Raven-Symoné discography

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Raven-Symoné discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
EPs 2
Singles 7
Video albums 2
Music videos 15
Soundtracks 4

The following is a discography for the American singer-songwriter Raven-Symoné. Raven began her career on The Cosby Show, and following the series' finale she signed a record deal with MCA Records at the age of seven. In 1993 she released her debut album Here's to New Dreams, which was preceded by her debut single "That's What Little Girls Are Made Of". The single charted at No. 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album also produced the single "Raven Is the Flavour", however, the album failed to chart and led to Raven being dropped from MCA. In 1996, Raven-Symoné and her father founded RayBlaze Records, in which she signed a distribution deal with Crash Records for her second album Undeniable, which was released in May 1999. The album sold over 2,000 in US.[1] The album yielded one single: a cover of Stevie Wonder's "With a Child's Heart". To support the album Undeniable, she went on tour as the opening act for fellow Jive artist 'N Sync's The 'N Sync Tour in 1998/1999.[2]

In 2003 Raven-Symoné starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie The Cheetah Girls, and the film's soundtrack The Cheetah Girls debuted at No. 33 on the US Billboard 200. The album was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA for sales of over two million copies. In 2003 the first season of Disney Channel Original Series That's So Raven premiered, and the series' soundtrack was release on May 18, 2004. It was later certified Gold by the RIAA for salves of 500,000 copies. Raven-Symoné signed a two-album record deal with Disney-owned label Hollywood Records and her third album This Is My Time was released on 21 September 2004, and charted at No. 51 on the Billboard 200. The album produced singles "Grazing in the Grass" and "Backflip".

In 2006 Raven reprised her role as Gabriella in The Cheetah Girls 2, and the soundtrack album The Cheetah Girls 2 was released the same year. The album charted at No. 5 in the United States and was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of over one million copies. The second soundtrack of That'S So Raven, That's So Raven Too was also released the same year, and produced the single "Some Call It Magic". Symoné released her fourth studio album Raven-Symoné on April 29, 2008. The album charted at No. 159 on the Billboard 200, and was preceded by the lead single, a cover of Frankie Smith's "Double Dutch Bus". On 28 July 2008 it was reported Raven-Symoné had officially been dropped by Hollywood Records due to low album sales and her tour struggling to sell tickets.[3] A month later, Symoné expressed an interest in recording an album independently, as she did with her second album Undeniable, citing R&B as her musical direction: "I did it on my second album [1999's "Undeniable"] and like it," she tells Billboard.com. "When you're an independent you really do get full control. You get to do it how you want to do it and promote it how I want to promote it and sell it how I want to sell it.".[4]

In late 2009, Raven-Symoné announced that she would return to the studio to record her fifth album.[5] She said that the album will be "R&B, most definitely.....with an alternative base for the lyrics". She said, "It's good to go out there and spread your wings and find new talent and work with people you haven't worked with before. I'd love to find the next Timbaland or the next someone who's coming up and no one really knows yet. At the same time, I'd love to work with the Clutch and the J.A.M. again".[6] In January 2011, she told to OnTheRedCarpet.com that she has been working on her fifth album.[7] Da Beat Kadetz formerly known as The TriGz may be working on the project,[8] with Manny Streetz (from Da Beat Kadetz) as executive producer.[9] Raven revealed to Billboard that she would like to work with Sean Garrett again and that it will be R&B with an "alternative base for lyrics".[10] In an interview with Broadway.com in March 2012, she confirmed that she has no plans to release a new album, saying that she "couldn't quite get it together" and that the music she had been working on "wasn't going to be something sellable."[11] She added that the album "might come later in life when I'm able to say what I need to say."[11] In September 2014, Raven announced via Facebook she's been considering making a return to music, and told fans to expect new releases in the near future.

