Soulstar (album)

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Soulstar
Soulstar.jpg
Studio album by Musiq
Released December 9, 2003 (2003-12-09)
Recorded 2002–03
Home Cookin' Studios
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre R&B, neo soul
Length 70:26
Label Def Soul
Producer 88-Keys, Carvin & Ivan, MAD, Junius Bervine, Da Gutta Fam
Musiq chronology
Juslisen
(2002)
Soulstar
(2003)
Luvanmusiq
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
New York Times (mixed)[3]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[4]
Vibe 4/5 stars[5]

Soulstar is Musiq Soulchild's third album, released in 2003. In debuted on the Billboard charts on 27 December 2003. On the Billboard 200, it peaked at #13, spending 23 weeks on the chart and exiting on 29 May 2004; on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, it spent 37 weeks, falling off on 9 September 2004. This would be his final album for the Def Jam label before moving over to Atlantic Records for his next album Luvanmusiq.

The vinyl release of Soulstar has a different track listing from the CD. The songs "whereareyougoing" and "leaveamessage" do not appear on the vinyl version of the album.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "soulstar" (featuring DJ Aktive & Carol Riddick) MAD 3:02
2. "youloveme"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 3:50
3. "womanopaly"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:55
4. "forthenight" (featuring AAries) Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 3:50
5. "infatueighties"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:36
6. "whoknows"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:55
7. "babymother"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:43
8. "missyou"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:00
9. "momentinlife" (featuring Cee Lo Green & Kindred The Family Soul) Junius Bervine 4:43
10. "thereason"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 5:29
11. "dontstop/her" (featuring Bilal) 88-Keys 8:08
12. "wherareyougoing"   Da Gutta Fam 4:28
13. "romancipation"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:10
14. "interlude"     0:38
15. "givemorelove/leaveamessage"   Ivan "Orthodox” Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 9:46

Samples[edit]

  • "soulstar" contains a sample of "I Found Love (When I Found You)", as performed by The Spinners
  • "youloveme" contains a sample of "Soft Touch", as performed by Henry Mancini
  • "babymother" contains a sample of "Shadows", as performed by Tom Scott
  • "romancipation" contains a sample of "The Jam", as performed by Graham Central Station
  • "givemorelove" contains a sample of "Getaway Day", as performed by Tom Scott

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes[7] and Allmusic.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 13
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Kellman (2003-12-09). "Soulstar - Musiq,Musiq (Soulchild) | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  2. ^ Fiore, Raymond (2003-12-19). "Soulstar Review". Entertainment Weekly: 77. Retrieved 2013-01-20. 
  3. ^ Pareles, Jon (2003-12-22). "CRITIC'S CHOICE/New CD's - Seducing With Words and Wiles". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  4. ^ "USATODAY.com - Musiq's 'Soulstar' shines; Setzer's 'Daddy' is all grown up". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. 2003-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Vibe". Books.google.com. p. 119. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  6. ^ "Musiq - Soulstar (Vinyl, LP, Album)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  7. ^ a b Musiq Soulchild - Soulstar. Def Soul B0001616
  8. ^ Soulchild, Musiq. "Soulstar". studio album. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  9. ^ Soulchild, Musiq. "Soulstar". album credits. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  10. ^ "Musiq (Soulchild) – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Musiq (Soulchild).
  11. ^ "Musiq (Soulchild) – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Musiq (Soulchild).
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Musiq – Soulstar". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH