Deborah Cox (album)

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Deborah Cox
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 12, 1995 (U.S.)
Deborah Cox chronology
Deborah Cox
One Wish
Singles from Deborah Cox
  1. "Sentimental"
    Released: September 26, 1995
  2. "Who Do U Love"
    Released: January 15, 1996
  3. "Where Do We Go from Here"
    Released: June 17, 1996
  4. "Just Be Good to Me"
    Released: June 17, 1996
  5. "The Sound of My Tears"
    Released: November 25, 1996
  6. "It Could've Been You"
    Released: November 25, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Deborah Cox is the self-titled debut album by Canadian recording artist of the same name. It was released in the United States on September 9, 1995 by Arista Records. Executive produced by Clive Davis, Cox is a blend of R&B, soul and hip hop soul and features productions from songwriters and producers such as Babyface, Daryl Simmons and Dallas Austin.

A commercial and critical success, the album has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for sales of over 500,000 units, and earned Cox a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording at the 1996 Juno Awards.

"Sentimental" was released as the lead single from the album, and peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The second single "Who Do U Love" fared better on the singles chart, peaking at number 17 on the Hot 100, while reaching the top of Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs, selling 500,000 copies domestically.[2] It also attained worldwide success, peaking at number two on the New Zealand Singles Chart and reaching the Top 20 on other international charts.

Track listing[edit]

Deborah Cox – Standard edition
Dallas Austin4:29
2."Who Do U Love"
  • Larry "Rock" Campbell
  • Vassal Benford
  • Campbell
  • Benford (co.)
3."I'm Your Natural Woman"Daryl SimmonsDaryl Simmons5:18
4."The Sound of My Tears"
5."Call Me"
  • Cox
  • Benford
  • Lascelles Stephens
  • Benford
  • Vincent Herbert
  • Stephens (co.)
6."My Radio"AustinAustin4:15
7."Never Gonna Break My Heart Again"Diane WarrenKeith Thomas4:11
8."It Could've Been You"
  • Cox
  • Stephens
Tim & Bob4:56
9."My First Night With You"
10."Just Be Good To Me"
  • Austin
  • Tim & Bob
11."Who Do U Love" (Morales Mix)
  • Campbell
  • Benford
David Morales4:47
12."Where Do We Go from Here"
  • Campbell
  • Stephens
Vincent Herbert4:17
Total length:57:23
Japanese Edition
13."Sentimental" (Uptempo Mix)
  • Austin
  • Cox
  • Wolfe
  • Austin
  • John Robinson (add.)
UK Edition
13."Sentimental" (Smooth Nix)
  • Austin
  • Cox
  • Wolfe
  • Austin
  • Francis Buckley (add.)

2012 Re-Release[edit]

In 2012, the album was remastered and re-released in the UK by New Skool Sounds as a 2CD deluxe edition with 16 additional tracks.[3]

Disc 1
1."Sentimental" 4:29
2."Who Do U Love" 4:23
3."I'm Your Natural Woman" 5:18
4."The Sound of My Tears" 4:52
5."Call Me" 4:48
6."My Radio" 4:15
7."Never Gonna Break My Heart Again" 4:11
8."It Could've Been You" 4:56
9."My First Night With You" 5:30
10."Just Be Good To Me" 5:50
11."Who Do U Love" (Morales Mix) 4:47
12."Where Do We Go from Here" 4:17
13."Sentimental" (Smooth Nix) 4:32
14."Who Do U Love" (Driza Bone Extended Mix) 5:10
15."Sentimental" (Groove Mix)Sentimental4:10
16."Who Do U Love" (Gass Mix) 4:26
Disc 2
1."Who Do U Love" (David Morales Down Low Dub)6:11
2."It Could've Been You" (David Morales Club Mix)11:06
3."Who Do U Love" (David Morales Boss Drums Dub)5:00
4."Sentimental" (Uno Clio Dub)8:08
5."Who Do U Love" (Driza Bone Remix)4:08
6."Just Be Good To Me" (V-Men Vocal Dub)8:03
7."Sentimental" (E-Smoove House Dub)5:32
8."Who Do U Love" (David Morales Classic Club Mix)8:42
9."Just Be Good To Me" (Div-A-Pella)6:34
10."It Could've Been You" (Mass Avenue Hip Hop Remix)4:16
11."Sentimental" (Bounce Mix)4:05
12."Who Do U Love" (Chucky Thompson's Hip Hop Mix)3:48


Chart (1995) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 66
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[5] 49
US Billboard 200[6] 102
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[7] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 25


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[9] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
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  4. ^ " – Deborah Cox – Deborah Cox". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  5. ^ " – Deborah Cox – Deborah Cox". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Deborah Cox Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Deborah Cox Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "Deborah Cox Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Deborah Cox – Deborah Cox". Music Canada. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Deborah Cox – Deborah Cox". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 16, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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