Love & Life (LaToya London album)
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|Love & Life|
|Studio album by La Toya London|
|Released||September 20, 2005|
|Genre||R&B, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop|
|Producer||Narada Michael Walden
Barry J. Eastmond, John Burk, Bradley Spalter
Love & Life is the debut studio album by La Toya London. It was released on September 20, 2005 through the record label Peak Records and distributed through Concord Records. The album features a mix of R&B, soul, jazz and hip-hop, and has sold approximately 73,000 copies since its release.
A reviewer[who?] from the San Francisco Chronicle called her "impassioned and polished" with "sumptuous, wondrously elastic mezzo pipes". A reviewer[who?] from People magazine called it one of the best post-American Idol albums, and a reviewer[who?] from iTunes named it one of the best albums of 2005, and her song "Non A What'cha Do" as one of the best individual recordings of the year.
Love & Life sold 12,546 albums in its first week, landing at number 82 on Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and at number 27 on Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. To date[when?], it has sold approximately 58,000 copies, including 15,000 digital downloads.
Love & Life spawned three singles: "Appreciate", "Every Part of Me", and "State of My Heart". "State of My Heart" reached number 40 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and number five on the radio industry periodical Friday Morning Quarterback's Adult Contemporary spin chart.
|1.||"Scandalous"||Bradley Spalter, Phillip White||Jean Hermanowski, Stereo||4:18|
|2.||"Every Part of Me"||Matthew Gerrard||Narada Michael Walden||3:27|
|3.||"Learn to Breath"||Peer Astrom||Narada Michael Walden||4:21|
|4.||"Appreciate" (featuring Black Thought)||La Toya London, Phil Scott, Aleese Simmons, Bradley Spalter||Bradley and 3||3:41|
|5.||"State of My Heart"||Carol Bayer Sager||Narada Michael Walden, John Burk||4:42|
|6.||"Practice Makes Perfect"||Robbie Nevil, Reed Vertenley||Reed Vertelney||3:35|
|7.||"Meet Me Halfway"||Barry J. Eastmond, Tiffany Palmer, Carlos Ricketts||Jean Hermanowski||4:02|
|8.||"Waiting for You"||Barry J. Eastmond, La Toya London||Barry J. Eastmond||4:55|
|9.||"Anything"||Omar Edwards, La Toya London, Keniece "kween" Ford||Omar Edwards||5:19|
|10.||"Non a Watcha Do"||La Toya London, Aleese Simmons, Bradley Spalter, Deborah Thomas, Antwan Thompson||Bradley Spalter||4:15|
|11.||"I Can't Hide (What's in My Heart)"||Rex Rideout||4:07|
|12.||"More"||La Toya London, Rex Rideout||Rex Rideout||4:14|
|13.||"How I Love the Rain"||Ken Hirsch||Barry J. Eastmond||5:10|
|14.||"All by Myself"||Eric Carmen||Barry J. Eastmond||4:06|
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