Hot (Mel B album)

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Studio album by Melanie B
Released 9 October 2000
Recorded June 1998–April 2000
Length 44:35
Label Virgin
Melanie B chronology
L.A. State of Mind
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
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars link
NME (negative) [1]

Hot is the debut album by British pop singer 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,[2] receiving a silver certification.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] The album received mixed to negative reviews from critics.


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


Chart (2000) Peak
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 10
Scottish Albums Chart[8] 47
UK Albums Chart[2] 28


Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Silver


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  2. ^ a b "Archive Chart". UK Albums Chart. Official Charts Company. 21 December 2000. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Search: Melanie B". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "UK Singles Chart: Melanie B". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Melanie B – Hot: Japan edition". Discogs. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Melanie B – Hot". iTunes. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mel B - Japan Chart". Oricon. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "15 October 2000 - 21 October 2000". Official Charts. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  9. ^ "British album certifications – Melanie Brown – Hot (Mel B album)". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Hot (Mel B album) in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search