Good for You (album)

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Good for You
GoodForYouAmine.jpg
Studio album by Aminé
Released July 28, 2017
Genre
Length 52:22
Label
Producer
Aminé chronology
Calling Brío
(2015)Calling Brío2015
Good for You
(2017)
OnePointFive
(2018)OnePointFive2018
Singles from Good for You
  1. "Caroline"
    Released: March 9, 2016
  2. "Heebiejeebies"
    Released: May 26, 2017
  3. "Turf"
    Released: June 16, 2017
  4. "Wedding Crashers"
    Released: July 21, 2017
  5. "Spice Girl"
    Released: August 15, 2017

Good for You is the debut studio album by American rapper Aminé. It was released on July 28, 2017, by CLBN and Republic Records.[1] The album features guest appearances from Ty Dolla Sign, Nelly, Offset, Charlie Wilson and Kehlani.[2]

The album was supported by five singles: "Caroline", "Heebiejeebies", "Turf", "Wedding Crashers" and "Spice Girl". Good for You received generally positive reviews from critics and debuted at number 31 on the US Billboard 200.

Background[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Aminé revealed the album's title name, cover along with its release date.[3]

Singles[edit]

The lead single from the album, "Caroline", was released on March 9, 2016.[4] The music video for the song was released on June 1, 2016.[5] The song was produced by Pasqué and Aminé himself and peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[6]

"Heebiejeebies" was released as the album's second single on May 26, 2017.[7] The song features a guest appearance from American singer Kehlani, while the production was handled by Jahaan Sweet.[8] The song was later included as a bonus track on the album. It was later sent to urban contemporary radio on March 6, 2018.[9]

"Turf" was released on June 16, 2017, as the album's third single. The production was handled by Malay.[10]

"Wedding Crashers" was released on July 21, 2017, as the album's fourth single.[11] The song features a guest appearance from American rapper Offset, while the production was handled by J Gramm and Frank Dukes, with co-production by Aminé himself and Geoffrey Earley.[12]

"Spice Girl" was released on August 15, 2017, to rhythmic contemporary radio as the album's fifth single.[13] The music video for the song was released on October 10, 2017.[14]

Promotional singles[edit]

The album's first promotional single, "Blinds", was released on June 30, 2017.[15] The song was produced by Guy Lawrence.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.9/10[16]
Metacritic77/100[17]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB[18]
Exclaim!7/10[19]
HipHopDX4.1/5[20]
HotNewHipHop74%[21]
Pitchfork7.3/10[22]
Sputnikmusic3.4/5[23]

Good for You received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 77, based on four reviews.[17] Aaron McKrell of HipHopDX gave a positive review, stating "This debut shines so brightly in comparison to what Aminé's contemporaries are passing off that it may be easy to forget that it is not exactly a groundbreaking album. Regardless, the rookie should be commended for crafting an honest, entertaining and revealing album."[20] Briana Younger of Pitchfork wrote: "Good for You, most of which hinge on love interests old and new, underscored by a playful outlook that's channeled into bubbly, off-center production. It's far from serious but stops just short of turn-up—more like the soundtrack for an almost-sober drive home."[22]

A. Harmony of Exclaim! said, "Even in its weighty moments, the simple melodies, infectious hooks and liberal dashes of humour will keep your spirits up from start to finish. Good for You is a satisfying, well-rounded effort."[19] Writing for Sputnikmusic, Elliott S. Edwards concluded, "Good for You isn't a pleasant listen because Aminé is so gosh darn happy, it's because it appears so out of step with a relentlessly negative and dour mood. We could all do with just that much more happiness in our lives."[23]

Commercial performance[edit]

Good for You debuted at number 31 on the US Billboard 200, selling 13,000 copies pure sales in its first week.[24][25]

Track listing[edit]

