Djin Djin

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Djin Djin
Angelique Kidjo - Djin Djin album cover.jpg
Studio album by Angélique Kidjo
Released April 27, 2007 (2007-04-27)
Recorded Electric Lady Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre Afrobeat, reggae, worldbeat
Length 52:23
Label Razor & Tie
Producer Tony Visconti
Angélique Kidjo chronology
Oyaya!
(2004)
Djin Djin
(2007)
Õÿö
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
PopMatters 8/10 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud) link
Washington Post (favorable) link

Djin Djin is the eighth studio album by Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo, released on April 27, 2007 on Razor & Tie. It won Best Contemporary World Music Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ae Ae" 3:31
2. "Djin Djin" (featuring Alicia Keys and Branford Marsalis) 4:18
3. "Gimme Shelter" (featuring Joss Stone) 4:08
4. "Salala" (featuring Peter Gabriel) 3:24
5. "Senamou (C'est l'Amour)" (featuring Amadou & Mariam) 3:44
6. "Pearls" (featuring Carlos Santana and Josh Groban) 5:05
7. "Sedjedo" (featuring Ziggy Marley) 3:56
8. "Papa" 4:34
9. "Arouna" 3:35
10. "Awan N'la" 3:29
11. "Emma" 3:29
12. "Mama Golo Papa" 3:41
13. "Lonlon (Ravel's Bolero)" 4:54
European and Australian edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Arouna" (featuring Joy Denalane) 3:34
15. "Emma" (featuring Carmen Consoli) 3:32
UK and Japanese edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Ae Ae" (Youssou N'Dour Version)  
15. "Leila"  
16. "Salala" (Junior Vasquez Afroelectro Radio Edit)  

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
French Albums Chart 141
Swiss Albums Chart 62
U.S. Billboard 200 58
U.S. Billboard Top World Music Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums 61

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Europe (except in the UK) April 27, 2007 Razor & Tie
United States May 1, 2007 Razor & Tie
Canada May 1, 2007 Razor & Tie
Australia May 26, 2007 Razor & Tie
United Kingdom September 24, 2007 Razor & Tie
Japan November 21, 2007 Razor & Tie

Personnel[edit]