Tamia (album)

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Tamia
Studio album by Tamia
Released April 14, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre R&B
Length 60:57
Label Qwest, Warner Bros. Records
Producer Ian Alexander (exec.), Quincy Jones (exec.), Tamia (exec.), Tim & Bob, Keith Crouch, J-Dub, Jermaine Dupri, Stevie J, Samuel J. Sapp, Manuel Seal, Jr., Tim Shider, Daryl Simmons, Tricky Stewart, Mario Winans
Tamia chronology
Tamia
(1998)
A Nu Day
(2000)
Singles from Tamia
  1. "Imagination"
    Released: February 8, 1998
  2. "So into You"
    Released: April 23, 1998
  3. "Loving You Still"
    Released: March 2, 1999

Tamia is the self-titled debut studio album by Canadian Contemporary R&B recording artist Tamia, released on April 14, 1998 on Qwest Records and distributed through Warner Bros. Records. It features the singles "Imagination," "So Into You," and "Loving You Still." The remake of "Careless Whisper" was released as a single in Japan, and the album also includes her Grammy-nominated debut "You Put a Move On My Heart" as a bonus track. The album peaked at number sixty-seven on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The album peaked at sixty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the eighteenth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[2] The album was certified gold in Japan in June 1998 for 100,000 copies shipped to stores.[3]

Leo Stanley of Allmusic remarked that the album "is an appealingly stylish collection of contemporary urban soul," while also stating that "it suffers from some uneven material."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Imagination" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) Jermaine Dupri, Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Manuel Seal Jermaine Durpi, Manuel Seal 3:33
2. "So Into You"   Tim Kelley, Ronald LaPread, Lionel Richie, Bob Robinson, Tamia Washington Tim & Bob 4:21
3. "Never Gonna Let You Go"   Kenny Hickson, Arthur Hoyle, Mario Winans Mario Winans 4:01
4. "Falling for You"   Terrell Carter, Gordon Chambers, S. Jordan, Tamia Washington, Will Turpin, Maurice White Stevie J. 5:11
5. "Show Me Love"   Paige Lackey J-Dub 4:06
6. "Rain on Me"   Kenny Hickson, Tamia Washington, Mario Winans Mario Winans 4:22
7. "Is That You?" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) Jermaine Durpi, Manuel Seal Jermaine Durpi, Manuel Seal 3:22
8. "Who Do You Tell?"   Mark Coleman, Sherree Ford-Payne, Marc Nelson Daryl Simmons 4:20
9. "Gotta Move On"   Keith Crouch, John Jubu Smith, Tamia Washington Keith Crouch 5:08
10. "This Time It's Love"   Sean "Sep" Hall, Christopher Stewart, Tamia Washington Tricky Stewart 5:52
11. "Loving You Still"   Daryl Simmons Daryl Simmons 5:09
12. "Careless Whisper"   George Michael, Andrew Ridgeley Samuel J. Sapp, Tim Shider 5:12
13. "You Put a Move on My Heart"   Rod Temperton Quincy Jones 6:12

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[4]

  • arranging – John Clayton, Keith Crouch, Rod Temperton
  • assistant engineering – Stephanie Gylden, Kevin Lively, Nick Marshall
  • assistant mixing – Chris Brooks, Joe Brown, Jr.
  • associate executive production – Jay Brown, Mark D. Persaud
  • bass – Alex Al, Ronnie Garrett, Ralph Stacy, Neil Stubenhaus
  • composing – Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
  • conducting – John Clayton
  • drums – Steven Meeder, John "J.R." Robinson
  • drum programming – Tim Kelley, Erik Hanson, Daryl Simmons
  • engineering – Paul D. Allen, Bob Brown, Tom Brown, Francis Buckley, Stephanie Gylden, Mauricio Iragorri, Thom "TK" Kidd, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Phil Tan
  • executive production – Ian Alexander, Quincy Jones, Brenda Richie, Tamia
  • guitar – Paul Jackson, Jr., John Jubu Smith, Michael Thompson
  • keyboards – Tim Kelley, Greg Phillinganes, Daryl Simmons, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Rod Temperton
  • mastering – Herb Powers
  • mixing – Paul D. Allen, Rob Chiarelli, Jon Gass, Humberto Gatica, Jermaine Dupri, Booker T. Jones III, Stevie J, Bruce Swedien, Phil Tan, Dave Way
  • multi-instruments – Tim & Bob, Keith Crouch, Mario Winans
  • percussion – Daryl Simmons
  • piano – Bob Robinson, Daryl Simmons
  • production – Keith Crouch, J-Dub, Jermaine Dupri, Quincy Jones, Samuel J. Sapp, Manuel Seal, Jr., Tim Shider, Daryl Simmons, Stevie J, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Tim & Bob, Mario Winans
  • production coordination – Constance Armstrong, Ivy Skoff
  • programming – Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Mario Winans, Tim & Bob
  • rapping – Jermaine Dupri
  • saxophone – Gerald Albright, Pete Christlieb, Jeff Clayton, Fred Jackson, Jr., Jack Nimitz, Tom Scott
  • sequencing – Christopher "Tricky" Stewart
  • synthesizer – Erik Hanson
  • trombone – George Bohannon, Charles Loper, Bill Reichenbach Jr., Reggie C. Young
  • trumpet – Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey, Snooky Young
  • vocal arranging – Tim & Bob, Gordon Chambers, Keith Crouch, Marc Nelson
  • vocals – Tamia
  • vocals (background) – Liza Broome, Alex Brown, Bridgette Bryant, Terrell Carter, Gordon Chambers, Pamela Cork, Chelle Davis, Siedah Garrett, Jermaine Dupri, Marc Nelson, Manuel Seal, Jr., Tanya Smith, Tamia, Mario Winans

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 67
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[2] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "allmusic ((( Tamia > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "allmusic ((( Tamia > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  3. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1998年6月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. June 1998 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 465: 9. August 10, 1998. Archived from the original on January 25, 2014. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Tamia > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

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