Good for You[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Veggies" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
  • Sweet
  • Pasqué
3:23
2."Yellow" (featuring Nelly)2:59
3."Caroline"
  • Daniel
  • Mejia
  • Pasqué
  • Aminé
3:29
4."Hero"
3:13
5."Spice Girl"
  • Daniel
  • Feeney
  • Julian Gramma
  • Frank Dukes
  • J Gramm[b]
2:53
6."STFU"
  • Daniel
  • Joseph Thornalley
  • Vegyn
  • Aminé
3:25
7."Wedding Crashers" (featuring Offset)
  • J Gramm
  • Aminé[a]
  • Geoffro Cause[a]
  • Frank Dukes[b]
3:49
8."Sundays"
  • Daniel
  • Feeney
Frank Dukes4:07
9."Turf"
Malay4:25
10."Blinds"G. Lawrence1:26
11."Dakota" (featuring Charlie Wilson)
  • Daniel
  • Ho
  • Mejia
  • Malay
  • Pasqué
3:45
12."Slide"
  • Daniel
  • Sweet
  • Walker
  • Sweet
  • Aminé
2:49
13."Money"
  • Daniel
  • Mejia
  • Pasqué
  • Aminé
4:16
14."Beach Boy"
  • Daniel
  • Feeney
  • Mejia
  • Frank Dukes
  • Pasqué[b]
4:43
15."Heebiejeebies" (featuring Kehlani) (bonus track)
Sweet3:40
Total length:52:22

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "Veggies" and "Turf" features additional vocals from Charlie Wilson
  • "Caroline" features background vocals from Marche' Black
  • "Hero" features additional vocals from Girlpool
  • "STFU" features additional vocals from Sheron Page
  • "Sundays" features additional vocals from Leon Bridges
  • "Beach Boy" features background vocals from Girlpool and Illegal Civilization

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[26] 59
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[27] 3
US Billboard 200[28] 31
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[29] 19

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[30] Gold 500,000double-dagger

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Offset, Nelly Among Features on Amine's 'Good For You' Album Tracklist". XXL. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Amine Reveals Name, Cover and Release Date for Debut Album". XXL. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Caroline – Single by Aminé on Apple Music". iTunes Stone. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Aminé – Caroline". YouTube. June 1, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Amine Caroline Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  7. ^ Berry, Peter (May 26, 2017). "Amine and Kehlani Collaborate on "Heebiejeebies"". XXL. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ Goddard, Kevin (May 26, 2017). "Aminé – Heebiejeebies Feat. Kehlani (Prod. By Jahaan Sweet) [New Song]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  10. ^ C.M., Emmanuel (June 16, 2017). "Amine Releases New Song "Turf"". XXL. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ Ellis, Stacy-Ann (July 22, 2017). "Amine And Offset Take Petty To The Next Level On "Wedding Crashers"". Vibe. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  12. ^ Berry, Peter (July 21, 2017). "Amine and Offset Get Petty on 'Wedding Crashers'". XXL. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Issa Rae and Mel B Star In Amine's "Spice Girl" Video". XXL. October 10, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017. 
  15. ^ Goddard, Kevin (June 30, 2017). "Aminé – Blinds – Stream [New Song]". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Good for You by Aminé reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Good for You by Aminé". Metacritic. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  18. ^ Purdom, Clayton (July 28, 2017). "Tyler, The Creator, Manchester Orchestra, and more in this week's music reviews". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 30, 2017. 
  19. ^ a b Harmony, A. (July 31, 2017). "Aminé Good For You". Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b McKrell, Aaron (August 2, 2017). "Aminé Good For You Album Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  21. ^ Lyons, Patrick (August 7, 2017). "Aminé's "Good For You" (Review)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 18, 2017. 
  22. ^ a b Younger, Briana (August 1, 2017). "Aminé: Good for You Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 1, 2017. 
  23. ^ a b Edwards, Elliott S. (August 3, 2017). "Review: Aminé – Good For You". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  24. ^ "Billboard 200 – August 19, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  25. ^ "HITS Daily Double". Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 8, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  27. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 7, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  29. ^ "Aminé Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  30. ^ "American album certifications – Amine – Good for You". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH