This Time (Taral Hicks album)

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This Time
Studio album by Taral Hicks
Released September 16, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre R&B, New jack swing
Label Motown
Producer Teddy Riley, Terry Williams, Gerald Baillergeau, Sprague "Doogie" Williams, Chase Chad Hugo, Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliott, Victor Merritt, Narada Michael Walden, Erik "E Smooth" Hicks, Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell
Singles from This Time
  1. "Ooh, Ooh Baby"
    Released: June 18, 1996
  2. "Distant Lover"
    Released: August 26, 1997
  3. "Silly"
    Released: November 25, 1997

This Time is the debut studio album by R&B singer Taral Hicks. It is noted for its feature of various collaborations from the likes of Teddy Riley, Narada Michael Walden and future superstars that were then-unknown at the time; including Missy Elliott, DJ Eddie F and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes. The album also featured background vocals by Hicks' siblings; Tina Hicks, Miriam Hicks and Eric Hicks, who co-wrote two of the album's tracks: "A Lil' Somethin'" and "Whoopty Whoop".[1]

Despite its various collaborations and lukewarm R&B-successful singles, the album failed to make an entry on any Billboard album chart, resulting into Hicks' departure from Motown Records and a lengthy hiatus from the R&B music scene.

Singles[edit]

The album spawn off a total of three singles; the first being the sensual-love ballad "Ooh, Ooh Baby" featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, which was released in June 18, 1996 and peaked at #81 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[2]

The second and third singles ("Distant Lover", "Silly") were released a year later and saw more success on the R&B charts, peaking at #60 and #54 respectively. "Silly" also peaked at #4 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles, making it Hicks' most successful single to date and her first to almost chart on Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Anyway"   Sheri Blair, Teddy Riley Teddy Riley 4:52
2. "Distant Lover"   Sprague Williams Sprague "Doogie" Williams 4:12
3. "How Can I Get over You"   Karen Anderson, Sheri Blair, Chad Hugo Chase Chad Hugo 4:30
4. "Silly"   Fritz Baskett, Clarence McDonald, Deniece Williams Edward Ferrell 6:20
5. "Ooh, Ooh Baby" (feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) Melissa Elliott, Terry Williams, Chad Elliot Terry Williams, Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliot 3:52
6. "This Time"   Gerald Baillergeau, Mary Brown, Victor Merritt Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt 4:21
7. "Stay (4 a Little While)"   Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt 5:23
8. "A Lil' Somethin'"   James Fischer, Eric Hicks, Narada Michael Walden Erik "E Smooth" Hicks 4:08
9. "Whoopty Whoop"   Eric Hicks, Narada Michael Walden Narada Michael Walden 3:58
10. "Don't Let the Feelin' Go Away"   Sally Jo Dakota, Taral Hicks, Narada Michael Walden Narada Michael Walden 4:14
11. "I Wish You Were Here"   Sally Jo Dakota, Taral Hicks, Narada Michael Walden Narada Michael Walden 4:16
12. "Get With This"   Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt Gerald Baillergeau, Victor Merritt 3:41

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