Angel of Mine

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"Angel of Mine"
CD Single Cover for Eternal Angel of Mine CD1.jpg
Single by Eternal
from the album Greatest Hits
Released September 29, 1997 (1997-09-29)
Format
Recorded 1997
Genre R&B
Length 4:21
Label EMI
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Rhett Lawrence
Eternal singles chronology
"I Wanna Be the Only One"
(1997)
"Angel of Mine"
(1997)
"What'cha Gonna Do"
(1999)
Alternative Cover
UK CD2
UK CD2

"Angel of Mine" is a song performed by British R&B girl group Eternal from their Greatest Hits album (1997). It was written by Rhett Lawrence and Travon Potts, produced by Lawrence, and released on September 29, 1997. The song became Eternal's 12th top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 4; it spent a total of 13 weeks on the chart, helping their Greatest Hits album go three times platinum.[1] "Angel of Mine" was the ensemble's final single as a three-piece as after its release Kéllé Bryan left the group.

In 1998, American singer Monica released a cover version which topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks,[2] and peaked at number two on the US Billboard R&B chart. It was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1999.[3]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Angel of Mine".

CD: 1

  1. "Angel of Mine" (original mix)
  2. "Twelve Months"
  3. "Talk About It"
  4. "Dreams" (Mike Dean remix)

CD: 2

  1. "Angel of Mine" (original mix)
  2. "Angel of Mine" (Ignorants club mix)
  3. "Angel of Mine" (Blacksmith mix)
  4. "Dreams" Featuring Grand Puba & Sadat X of Brand Nubian (Frankie Cutlass Remix)

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 27
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[5] 16
France (SNEP)[6] 41
Germany (Official German Charts)[7] 85
Ireland (IRMA)[8] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[9] 14
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[10] 17
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 17
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 3
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[14] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 44
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 4
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[17] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[18] 95
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[19] 46

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Silver 200,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[21] Gold 5,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Monica version[edit]

"Angel of Mine"
Monica Angel of Mine Single Cover.jpg
Single by Monica
from the album The Boy Is Mine
B-side "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)"
Released November 17, 1998 (1998-11-17)
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre
Length 4:10
Label Arista
Songwriter(s) Rhett Lawrence, Travon Potts
Producer(s) Darkchild
Monica singles chronology
"The First Night"
(1998)
"Angel of Mine"
(1998)
"Inside"
(1999)
Music video
"Angel of Mine" on YouTube

American R&B singer Monica's cover version of "Angel of Mine" was released on November 17, 1998 as the third single from her second studio album The Boy Is Mine (1998). Following the success of her previous singles, "The Boy Is Mine" and "The First Night", the song became the album's third release to reach the top of the US Billboard Hot 100.

The single was positively received by Chuck Taylor of Billboard, who called the song "unbelievable" and "absolutely stunning." He also noted its commercial potential, claiming "this song has #1 stamped across its heart."[22] The accompanying music video was directed by Diane Martel and features Tyrese as Monica's love interest.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Angel of Mine" became one of Monica's biggest international successes of the 1990s. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, becoming the seventh domestic top 10 hit of her career, and her third and last number 1 on the Hot 100 chart. "Angel of Mine" was eventually ranked number three on Billboard's Hot 100 1999 year-end charts, and reached number 62 on its decade-end chart. In addition, the song reached number 10 in Canada, the top 20 in Australia, and the top 40 in New Zealand.

Track listings[edit]

US CD single

  1. "Angel of Mine" (album version) — 4:13
  2. "The First Night" (So So Def remix; featuring JD & R.O.C.) — 4:12

International CD single

  1. "Angel of Mine" (album version) — 4:13
  2. "The First Night" (Razor-N-Guido Club Mix - Radio Edit) — 4:37
  3. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" (Dallas Austin Remix) — 4:37

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[23] 12
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM)[24] 8
Canada Top 30 Dance (RPM)[25] 8
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[26] 5
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[27] 36
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[28] 81
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[29] 55
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[30] 10
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[31] 6
US Hot 100 (Billboard)[32] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[33] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[34] 5
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[35] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[36] 46
US Billboard Hot 100[37] 3
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[38] 16

Decade-end charts[edit]

Chart (1990–1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[39] 62

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[40] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[41] Platinum 1,100,000[42]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ BPI Certifications for Eternal's "Greatest Hits
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  3. ^ "Monica - Angel of Mine - RIAA Platinum Certification". RIAA. February 17, 1999. Retrieved May 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Eternal – Angel of Mine" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Eternal – Angel of Mine" (in French). Les classement single.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Eternal – Angel of Mine". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  8. ^ "The Irish Charts (Search by artist: Eternal)". Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
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  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Eternal – Angel of Mine". VG-lista.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  14. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Eternal – Angel of Mine". Singles Top 100.
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  16. ^ UK Official Singles Chart, UK Official Charts Company, November 10, 1997, retrieved July 31, 2018
  17. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "JAAROVERZICHTEN - SINGLE 1997". Single Top 100. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Top 100 1997 - UK Music Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  20. ^ "British single certifications – Eternal – Angel of Mine". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Enter Angel of Mine in the search field and then press Enter.
  21. ^ "Norwegian single certifications – Eternal – Angel of Mine" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  22. ^ Taylor, Chuck (November 7, 1998). "Reviews & Previews: Singles". Billboard, p. 25.
  23. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Monica – Angel Of Mine". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  24. ^ "RPM Weekly Adult Contemporary - May 3, 1999 (Volume 69, No. 2)". Library and Archives Canada. RPM Weekly (archived). May 3, 1999. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  25. ^ Top 30 dance peak
  26. ^ 100 Hit Tracks peak
  27. ^ "Charts.nz – Monica – Angel Of Mine". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  29. ^ "Monica: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  30. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 05, 2017.
  31. ^ Adult Contemporary Chart - Billboard, Billboard, April 24, 1999, retrieved September 15, 2018
  32. ^ "Hot 100 - Billboard", Billboard, February 13, 1999, retrieved June 8, 2018
  33. ^ "Monica Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  34. ^ "Monica Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  35. ^ "Monica Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  36. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. December 13, 1999. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  37. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  38. ^ "1999 Year End Chart: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  39. ^ Mayfield, Geoff (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  40. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
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  42. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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