Hot (Mel B album)

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Hot
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Studio album by
Released9 October 2000
RecordedJune 1998 – April 2000
Genre
Length44:35
LabelVirgin
Producer
Melanie B chronology
Hot
(2000)
L.A. State of Mind
(2005)
Singles from Hot
  1. "I Want You Back"
    Released: 14 September 1998
  2. "Tell Me"
    Released: 25 September 2000
  3. "Feels So Good"
    Released: 19 February 2001
  4. "Lullaby"
    Released: 4 June 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
BBC News(mixed)[2]
NME(negative)[3]

Hot is the debut album by British singer and songwriter Melanie B, released on 9 October 2000 by Virgin. The album was not as successful as her albums with the Spice Girls or that of other members solo albums released around this time. It peaked at number twenty-eight in United Kingdom and sold over 60,000 copies,[4] receiving a silver certification.[5] The album had four singles: "I Want You Back", featuring Missy Elliott, "Tell Me", "Feels So Good" and "Lullaby". The first three singles reached top 5 in United Kingdom.[6] The single "Word Up", previously released on the soundtrack of the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, was included on the Japanese version.[7] The album received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

Background[edit]

The album was released on 9 October 2000, less than a month before the release of Forever, the third studio album by the Spice Girls; this is cited as the main reason that Hot was not successful: fans were more interested in the Spice Girls comeback album rather than Melanie B's debut album. Despite being released only two weeks after the top 5 hit "Tell Me" and including single "I Want You Back", Hot entered the UK Albums Chart at a disappointing No. 28 before quickly dropping from the chart completely. Hot was digitally released in the United States via the iTunes Store on 30 October 2007.

Four months after the album's release, the single "Feels So Good" was released, becoming a top 5 hit. This single helped the album re-enter the UK Albums Chart. The last single, "Lullaby" was released in June 2001, but was unable to make a great impact on album sales, therefore Hot re-entered the Top 200 for only one week. Altogether the album went on to sell around 53,000 copies. The track "Hotter" was set to be the album's fifth single, however, this was decided against because of the low charting of "Lullaby".

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Hot.

Standard edition[8]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Feels So Good"
  • Jimmy Jam
  • Terry Lewis
5:06
2."Tell Me"
  • Fred Jerkins III
4:33
3."Hell No"
  • Al West
4:18
4."Lullaby"
  • Fred Jerkins III
3:26
5."Hotter"
  • Mark Andrews
  • Al West
3:14
6."Step Inside"
3:59
7."ABC 123"
  • Ted Riley
3:13
8."I Believe"
  • Ted Riley
  • Richard Fauntleroy
  • Karen Anderson
  • Ted Riley
4:01
9."I Want You Back" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  • Missy Elliott
3:26
10."Pack Your S**t" (featuring Eric Williams)
  • Ted Riley
  • Screwface
  • T Frampton
  • Jimmy Singletary
  • Jonathan Walker
  • Ted Riley
4:21
11."Feel Me Now"
  • Melanie Brown
  • James Harris III
  • Terry Lewis
  • Jimmy Jam
  • Terry Lewis
4:58
Total length:44:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 69
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[10] 10
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 47
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 28

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[12] Silver

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060406113102/http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/959900.stm
  3. ^ "Hot". NME. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  5. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Search: Melanie B". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  6. ^ "UK Singles Chart: Melanie B". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Melanie B – Hot: Japan edition". Discogs. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Melanie B – Hot". iTunes. Retrieved 6 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Musicline.de – Melanie B Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Mel B - Japan Chart". Oricon. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  12. ^ "British album certifications – Melanie Brown – Hot (Mel B album)". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Hot (Mel B album) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.