TP-2.com

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TP-2.com
TP-2.com - R. Kelly.jpg
Studio album by R. Kelly
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre
Length 77:46
Label Jive
Producer
R. Kelly chronology
R.
(1998)R.1998
TP-2.com
(2000)
The Best of Both Worlds
(2002)The Best of Both Worlds2002
Singles from TP-2.com
  1. "I Wish"
    Released: September 12, 2000
  2. "The Storm Is Over Now"
    Released: April 3, 2001
  3. "Fiesta"
    Released: May 15, 2001
  4. "Feelin' on Yo Booty"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  5. "A Woman's Threat"
    Released: February 20, 2002

TP-2.com (Twelve Play-2) is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly, released on November 7, 2000 by Jive Records.

Background[edit]

Released as the "sequel" to Kelly's 12 Play, TP-2.com had party songs, relationship-themed ballads and a gospel-influenced song, but it still had Kelly's trademark sensuality with songs including "The Greatest Sex" and "Strip for You". The album was most notable for two #1 R&B hits: the tribute song "I Wish", and the remix of the party anthem, "Fiesta", which featured Jay-Z. The latter duet inspired the two to create the collaborative project The Best of Both Worlds. Another notable single was the risque "Feelin' On Yo Booty". The album has since been certified 4× Platinum. The album was Kelly's second album to peak at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the fourth to top the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. TP-2.com was the number-one R&B Album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 2001.

Website[edit]

The album's eponymous title website, tp-2.com, was taken out of service in 2001.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
The New York Times favorable[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6]
The Village Voice favorable[7]

TP-2.com received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Sonicnet wrote, "TP-2.com isn't the masterpiece Kelly seems capable of, but it's as strong an R&B album as any since, well, since R., balancing the carnal and the spiritual as convincingly as anyone's done it since Prince in the 1980s." Billboard wrote, "Not to be outdone by the generation of singers he has influenced, he raises the bar with the 19-track set." The Village Voice wrote, "TP-2.com is a magnum opus of the genre, milking both Kelly's recent reflection and his baser inclinations for all they're worth." Wall of Sound wrote, "All in all, the production is sharp, with some fairly clever vocal and percussion arrangement ideas throughout." Billboard magazine ranked TP-2.com at number 94 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade.[8]

Accolades[edit]

Year Awards ceremony Award Results
2000 American Music Awards Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist Won
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Male Artist – R&B Nominated
2001 Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance – Male (for "I Wish") Nominated
2001 Mobo Awards Outstanding Achievement Won
2001 MTV Video Music Awards Best R&B Video (for "I Wish") Nominated
2000 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Male Artist Won
2001 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Music Video (for "I Wish") Won
2001 Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul or Rap Album Nominated
2001 Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single, Male (for "I Wish") Won
2001 Soul Train Music Awards 2001 Best R&B/Soul Album, Male Won
2001 Source Awards R&B Artist of the Year Won

Commercial performance[edit]

TP-2.com debuted number one on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,with first week sales of 543,000.[9] The album went on to sell over four million copies.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by R. Kelly.

  1. "TP-2" (2:18)
  2. "Strip for You" (4:09)
  3. "R&B Thug" (4:04)
  4. "The Greatest Sex" (4:39)
  5. "I Don't Mean It" (4:18)
  6. "Just Like That" (4:34)
  7. "Like a Real Freak" (featuring General) (4:34)
  8. "Fiesta" (featuring Boo & Gotti) (4:17)
  9. "Don't You Say No" (4:07)
  10. "The Real R. Kelly (Interlude)" (0:54)
  11. "One Me" (3:54)
  12. "I Wish" (5:34)
  13. "A Woman's Threat" (5:55)
  14. "I Decided" (4:12)
  15. "I Mean (I Don't Mean It)" (3:25)
  16. "I Wish – Remix (To the Homies That We Lost)" (featuring Boo & Gotti) (5:18)
  17. "All I Really Want" (3:59)
  18. "Feelin' on Yo Booty" (4:06)
  19. "The Storm Is Over Now" (4:32)

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[10]

