Foxy Lady (RuPaul album)

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Foxy Lady
RuPaul - Foxy Lady.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 29, 1996
Recorded1996
Genre
Length45:43
LabelRhino
Producer
  • Joe Carrano
  • Richard "Humpty" Vission
  • Fenton Bailey
  • Randy Barbato
  • Eric Kupper
  • Jimmy Harry
  • Bruce Weeden
  • Scott Alspach
  • Eddie Montilla
  • Joe Carrano
  • Nick Martinelli
  • RuPaul
RuPaul chronology
Supermodel of the World
(1993)
Foxy Lady
(1996)
Ho Ho Ho
(1997)
Singles from Foxy Lady
  1. "Snapshot"
    Released: October 16, 1996
  2. "A Little Bit of Love"
    Released: February 25, 1997
  3. "Celebrate"
    Released: 1997

Foxy Lady is the second studio album by American singer and drag queen RuPaul. It was released on October 29, 1996, by Rhino Records. It is the follow-up to RuPaul's critically and commercially successful 1993 album Supermodel of the World. Foxy Lady explores similar genres to those of his first album, including dance and house.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Billboard(favorable)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB[3]

Album information[edit]

Despite the huge success of Supermodel of the World, Foxy Lady failed to chart on the Billboard 200 despite reaching #15 on the Billboard Heatseakers chart and producing two mildly successful singles. Its first single "Snapshot" reached #95 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles, and #10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music. The next single "A Little Bit of Love" reached #28 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles. The single's music video depicted RuPaul along with female impersonator Jazzmun and transgender cabaret performer Candis Cayne as aliens out to conquer the world. The video received a GLAAD Media Award nomination for Best Video of 1998. The clip, directed by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, was in included on RuPaul's Work It Girl compilation DVD.

Reception[edit]

Foxy Lady received generally positive reviews upon release in November 1996. Billboard said it "offers a glimpse into a soulful stylist who needs to be heard far more frequently in the future". Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic said "Foxy Lady was an attempt to expand RuPaul's pop culture phenomenon status into a genuine career, and it didn't quite succeed. Although RuPaul is supported by a number of fine producers who help give the album a sleek, attractive sound, the record lacks a song as catchy or kitschy as 'Supermodel,' which ironically makes it a bit of a faceless album." Alanna Nash critiqued the album for Stereo Review and faulted a disco-beat-heavy production, which she theorized was perhaps the result of its several producers. "Foxy Lady often sounds like the rumblings of a bank of overheated computers," Nash opined.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Happy"
  • Lorimer
  • Vission
4:43
2."Party Train"
  • RuPaul
  • Joe Carrano
  • Welcome
  • Carrano
3:29
3."A Little Bit of Love"
  • RuPaul
  • Carrano
  • Welcome
  • Carrano
3:55
4."Snapshot"Kupper3:03
5."Foxy Lady"Harry2:56
6."R. U Nasty"
  • Martinelli
  • Weeden
4:07
7."Falling"
  • RuPaul
  • Harry
  • Martinelli
Martinelli4:12
8."Dolores"
  • RuPaul
  • Montilla
  • Martinelli
  • Martinelli
  • Montilla
4:09
9."Work That Body"Kupper3:42
10."Celebrate"
  • RuPaul
  • Pete Lorimer
  • Vission
  • Lorimer
  • Vission
4:48
11."Snatched for the Gods"
  • RuPaul
  • Kupper
Kupper3:56
12."If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man"Desmond ChildJimmy Harry3:13
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
13."Snapshot" (Welcome's Moody Radio Edit)
  • RuPaul
  • Kupper
Kupper3:24
14."Snapshot" (Vission & Lorimer Disco-Tech)
  • RuPaul
  • Kupper
Kupper6:22
15."Snapshot" (Kupper's Extended Version)
  • RuPaul
  • Kupper
Kupper5:25

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Top Heatseekers 15

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foxy Lady at AllMusic
  2. ^ Verna, Paul (30 November 1996). "Reviews & Previews: Albums" (PDF). Billboard. p. 79. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  3. ^ Baldwin, Kristen (29 November 1996). "This Week". Entertainment Weekly. Issue 355.