For the Cool in You
|For the Cool in You|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 24, 1993|
Larrabee Sound Studios
Elumba Recording Studios
The Lighthouse Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
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).
|1.||"For the Cool in You"||4:54|
|3.||"Never Keeping Secrets"||Edmonds||4:53|
|5.||"And Our Feelings"||5:42|
|7.||"When Can I See You"||Edmonds||3:49|
|9.||"A Bit Old-Fashioned"||Edmonds||2:56|
|10.||"You Are So Beautiful"||3:16|
|11.||"I'll Always Love You"||4:34|
|2001 re-issue bonus tracks|
|13.||"For the Cool in You" (Quiet Storm Vocal Mix)||4:57|
|14.||"When Can I See You" (Urban Soul Basement Mix)||Edmonds||6:15|
|15.||"For the Cool in You" (Midnight Luv Instrumental Mix)||4:55|
- "Well Alright" was originally released on the Poetic Justice soundtrack album, June 1993.
Credits adapted from liner notes.
- 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
|Australian Albums Chart||2|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||49|
|US Billboard 200||16|
|US Billboard Top R&B Albums||2|
|US Billboard 200||72|
|US Billboard Top R&B Albums||27|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||50,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||3× Platinum||3,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Brackett, N.; Hoard, C.D. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 32. ISBN 9780743201698. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- Babyface - For the Cool in You (CD liner notes). Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. 01 473949 10
- "Australian Albums Chart - October 16, 1994".
- "New Zealand Albums Chart - October 16, 1994".
- "Billboard 200 - April 1, 1995".
- "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - June 3, 1995".
- "Canadian album certifications – Babyface – For the Cool in You". Music Canada.
- "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.