It's Me Again

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It's Me Again
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Studio album by Tweet
Released March 21, 2005 (2005-03-21)
Recorded 2003–04;
Genre R&B, soul
Length 63:16
Label Goldmind, Atlantic
Producer Charlie Bereal, Kenneth Bereal, Craig Brockman, Marty Cintron III, Missy Elliott (also exec.), Kwamé, Madball Entertainment, Walter Millsap III, Steve Plunkett, Spencer Proffer, Soul Diggaz, Nisan Stewart, Timbaland, Tweet (also exec.)
Tweet chronology
Southern Hummingbird
(2002)
It's Me Again
(2005)
The Dresden Soul Symphony
(2008)

It's Me Again is the second studio album by American recording artist Tweet, released on March 21, 2005 by The Goldmind Inc. and Atlantic Records. The album debuted at number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 55,000 copies.[1]

Background[edit]

In 2000, Tweet began recording vocals for Elliott's album and was also reunited with her old friends from the Swing Mob days, Timbaland, Magoo, Playa, and Ginuwine later ending in Tweet recording her debut studio album. Southern Hummingbird was, released on April 2, 2002 by The Goldmind Inc. and Elektra Records. Upon release the album was met with positive reviews from music critics who commended the albums musical direction and it's lyrical content. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 195,000 copies in its first week.[2] Southern Hummingbird was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on April 30, 2002,[3] and has sold 858,000 units in the US as of March 2005.[4] The album was preceded by lead single "Oops (Oh My)", which reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[5] After the successful lead single, the album spawned another two, the Timbaland-produced "Call Me" and the radio single "Smoking Cigarettes", which had a video shot for it directed by Little X, but was never released.

Singles[edit]

Proposals for the albums lead single dates back to early 2004, where MTV reported that the Missy Elliott–produced "Shook Up," featuring former 106 & Park co-host Free, was in consideration for a lead single choice. However, complications from the merging between Elektra Records and Atlantic prevented the song's release, resulting in the song's cancellation and a pushback date for Tweet's It's Me Again album.[6] In October 5, 2004, "Turn da Lights Off" was released and began to appear on numerous mixtapes to help spread the word of the song's release.[7] A promotional remix featuring 50 Cent and an alternate line by Missy Elliott was also released to mixtapes in order to generate further buzz for the single.[8][9]

Commercially the single was unsuccessful in the US, where it charted at eight on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles an extension chart on the Hot 100. The song also peaked at thirty nine on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[10][11] However the song fared well on the UK Singles Chart peaking at twenty nine.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100[13]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B−[14]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[15]
The New York Times favorable[16]
PopMatters 6/10[17]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[18]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[19]
Stylus Magazine B[20]
Vibe 4/5 stars[21]
Yahoo! Music 5/10 stars[22]

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 55,000 copies, considerably lower than her debut which sold 195,000 in its opening week and has sold 858,000 copies.[23]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro (It's Me Again)"   Charlene Keys, Craig Brockman Brockman 1:36
2. "Turn da Lights Off" (featuring Missy Elliott) Missy Elliott, Kwamé Holland, Edgar DeLange, Emil Newman, Herbert Spencer, Marvin Gaye Elliott, Kwamé 4:50
3. "Iceberg"   Keys, Nisan Stewart, Brockman, Charles Bereal Tweet, Stewart (co.), Brockman (co.), C. Bereal (co.) 5:06
4. "Could It Be" (featuring Rell) Keys, Gerrell Gaddis, Walter Millsap III Millsap 4:24
5. "You"   Keys, Elliott, LaShaun Owens, Karriem Mack, Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish Elliott, Soul Diggaz 4:32
6. "Cab Ride"   Bob James Stewart, Brockman 3:29
7. "Things I Don't Mean" (featuring Missy Elliott) Elliott, Brockman, C. Bereal Elliott, Brockman, C. Bereal 3:02
8. "My Man"   Keys, Stewart, Brockman, Corté Ellis Elliott, Stewart, Brockman 4:00
9. "Sports, Sex & Food"   Elliott, Harold Lilly, Owens, Mack, Leo Nocentelli, Art Neville, George Porter, Jr., Joseph Modeliste Elliot, Soul Diggaz, Madball Entertainment (co.) 3:20
10. "Small Change"   Keys, Stewart, Brockman Stewart, Brockman 4:30
11. "Two of Us" (featuring Tashawna) Keys, Stewart, Brockman, C. Bereal, Kenneth Bereal Stewart, Brockman, C. Bereal, K. Bereal 3:19
12. "Where Do We Go from Here?"   Keys, C. Bereal, K. Bereal, Martin Cintron III C. Bereal, K. Bereal, Cintron 3:14
13. "Steer"   Keys, Elliott, Timothy Mosley, Stewart, C. Bereal, Ellis Elliott, Timbaland, Stewart, C. Bereal 3:37
14. "I'm Done"   Keys, Stewart, Brockman, Garry Glenn Stewart, Brockman 5:17
15. "We Don't Need No Water"   Elliott, Holland, Brockman, Gregory Wigfall, Richard Fowler, Charles Pettiford, Celite Evans, Jerry Bloodrock, Ric Wilson, Lou Wilson, Carlos Wilson Elliott, Kwamé (co.), Brockman (co.) 6:19
16. "When I Need a Man" (hidden bonus track, added onto the end of track 15) Spencer Proffer, Steve Plunkett Proffer, Plunkett, Mona Scott (add.) 2:50
Notes[26]

Personnel[edit]

Credits for 'It's Me Again adapted from album liner notes.[26]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart[27] 50
UK Albums Chart[28] 158
US Billboard 200[29] 17
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[29] 2

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom[30] March 21, 2005 Elektra Records
United States[5] March 22, 2005 The Goldmind Inc., Atlantic Records
Japan[25] March 24, 2005 Warner Music
Germany[31] April 25, 2005
Australia[24] May 13, 2005

References[edit]

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