Undeniable (Raven-Symoné album)

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Undeniable
Studio album by Raven-Symoné
Released May 4, 1999 United States
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 48:21
Label Crash Records/RayBlaize Records
Producer Paul K. Walker,[1] Rogelio "Roger" Wilson, Tony Williams (exec.), Jerome "Rome" Jefferson
Raven-Symoné chronology
Here's to New Dreams
(1993)
Undeniable
(1999)
This Is My Time
(2004)
Singles from Undeniable
  1. "With a Child's Heart"
    Released: February 20, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
BET 3/5 stars[3]

Undeniable is the second (and first independently released) studio album by American singer Raven-Symoné. Although her first album was full of kid-rap, she used this album to display her vocal ability while still holding true to her roots in rap. The album was released on May 4, 1999 and to date has sold over 2,000 copies.

Background[edit]

After the lack of success with her debut, "Here's to New Dreams", Raven was dropped from MCA Records in 1994. After a short break, she co-founded RayBlaize Records with her father, Christopher Pearman in 1996, and signed a deal with Crash Records in 1997. The song "Pure Love" was written by first season American Idol contestant EJay Day, and the song "I Love You" was written by Stevie Wonder. The album features the single "With a Child's Heart", also a Stevie Wonder song. While her previous album was primarily rap, this album focused more on her vocal chops while still holding true to her old roots. The original album was given a very limited CD and cassette release. Because of the rarity of this album, the original edition often sells for $40 and up on eBay and other online stores. This album, in terms of sales, did worse than her previous record despite new kinds of promotion such as opening for 'N Sync. She was dropped from Crash Records in 2000, and the following year she sold her share of RayBlaize.

Promotion[edit]

Raven-Symoné was an opening act for 'N Sync's first tour, the 1998-1999 'N SYNC Tour.[4] One single was released, "With a Child's Heart", a Stevie Wonder song. It spawned three music videos, one for each version of the song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "With a Child's Heart (Uptempo Version)" (Blaze, Jefferson) – 3:53
  2. "I Can Get Down" (Blaize, Jefferson, Ray Blaze) – 4:01
  3. "Hip Hoppers" (Holt, Jefferson) – 4:18
  4. "Slow Down" (Jefferson) – 4:52
  5. "Best Friends" (Jerome "Rome" Jefferson, Pierce La Kindra, Raven-Symoné) – 4:18
  6. "People Make the World Go Round" (Thomas Creed, Linda Creed) – 4:15
  7. "Bounce" (Jefferson) – 4:41
  8. "I Love You" (Wonder) – 4:51
  9. "Lean on Me" (Blaize, Jefferson, Ray Blaze) – 4:07
  10. "With a Child's Heart (Ballad Version)" (Vickie Basemore, Henry Cosby, Silvia Moore) – 5:34
  11. "Pure Love" (Day, Rogers, Sawyer, Smith) – 3:31
  12. "With a Child's Heart (Bonus Remix Uptempo Version)" (Blaze, Jefferson) – 3:38
  13. "With a Child's Heart (International Bonus House Mix)" (Blaze, Jefferson) – 4:21

From Then Until[edit]

From Then Until
Studio album (reissue) by Raven-Symoné
Released October 31, 2006
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 56:20
Label TMG Records
Producer Thomas McGee, Roberto Tirado, Paul K. Walker and Rogelio "Roger" Wilson (exec.), Stevie Wonder, Alvin Davis, Gee Gee, Jerome "Rome" Jefferson, James St. James

Background[edit]

After the success of Raven's third album, This Is My Time (2004), Crash Records sold their rights to the material on Undeniable to TMG Records, who in cooperation with RayBlaize and her then-current label Hollywood Records, re-released it on October 31, 2006 as, From Then Until.[5] The re-release included the music video for "With A Child's Heart" as well as some behind-the-scenes footage and live performances.[5] However, From Then Until has only half of the International House Mix of "With a Child's Heart", and there are three unlisted tracks at the end of the disc, none of which are performed by Raven-Symoné.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "People Make the World Go Round" – 3:47
  2. "Best Friends" – 4:15
  3. "Slow Down" – 4:25
  4. "Hip Hoppers" – 4:03
  5. "I Can Get Down" – 2:30
  6. "Bounce" – 3:17
  7. "With a Child's Heart (Uptempo)" – 3:53
  8. "I Love You" – 4:50
  9. "Lean On Me" – 2:41
  10. "With a Child's Heart (Ballad Version)" – 5:33
  11. "Pure Love (International Remix)" – 3:28
  12. "With a Child's Heart (International House Mix)" – 1:57
  13. "Big Thangz" – 1:38
  14. "Incomplete" – 1:28
  15. "Ear Candy" – 0:50

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
ARIA Charts 56
Japan Oricon International Album Chart 34

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