Naked (Marques Houston album)

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Naked
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 24, 2005
Recorded2004–2005
GenreR&B
Length44:38
Label
Producer
Marques Houston chronology
MH
(2003)
Naked
(2005)
Veteran
(2007)
Singles from Naked
  1. "All Because of You"
    Released: March 23, 2005
  2. "Naked"
    Released: July 20, 2005
  3. "Sex Wit You"
    Released: November 16, 2005

Naked is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Marques Houston. It was released by The Ultimate Group and Universal Music on May 24, 2005 in the United States. The album features guest appearances by Joe Budden, Rufus Blaq and fellow former Immature member Young Rome. In the United States, Naked peaked at number 13 on the Billboard 200,[1] and peaked at number 5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic editor Andy Kellman rated the album three out of five stars. He found that "Naked is no deeper than 2003's MH, which most of his fans will find perfectly acceptable. It offers a similar mix of earnest slow jams and sexually frank club tracks. The best moments involve adequate production facsimiles of Just Blaze, Kanye West, and The Neptunes. Another thing that works to Houston's benefit is the shorter running time: Naked's eleven songs are a lot easier to digest than MH's 17, which also means that there's better quality control."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."All Because of You" (featuring Young Rome)Tha Cornaboyz3:32
2."Sex wit You"The Underdogs4:38
3."Marriage"Brandon Howard4:14
4."12:00" (featuring Joe Budden)Cory Bold3:54
5."Naked"The Underdogs4:26
6."Do You Mind"LaMont "L" Lassiter4:14
7."Cheat"Howard3:57
8."I Wasn't Ready" (featuring Rufus Blaq)Tha Cornaboyz3:08
9."Something Else"Chris "Rawdog" Denson3:08
10."I Like It" (featuring RaRa & Dame Four)Cory Bold3:53
11."Everything"Tiger Da Beat Banga4:57

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 13
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Billboard 200: Naked". Archived from the original on August 16, 2014. Retrieved 2008-02-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Billboard.com
  2. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Naked". Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved 2008-02-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help) Billboard.com
  3. ^ a b Allmusic review
  4. ^ "Marques Houston Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Marques Houston Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2018.