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Kenny Lattimore (album)

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Kenny Lattimore
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 14, 1996
  • Matt "Matty J" Jones (exec.)
  • Colin F. Gayle (co-exec.)
  • Jimmy Abney
  • Keith Crouch
  • J. Dibbs
  • Barry J. Eastmond
  • Dave Hall
  • Sam Kendrick
  • Kenny Lattimore
  • Kenny Lerum
  • Herb Middleton
  • Oji Pierce
Kenny Lattimore chronology
Kenny Lattimore
From the Soul of Man
Singles from Kenny Lattimore
  1. "Never Too Busy"
    Released: April 1996[2]
  2. "Just What It Takes"
    Released: 1996[3]
  3. "For You"
    Released: March 11, 1997[4]

Kenny Lattimore is the debut solo album of American singer Kenny Lattimore. It was released on May 14, 1996 by Columbia Records. The set was bolstered by the success of singles "Never Too Busy," "Just What It Takes", "Always Remember", and "For You".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Entertainment Weekly(A-) [5]

Upon its release, critics hailed Kenny Lattimore as an album that hearkened back to the time of Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye when "R&B had more soul"[6]

Chart performance[edit]

The album reached a peak of number 19 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[7] It also reached number 92 on Billboard 200 chart on May 3, 1997.[8] "Never Too Busy" cracked the Top 20 of the R&B charts and helped the album reach gold certification.[9] "For You" made an even higher impact, reaching number six on the R&B charts.[7]

"Always Remember" was used in the soundtrack for the movie "Scream".

Track listing[edit]

1."Never Too Busy"
  • Dave "Jam" Hall
  • Kipper Jones
2."Just What It Takes"Crouch5:04
3."I Won't Let You Down"
4."All I Want"
  • Lattimore
  • Herb Middleton
  • Lattimore
  • Middleton
6."For You"Kenny LerumBarry J. Eastmond3:57
  • Lattimore
  • Darren Jenkins
J. Dibbs4:36
8."Where Did Love Go"
  • Lattimore
  • Jenkins
  • Sam Kendrick
J. Dibbs4:13
  • Jones
  • Crouch
10."Always Remember"
  • Lattimore
  • Jones
  • Oji Pierce
  • Jones
  • Pierce
11."Climb the Mountain"Jimmy AbneyAbney5:49
12."I Won't Forget (Whose I Am)"Lattimore
  • Lattimore
  • Sam Kendrick


  • "I Won't Let You Down" contains a sample from "Love T.K.O." (1980).



Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ a b Kenny Lattimore at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ "Kenny Lattimore Discography: "Never Too Busy"". Billboard.com.
  3. ^ "Kenny Lattimore Discography: "Just What It Takes"". Billboard.com.
  4. ^ "Kenny Lattimore Discography: "For You"". Billboard.com.
  5. ^ Cheo Tyehimba (1996-05-17). "Never Too Busy Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  6. ^ "Never Too Busy". Entertainment Weekly. May 17, 1996.
  7. ^ a b "Kenny Lattimore Chart History". Billboard.com.
  8. ^ "Kenny Lattimore Chart Position". Billboard.com.
  9. ^ Kenny Lattimore Biography at AllMusic
  10. ^ "Kenny Lattimore Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  11. ^ "Kenny Lattimore Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Best of 1996". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Kenny Lattimore – Kenny Lattimore". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 20, 2020.

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