Born into the 90's

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Born into the 90's
Studio album by R. Kelly and Public Announcement
Released January 14, 1992
Recorded 1991
Length 46:52
Label Jive
Producer R. Kelly ( also exec.), Barry Hankerson (exec.), Mr. Lee, Wayne Williams
R. Kelly chronology
Born into the 90's
(1992) Born into the 90's1992
12 Play
(1993) 12 Play1993
Public Announcement chronology
Born into the 90's
(1992) Born into the 90's1992
All Work, No Play
(1998) All Work, No Play1998
Singles from Born into the 90's
  1. "She's Got That Vibe"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Honey Love"
    Released: May 16, 1992
  3. "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)"
    Released: September 11, 1992
  4. "Dedicated"
    Released: 1993
  5. "Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D+[2]
Robert Christgau (dud)[4]
Rolling Stone 2/5 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. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "She's Loving Me" R. Kelly, Tyrone Blatcher, Michael Jefferson R. Kelly 3:38
2. "She's Got That Vibe" R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:37
3. "Definition of a Hotti" R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:21
4. "I Know What You Need" R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:29
5. "Keep It Street" R. Kelly R. Kelly 3:57
6. "Born into the 90's" R. Kelly, Karen Evans, Patrice Rushen R. Kelly 4:41
7. "Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)" R. Kelly R. Kelly 5:03
8. "Dedicated" R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:40
9. "Honey Love" R. Kelly R. Kelly 5:04
10. "Hangin' Out" R. Kelly R. Kelly 4:07
11. "Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)" (Mr. Lee featuring R. Kelly) R. Kelly, Morris Broadnax, Lee Haggard, Clarence Paul, Wayne Williams, Stevie Wonder Mr. Lee, Wayne Williams, R. Kelly 3:19


  • Tiffany Willis Kelly- Wife
  • Timmy Allen – Programming
  • Pete Christensen – Assistant Engineer
  • 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


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