Mail on Sunday (album)

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Mail on Sunday
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Studio album by Flo Rida
Released March 18, 2008
Recorded 2007 - 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:21
Label Atlantic, Poe Boy
Producer Chase N. Cashe, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Fatboi, Deputy, DISNEYFX, DJ Frank E, Firstborn, Gorilla Tek, Hit-Boy, J. R. Rotem, Javon "4Mil" Thomas, Kane Beatz, Timbaland, will.i.am, Dylan "3-D" Dresdow, Young Juve
Flo Rida chronology
Mail on Sunday
(2008)
R.O.O.T.S.
(2009)
Singles from Mail on Sunday
  1. "Low"
    Released: October 9, 2007
  2. "Elevator"
    Released: February 11, 2008
  3. "In the Ayer"
    Released: May 20, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[2]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 stars[3]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[4]
Robert Christgau (dud)[5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 1/5 stars[7]

Mail on Sunday is the debut studio album by American hip hop artist Flo Rida, and was released on March 18, 2008 via Atlantic, and Poe Boy Entertainment. It spawned three singles; the first, "Low" was number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks. The second, and third singles, "Elevator", and "In the Ayer", were successful as well, being top twenty hits. "Roll" featuring Sean Kingston was not an official single, but it managed to peak at number fifty-nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number forty-three on the Canadian Hot 100 due to digital sales in both countries.

Music[edit]

T-Pain, who laced the first single, is only one of the many featured guests throughout the album. Timbaland, who produced the second single "Elevator", is also featured on the track. Rick Ross, and Trey Songz made appearances as well.[8] Lil Wayne has also been added to the list[8] with assistance by young Memphian, Jamil Smith- while Sean Kingston appears on the J. R. Rotem-produced "Roll" the concept was created, and co-written by Compton rapper Spitfiya, from The Bullets Production Team, Various other guests include Birdman, Brisco. The third single is "In the Ayer" featuring will.i.am. The fourth single was scheduled to be "Money Right" featuring Brisco, and Rick Ross, but was canceled due to the release of his upcoming second studio album R.O.O.T.S. His second collaboration with T-Pain, "I Bet", as well as his collaboration with Trina, named "Bout It", both didn't make the final tracklist, but were recorded. As for production, J. R. Rotem, DJ Montay, and Timbaland all provided tracks for Mail on Sunday, among others.

Sales[edit]

The album debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 86,000 copies in its first week.[9] As of May, 2009, the album has sold 390,000 copies in the US.[10] It has been certified silver for sales in the UK.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "American Superstar" (featuring Lil Wayne) Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 3:40
2. "Ack Like You Know"   The Beat Bullies, Grid Iron 3:45
3. "Elevator" (featuring Timbaland) Timbaland 3:50
4. "Roll" (featuring Sean Kingston) J. R. Rotem 4:00
5. "Low" (featuring T-Pain) DJ Montay 3:50
6. "Priceless" (featuring Birdman) Hit-Boy, Chase N. Cashe 3:52
7. "Ms. Hangover"   J. R. Rotem 3:57
8. "Still Missin'"   Kane Beatz 4:40
9. "In the Ayer" (featuring will.i.am) will.i.am 3:40
10. "Me & U"   DJ Frank E 4:30
11. "All My Life"   Fatboi 3:33
12. "Don't Know How to Act" (featuring Yung Joc) Honorable C.N.O.T.E 3:33
13. "Freaky Deaky" (featuring Trey Songz) Gorilla Tek, Drum Majorz 3:17
14. "Money Right" (featuring Rick Ross & Brisco) Jean "JRock" Borges, Javon "4Mill" Thomas 3:16

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[12] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[13] 4
New Zealand Albums Chart[14] 17
UK Albums Chart 29
US Billboard 200[15] 4
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[13] 3
US Billboard Rap Albums[13] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[16] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[18] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Mail on Sunday - Flo Rida". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Barracato, Joseph (March 14, 2008). "Mail on Sunday". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (March 19, 2008). "Flo Rida - Mail On Sunday". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (March 18, 2008). "Flo Rida :: Mail On Sunday :: Poe Boy/Atlantic Records". RapReviews. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "CG: Flo Rida". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hoard, Christian (April 3, 2008). "Mail On Sunday : Flo Rida : Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on February 17, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ McBee, Wilson (March 20, 2008). "Flo Rida: Mail on Sunday". Slant Magazine. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Danica Dow (February 23, 2008). SOHH Exclusive: Flo Rida Goes "Postal" on Debut, Collaborates w/ Will.i.am, Lil' Wayne. SOHH. Accessed February 24, 2008.
  9. ^ Aliya Ewing (March 26, 2008), Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/23/08.
  10. ^ Week Ending May 17, 2009: Three Days Is Plenty For Green Day Yahoo Music Blog (written by Paul Grein): Retrieved May 20, 2009
  11. ^ "British certification for Mail on Sunday". British Phonographic Industry. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2009.
  12. ^ Australian Recording Industry Association
  13. ^ a b c http://www.billboard.com/artist/302239/flo+rida/chart
  14. ^ charts.org.nz Flo Rida – Mail on Sunday (album)
  15. ^ Katie Hasty, Danity Kane Snags Second Straight No. 1 Album, billboard.com, March 26, 2008
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2008 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  17. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Flo Rida – Mail on Sunday". Music Canada. 
  18. ^ "British album certifications – Flo Rida – Mail on Sunday". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Mail on Sunday in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search

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