Thank You (Jamelia album)

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Thank You
Studio album by Jamelia
Released 29 September 2003
1 March 2004 (Version 2)
8 November 2004 (Version 3)
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre R&B, soul, hip hop, pop
Length 46:06 (Version 1)
53:59 (Versions 2 & 3)
Label Parlophone
Producer Cutfather & Joe, Soulshock, Cameron McVer, Matt Kent, Jimmy Hogarth, Ignorants, Copenhaniacs, Colin Emmanuel (aka C-Swing), Marc 'M2E' Smith, Sylvia Bennett Smith
Jamelia chronology
Drama
(2000)
Thank You
(2003)
Walk with Me
(2006)
Singles from Thank You
  1. "Bout"
    Released: 16 June 2003
  2. "Superstar"
    Released: 15 September 2003
  3. "Thank You"
    Released: 24 February 2004
  4. "See It in a Boy's Eyes"
    Released: 12 July 2004
  5. "Universal Prayer"
    Released: 2 August 2004
  6. "DJ"
    Released: 1 November 2004
  7. "Stop!"
    Released: 1 November 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Thank You is the second studio album by British R&B recording artist Jamelia, first released on September 29, 2003 by Parlophone Records. The album was recorded from 2002-2003 and features production from a variety of record producers including, Colin Emmanuel (who produced the majority of the album), Cutfather, Soulshock, Peter Biker, Matt Kent and Cameron McVey among others. Musically speaking, Thank You closely resembles Jamelia's previous release Drama (2000), as both albums focus heavily on the R&B, Hip-hop and Soul genres.

Critically speaking, Thank You has received generally positive reviews. At the online music guide Allmusic, the album received a rating of four stars out of five. It also received a generally positive review from the BBC. Commercially, Thank You remains Jamelia's most successful album to date. In the United Kingdom, Thank You reached a new peak of #4 following its re-release in March 2004, thus becoming Jamelia's highest charting album to date. It has since been certified 2× Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales in excess of 600,000 copies.[2] Elsewhere in the world, Thank You has reached the top twenty in New Zealand and the top forty in Ireland and Switzerland.

The album produced seven singles, all of which attained varying degrees of international chart success. "Bout" was released as the album's lead single In June 2003. It featured guest vocals from Rah Digga and reached the top forty in the United Kingdom. The follow-up single, "Superstar" became Jamelia's most successful single internationally to date, topping the charts in Australia and New Zealand. The title track was released as the album's third single in February 2004 and became Jamelia's highest charting single in the UK to date, peaking at #2 on the UK Singles Chart. Following the single's success, the album was re-released with two additional tracks (three including Jamelia's duet with Italian singer Tiziano Ferro on the single, "Universal Prayer", which was only included on international versions of the re-release). "See It In a Boy's Eyes" served as the first single from the re-release and as the album's fourth single overall. It was most successful in the United Kingdom, where it became Jamelia's third consecutive top five hit. "Universal Prayer", a duet with Italian singer Tiziano Ferro, served as the album's fifth single and became Jamelia's first number-one hit in Italy and Spain. The album's final two singles, "DJ" and "Stop!" were released jointly as a double a-side single and became Jamelia's fourth consecutive top ten hit in the United Kingdom.

Reception[edit]

BBC Review[edit]

— The BBC commenting on Thank You.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original release

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Bout" (featuring Rah Digga) Jamelia, Colin Emmanuel Emmanuel 4:26
2. "Off Da Endz" (featuring Asher D) Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 3:21
3. "Taxi"   Karen Poole, Jimmy Hogarth Hogarth 3:26
4. "Thank You"   Jamelia, Carsten Schack, Peter Biker Soulshock 3:13
5. "Dirty Dirty"   Jamelia, T.Henry Ignorants 4:22
6. "B.I.T.C.H."   Jamelia, Jens Lomholt Copenhaniacs 4:07
7. "Superstar"   Remee, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen Cutfather, Remee 3:35
8. "Life"   Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 4:45
9. "Club Hoppin"   Jamelia, Ali Tennant, Holmolt, Philip Denker Copenhaniacs 3:40
10. "Antidote"   Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 3:32
11. "Cutie"   Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 3:52
12. "Bounce"   Marc Smith, Sylvia Bennett Smith, Dane Bowers Smith, Bennett Smith 4:15

Re-release

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Superstar"   Remee, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen Cutfather, Remee 3:35
2. "Thank You"   Jamelia, Carsten Schack, Peter Biker Soulshock 3:13
3. "DJ"   Soulshock, Kenneth Karlin, Philip White, Alex Cantrall, Olivia Longott Soulshock, Karlin 3:45
4. "See It In a Boy's Eyes"   Jamelia, Chris Martin Matt Kent, Cameron McVey 3:41
5. "Taxi"   Karen Poole, Jimmy Hogarth Hogarth 3:26
6. "Dirty Dirty"   Jamelia, T.Henry Ignorants 4:22
7. "Club Hoppin"   Jamelia, Ali Tennant, Holmolt, Philip Denker Copenhaniacs 3:40
8. "Cutie"   Jamelia, Colin Emmanuel Emmanuel 3:52
9. "Bounce"   Marc Smith, Sylvia Bennett Smith, Dane Bowers Smith, Bennett Smith 4:15
10. "Bout" (featuring Rah Digga) Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 4:26
11. "Off Da Endz" (featuring Asher D) Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 3:21
12. "B.I.T.C.H."   Jamelia, Jens Lomholt Copenhaniacs 4:07
13. "Life"   Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 4:45
14. "Antidote"   Jamelia, Emmanuel Emmanuel 3:32

French Edition Alternate Track

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
2. "Thank You" (with Singuila)      

International Re-release Bonus Track

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
15. "Universal Prayer" (with Tiziano Ferro)      

Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks

No. Title Length
15. "Superstar" (Bob 'Reef' Tewlow Remix)  
16. "Superstar" (Copenhanicas Remix)  
17. "Superstar" (Ayo Supersar JD Remix)  

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Certifications
UK AUS FRA AUT BEL (VLA) GER IRL ITA NLD NZD SWI
2003 "Bout"
(featuring Rah Digga)
37
"Superstar" 3 1 3 3 7 4 19 5 5 1 2
  • UK: Silver
  • AUS: Platinum[4]
  • BEL: Gold[5]
  • FRA: Gold[6]
  • GER: Gold[7]
  • NZ: Platinum[8]
2004 "Thank You" 2 7 30 43 37 46 10 28 8 35
"See It in a Boy's Eyes" 5 35 36 11
"Universal Prayer" (with Tiziano Ferro) 52 46 34 1 69 31
"DJ" / "Stop" 9 37 26 46 56 12 36

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