Unexpected (Angie Stone album)

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Studio album by Angie Stone
Released November 23, 2009
Genre R&B, soul
Length 39:26
Label Concord Music Group, Stax
Producer Angie Stone, Steven "Supe" White, Jazze Pha, Terrance Freeman, Jonathan Richmond, Sly Williams, Willie "Chuck" Shivers, One Drop Scott, Cozmo, Saleem "Lazyboi" Asad, Karrim "Ikon" King, Fitzroy "The Art Teacher" Reid, Melvin "Archangel" Lowery, Jr.
Angie Stone chronology
The Art Of Love & War
Rich Girl
Singles from Unexpected
  1. "I Ain't Hearin' You"
    Released: October 12, 2009
  2. "Free"
    Released: March 14, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
BBC Music Very positive link
Clash Music 8/10 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B- link
PopMatters 8/10 stars link
The Independent 3/5 stars link

Unexpected is the fifth studio album by American R&B-soul singer–songwriter Angie Stone. The lead single, "I Ain't Hearin' U," premiered on Stone's website on October 5, 2009.[1] A remixed version of "Free", featuring Young Nate, was released as the second and final single from the album.[2]

Upon the album's UK release in February 2010, Stone told noted R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul: "Being as I've delivered four decent albums already, I felt it was safe to switch up and do something different this time. And musically overall I just wanted to have FUN! I wanted to do something that embodies a jam kinda feel, so that we could have some fun in concert and show people everything doesn't always have to be so serious."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Unexpected"   Angie Stone 1:28
2. "I Ain't Hearin' U"   Steven "Supe" White 3:27
3. "Free" (featuring Ricco Barrino) Jazze Pha, Terrance Freeman 3:57
4. "Maybe"   Jonathan Richmond 4:40
5. "Hey Mr. DJ"   Sly Williams 2:37
6. "Kiss All Over Your Body"   Sly Williams 4:45
7. "I Don't Care" (featuring Diamond Stone and Juanita Wynn) Willie "Chuck" Shivers (QSM), One Drop Scott, Cozmo & Saleem "Lazyboi" Asad 3:12
8. "Why Is It"   Sly Williams 3:43
9. "Tell Me" (featuring Dose) Karrim "Ikon" King & Fitzroy "The Art Teacher" Reid 3:16
10. "Think Sometimes"   Willie "Chuck" Shivers (QSM) & Melvin "Archangel" Lowery, Jr., Missy Elliott 3:34
11. "I Found A Keeper"   Sly Williams 3:20
12. "Unexpected (Reprise)"   Angie Stone 1:25

Track 1 and 12 samples Sly & the Family Stone's "Family affair"

Chart history[edit]

Chart(2009) Peak
Polish Albums Chart[4] 73
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 133
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[6] 17