Albums

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[12]
US
R&B

[13]
Here's to New Dreams
Undeniable
  • Released: May 4, 1999
  • Label: Crash, RayBlaize
  • Formats: CD, cassette
This Is My Time 51 50
Raven-Symoné
  • Released: April 29, 2008
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, digital download
159
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Soundtrack albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
US
[15]
US
R&B

[15]
US OST
[15]
US Kids
[15]
IRL
[16]
ITA
[16]
MEX
[17]
NOR
[18]
NZ
[19]
UK
[20]
The Cheetah Girls
  • Released: August 12, 2003
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download
33 1 1 29
That's So Raven
  • Released: May 18, 2004
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download
44 54 2 1
That's So Raven Too!
  • Released: March 7, 2006
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download
44 4 3
The Cheetah Girls 2
  • Released: August 15, 2006
  • Label: Walt Disney
  • Formats: CD, digital download
5 1 1 55 58 68 32 32 59
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays

Title Album details
Advance[25]
  • Released: January 1, 2004
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Secrets[26]
  • Released: December, 2008
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: Digital download
Thick Girls, Big Girls[27]
  • Released: June 6, 2009
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: Digital download

Compilations

Title Album details
From Then Until[28]
  • Released: November 14, 2006
  • Label: TMG Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles

As solo artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[29]
US
Rhyth

[30]
US
R&B

[31]
"That's What Little Girls Are Made Of"
(featuring Missy Elliott)
1993 68 39 47 Here's to New Dreams
"Raven Is the Flavor"
"With a Child's Heart" 1999 Undeniable
"Grazing in the Grass" 2004 This Is My Time
"Backflip"
"Bump"[32] 2005
"Some Call It Magic"[33] 2006 That's So Raven Too!
"Little By Little (Remix)"[34]
(featuring Orlando Brown)
"Double Dutch Bus" 2008 Raven-Symoné
"Anti-Love Song"[35] 2009
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
"Circle of Life"
(among Disney Channel Circle of Stars)
2003 Disneymania 2
"A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
(among Disney Channel Circle of Stars)
2006 Disneymania 4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Among The Cheetah Girls

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[36]
US Pop
[37]
NZ
[38]
UK
[39]
"Cinderella" 2003 The Cheetah Girls
"Girl Power"
"Cheetah Sisters"
"The Party's Just Begun" 2006 85 62 13 53 The Cheetah Girls 2
"Strut" 53 44
"Step Up"[D] [A] 84
"Amigas Cheetahs"[E]
(featuring Belinda)
[B] 87
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Other appearances

Title Year Album
"I Can Get Away with Anything" 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
"What's Wrong with This Picture"
"True to Your Heart" 2004 Disneymania 2
"This Is My Time" The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
"Your Crowning Glory"
(with Julie Andrews)
"My Christmas Dream" Radio Disney Jingle Jams
"True to Your Heart" Ella Enchanted
"Under the Sea" 2005 Disneymania 3
"Life Is Beautiful" Go Figure
"Gravity" 2006 For One Night
"Keep Your Eye On the Ball" Everyone's Hero
"Superstition" Disney Girlz Rock
"This Is My Time"
"This Christmas" 2007 Now That's What I Call Xmas
"The Christmas Song"

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director
"That's What Little Girls Are Made Of" 1993 JJColine
"Raven Is the Flavor"
"With a Child's Heart" 1999
"With a Child's Heart" (uptempo remix)
"With a Child's Heart" (ballad version)
"That's So Raven (Theme Song)" 2002 N/A
"Superstition" 2003 Christopher B. Pearman[40]
"Supernatural" 2004
"Grazing in the Grass" N/A
"True to Your Heart" N/A
"Backflip" Sanaa Hamri[41]
"Under the Sea" 2005 N/A
"Some Call It Magic" 2006 Frank Sacramento
"Double Dutch Bus" 2008 Patrick Hoelck[42]

Notes

Notes
  • A ^ "Step Up" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked at number 6 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
  • B ^ "Amigas Cheetahs" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked at number 10 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.

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  33. ^ "Raven-Symoné* – Some Call It Magic". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
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  35. ^ "Raven-Symoné* – Anti-Love Song". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
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