Nexus (Another Level album)

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Nexus
Another Level - Nexus - Front.jpg
Studio album by Another Level
Released 13 September 1999[1]
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre R&B, pop
Label BMG, Northwestside
Producer Jason Osborne, Fitzgerald Scott, Cutfather & Joe, Gordon Chambers, D-Moet, Billy "Bad" Ward, Dane Bowers, Wayne Williams, Linslee Campbell, Joey Elias, John Robinson, The Boilerhouse Boys, D'Influence, S.P.A, Jan Kincaid, Another Level, Stephen Emmanuel
Another Level chronology
Another Level
(1998)
Nexus
(1999)
From the Heart
(2002)
Singles from Nexus
  1. "From the Heart"
    Released: 31 May 1999
  2. "Summertime"
    Released: 23 August 1999[2]
  3. "Bomb Diggy"
    Released: 1 November 1999[3]

Nexus is the second and final studio album by English boyband Another Level, released on 13 September 1999 in the United Kingdom by Northwestside records. The album includes the theme from Notting Hill, "From the Heart", released by the band in May 1999. The album includes the singles "Summertime" and "Bomb Diggy", which became the band's final single. The album peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. A limited edition version of the album (limited to 10,000 copies) with a bonus disc was made available on the day of release.

Background[edit]

Another Level were originally conceived by Nick Raphael and Christian Tattersfield for their new record label project, Northwestside Records, a BMG sub-label in the United Kingdom that had also signed Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records unit in 1998. They felt there was a gap in the market for an interracial boyband. Raphael and Tattersfield asked future Epic A&R Jo Charrington to put the group together and then manage them. Charrington recruited the members by auditioning singers from the BRIT School and modelling agencies, with the band originally consisting of a fifth member, Michael Kempster, who left the band shortly after recruitment to pursue a solo career.[4] Due to Northwestside's position as an urban marketed record label, a number of R&B and hip hop stars guested on Another Level's second album. TQ appears on the track "Summertime", while Blacksmith MC Fats appears on the track "What You Know Bout Me". Jay-Z had previously appeared on "Be Alone No More", and Ghostface Killah, previously appeared on the single version of "I Want You for Myself".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Nexus" Bobak Kianoush, Dwight Reynolds Dwight "Skrapp" Reynolds 1:40
2. "Bomb Diggy" Dwight Reynolds Dwight "Skrapp" Reynolds 3:35
3. "Summertime" (featuring TQ) Terrance Quaites, D. Rasheed TQ, Jamahl Harris 3:29
4. "We'll Meet Again" Bobak Kianoush, Mark Baron, R. Bille-Bähmcke, R. Romborg Supa'Flyas 3:41
5. "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle, Dave Way Fitzgerald Scott, Stonebridge 4:21
6. "Nothing Left to See" Dane Bowers, R. Drakes, Michelle Escoffery, A. Clarke Dodge 4:07
7. "Ain't a Damn Thing Wrong" Bradley Spalter, J. Thompson, D. Weisberg, M. Norfleet Bradley Spalter 4:02
8. "My Girl" Bobby Kianoush, Mark Baron, Dwight Reynolds, Derrick Martin Da Bandits, Dwight "Skrapp" Reynolds (co.), Derrick Martin (co.) 3:55
9. "Ain't Nothing Going on But the Sex" Gerald Baillergeau, T. Brown, J. Maston Gerald Baillergeau 4:34
10. "What You Know About Me" (featuring MC Fats) Wayne Williams, Rodney Jerkins, Harvey Mason Jr., Brad Gilderman Harvey Mason Jr. 5:15
11. "That Girl Belongs to Me" Wayne Williams, Dane Bowers, Gordon Chambers Williams (co.), Bowers (co.), Gordon Chambers 3:22
12. "Hide" Bobby Kianoush, Mark Baron, Ivor Reid, Jon Beckford, Mark Reid Ivor Reid, Jon Beckford, Mark Reid 4:04
13. "Kai" Dane Bowers Tony Salter 1:50
14. "From the Heart" Diane Warren Khris Kellow 4:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
European Albums Chart[6] 41
Scottish Albums (OCC)[7] 32
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Position
UK Albums Chart 91

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Gold 100,000^

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

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