Nivea (album)

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Nivea
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Studio album by Nivea
Released September 25, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre
Label
Producer
Nivea chronology
Nivea
(2001)
Complicated
(2005)
Alternative covers
Japanese limited edition cover
Australian re-release cover
Singles from Nivea
  1. "Don't Mess with the Radio"
    Released: May 22, 2001
  2. "Run Away (I Wanna Be with U)"
    Released: December 10, 2001
  3. "Don't Mess with My Man"
    Released: August 25, 2002
  4. ""Laundromat""
    Released: April 1, 2003
  5. "25 Reasons" / "Ya Ya Ya"
    Released: 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Nivea is the debut album by American R&B singer Nivea, released via Jive/Arista on 25 September 2001. It debuted at number 80 on the Billboard 200. The first single, "Don't Mess with the Radio" was peaked at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Don't Mess With My Man" was revamped and turned into a smash hit, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was quickly followed with a third single, the hit "Laundromat", featuring R. Kelly. The final single, "25 Reasons" was only released to radio and received minimial airplay. The lead single was a huge hit in Australia, certifiying Gold and peaking at #14.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Still In Love" (C. Harris, T. Moses, P. Poli, D. Runner, S. Smith) - 3:33
  2. "Ya Ya Ya" (featuring Lil Wayne) (R. Kelly, D. Carter) - 4:07
  3. "Don't Mess With My Man" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge) (B. Casey, B. Cox) - 3:34
  4. "The One For Me" (T. Allen, N. Hamilton, L. Campbell) - 3:35
  5. "Laundromat" - 4:24
  6. "You Don't Even Know" (featuring Nick Cannon) (J. Brown, N. Hamilton, T. Shropshire, J. Starks, F. Wesley) - 3:55
  7. "Run Away" (featuring Pusha T of the Clipse) (P. Williams, C. Hugo) - 3:43
  8. "Just In Case" (L. Brathwaite, G. Duncan, N. Hamilton, J. Harris, T. Kelly, T. Lewis, T. Patterson, D. Archer, J. Cameron) - 3:59
  9. "No Doubt" (J. Austin, T. Bishop) - 4:06
  10. "Never Had A Girl Like Me" (T. Allen, J. Brown, L. Collins, N. Hamilton, L. Campbell) - 3:53
  11. "Have Mercy" (L. Grinstead, C. Thornton, B. Tillman, D. Wiggins, K. Williams) - 3:52
  12. "Don't Mess with the Radio" (C. Barnett, M. Etheridge, R. Murray, R. Wade, J. Williams, P. Brown, B. Bennett) - 3:58
  13. "25 Reasons" (L. Brathwaite, N. Hamilton, J. Cameron) - 4:07
  14. "Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) (B. Casey, B. Cox) - 3:52
Australia re-release[2]
  1. "What You Waitin' For" – 3:36
  2. "Check Your Man" (featuring Mystikal) – 3:48
  3. "Cat's Got Your Tongue" – 3:15
  4. "Jewelry" – 3:29
  5. "Problems" – 3:41
  6. "Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) - 3:52
  7. "I Love My Man (I'm Keepin' Him)" (UK Hidden Track) [3]
Japan limited edition [4]
  1. "One To Eight"1 - 3:58
  2. "25 Reasons" - 4:07
  3. "Don't Mess With My Man (Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) - 3:52
  4. "Check Your Man" (featuring Mystikal) - 3:48
  5. "Problems" - 3:41
  6. "What You Waitin' For" - 3:36
  7. "Don't Mess With My Man (BL Remix)" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge & Mystikal) - 3:29

1the Japanese title for "Don't Mess with the Radio"

German Edition/Australian original release [5]
  1. "Check Your Man" (featuring Mystikal) - 3:48
  2. "Cat's Got Your Tongue" - 3:15
  3. "Radio (Interlude)" - 0:34
  4. "Don't Mess with the Radio" - 3:58
  5. "Don't Mess With My Man" (featuring Brian & Brandon Casey of Jagged Edge) - 3:34
  6. "Problems" - 3:41
  7. "Jewelry" - 3:29
  8. "Never Had A Girl Like Me" - 3:53
  9. "Just In Case" - 3:59
  10. "Phone (Interlude)" - 0:37
  11. "25 Reasons" - 4:07
  12. "Argument (Interlude)" - 1:06
  13. "Have Mercy" - 3:52
  14. "No Doubt" - 4:06
  15. "Run Away (I Wanna Be with U)" - 3:43
  16. "I Love My Man (I'm Keeping Him)" - 3:13 (Hidden Track)

Note: The versions of "Run Away" and "Don't Mess With My Man" that appear here are different mixes to the single/us album/rerelease versions.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Album Producers: Ted Bishop, Leslie Brathwaite, Bryan-Michael Cox, R. Kelly, Swift C
  • Executive producers: Nivea Hamilton
  • Vocal assistance: C.L. Smooth
  • Engineers: Ted Bishop, Leslie Brathwaite, Ryan Freeland, Andy Gallas, Abel Garibaldi, Jay Goin, Mark Goodchild, Ian Mereness, Rowie Nameri, Azuolas Sinkevicius, Brian Stanley, Adonis Stropshire, Patrick Viala, Bernasky Wall, Arnold Wolfe
  • Instrumentation: Ted Bishop
  • Mastering: Tom Coyne, Chaz Harper
  • Design: Elisa Garcia
  • Photography: Jeffrey Gamble, Hachi
  • Mixing: Leslie Brathwaite, Serban Ghenea, R. Kelly, Ian Mereness, Richard Travali

Leftover tracks[edit]

  • "I Love My Man (I'm Keepin Him)"
  • "Phone (Interlude)"
  • "Radio (Interlude)"
  • "Tell Me What You Want"
  • "I Promise"
  • "What U Need (Interlude)"
  • "Argument (Interlude)"
  • "Independence Day"
  • "Ex-Girlfriend" (Love Don't Cost A Thing soundtrack)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Version
United States September 25, 2001[6] Original
Germany February 18, 2002[5]
Japan July 29, 2002[7]
Australia September 16, 2002[8]
United States December 10, 2002[9] Re-release
United Kingdom February 3, 2003 [10] Original
France March 10, 2003[11]
Australia June 3, 2003 [12] Re-release

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2003 UK Album Charts 180
Billboard 200 80
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 35
France Album Charts 65

References[edit]