For the Cool in You

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For the Cool in You
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1993
Recorded1992–1993
StudioDoppler Studios
Studio LaCoCo
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Larrabee Sound Studios
Encore Studios
Elumba Recording Studios
The Lighthouse Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
GenreR&B
Length74:36
LabelEpic
Producer
Babyface chronology
A Closer Look
(1991)
For the Cool in You
(1993)
The Day
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[2]

For the Cool in You is the third studio album by American R&B musician and songwriter Babyface. The album was released on August 24, 1993. The album reached number sixteen on the US Billboard 200 and at number two on the Top R&B Albums chart. The album spawned four singles, the lead single (and title track) "For the Cool in You" (US #81, R&B #10), "Never Keeping Secrets" (US #15, R&B #3), "And Our Feelings" (US #21, R&B 7) and "When Can I See You" which became his biggest (and third) top-ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number four, and reaching number six on the Hot R&B Singles chart.

The album received a nomination in the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 36th Grammy Awards. At the same ceremony, Babyface won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. On January 29, 1997 the album was certified 3x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."For the Cool in You"
  • Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
  • Daryl Simmons
4:54
2."Lady, Lady"Edmonds4:23
3."Never Keeping Secrets"Edmonds4:53
4."Rock Bottom"
  • Edmonds
  • Antonio "L.A." Reid
  • Simmons
4:45
5."And Our Feelings"
  • Edmonds
  • Simmons
5:42
6."Saturday"
  • Edmonds
  • Reid
  • Simmons
3:44
7."When Can I See You"Edmonds3:49
8."Illusions"Edmonds5:24
9."A Bit Old-Fashioned"Edmonds2:56
10."You Are So Beautiful"3:16
11."I'll Always Love You"
  • Edmonds
  • Reid
  • Simmons
4:34
12."Well Alright"Edmonds4:01

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[3]

  • Voice [Lead Vocals] - Babyface
  • Voices [Background Vocals] - Babyface, Anthony Kemp, Daryl Simmons, After 7
  • Skins [Drum Programming] - L.A. Reid
  • Keys [Keyboards] - Babyface
  • Bottom [Bass] - Babyface, Kayo
  • Sax [Saxophone] - Larry Jackson
  • MIDI Programming - Donald Parks, Randy Walker
  • Recording Engineers - Jim Zumpano, Brad Gilderman
  • Assistant Engineers - John Frye, Lori Fumar, Steve Warner, Kevin Becks, Milton Chan, Eduardo Correa, Kimm James, Jason Shablik, Ray Silva, Thom Russo
  • Mixing - Dave Way, Barney Perkins
  • Mastering - Herb Powers, Jr.
  • Executive Producer - Babyface
  • Production Coordinator - Ivy Skoff
  • Art Direction - Marc Bennett Studio
  • Photography - Rick Day
  • Stylists - Bernard Jacobs, Anthony Mitchell

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[4] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[5] 49
US Billboard 200[6] 16
US Billboard Top R&B Albums[7] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
US Billboard 200 72
US Billboard Top R&B Albums 27

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[8] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ [https://www.allmusic.com/album/r189315
  2. ^ Brackett, N.; Hoard, C.D. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 32. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
  3. ^ Babyface - For the Cool in You (CD liner notes). Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. 01 473949 10
  4. ^ "Australian Albums Chart - October 16, 1994".
  5. ^ "New Zealand Albums Chart - October 16, 1994".
  6. ^ "Billboard 200 - April 1, 1995".
  7. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - June 3, 1995".
  8. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Babyface – For the Cool in You". Music Canada.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Babyface – For the Cool in You". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.