Believe (Yolanda Adams album)

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Believe
Believe (Yolanda Adams album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Yolanda Adams
Released December 4, 2001
Genre Gospel
Length 53:31
Label Elektra
Producer Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright, Warryn Campbell, Kevin Bond, Mike City, Shep Crawford, Louis Brown, III, Grant Nicholas
Yolanda Adams chronology
The Experience
(2001)
Believe
(2001)
Day By Day (2005)
Singles from Believe
  1. "Never Give Up"
    Released: 2001
  2. "I Gotta Believe"
    Released: 2001
  3. "I'm Gonna Be Ready"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Believe is a 2001 gospel album released by Yolanda Adams, featuring the singles "Never Give Up," and "I'm Gonna Be Ready".[2] This was Adams' final release on Elektra Records before the company folded. The track "Fo' Sho'" was done with labelmate Karen Clark-Sheard and was Sheard's first release after her near death experience. The first track, "Never Give Up", is said to be a response to the September 11th attacks. The album sold 67,000 copies at first week,[3] and total sales is near platinum sales with over 700,000 units only to be certified Gold by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

Unless otherwise noted, Information is taken from Discogs.com[4]

  1. "Never Give Up" (Yolanda Adams, James "Jimmy Jam" Harris, Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright) - 5:17
    *Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis & James "Big Jim" Wright
    *Drum Machine: Alex Richbourg
    *Keyboards: Big Jim Wright
    *Additional Instruments: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  2. "I Gotta Believe" (Anthony "Shep" Crawford, Damon Crawford, Ishmael Ferguson) - 3:41
    *Produced by Drop Squad & Anthony "Shep" Crawford
    *Vocals arranged by Shep Crawford
    *Background Vocals performed by Greater Phillipian Youth Choir, New Life Cogic Youth Choir, Clint Turner & Danaine Jones
    *Drums: Ishmael Ferguson
    *Keyboards: Shep Crawford
    *Guitar: Jay Williams
  3. "Fo' Sho'" (Featuring Karen Clark Sheard) (Anthony "Shep" Crawford) - 3:27
    *Produced by Anthony "Shep" Crawford
    *Vocals arranged by Shep Crawford
    *Lead Vocals: Karen Clark Sheard & Yolanda Adams
    *Background Vocals performed by Onisha Shaw
    *Guitar & Bass Guitars: Jimmy "Professa Funk" Russell.
  4. "Thank You" (V. Michael McKay) - 5:11
    *Produced by Kevin Bond
    *Music arranged & programmed by Kevin Bond
    *Keyboards played by Kevin Bond
    *Trombone played & Score by Chris McDonald
    *Trumpets: Jeff Bailey & Mike Haynes
    *Saxophone: Mark Douthit
    *Drums: Jeremy Haynes
    *Bass played by Darrell "Freechyld" Freeman
    *Background Vocals: Charles Price, Deidra Coker, Juna Givhan, Kim Washington, Naybu Fullman & Tanjala Wright.
  5. "A Song Of Faith" (Michael "Mike City" Flowers) - 4:22
    *Produced by Mike City
  6. "Unconditional" (Mike City) - 3:40
    *Produced by Mike City
  7. "Anything" (Y. Adams, Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Warryn Campbell, John "Jubu" Smith) - 4:29
    *Produced by Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell
    *Guitar: John "Jubu" Smith
    *Other Instruments: Warryn "Baby Dubb" Campbell
  8. "Only If God Says Yes" (Kevin Bond) - 4:50
    *Produced by Kevin Bond
    *Music & Vocals arranged by Kevin Bond
    *Background Vocals performed by Kevin Bond
    *Music programming & Keyboards: Kevin Bond
    *Drums: Jeremy Haynes & Larry Woodruff
    *Strings arranged & conducted by Chris McDonald
    *Violins: Alan Umstead, Cathy Umstead, Conni Ellisor, David Angel, David Davidson, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Pamela "Pam Sixfin" Vanosdale & Carl Gorodetzky
    *Violas: Gary Vanosdale, Jim Grosjean & Kristin Wilkinson
    *Cellos: Anthony LaMarchina, Bob Mason & Carole Rabinowitz
    *Bass played by Craig Nelson & Darrell "Freechyld" Freeman
  9. "Since The Last Time I Saw You" (V. M. McKay) - 3:46
    *Produced by Kevin Bond
    *Music arranged by Kevin Bond
    *Music Programming & Keyboards: Kevin Bond
    *Drums: Jeremy Haynes & Larry Woodruff
    *Strings arranged & conducted by Chris McDonald
    *Violins: Alan Umstead, Cathy Umstead, Conni Ellisor, David Angel, David Davidson, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, Pamela "Pam Sixfin" Vanosdale, Carl Gorodetzky & Lee Larrison
    *Violas: Gary Vanosdale, Jim Grosjean & Kristin Wilkinson
    *Cellos: Anthony LaMarchina, Bob Mason & Carole Rabinowitz
    *Bass played by Craig Nelson & Darrell "Freechyld" Freeman
  10. "I'm Gonna Be Ready" (Y. Adams, J. Harris, T. Lewis, J. Wright) - 5:39
    *Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis & James "Big Jim" Wright
    *Lead & Background Vocals: Yolanda Adams
    *Background Vocals: Lisa Keith, Big Jim Wright & Tone "Cat" Wilson
    *Drum Machine: Alex Richbourg
    *Keyboards: Big Jim Wright
    *Additional Instruments: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  11. "Darling Girl" (Y. Adams, Bobby Ross Avila, Issiah J. "Iz" Avila, Louis "Buster" Brown & Scott "Shavoni" Parker) - 4:18
    *Produced by Buster & Shavoni: Louis Brown & Scott "Shavoni" Parker
    *Moog Bass played by Sean Darcy
    *Additional Bass played by Scott "Shavoni" Parker
    *Drums: Iz Avila
    *Keyboards: Bobby Ross Avila
    *Guitar: Eric Walls
    *Additional Vocals: Taylor Crawford
  12. "I'm Thankful" (featuring T-Bone) (Y. Adams, J. Harris, T. Lewis, J. Wright, Grant Nicholas, Etienne Clark, Rene "T-Bone" Sotomayor) - 4:12
    *Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright, Grant Nicholas & Lil Nick
    *Keyboards: Grant Nicholas
    *Vocals arranged by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis & James "Big Jim" Wright
    *Lead & Background Vocals sung by Yolanda Adams
    *Background Vocals sung by Lisa Keith & Big Jim Wright
    *Rap Vocals: T-Bone

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Billboard 200 42
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Contemporary Christian 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Yolanda Adams - Believe". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ask Billboard: Happy 40th, Mariah! - Chart Beat". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  4. ^ Adams, Yolanda. "Believe (CD, Album)". Elektra. 2001. https://www.discogs.com/Yolanda-Adams-Believe/release/710781

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