Where I Wanna Be (Donell Jones album)

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Where I Wanna Be
Studio album by Donell Jones
Released October 12, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre R&B
Length 55:54
Label Untouchables/LaFace
Producer Donell Jones
Edward "Eddie F" Ferrell
Eric Williams & Wesley Hogges
Donell Jones chronology
My Heart
(1996)
Where I Wanna Be
(1999)
Life Goes On
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Where I Wanna Be is the second studio album by R&B singer Donell Jones, released by LaFace Records on October 12, 1999 in North America. Where I Wanna Be is his most successful album to date, having gone platinum. The album is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album, My Heart (1996). The album featured three hit singles, the worldwide hit "U Know What's Up", Donell's biggest hit single to date, peaking inside the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and a massive #2 hit in the UK. The album also includes the UK hit "Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)", the minor R&B/Hip Hop hit "This Luv" and the US smash hit, soulful ballad and title track,"Where I Wanna Be".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "U Know What's Up" (Edward Ferrell, Darren Lighty, Clifton Lighty, Balewa Muhammad, Anthony C. Hamilton, Clifford Harris, Delvis Damon) – 4:01
  2. "Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)" (Donell Jones, Eric Williams, Wesley Hogges, Melvin Lewis, Thomas Martin) – 3:12
  3. "Where I Wanna Be" (Donell Jones, Kyle West) – 4:13
  4. "Have You Seen Her" (Eric Williams, Wesley Hogges, Melvin Lewis, Kent Lawrence) – 3:42
  5. "This Luv" (Donell Jones, Sheldon Goode) – 4:09
  6. "All Her Love" (Donell Jones, Sheldon Goode, Jolyon Skinner) – 4:35
  7. It's Alright" (Donell Jones, Sheldon Goode) – 4:23
  8. "Think About It (Don't Call My Crib)" (Donell Jones) – 5:37
  9. "He Won't Hurt You" (Donell Jones) – 4:50
  10. "Pushin'" (Edward Ferrell, Darren Lighty, Clifton Lighty, Balewa Muhammad, Veronica McKenzie, Anthony C. Hamilton) – 4:55
  11. "I Wanna Luv U" (Donell Jones) – 4:18
  12. "When I Was Down" (Donell Jones, Sheldon Goode, Curtis Mayfield) – 3:47
  13. "U Know What's Up (Remix)" (featuring Lisa Left Eye Lopes) (Edward Ferrell, Darren Lighty, Clifton Lighty, Balewa Muhammad, Anthony C. Hamilton, Delvis Damon, Lisa Lopes, Inga Wells) – 4:03

Singles Chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks UK Singles Chart
1999 "U Know What's Up" (featuring Lisa Left Eye Lopes) #7 #1 #2
1999 "Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)" #80 #19
2000 "This Luv" #48
2000 "Where I Wanna Be" #29 #2

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