This Is My Time (Raven-Symoné album)

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This Is My Time
Studio album by Raven-Symoné
Released September 7, 2004 (2004-09-07)
(see release history)
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre R&B[1]
Length 48:41
Label Hollywood
Producer Christopher B. Pearman, Raven-Symoné, Jay Landers (exec.), Walter Afanasieff, Robbie Buchanan, Ray Cham, Def Jef, Kara DioGuardi, Matthew Gerrard, J Spark, James Joiner III, Penelope Magnet, Scott Storch, Robin Thicke, Trixster, Pro-Jay
Raven-Symoné chronology
Undeniable
(1999)
This Is My Time
(2004)
Raven-Symoné
(2008)
Singles from This Is My Time
  1. "Grazing in the Grass"
    Released: February 20, 2004
  2. "Backflip"
    Released: July 28, 2004
  3. "Bump[2]"
    Released: January 28, 2005

This Is My Time is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Raven-Symoné, released in the United States on September 21, 2004 by Hollywood Records. The album is her debut with the Disney-owned label and debuted at number fifty-one on the U.S. Billboard 200,[3] with 19,000 copies sold in its first week. It nevertheless became Raven-Symoné's best-selling solo album, selling 235,000 copies up to February 2, 2007 in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.[4]

Release and promotion[edit]

Symoné released a five-track EP with Hollywood Records on January 1, 2004[5][6] prior to the release of This Is My Time, containing "Backflip", "Bump", "Overloved", "What Is Love?", and "Mystify".[7] Released to promote the full-length album, the EP was only available in select stores and is now very rare.

Four songs from the album were incorporated into soundtracks from Disney films: The Lion King 1½ with "Grazing in the Grass"; The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement with "This Is My Time"; Ice Princess with "Bump"; and Go Figure with "Life Is Beautiful".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[8]
Vibe 2.5/5 stars[9]
Common Sense Media 5/5 stars[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

This Is My Time debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number51 on the official Billboard 200,[11] with moderately successful first week sales of 19,000 copies (best debut in the chart to date); making it Symoné's first album to enter the chart in the United States. The set sold 235,000 copies up to February 2, 2007 in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[12] Length
1. "Mystify"   Jay Condiotti, Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil[13] Gerrard 3:46
2. "Backflip"   Kara DioGuardi, Scott Storch[14] Storch 3:53
3. "What Is Love?"   Joseph Belmaati, DioGuardi, Mich Hansen, Robin Carlsson[15] DioGuardi, J-Spark 3:46
4. "Overloved"   Diane Warren[16] Walter Afanasieff 4:11
5. "Set Me Free"   Raven Symoné, James Gass, Robin Thicke, Sean Hurley[17] Pro-Jay, Thicke 3:45
6. "Alice"   Symoné, Jeffrey Fortson, James Joiner III[18] Def Jef, Joiner III 3:59
7. "Just Fly Away"   Symoné, Haskel Jackson, Ray Cham[19] Cham 3:33
8. "Bump"   Condiotti, Gerrard, Nevil[20] Gerrard 3:28
9. "Life Is Beautiful"   Shelly Peiken, Jeff Franzel, Eve Nelson, Maria Christensen[21] Penelope Magnet, Tricky "Trixster" Stewart 3:17
10. "What's Real?"   Guy Roche, Shelly Peiken[22] Magnet, Trixster 3:35
11. "Grazing in the Grass"   Harry Elston, Philemon Hou[23] Robbie Buchanan 3:08
12. "Typical"   Symoné, Gerrard, Nevil[24] Gerrard 3:16
13. "This Is My Time"   Symoné, Gerrard, Nevil[25] Gerrard 4:24
Total length:
48:41
Europe & France Edition
No. Title Director Length
14. "Backflip" (Music video) Sanaa Hamri[26]  

Advance EP[edit]

[27]
No. Title Length
1. "Backflip"   3:53
2. "Bump"   3:28
3. "Overloved"   4:11
4. "What Is Love?"   3:46
5. "Mystify"   3:46
Total length:
19:04

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[28] 51
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[28] 50

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Europe[29] September 7, 2004 Megaphon Importservice
Great Britain[30] September 14, 2004 Hollywood
Japan[31] September 15, 2004
United States[32] September 21, 2004
Canada[33] Hollywood/Universal Music Group
Slovakia[34]
France[35]
Hong Kong[36] October 15, 2004

Notes[edit]

Singles[edit]

"Backflip"
Single by Raven-Symoné
from the album This Is My Time
Released July 28, 2004
Format CD single,[37] promo, digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, pop, hip hop[38]
Length 3:53
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Scott Storch, Kara DioGuardi
Producer(s) Scott Storch
Raven-Symoné singles chronology
"Grazing In The Grass"
(2004)
"Backflip"
(2004)
"Double Dutch Bus"
(2008)

"Backflip"[edit]

"Backflip" is the second single from the album, and debuted on Radio Disney on July 28, 2004.

Music video

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles[39] and directed by Sanaa Hamri,[39] premiered on BET's Access Granted on August 25, 2004.[40] The video received heavy rotation on Disney Channel, BET and MTV.[41][42] Michael Copon plays in the video as Raven's love interest.[43]

"I'm with this guy and he's just being disrespectful to me. I'm coming in the house trying to offer him popcorn and he's throwing it all over me, talking on the phone [when] we're supposed to be having some quality time together. So through all of this I'm just typing on my Blackberry and writing something down mischievously and we don't know what's going on... Anyway, we find out that I'm reprogramming him, kinda like 'Stepford Husbands,' making him a little more respectful, loving and [willing to] listen some more, not necessarily catering just to me, but come on now, let's be serious."

