Baby It's Me

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Baby It's Me
Diana-baby.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 1977
Recorded1977; Studio 55, Hollywood, California
Genre
Length41:41
LabelMotown
ProducerRichard Perry
Diana Ross chronology
An Evening with Diana Ross
(1977)
Baby It's Me
(1977)
Ross
(1978)
Singles from Baby It's Me
  1. "Gettin' Ready for Love / Confide in Me"
    Released: October 16, 1977
  2. "Your Love Is So Good for Me / Baby It's Me"
    Released: January 24, 1978
  3. "Top of the World / Too Shy to Say"
    Released: February 1978
  4. "You Got It / Too Shy to Say"
    Released: April 13, 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauC+ [2]
Rolling Stone(Positive) [3]
Warr.org4/5 stars [4]

Baby It's Me is a 1977 album released by American singer Diana Ross on the Motown label that peaked at #18 on the Billboard Top 200 and #7 on the R&B album chart. The album was produced by producer Richard Perry. The LP yielded one Top 40 hit, "Gettin' Ready for Love", reaching number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Other charting singles released from the album include "You Got It" and "Your Love is so Good for Me," the latter receiving a Grammy nomination.

Adult Contemporary drove the success of this album, with both "Gettin' Ready for Love" (#8)[5] and "You Got It" (#9) being Top 10 hits, while the newly formed Billboard Dance charts ranked "Your Love is so Good For Me" Top 15. Although this album never made the UK charts it was certified Silver for UK sales in excess of 60,000 copies.[6]

The album's success was driven by Adult Contemporary Airplay which traditionally is slower to impact commercial aspirations.

Ross would continue to work with Perry including on her pairing with international vocalist, Julio Iglesias on their duet, "All of You" several years later.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Gettin' Ready for Love"2:45
2."You Got It"3:55
3."Baby It's Me"
3:09
4."Too Shy to Say"Stevie Wonder3:15
5."Your Love Is So Good for Me"Ken Peterson4:14
6."Top of the World"Snow3:06
7."All Night Lover"
  • Ragovoy
  • Len Roberts
3:33
8."Confide in Me"
3:32
9."The Same Love That Made Me Laugh"Bill Withers3:56
10."Come in from the Rain"3:58

Personnel[edit]

Technical (7)
  • Howard Steele - recording and remix engineer
  • David Larkham - art direction
  • Victor Skrebneski - photography

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Position
Pop Albums 18
Black Albums 7
UK albums chart Did not chart

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Silver 60,000^

Singles[edit]

Single Chart Position
Gettin' Ready For Love US Billboard Hot 100 27
Gettin' Ready For Love Black Singles 16
Gettin' Ready For Love US AC chart[8] 8
Gettin' Ready For Love Canadian RPM singles chart 29
Gettin' Ready For Love Canadian AC chart [9] 6
Gettin' Ready For Love UK Singles Chart 23
Your Love Is So Good For Me US Billboard Hot 100 49
Your Love Is So Good For Me Black Singles 16
Your Love Is So Good For Me/Top of the World Club Play Singles 15
Top of the World UK Single Chart
You Got It US Billboard Hot 100 49
You Got It Black Singles 39
You Got It US AC chart 9

Sources and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Baby It's Me at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Baby It's Me > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  4. ^ Warr.org Review
  5. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/adult-contemporary/1978-01-14
  6. ^ "UK Certified Awards Search > Diana Ross". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Diana Ross – Baby It's Me". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Baby It's Me in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/adult-contemporary/1978-01-14
  9. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-119.01-e.php?&file_num=nlc008388.5489&type=1&interval=50&PHPSESSID=u7np7766lefbijni1p8v7c9hu0

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