X (K-Ci & JoJo album)

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X
Studio album by K-Ci & JoJo
Released December 5, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre R&B
Length 59:26
Label MCA
Producer Emanuel Officer, Joel "JoJo" Hailey, Rory Bennett, Craig Brockman, Tim Owens, Teddy Riley, Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Johnny J, Roy "Royalty" Hamilton, Mike Smoov, DeVante Swing, Timbaland, Christopher Troy, Babyface, Ralph Stacy, Rose Griffin
K-Ci & JoJo chronology
It's Real
(1999)
X
(2000)
Emotional
(2002)
Singles from X
  1. "Crazy"
    Released: March 2, 2001
  2. "Wanna Do You Right"
    Released: May 15, 2001

X is the third studio album by American R&B duo and brothers K-Ci & JoJo, released December 5, 2000 on MCA. Recording sessions took place during 1999–2000. Production was handled by various producers, including Mike Smoov, Rory Bennett, and DeVante Swing. The album peaked at number twenty on the US Billboard 200. It achieved acceptable international charting and produced two singles that had minor success charting. The lead single "Crazy" would peak at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Upon its release, X received average reviews from music critics. The album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of 1,000,000 copies in the United States.

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

X has received average reviews from music critics.

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Honest Lover"     5:43
2. "Wanna Do You Right"   Roy "Royalty" Hamilton 4:28
3. "Get Back"     3:42
4. "Crazy"   Darrell Delite 4:20
5. "Game Face"   Static Major, Timbaland 3:59
6. "Thug N U Thug N Me" (featuring 2Pac)   4:02
7. "If It's Going to Work"     3:27
8. "All the Things I Should Have Known"     5:28
9. "I Can't Find the Words"     4:10
10. "Something Inside of Me"     4:33
11. "One Last Time"     3:59
12. "Suicide/Slip & Fall"     8:09
13. "Ooh Yeah"     3:26

Personnel[edit]

Credits for X adapted from liner notes.[3]

Track Credits
"Honest Lover"
  • Rory Bennett – producer, keyboards
  • Dave Guerrero – assistant engineer
  • JoJo Hailey – producer, vocals
  • K-Ci Hailey – vocalist
  • Damon Jones – executive creative director
  • Greg Mull – recorder
  • Dean Parks – acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Dave Pensado – mixer
  • Jason Rankings – assistant engineer
  • Randy Waldman – string arrangement
  • Eric White – digital editor
  • Woody Woodruff – recorder

Charts and certifications[edit]

Peak positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[4] 88
New Zealand (RIANZ)[5] 30
US Billboard 200[6] 20
US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "X – K-Ci & JoJo > Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Griffin, J.R. (December 5, 2000). "Album Reviews: K-Ci & JoJo: X". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on July 25, 2008. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ X (CD liner). K-Ci & JoJo. MCA Records. 2000. 112398. 
  4. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl –Discografie K-Ci". Dutch Charts Portal (in Dutch). Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved July 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Discography K-Ci". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "X – K-Ci & JoJo". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 12, 2011.