A Place Called Love Land

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A Place Called Love Land
Raheem DeVaughn A Place Called Love Land.jpg
Studio album by Raheem DeVaughn
Released September 3, 2013
Recorded 2011–2013
Genre R&B
Length 53:34
Label Mass Appeal Entertainment, INgrooves, Fontana Distribution
Producer Carvin & Ivan, Christopher Barnes, Kristal Oliver, Dre King, Jay Phoenix, Jerrol "Boogie" Wizzard, Mario Winans, Mo Digga, Adonis, R.C. Williams, Boney James, Ryan M. Tedder, Jah-Born, Phil Davis
Raheem DeVaughn chronology
The Love & War MasterPeace
(2010)The Love & War MasterPeace2010
A Place Called Love Land
Love Sex Passion
(2015)Love Sex Passion2015
Singles from A Place Called Love Land
  1. "Love Connection"
    Released: February 14, 2013

A Place Called Love Land is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Raheem DeVaughn. The album was released on September 3, 2013, by Mass Appeal Entertainment, INgrooves and Fontana Distribution.[1][2][3]


The first single "Love Connection" was released on February 14, 2013.[4] On April 16, 2013, the music video was released for "Love Connection".[5]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[6]

A Place Called Love Land was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Andy Kellman of AllMusic gave the album four out of five stars, saying "No matter how boastful DeVaughn gets, a listener can feel as if she's being addressed directly pretty much all the way through. Even when DeVaughn sings 'On the phone saying I love her, but in the bathroom there's another,' as he does on 'Wrong Forever,' it's done as repentance. It's surprising that the newly independent DeVaughn, whose transition to a smaller budget is sonically transparent, doesn't let loose with some freewheeling funk like 'Lose Control.' That said, the throbbing 'Love Connection,' released as a single several months prior to the album, is his best uptempo song, as well as one of his catchiest concoctions. It didn't gain traction with radio -- a major shame."[6] Joe Warminsky of the Washington City Paper gave the album a positive review, saying "For anybody who was particularly jazzed by DeVaughn’s pre-election, let’s-march-then-ball-all-night vibe, the album might seem a little lightweight. But it’s a logical career move, a way to get back to basics while adjusting to the freedom that his new deal is said to offer him. The squishier passages—which never really cross into X-rated territory, perhaps because DeVaughn has the mass market in mind—are simply reminders that R&B should serve every facet of a relationship, even the foot rubs."[7]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted and peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard 200 chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Interlude - Album Intro" Raheem DeVaughn, Christopher Barnes Christopher Barnes, Ivan Barias 0:53
2. "Love Connection" DeVaughn, Ivan "Orthodox" Barias, Kristal Oliver Carvin & Ivan, Kristal Oliver 4:00
3. "Wrong Forever" Barias, Kristal "Tytewriter" Oliver Carvin & Ivan 3:30
4. "Interlude - Don't Go" DeVaughn, DeAndre Shaifer Dre King 1:56
5. "Complicated" Barias, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie Smith, C. Latif Williams Carvin & Ivan 4:23
6. "In the Meantime" Jay Fenix, Terrell Roper, Durrell Scott Jay Phoenix 2:56
7. "Interlude - Rebirth" DeVaughn, DeAndre Shaifer Dre King 1:03
8. "Ridiculous" Shaffer Smith Jerrol "Boogie" Wizzard, "Ryghteous Ryan" Tedder (co.) 4:56
9. "Pink Crush Velvet" DeVaughn, Tommie McGlauflin, Ryan Toby, Mario Winans Mario Winans 3:51
10. "Interlude - Dear Love Queen" (featuring Jazz of Dru Hill) DeVaughn, Mo Digga Mo Digga 1:43
11. "Greatest Love" DeVaughn, Maurice Randolph Mo Digga 5:44
12. "Cry Baby" DeVaughn, George Clay, Meshawn Jones, Adonis Shropshire Adonis 4:09
13. "Make a Baby" DeVaughn, Jahmal Cantero, R.C. Williams R.C. Williams, Jah-Born 5:15
14. "Make Em Like You" DeVaughn, Shaifer Dre King 3:56
15. "Interlude - Happy" DeVaughn, Shaifer Dre King 1:35
16. "Maker Of Love" (featuring Boney James) DeVaughn, Phil Davis, Boney James Boney James, Phil Davis (co.) 3:46


Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard 200[10] 22
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 9
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 2


  1. ^ "A Place Called Loveland: Music". Amazon.com. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - A Place Called Love Land by Raheem DeVaughn". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  3. ^ Danitha (2013-08-03). "Raheem DeVaughn Previews 'A Place Called LoveLand'". TheSource. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  4. ^ "Love Connection - Single Raheem DeVaughn". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Datwon (2013-04-17). "New Video: Raheem DeVaughn "Love Connection"". Vibe. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "A Place Called Love Land - Raheem DeVaughn | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  7. ^ Warminsky, Joe (2013-09-06). "Raheem DeVaughn's A Place Called Loveland, Reviewed: The Maryland R&B crooner pens an album for the ladies". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Raheem DeVaughn - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  9. ^ "Raheem Devaughn - A Place Called Loveland - Only.." Target. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  10. ^ "Raheem DeVaughn Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Raheem DeVaughn Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Raheem DeVaughn Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2014.