Born into the 90's

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Born into the 90's
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 14, 1992
Recorded1991
Genre
Length46:52
LabelJive
ProducerR. Kelly ( also exec.), Barry Hankerson (exec.), Mr. Lee, Wayne Williams
R. Kelly chronology
Born into the 90's
(1992)
12 Play
(1993)
Public Announcement chronology
Born into the 90's
(1992)
All Work, No Play
(1998)
Singles from Born into the 90's
  1. "She's Got That Vibe"
    Released: November 22, 1991
  2. "Honey Love"
    Released: May 16, 1992
  3. "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)"
    Released: September 11, 1992
  4. "Dedicated"
    Released: March 7, 1993
  5. "Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)"
    Released: September 23, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyD+[2]
Robert Christgau(dud)[4]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[5]

Born into the 90's is R. Kelly's collaboration album with his group Public Announcement. Released in January 1992, the album became an R&B hit with the success of singles such as "She's Got That Vibe" (the album's biggest hit in the UK, at #3), "Dedicated," and Kelly's first two #1 R&B hits: "Honey Love," and "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)." Honey Love topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart for 2 weeks, while "She's Got That Vibe" and "Slow Dance (Hey Mr DJ)" hit the Top 40 respectively. By June 1992, Born into the 90's was eventually certified platinum and picked up an American Music Award nomination for Favorite Soul/R&B Single ("Honey Love"). This would be R. Kelly's only album with Public Announcement as he separated from the group before he began recording his next album.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."She's Loving Me"R. Kelly, Tyrone Blatcher, Michael JeffersonR. Kelly3:38
2."She's Got That Vibe"R. KellyR. Kelly4:34
3."Definition of a Hotti"R. KellyR. Kelly4:21
4."I Know What You Need"R. KellyR. Kelly3:29
5."Keep It Street"R. KellyR. Kelly3:57
6."Born into the 90's"R. Kelly, Karen Evans, Patrice RushenR. Kelly4:41
7."Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)"R. KellyR. Kelly5:03
8."Dedicated"R. KellyR. Kelly4:40
9."Honey Love"R. KellyR. Kelly5:04
10."Hangin' Out"R. KellyR. Kelly4:07
11."Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)" (Mr. Lee featuring R. Kelly)R. Kelly, Morris Broadnax, Lee Haggard, Clarence Paul, Wayne Williams, Stevie WonderMr. Lee, Wayne Williams, R. Kelly3:19

Personnel[edit]

  • Timmy Allen – Programming
  • Pete Christensen – Assistant Engi
  • Michael Clark – Producer
  • Rick "SL8" Cruz – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Gary "Bump City" Daniels - Programming[6]
  • Jose Fernandez – Programming
  • Georgette Franklin – Background Vocals
  • Marcus Geeter – Grooming
  • Stephen George – Producer
  • Karen Gordon – Background Vocals
  • Joe Grant – Photography
  • Barry Hankerson – Executive Producer
  • Gerard Julien – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • R. Kelly & Public Announcement – Performer
  • R. Kelly – Keyboards, Background Vocals, Producer, Performer, Drum Programming, Mixing
  • Steven Levy – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Doug Michael – Engineer, Assistant Engineer
  • Mr. Lee – Arranger, Programming, Producer, Rap, Performer, Mixing
  • Peter Mokran – Engineer, Mixing
  • Tim Nitz – Engineer
  • Cirland Noel – Engineer
  • Tim Nutz – Assistant Engineer
  • Herb Powers – Mastering
  • Michael Schlesinger – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dana Stovall – Background Vocals
  • Allan Byrd Tatum – Programming, Background Vocals
  • Chris Trevett – Engineer, Mixing
  • Tom Vercillo – Programming, Engineer, Mixing
  • Bobby West – Keyboards
  • Danny Wilensky – Saxophone
  • Wayne Williams – Producer
  • Nicole Wilson – Background Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 50
UK Albums (OCC) 1
US Billboard 200 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
Chart (2001) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Born into the '90s - R. Kelly, Public Announcement - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  2. ^ a b "Born Into the 90's".
  3. ^ a b "R. Kelly, behind the love". The Sunday Star-Times. May 30, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: R. Kelly and Public Announcement". www.robertchristgau.com.
  5. ^ "R. Kelly: Album Guide - Rolling Stone Music". 20 June 2011.
  6. ^ Tatum & West
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – R. Kelly & Public Announcement – Born into the 90's" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – R. Kelly & Public Announcement – Born into the 90's". Hung Medien.