Raydiation

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Raydiation
Studio album by Ray J
Released September 20, 2005
(see release history)
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre
Label
Producer
Ray J chronology
This Ain't a Game
(2001)
Raydiation
(2005)
All I Feel
(2008)
Singles from Raydiation
  1. "One Wish"
    Released: July 25, 2005
  2. "What I Need"
    Released: January 6, 2006
  3. "Let's Play House"
    Released: April 4, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Raydiation is the third studio album by American recording artist Ray J. It was released by Sanctuary Records in association with the singer's own label, Knockout Entertainment, on September 20, 2005 in the United States.[2] Ray J's first effort in four year, the album was primarily produced by Detail, featuring additional production from Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, R. Kelly, Ric Rude, and Timbaland. Rapper Fat Joe, singer Mýa and Ray J's sister, singer Brandy, appear a guest vocalist on the album.

Background and production[edit]

According to Music Choice, Ray J wrote three songs to be produced by Timbaland but could only afford one[citation needed].

Release and promotion[edit]

The album's release was postponed several times (from fall 2004 to March, April, June and July to September 2005 ). The first single choice varied many times, too. At certain points Ray J himself had announced "Keep Sweatin" as his new single. "Quit Actin" was in talks, too, before "One Wish" was picked.[citation needed]

Singles[edit]

  • "One Wish" was chosen as the first single in favor over "Keep Sweatin" and "Quit Actin. The Darkchild produced track became a US national hit, peaking at #11 on Billboard's Hot 100 on January 17, 2006. It became Ray-J's first single to reach the Top 20.
  • After a long delay and much speculation to fan favorite "Melody", the album's second single, "What I Need" was released and became his least successful single on the Billboard chart, only peaking at #54 on the Hot Hip Hop/R&B Chart.
  • The third and final single, "Lets Play House" was released. However the song did not chart.

Sales and certification[edit]

The album entered the Billboard 200 albums chart at #48, selling 21,517 copies in its first week.[3] To date Raydiation sold over 400,000 copies domestically.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Raydiation" (Intro) Noel "Detail" Fisher 1:58
2. "Keep Sweatin" (featuring Fat Joe) Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins 4:18
3. "What I Need"   Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins 3:33
4. "One Wish"   Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins 5:37
5. "Let's Play House"   Ric Rude 3:54
6. "Blue High Heels"   Noel "Detail" Fisher, Ray J 4:01
7. "Melody"   Noel "Detail" Fisher 4:47
8. "War Is Over" (featuring Brandy) Ray J 3:29
9. "Quit Actin" (featuring R. Kelly) R. Kelly 3:58
10. "Exotic"   Noel "Detail" Fisher 3:50
11. "Unbelievable" (featuring Gangsta Girl & Noel "Detail" Fisher) Timbaland 3:58
12. "Sexy" (featuring Mýa) Noel "Detail" Fisher 4:38
13. "In the Mood"   Noel "Detail" Fisher 4:29
14. "Anytime"   Noel "Detail" Fisher 4:05
15. "Centerview"   Noel "Detail" Fisher, Ray J 4:33

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 48
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 13

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 20, 2005
United Kingdom December 2, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Raydiation. Billboard. Accessed 2009-03-30.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Ray J – Billboard 200 chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ray J – Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart history". Billboard. Retrieved July 13, 2014.