the 54th Grammy Awards, the title track (and US Top 20 R&B hit), "Pieces of Me" earned two nominations for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance, while the album itself received a nomination for Best R&B Album, losing to F.A.M.E. by Chris Brown.

Background[edit]

On March 10, 2011, during her opening act for singer Kem on the INTIMACY tour in Atlanta, Georgia, Ledisi stated that she had finished recording her fifth studio album the previous day. Fans expected it to hit shelves during summer.

Singles[edit]

"Pieces of Me", the album's title track, and lead single, was released in early summer of 2011, and has since peaked at number nineteen on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Charts. In September 2011, Ledisi released a video for her second single, "So Into You".

Release[edit]

The album was released on June 14, 2011. To promote the album, Ledisi signed CDs at a Wal-Mart in Memphis, Tennessee where she also performed as an opening act for Keri Hilson on the Road to Essence tour. She also performed in Birmingham, Alabama and Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 15 and 16. To date, Pieces of Me sold over 270,000 copies in the US.[1]

Tour[edit]

Ledisi embarked on her first headlining tour, the Pieces of Me Tour in October through November of 2011. Selling out venues across the country, the tour had 22 shows with Timothy Bloom as the opening act.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pieces of Me" (Claude Kelly, Charles Harmon, Ledisi Young) - 3:23
  2. "So Into You" (Ledisi Young, Rex Rideout, Darrell Crooks) - 3:47
  3. "Bravo" (Claude Kelly, John Webb, Jr.) - 3:29
  4. "Stay Together" (featuring Jaheim) (Ledisi Young, Rex Rideout) - 3:56
  5. "Coffee" (Koshah E. Daniels, Keir Gist, Balewa Muhammad, Fabbien Nahounou, Cliff Lighty, Ledisi Young, Robert M. James, Grover Washington, Jr.) - 3:21
  6. "Hate Me" (Ledisi Young, Rex Rideout, Michael Ripoll) - 4:01
  7. "Shut Up" (Ledisi Young, Michael Flowers) - 3:22
  8. "Shine" (Claude Kelly, John Webb, Jr., Ledisi Young) - 3:49
  9. "I Miss You Now" (John Stephens, Allen Arthur, Jessyca Wilson, Clayton Reilly, Keith Justice) - 4:10
  10. "BGTY" (Ledisi Young, Salaam Remi) - 3:31
  11. "Raise Up" (Ledisi Young, Rex Rideout) - 4:04
  12. "I Gotta Get to You" (Ledisi Young, Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias, Christopher Barnes) - 4:50
iTunes edition[2]
  1. "One Step Ahead" - 2:37
Deluxe edition[3]
  1. "Simple" - 3:46
  2. "Turn Me Loose (Unplugged)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hitsdailydouble.com/sales/sales_ur.cgi
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Pieces of Me by Ledisi". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Pieces of Me: Deluxe Edition (+2 Bonus Tracks): Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-09-11.