Born Naked

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Born Naked
Born Naked album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)
Recorded2013
Genre
Length38:15
LabelRuCo Inc.
ProducerLucian Piane
RuPaul chronology
RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz
(2014)
Born Naked
(2014)
RuPaul Presents: The CoverGurlz 2
(2015)
Singles from Born Naked
  1. "Geronimo"
    Released: February 27, 2014
  2. "Sissy That Walk"
    Released: May 5, 2014
  3. "Modern Love"
    Released: May 18, 2015
  4. "Born Naked"
    Released: May 27, 2015

Born Naked is the seventh studio album from American singer-songwriter, actor and drag queen RuPaul. It was released on iTunes and Amazon through RuCo on February 24, 2014, coinciding with the sixth season premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race.[1] The album is RuPaul's highest charting to date, reaching 4th position on US Billboard's Dance/Electronic Albums list. The album is a mix of electronic, bounce, rock and gospel tunes.

Chart performance[edit]

Born Naked debuted at number 85 on the Billboard 200, selling 4,000 copies for the week ending March 2, 2014.[2] It is RuPaul's highest charting album to date, as well as his first entry on the chart since his debut album, Supermodel of the World, peaked at number 109 in 1993.[3] The album also debuted at number four on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart,[4] another career high, and at number 18 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart,[5] RuPaul's first appearance on the chart. Notably, Born Naked also reached number one on the iTunes Top Dance Albums chart in the US, also charting at number 23 on the store's Top albums chart.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from ASCAP[7] and SESAC.[8]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Freaky Money" (featuring Big Freedia)Lucian Piane3:03
2."Sissy That Walk"
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane3:32
3."Geronimo" (featuring Lucian Piane)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane3:42
4."Dance with U"
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane3:52
5."Adrenaline" (featuring Myah Marie)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane4:32
6."Can I Get an Amen" (featuring Martha Wash)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane3:28
7."Fly Tonight" (featuring Frankmusik)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane4:08
8."Modern Love"
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane4:49
9."Let the Music Play" (featuring Michelle Visage)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane3:46
10."Born Naked" (featuring Clairy Browne)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane3:23
Total length:38:15
iTunes deluxe edition bonus tracks[9]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
11."Feel Like Dancin'" (featuring La Toya Jackson)
Piane2:45
12."Dance with U" (René Dif Remix)
  • Charles
  • Piane
4:35
13."Feel Like Dancin'" (Matt Pop Remix) (featuring La Toya Jackson)
  • Charles
  • Piane
  • Jackson
  • Piane
  • Matt Pop[a]
3:54
14."Can I Get an Amen" (Revolucian Remix) (featuring Martha Wash)
  • Charles
  • Piane
Piane[b]3:28
15."Feel Like Dancin'" (Doot Doot Redo) (featuring La Toya Jackson)
  • Charles
  • Piane
  • Jackson
  • Piane
  • Jared Jones[a]
3:18
16."Feel Like Dancin'" (Jared Jones Remix) (featuring La Toya Jackson)
  • Charles
  • Piane
  • Jackson
3:12
Total length:59:27

Samples

Notes

  • ^a signifies remix engineer and additional producer
  • ^b signifies original producer in addition to remix engineer and additional producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 85
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 18
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[4] 4

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Edition
Various February 24, 2014 RuCo Inc. Digital download Standard[12]
May 5, 2014 Deluxe[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bleu, Rudy (21 February 2014). "Born Naked". muumuse.com. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ Keith Caulfield (March 6, 2014). "RuPaul Nets Highest Charting Album Ever, Plus a 'Drag Race' Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "RuPaul Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "RuPaul Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "RuPaul Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "RuPaul's Born Naked Tops The iTunes Charts". World of Wonder. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  7. ^ "ASCAP Repertory Search » Performers » RuPaul". ASCAP. Archived from the original on 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  8. ^ "Songs by Writer » RUPAUL ANDRE CHARLES". SESAC. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  9. ^ a b "Born Naked (iTunes Deluxe)". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  10. ^ "La Toya and RuPaul: Get Ready to Dance – Life with La Toya". OWN. Retrieved 2014-05-19 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Messias, Tato. "RuPaul's 'Sissy That Walk' sample of Nicki Minaj's 'Pound the Alarm". WhoSampled. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Born Naked (Standard)". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-05-19.