  • Boo – guest artist, rap
  • Jim Bottari – mixing
  • Glen Brown – engineer
  • Cheek – engineer
  • Joan Collaso – choir, chorus
  • Dave Conner – programming
  • Alex DeJonge – mixing
  • Joe Donatello – engineer, programming
  • Bill Douglass – mixing
  • Tony Flores – mixing
  • Yvonne Gage – choir, chorus
  • Andy Gallas – engineer, programming
  • Abel Garibaldi – engineer, programming
  • Chris Gehringer – mastering
  • General – rap
  • Gotti – guest artist, rap
  • Jessica Janis – children's chorus
  • R. Kelly – arranger, mixing, producer, vocals
  • Gregg Landfair – guitar
  • Jeff Lane – engineer
  • James Lee – engineer, programming
  • Ron Lowe – mixing
  • Donnie Lyle – Bass, guitar
  • Paul Mabin – choir, chorus
  • Tony Maserati – mixing
  • Ian Mereness – engineer, programming
  • Daniel Milazzo – mixing
  • Peter Mokran – mixing
  • Nick Monson – engineer
  • Amber Morrow – children's chorus
  • Jeffrey Morrow – choir, chorus
  • Joseph Morrow – children's chorus
  • John Nelson – mixing
  • Kendall D. Nesbitt – keyboards
  • Flip Osman – mixing
  • Poke – producer
  • Herb Powers – mastering
  • Precision – producer
  • Paul Riser – String arrangements
  • Carl Robinson – engineer
  • Leah Robinson – children's chorus
  • Matthew Robinson – children's chorus
  • Rachel Robinson – children's chorus
  • David Swope – mixing
  • Doug Swope – mixing
  • Cyrille Taillandier – mixing
  • Tone – producer
  • Richard Travali – mixing
  • Jeff Vereb – engineer
  • Bill W. – programming
  • Cheryl Wilson – choir, chorus
  • Stan Wood – engineer, programming

Later samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 78
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 36
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 43
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[14] 22
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[16] 7
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 4
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 2
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 39
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 6
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 21
US Billboard 200[23] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[24] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Belgium (BEA)[25] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[26] Platinum 100,000^
Germany (BVMI)[27] Gold 150,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[28] Gold 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TP-2.com Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "R. Kelly: TP-2.Com > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  3. ^ Seymour, Craig (10 November 2000). "TP-2.Com: R. Kelly". Entertainment Weekly (#568). 
  4. ^ Baker, Soren (November 5, 2000). "A Hint of the Struggles Behind R. Kelly's Boasts". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times: Tribune Company. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  5. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (April 8, 2001). "MUSIC; Responding To Rap, R & B Is Reborn". The New York Times. New York: The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  6. ^ Hardy, Ernest (9 November 2000). "R. Kelly: TP-2.Com". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 1 March 2002. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Caramanica, Jon (January 9, 2001). "Serenading the Boys". The Village Voice. New York: Village Voice Media. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  8. ^ "Best of the 2000s – Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved December 16, 2009. 
  9. ^ R. Kelly's 'Chocolate Factory' Produces No. 1 Debut | Billboard
  10. ^ TP-2.com – R. Kelly | Credits | AllMusic
  11. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 1 August 2005" (PDF) (805). Australian Recording Industry Association. Pandora Archive. August 1, 2005: 2. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – R. Kelly – TP-2.com" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – R. Kelly – TP-2.com" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – R. Kelly – TP-2.com" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  15. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 27, 2013). "Official: R. Kelly - TP-2.com". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – R. Kelly – TP-2.com" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – R. Kelly – TP-2.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – R. Kelly – TP-2.com" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – R. Kelly – TP-2.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  20. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – R. Kelly – TP-2.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – R. Kelly – TP-2.com". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  22. ^ "R Kelly | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  23. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 27, 2013). "Official: R. Kelly - TP-2.com". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  24. ^ Caulfield, Keith (July 27, 2013). "Official: R. Kelly - TP-2.com". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2000". Ultratop. Hung Medien. 
  26. ^ "Canadian album certifications – R. Kelly – T.P.2.COM". Music Canada. 
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (R. Kelly; 'TP-2.com')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  28. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Kelly, R.; 'TP-2.com')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  29. ^ "British album certifications – R. Kelly – TP-2.com". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter TP-2.com in the search field and then press Enter.
  30. ^ "American album certifications – R. Kelly – TP-2.com". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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Preceded by
The Dynasty: Roc La Familia by Jay-Z
Billboard 200 number-one album
November 25 – December 1, 2000
Succeeded by
1 by The Beatles