Side Effects of You

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Side Effects of You
Studio album by Fantasia Barrino
Released April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19) (see release history)
Recorded 2011–13
Genre R&B, soul, rock-soul
Length 45:59
Label RCA, 19
Producer Harmony Samuels, Naughty Boy
Fantasia Barrino chronology
Back to Me
(2010)
Side Effects of You
(2013)
Singles from Side Effects of You
  1. "Lose to Win"
    Released: January 8, 2013
  2. "Without Me"
    Released: April 17, 2013
  3. "Side Effects of You"
    Released: October 8, 2013

Side Effects of You is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Fantasia Barrino.[1] The album was released in the United States on April 23, 2013, by RCA Records after the disbanding of J Records in 2011. The album features guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott. In the summer of 2013, Barrino promoted the album with the Side Effects of You Tour.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "Lose to Win", was released on January 8, 2013.[2] On March 4, 2013, the music video for "Lose to Win" was released.[3] On April 17, 2013, the album's second single, "Without Me" featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott was released.[4] On July 1, 2013, the music video was released for "Without Me" featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott.[5] On October 8, 2013, the album's third single, "Side Effects of You" was released.[6]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[7]
Billboard (favorable)[8]
Los Angeles Times (favorable)[9]

Upon its release, Side Effects of You received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its progression from Barrino's earlier works. Andy Kellman from Allmusic complimented her prominent role in its production and her choice in collaborators, adding that she "has released her finest album yet".[7] Gerrick D. Kennedy from The Los Angeles Times praised the project as "sumptuous contemporary R&B dipped in vintage rock and soul".[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 91,000 copies in the United States.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Supernatural Love" (featuring Big K.R.I.T.) Harmony Samuels, Al Sherrod Lambert, Adonis Shropshire, Tiwa Savage, Tiffany Fred, Carlos Coleman Harmony Samuels 3:48
2. "Ain’t All Bad"   Fantasia Barrino, Samuels, A. Lambert, Courtney Harrell, Andrew Scott Samuels 3:57
3. "If I Was a Bird"   Barrino, Samuels, Thomas Lumpkin Samuels 2:47
4. "Girl Talk (Interlude)"       1:47
5. "Without Me" (featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott) Barrino, Samuels, A. Lambert, Missy Elliott, Kyle Stewart Samuels 4:30
6. "Side Effects of You"   Emeli Sandé, Shahid Khan, Claudia Bryant, Ben Harrison Naughty Boy 3:25
7. "Get It Right"   Samuels, A, Lambert, Sevyn Streeter Samuels 3:45
8. "So Much to Prove"   Barrino, Samuels, Harrell, Eric Bellinger Samuels 2:28
9. "Change Your Mind"   Barrino, Samuels, Harrell, Antonio Reid, Kenneth Edmonds Samuels 3:27
10. "Lighthouse"   Samuels, Evan Bogart, Vanessa Brown Samuels 4:16
11. "Lose to Win"   Barrino, Samuels, Andrea Martin, Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert, Walter Orange Samuels 4:12
12. "End of Me"   Samuels, A. Lambert, Sevyn Streeter, Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen, Walter Afanasieff Samuels 4:05
13. "In Deep"   Samuels, Harrell, Marty James, Francisca Hall Samuels 3:33
Total length:
45:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
South Korea (GAON International Albums)[13] 94
US Billboard 200[14] 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Billboard 200[16] 104

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[11] April 19, 2013 CD, digital download RCA, 19
United States[17] April 23, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tracklisting: Fantasia – ‘Side Effects of You’". Rap-Up. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Lose To Win - Single by Fantasia". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Video: Fantasia – ‘Lose to Win’". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Without Me [Explicit]: Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Video: Fantasia f/ Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott – ‘Without Me’". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Fantasia Announces Next Single "Side Effects of You" | ThisisRnB.com - Hot New R&B Music, Videos, News". ThisisRnB.com. 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  7. ^ a b Kellman, Andy (2013-04-23). "Side Effects of You - Fantasia : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  8. ^ "R&B Album Review: 'Side Effects of You' Fantasia". Billboard. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Pop & Hiss". The Los Angeles Times. April 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fantasia’s ‘Side Effects of You’ Enters at No. 2". Rap-Up.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  11. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Side Effects of You (Deluxe Version) by Fantasia". iTunes.apple.com/gb. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  12. ^ Fantasia - The Side Effects Of You - Only at Target (2013-03-27). "Fantasia - The Side Effects Of You - Only at". Target. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  13. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Fantasia - Billboard 200 Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  15. ^ "Fantasia - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  16. ^ "2013 Year-End Charts – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Side Effects of You: Fantasia: Music". Amazon.com. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2013-07-16.