21... Ways to Grow

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21... Ways to Grow
Studio album by Shanice
Released June 21, 1994
Recorded 1993 - 1994
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 51:08
Label Motown
Producer Krystal Penni Entertainment, Inc. , Tim Kelley & Bob Robinson, Daryl Simmons, Bo & McArthur, Kiyamma Griffin & Ike Lee III, Jermaine Dupri, Chris Stokes, Lance Alexander & prof. t., Bryan Loren, Colin Wolfe, Guy Roche
Shanice chronology
Inner Child
21... Ways to Grow
Singles from 21... Ways to Grow
  1. "Somewhere"
    Released: May 17, 1994
  2. "Turn Down the Lights"
    Released: July 26, 1994
  3. "I Wish"
    Released: August 21, 1994
  4. "I Like"
    Released: September 28, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link

21... Ways to Grow is the third studio album by American R&B singer Shanice, released in the United States on June 21, 1994 by Motown Records. It was released when she was 21 years old. The album was not as successful as 1991's Inner Child, eventually peaking at #46 on Billboard's Top R&B Albums and at #184 on the Billboard 200. It includes the minor hit singles "Somewhere" (#28 R&B) and "Turn Down the Lights" (#21 R&B).[1] The album did not produce any major hits, however the single "Turn Down the Lights" received heavy rotation on U.S. radio and music video channels.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ways to Grow (intro)" Shanice Wilson, Ronnie Hasley, Penni Wilson 0:37
2. "I Care (interlude)" Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson 0:46
3. "Don't Break My Heart" Daryl Simmons 4:24
4. "Turn Down the Lights" Bo Watson, McArthur 4:31
5. "Somewhere" S. Wilson, Kiyamma Griffin, Ike Lee, Christopher Williams 4:13
6. "Ace Boon Coon" S. Wilson, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal 3:32
7. "I Like" S. Wilson, Chris Stokes 4:49
8. "Give Me the Love I Need" S. Wilson, Stokes 4:21
9. "I'll Be There" Kelley, Robinson 5:00
10. "I Wish" Lance Alexander, Tony Tolbert 5:56
11. "When I Say That I Love You" Bryan Loren, Dianne Quander 3:57
12. "I Want To Give It To You" S. Wilson, Colin Wolfe 3:59
13. "Never Changing Love" Diane Warren 4:16
14. [Blank] 0:08
15. "Jesus Loves Me" Anna Bartlett Warner, William Batchelder Bradbury 0:51


Chart (1994) Peak position
US Billboard 200 184[2]
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 46[3]


Year Title Pop R&B Dance
1994 "Somewhere" 122 28
"Turn Down the Lights" 114 21
"I Wish" 61
1995 "I Like" 38


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