R&B Divas (album)

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R&B Divas
Compilation album by Faith Evans
Released October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre R&B, soul
Length 48:09
Label Prolific Music, E1 Music
Faith Evans chronology
Something About Faith
(2010)
R&B Divas
(2012)
Incomparable
(2014)
Singles from R&B Divas
  1. "Tears of Joy"
    Released: August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)
  2. "Dumb"
    Released: August 28, 2012 (2012-08-28)

R&B Divas is a compilation album led by American recording artist Faith Evans. The album was released on Prolific Music and E1 Music on October 2, 2012 and features previously unreleased content from Evans and fellow R&B singers Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, Syleena Johnson, and KeKe Wyatt, the first season stars of the same-titled TV One reality series, as well as contribution from Kelly Price and Fantasia. While the compilation is credited as an Evans album, she is performing only on seven of the twelve tracks on the album.[1]

R&B Divas debuted at number 46 on the US Billboard 200 with first week sales of 10,817 units.[2][3] The album also earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[5]
Allmusic 2/5 stars[6]

Upon release, R&B Divas earned generally mixed reviews by critics. Mark Edward Nero, writer for About.com, felt that "despite its minor flaws, R&B Divas is a well-sung, well-produced compilation proving that although the ladies featured on the album may not have the music industry in the palms of their hands as they did back at the heights of their careers 10 to 15 years ago, they're still creative, talented artists who still have much to offer as far as good music."[5] Andy Kellman from Allmusic wrote that "the show entailed the making of an album to benefit the Whitney E. Houston Academy. This is that album, a compilation featuring all the singers together and apart with a large cast of songwriters and producers. The results, perhaps unsurprisingly, are scattered [...] Five songs, highlighted by "Too High for Love," are basically Evans solo showcases that aren't too distanced stylistically from her 2010 album."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Performer(s) Length
1. "Lovin' Me (Theme from R&B Divas)"   G'harah "PK" Degeddingseze, Nicci Gilbert, Belle Johnson Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, Syleena Johnson, KeKe Wyatt 3:37
2. "Tears of Joy"   Claude Kelly Faith Evans 4:02
3. "Mr. Supafly"   Lauren Evans, Alexander James KeKe Wyatt 3:35
4. "Too High for Love"   James Q. Wright, Sonny J. Mason Osuji, James Rolston, Faith Evans Faith Evans 3:25
5. "SisterFriend"   Gordon Chambers, Barry J. Eastmond Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Monifah, Syleena Johnson & KeKe Wyatt 5:01
6. "Dumb"   Christian Arlester, Chris "Brody" Brown, Toni Coleman, Achia Dixon, Larrance Dopson, Lamar Edwards, Faith Evans, Camille Hooper, Jaila Simms Faith Evans 3:29
7. "Sometimes"   Mike City, Nicci Gilbert Nicci Gilbert & Helene "Mom" Gilbert 3:47
8. "True Colors"   Tom Kelly, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Steinberg Faith Evans, Kelly Price & Fantasia 4:27
9. "Stonewall"   Syleena Johnson Syleena Johnson 3:56
10. "She's Me"   Anthony Giles Monifah 3:57
11. "Soon As I Get Home" (Live in Los Angeles) Sean Combs, Faith Evans, Chucky Thompson Faith Evans 4:45
12. "Jesus Loves" (bonus track) Shep Crawford, David McGuire, Kelly Price, Anna B. Warner Kelly Price 4:08

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 46
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 6
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[2] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R&B Divas". iTunes.com. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d "R&B Divas - Faith Evans". Billboard.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "HITS Daily Double: Previous Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Faith Evans Earns Grammy Nomination For Album, R&B Divas. Newsone.com
  5. ^ a b Nero, Mark Edward (2012-10-04). "Album Review: Faith Evans - 'R&B Divas'". About.com. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  6. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "R&B Divas". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-15.