Trust Me (album)

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Trust Me
Studio album by Craig David
Released 12 November 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B, dance, soul, hip hop, garage rock
Length 43:19
Label Warner, Sire
Producer Martin Terefe, Fraser T Smith
Craig David chronology
The Story Goes...
(2005)
Trust Me
(2007)
Greatest Hits
(2008)
Singles from Trust Me
  1. "This Is the Girl"
    Released: 27 August 2007
  2. "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)"
    Released: 5 November 2007
  3. "6 of 1 Thing"
    Released: 18 February 2008
  4. "Officially Yours"
    Released: 16 June 2008

Trust Me is the fourth studio album by English R&B artist Craig David. It was released on 12 November 2007 in the United Kingdom and on 6 May 2008 in the United States. While the album debuted at number 18 on the UK Albums Chart, it failed to make any impact on the Billboard 200, although it did manage to peak at number 58 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

The album was recorded in Havana, Cuba with producer Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, James Morrison) and writer/producer/mixer Fraser T Smith (Kano, Beyoncé Knowles, Plan B, Jamelia and James Morrison). The second single "Hot Stuff" contains a sample of "Let's Dance" by David Bowie. The third single "6 of 1 Thing" was released in the UK on 18 February 2008. The fourth single "Officially Yours" was released in the UK on 23 June 2008, and peaked at number 158.

The album was certified Gold by BPI on 7 March 2008 for sales of over 100,000.[1]

Background and singles[edit]

In 2007, David collaborated with rapper Kano on his album London Town, for the single "This is the Girl". The track was released on 27 August 2007 and debuted at number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.

The first single "Hot Stuff" from his album Trust Me, was released on 5 November 2007 . The single was a top ten hit, whilst the album charted at Number 18 on the UK Albums Chart. "6 of 1 Thing", the second single to be taken from Trust Me, charted at number 39 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his third-lowest charting single to date.

"Officially Yours" was released on 23 June 2008 and peaked at Number 158 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his lowest-charting single to date and was the final single from Trust Me. In July, a new track titled "Are You Up for This" started receiving airplay on various radio stations as part of a promo with Ice Cream Records, which also featured a remix with Witty Boy called "Nutter Butter". On 17 August, David performed at a birthday tribute concert for songwriter Don Black at the London Palladium. He performed the song "Ben", originally a hit for Michael Jackson.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 starslink
BBC Favorable link
Billboard Favorable link
The Guardian 3/5 starslink
NME 6/10 link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)link
Times Online 2/5 starslink
Yahoo! Music UK 6/10 starslink

The album received generally mixed reviews from critics.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Hot Stuff (Let's Dance)" – 3:42
  2. "6 of 1 Thing" – 3:47
  3. "Friday Night" – 3:33
  4. "Awkward" (featuring Rita Ora) – 3:37
  5. "Just a Reminder" – 3:49
  6. "Officially Yours" – 3:55
  7. "Kinda Girl for Me" – 3:47
  8. "She's on Fire" – 5:04
  9. "Don't Play with Our Love" – 3:59
  10. "Top of the Hill" – 3:54
  11. "This Is the Girl" (with Kano) – 4:10

Charts[edit]