Miss E... So Addictive

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Miss E… So Addictive
Missy Elliott-Miss E. So Addictive.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)
Recorded2000–2001
Genre
Length57:07
Label
Producer
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott chronology
Da Real World
(1999)
Miss E… So Addictive
(2001)
Under Construction
(2002)
Singles from Miss E… So Addictive
  1. "Get Ur Freak On"
    Released: March 6, 2001
  2. "Lick Shots"
    Released: May 1, 2001
  3. "One Minute Man"
    Released: June 22, 2001
  4. "Take Away"
    Released: November 5, 2001[1]
  5. "4 My People"
    Released: March 11, 2002[2]

Miss E... So Addictive is the third studio album by American rapper, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott. The album spawned the club and R&B/hip-hop hits "One Minute Man", featuring Ludacris and Trina, and "Get Ur Freak On", as well as the international club hit "4 My People" and the less commercially successful single "Take Away".

The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 250,000 copies in its first week.[3] The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[4] The album garnered two Grammy Awards for "Get Ur Freak On" and the non-single "Scream a.k.a. Itchin'" for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Female Rap Solo Performance respectively.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic89/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[6]
Blender4/5 stars[7]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[8]
The Guardian5/5 stars[9]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[10]
NME8/10[11]
Pitchfork8.2/10[12]
Q4/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[14]
Spin8/10[15]

Miss E... So Addictive received widespread acclaim from music critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 89 out of 100 based on 16 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim."[5] The album is also ranked 70th on the site's list of best-reviewed albums.[16] Q listed the album as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[17] John Bush from AllMusic felt that Elliott was "sounding more assured of her various strengths than at any time since her startling debut" and called "her best album so far." He wrote that it's "a tribute to her incredible songwriting skills and Timbaland's continuing production excellence that she can have it any way she wants it and still come away with a full-length that hangs together brilliantly."[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

Miss E... So Addictive debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 250,000 copies in its first week.[3] This became Elliott's third US top ten debut.[3] The album ended up spending a total of 43 weeks on the chart.[18] On July 18, 2001, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over a million copies in the United States.[4] As of November 2015, the album has sold 1,767,000 copies in the US.[19]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[20]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."...So Addictive" (Intro) (featuring Charlene "Tweet" Keys)0:54
2."Dog in Heat" (featuring Method Man & Redman)
5:01
3."One Minute Man" (featuring Ludacris)
  • Timbaland
  • Big Tank (co.)
  • Elliott (co.)
4:35
4."Lick Shots"
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
3:53
5."Get Ur Freak On"
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
3:56
6."Scream a.k.a. Itchin'" (featuring Timbaland)
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
3:57
7."Old School Joint"
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
4:00
8."Take Away" (featuring Ginuwine)
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Brockman (co.)
  • Elliott (co.)
4:58
9."4 My People" (featuring Eve)
  • Nisan
  • D-Man
  • Elliott (co.)
  • Timbaland (add.)
4:50
10."Bus-a-Bus" (Interlude) (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
1:10
11."Whatcha Gon' Do" (featuring Timbaland)
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
3:14
12."Step Off"
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
3:58
13."X-Tasy"
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
3:35
14."Slap! Slap! Slap!" (featuring Da Brat & Jade)
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
4:05
15."I've Changed" (Interlude) (featuring Lil Mo)
  • Elliott
  • Mosley
  • Timbaland
  • Elliott (co.)
1:05
16."One Minute Man" (Remix) (featuring Jay-Z)
  • Timbaland
  • Big Tank (co.)
  • Elliott (co.)
4:35
Unlisted tracks
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
17.Untitled 0:03
18.Untitled 0:03
19.Untitled 0:03
20.Untitled 0:03
21.Untitled 0:03
22.Untitled 0:03
23.Untitled 0:03
24.Untitled 0:03
25.Untitled 0:03
26.Untitled 0:03
27.Untitled 0:03
28.Untitled 0:03
29."Higher Ground (Prelude)"Hidden bonus track[14] (Tracks 17 through 28 are blank)1:46
30."Higher Ground" (featuring Karen Clark Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Mary Mary & Tweet)Hidden bonus track[14]5:02
Japanese bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
16."Get Ur Freak On" (Bastone & Bernstein Club Mix)4:11
17."Higher Ground (Prelude)"1:46
18."Higher Ground" (featuring Karen Clark Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Mary Mary & Tweet)5:02
Reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
16."4 My People" (Basement Jaxx Remix)4:56
17."Higher Ground (Prelude)"1:46
18."Higher Ground" (featuring Karen Clark Sheard, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark Cole, Mary Mary & Tweet)5:02

 • (co.) Co-producer
 • (add.) Additional production

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2001–03) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 23
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 16
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 11
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[24] 14
French Albums (SNEP)[25] 22
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[26] 12
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[27] 32
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[28] 30
Scottish Albums (OCC)[29] 29
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[30] 27
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[31] 4
UK Albums (OCC)[32] 10
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[33] 2
US Billboard 200[34] 2
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[35] 1

Year-end[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[36] 96
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[37] 45
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[38] 86
Worldwide Albums (IFPI)[39] 48
Chart (2002) Position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[40] 74
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[41] 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[42] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[44] Gold 96,000[43]
United Kingdom (BPI)[46] Platinum 317,000[45]
United States (RIAA)[47] Platinum 1,767,000[19]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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