Sweet Sensation (album)

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Sweet Sensation
Sweet sensation cover.jpg
Studio album by Stephanie Mills
Released April 16, 1980
Recorded 1979–1980
Studio Sigma Sound Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre
Label 20th Century Fox
Producer
Stephanie Mills chronology
What Cha' Gonna Do with My Lovin'
(1979)What Cha' Gonna Do with My Lovin'1979
Sweet Sensation
(1980)
Stephanie
(1981)Stephanie 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sweet Sensation is the fourth album by American R&B and soul singer Stephanie Mills. Released in 1980, produced by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. The album features her biggest hit, "Never Knew Love Like This Before" which peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 and won two Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female and Best R&B Song, the former becoming her first career Grammy win. Sweet Sensation received gold status by the Recording Industry Association of America for sells over 500,000 copies.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas except where indicated.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sweet Sensation"
4:30
2. "Try My Love" 3:50
3. "I Just Wanna Say"
6:10
4. "Wish That You Were Mine" 4:33
5. "D-A-N-C-I-N'"
  • Edward Moore
  • Howard King
5:41
6. "Still Mine"
5:43
7. "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
5:27
8. "Mixture of Love"
  • Joe Mills
  • J. Simmons
4:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer – James Mtume, Reggie Lucas
  • Howard King – drums
  • Basil Fearington – bass
  • James Mtume – keyboards
  • Hubert Eaves III – keyboards
  • Reggie Lucas – guitar
  • Ed Moore – guitar
  • James Mtume – percussion
  • Ed Walsh – synthesizer programming
  • Tawatha Agee, Gwen Guthrie, Brenda White King, James Mtume, Reggie Lucas  – background vocals
  • James Mtume and Reggie Lucas  – Rhythm arrangements
  • Tawatha Agee, James Mtume and Reggie Lucas  – Vocal arrangements
  • Tawatha Agee – Vocal contractor
  • Gene Blanco – String and horn arrangements
  • Wade Marcus – String and horn arrangements

  • Recorded and mixed at Sigma Sound Studios, New York
  • Engineered and mixed by James Dougherty
  • Assistant engineer: Craig Michaels

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 16
US Billboard Top R&B Albums[3] 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4][5]
US US
R&B
US
A/C
US Dance UK
1980 "Sweet Sensation" 52 3 5
"Never Knew Love Like This Before" 6 12 5 5 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Stephanie Mills US certification history". riaa.com. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Stephanie Mills US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Stephanie Mills chart history". billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Stephanie Mills UK chart history". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2009-08-26.