Black Angel (album)

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Black Angel
Studio album by Mica Paris
Released August 10, 1998 (1998-08-10)
Recorded 1996 - 1998
Genre R&B, Pop/Rock
Length 59:24
Label Cooltempo / Chrysalis
Producer Richie Stevens, Stephen Simmonds, Julian Jackson, Mica Paris, Boy George, Guy Farley
Mica Paris chronology
Whisper A Prayer
Black Angel
The Best Of Mica Paris
Singles from Black Angel
  1. "Stay"
    Released: May 11th 1998
  2. "Carefree"
    Released: August 3rd 1998
  3. "Black Angel"
    Released: November 14th 1998

Black Angel is the fourth studio album by British singer-songwriter Mica Paris. It was released on August 10, 1998 by Cooltempo / Chrysalis, her first and last for these labels. This album was Paris' last album to chart in the UK Top 200 to date and features production from Boy George and Raphael Saadiq

The album has received acclaim from critics and purchasers, giving top marks and scores upon reviewing the album. Many have complimented the vocal delivery that Paris provides on the album and the state that the felt the 'connection' Mica had with the songs. The album peaked at number fifty-nine in the UK albums chart but failed to chart elsewhere.

Three singles were released from the album, two of which managed to chart in the top 200 of the UK Singles Chart. Lead single from the album; "Stay" only managed to scrape a place in the UK Top 40, entering and peaking at #40. The second single, "Carefree" failed to chart at all becoming her first single to do so. The third and final single; "Black Angel" peaked at #72. This is Mica's last single to chart in the UK to date.


Commercial reception[edit]

Black Angel debuted and peaked at number fifty-nine on the UK Albums Chart making it her first album to miss out on a place in the UK Top 40 albums. The album only charted for one week, meaning it failed to live up to the sales of her previous three studio albums. "Black Angel" was Paris' last album to chart in the UK Top 200 to date.


Three singles were released from Black Angel. The lead single from the album was "Stay". The single fared poorly in the charts, especially for a lead single from an album, entering the charts and peaking at number forty. "Stay" fell to number seventy-two the next week before dropping out of the charts completely. The second single lifted from the album was "Carefree". The single performed worse than the previous release and became Paris' first single to fail to chart within the UK Top 200. The third and final single to be released from the record was the title track, "Black Angel". It performed better than the previous single, however it only managed to chart low, at number seventy-two, before falling off the charts the following week. This was Mica's last single to chart in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Interlude"   1:49
2. "Stay"   4:21
3. "Is It Good Enough?"   5:12
4. "Carefree"   4:13
5. "Let Me Inside"   3:55
6. "Black Angel"   5:33
7. "Perfect"   4:37
8. "Hate To Love"   4:27
9. "Waiting"   4:09
10. "I'll Give You More"   4:29
11. "Love's Song"   5:18
12. "Don't Say Goodnight"   7:01
13. "Baby Angel"   4:20
14. "I Should've Known Better"   5:05
Total length:


Chart (1998) Peak
UK Albums Chart 59


Credits obtained from the album's information on Allmusic.