—Raven-Symoné, MTV
Track listing[37][38]
  1. "Backflip" - 3:53
  2. "Backflip" (Call Out Hook) – 0:31
Live performance

Symoné performed the song live for the first time in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2004. Symoné performed the song on tours, This Is My Time Tour and Raven-Symoné: Live in Concert Tour.

Charts
Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 10
SLO 67

Tour[edit]

Raven in Concert
Tour by Raven-Symoné
Associated album This Is My Time
Start date May 19, 2006 (2006-05-19)
End date October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
Legs 1
Shows 39 in North America
Raven-Symoné concert chronology
Raven in Concert
(2006)
Raven-Symoné: Live in Concert
(2008-09)

Raven in Concert[44] is the debut concert tour by American recording artist, Raven-Symoné. The tour supports her third studio album, This Is My Time. Primarily visiting North America, the tour played nearly 40 shows at numerous music festivals and state fairs in the United States.

Opening acts[edit]

  • Lil' J (August 6–13, August 16–29, September 8, September 15 and October 7, 2006)
  • Jump5 (Baton Rouge,[45] Fairlea, Agawam and Allegan)
  • LaTanya Monroe (Glen Allen)[46]
  • Lil J Xavier (Arlington)[47]
  • Everlife (Arlington)[47]
  • Choo-Choo Soul (Monroe)

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Mystify"
  2. "Superstition"
  3. "Alice"
  4. "Typical"
  5. "What's Real?"
  6. "Life is Beautiful"
  7. "Grazing in the Grass"
  8. "Bump"
  9. "Overloved"
  10. "Just Fly Away"
  11. "Supernatural"
  12. "Are You Feelin' Me"
  13. "Jump In"
  14. "Some Call It Magic"
  15. "Backflip"
  16. "What is Love?"
  17. "Set Me Free"
  18. "This Is My Time"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[48][49]
May 19, 2006 Glen Allen United States Innsbrook Pavilion
May 21, 2006 Norfolk Ted Constant Convocation Center
June 2, 2006[A] Halawa Hip-Hoppin' Concert Stage
June 3, 2006[A]
June 17, 2006[B] Wildwood Rendezvous Stage
June 23, 2006 Bessemer Coca-Cola Amphitheater
June 24, 2006 Valdosta All-Star Amphitheater
June 25, 2006 San Juan Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum
July 8, 2006 Muskegon United States Heritage Landing
July 9, 2006[C] Jackson Township Northern Star Arena
July 15, 2006 Arlington AT&T Music Mill Amphitheater
July 22, 2006 Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Stage
July 23, 2006[D] Valparaiso Porter County Fair Grandstand
August 4, 2006 Henderson Henderson Pavilion
August 5, 2006[E] Austell Southern Star Amphitheater
August 6, 2006[F] West Allis Miller Main Stage
August 13, 2006[G] Fairlea State Fair of West Virginia Grandstand
August 14, 2006[H] Indianapolis Toyota Trucks Grandstand
August 16, 2006[I] Sedalia Pepsi Grandstand
August 19, 2006 Columbus Columbus Crew Stadium
August 20, 2006[J] Des Moines Susan Knapp Amphitheater
August 25, 2006[K] Timonium State Fairgrounds Racetrack Infield
August 27, 2006[L] Mitchell Corn Palace
August 28, 2006[M] Monroe Evergreen State Fairgrounds Grandstand
August 29, 2006[N] Salem The Pavilion
September 3, 2006[O] Detroit Michigan State Fairgrounds Bandshell
September 8, 2006[P] Salt Lake City Utah State Fair Grandstand
September 9, 2006[Q] Agawam River's Edge Picnic Area
September 10, 2006[R] Allegan Allegan County Fair Grandstand
September 15, 2006[S] Hutchinson Kansas State Fair Grandstand
September 16, 2006 Eureka Old Glory Amphitheatre
September 17, 2006[T] Oklahoma City Toyota Stage
September 23, 2006[U] Memphis Mid-South Fair Main Stage
September 30, 2006 Sacramento The Cove
October 7, 2006[V] Tulsa Oklahoma Main Stage
October 10, 2006[W] Perris Lake Perris Sports Pavilion
October 14, 2006[X] Fresno Paul Paul Theatre
October 21, 2006[Y] Columbia Pepsi Grandstand
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A 50th State Fair[50]
B School's Out!: Radio Disney Music Festival[51]
C Boys & Girls Club Kids Day[52]
D Porter County Fair[53]
E Kid's Fest
F Wisconsin State Fair[54]
G State Fair of West Virginia[55]
H Indiana State Fair[56]
I Missouri State Fair[57]
J Iowa State Fair[58]
K Maryland State Fair[59]
L Corn Palace Festival[60]
M Evergreen State Fair[61]
N Oregon State Fair[62]
O Michigan State Fair[63]
P Utah State Fair[64]
Q Back to School Bash[65]
R Allegan County Fair[66]
S Kansas State Fair[67]
T Oklahoma State Fair
U Mid-South Fair
V Tulsa State Fair
W Southern California Fair[68]
X Big Fresno Fair
Y South Carolina State Fair[69]

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  16. ^ Overloved Allmusic
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  18. ^ Alice Allmusic
  19. ^ Just Fly Away Allmusic
  20. ^ Bump Allmusic
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