Side Effects of You

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Side Effects of You
Fantasia Side Effects of You.jpg
Studio album by Fantasia Barrino
Released April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)
Recorded 2011–13
Genre R&B, soul
Length 45:59
Label RCA, 19
Producer Harmony Samuels, Naughty Boy
Fantasia Barrino chronology
Back to Me
Side Effects of You
The Definition Of...
Singles from Side Effects of You
  1. "Lose to Win"
    Released: January 8, 2013
  2. "Without Me"
    Released: April 17, 2013
  3. "Side Effects of You"
    Released: October 8, 2013

Side Effects of You is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Fantasia Barrino.[1] The album was released in the United States on April 23, 2013, by RCA Records after the disbanding of J Records in 2011. The album features guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott. In the summer of 2013, Barrino promoted the album with the Side Effects of You Tour.


The album's lead single, "Lose to Win", was released on January 8, 2013.[2] On March 4, 2013, the music video for "Lose to Win" was released.[3] On April 17, 2013, the album's second single, "Without Me" featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott was released.[4] On July 1, 2013, the music video was released for "Without Me" featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott.[5] On October 8, 2013, the album's third single, "Side Effects of You" was released.[6]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[7]
Billboard (favorable)[8]
Los Angeles Times (favorable)[9]

Side Effects of You received generally favorable reviews from music critics, who complimented its progression from Barrino's earlier works. Andy Kellman from AllMusic complimented her prominent role in its production and her choice in collaborators, adding that she "has released her finest album yet".[7] Gerrick D. Kennedy from The Los Angeles Times praised the project as "sumptuous contemporary R&B dipped in vintage rock and soul".[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 91,000 copies in the United States.[10] The album has sold 300,000 copies in the United States as of May 2016.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Harmony Samuels, except "Side Effects of You" produced by Naughty Boy.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Supernatural Love" (featuring Big K.R.I.T.) Harmony Samuels, Al Sherrod Lambert, Adonis Shropshire, Tiwa Savage, Tiffany Fred, Carlos Coleman 3:48
2. "Ain’t All Bad"   Fantasia Barrino, Samuels, A. Lambert, Courtney Harrell, Andrew Scott 3:57
3. "If I Was a Bird"   Barrino, Samuels, Thomas Lumpkin 2:47
4. "Girl Talk (Interlude)"     1:47
5. "Without Me" (featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott) Barrino, Samuels, A. Lambert, Melissa Elliott, Kyle Stewart 4:30
6. "Side Effects of You"   Emeli Sandé, Shahid Khan, Claudia Bryant, Ben Harrison 3:25
7. "Get It Right"   Samuels, A, Lambert, Sevyn Streeter 3:45
8. "So Much to Prove"   Barrino, Samuels, Harrell, Eric Bellinger 2:28
9. "Change Your Mind"   Barrino, Samuels, Harrell, Antonio Reid, Kenneth Edmonds 3:27
10. "Lighthouse"   Samuels, Evan Bogart, Vanessa Brown 4:16
11. "Lose to Win"   Barrino, Samuels, Andrea Martin, Franne Golde, Dennis Lambert, Walter Orange 4:12
12. "End of Me"   Samuels, A. Lambert, Sevyn Streeter, Narada Michael Walden, Jeffrey Cohen, Walter Afanasieff 4:05
13. "In Deep"   Samuels, Harrell, Marty James, Fransisca Hall 3:33
Total length:


Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom[12] April 19, 2013
United States[18] April 23, 2013


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  3. ^ "Video: Fantasia – 'Lose to Win'". Retrieved 2013-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Without Me [Explicit]: Fantasia feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Video: Fantasia f/ Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott – 'Without Me'". Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
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  8. ^ "R&B Album Review: 'Side Effects of You' Fantasia". Billboard. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Pop & Hiss". The Los Angeles Times. April 23, 2013. 
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