Just Go (album)
|Studio album by Lionel Richie|
|Released||Worldwide: March 13, 2009
UK: March 16, 2009
US: May 19, 2009
|Producer||Giorgio Tuinfort, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Stargate, Martin K, The Movement, Antonio L.A. Reid (exec.)|
|Lionel Richie chronology|
|Singles from Just Go|
|New York Times||(favorable)|
Just Go is the ninth studio album by Lionel Richie. The album was slated to be released in US on March 10, 2009, but was pushed back to May 19, 2009. In the UK, the album was released as scheduled on March 16, 2009. The International release date was March 13, 2009. Akon and Ne-Yo share in the writing duties for the new album, along with Norwegian production team StarGate. Just Go also has contributions from songwriter Johntá Austin and The-Dream. Although Richie did not write a song for the album, he did write "Eternity", which is also included on the tribute album Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise.
|1.||"Forever" (featuring Phillip "Taj" Jackson on backing vocals)||Phillip "Taj" Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen||Stargate||3:19|
|2.||"Just Go" (featuring Akon)||Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort||Akon, Tuinfort||4:11|
|3.||"Nothing Left to Give" (featuring Akon)||Thiam, Tuinfort||Akon, Tuinfort||3:32|
|4.||"Forever and a Day"||Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius Nash||Stewart||4:04|
|5.||"I'm Not Okay" (featuring The-Dream on backing vocals)||Stewart, Nash||Stewart||3:28|
|6.||"Good Morning"||Stewart, Nash, James Button, Corron Ty Cole||Stewart||4:06|
|7.||"Through My Eyes" (featuring Phillip "Taj" Jackson on backing vocals)||Jackson, Eriksen, Hermansen||Stargate||4:06|
|8.||"I'm in Love" (featuring Ne-Yo on backing vocals)||Shaffer Smith, Eriksen, Hermansen||Stargate||4:05|
|9.||"Think of You" (featuring Phillip "Taj" Jackson on backing vocals)||Jackson, Eriksen, Hermansen||Stargate, Martin K||4:12|
|10.||"Into You Deep"||Stewart, Nash, Sean Hall||Stewart, Sean K.||5:19|
|11.||"Pastime"||Johntá Austin, Eriksen, Hermansen, Espen Lind, Amund Bjørklund||Stargate||3:52|
|12.||"Face In The Crowd" (with Trijntje Oosterhuis)||John Ewbank||Ewbank, Nando Eweg, Clayton Haraba||4:21|
|13.||"Somewhere in London"||Stewart, Nash||Stewart||5:05|
|14.||"Eternity"||Lionel Richie||David Foster||4:37|
- "Good Morning" was released as the album's lead single, and went for Urban AC radio adds on November 4, 2008.
- "Just Go" was released as the second single on March 12, 2009. The music video premiered the same day.
- "I'm in Love" went for Urban AC radio adds on May 19, 2009.
- "Face in the Crowd" was released as an international single (in the Netherlands) on July 18, 2008.
- "Forever and Ever" (on the album retitled simply "Forever") went for Urban AC radio adds on September 16, 2008. It was in 2009 released to UK radio under the title "Forever".
- "I'm Not Okay" went for Urban AC radio adds on September 16, 2008.
|US Billboard 200||24|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||9|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)||89|
|UK Albums Chart||10|
|UK R&B Chart||1|
Freedom by Akon
|UK R&B Chart number-one album
March 22, 2009 – March 29, 2009
Freedom by Akon
- Critic reviews at Metacritic
- Allmusic review
- Billboard review at the Wayback Machine (archived June 11, 2009)
- Entertainment Weekly review
- The Guardian review
- New York Times review
- The Observer review
- People review
- The Times review Archived June 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
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