The Promise (Deborah Cox album)

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The Promise
The Promise (Deborah Cox album) coverart.jpg
Studio album by Deborah Cox
Released November 11, 2008
Genre R&B
Label Deco, Image
Producer Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, James "Big Jim" Wright, The Avila Brothers, Rick Thomson, Shep Crawford, Jimmy Russell, Tom Craskey, John Legend, Dave Foreman, Phillip Scott III, Devo Springsteen, Robert Torres, Deborah Cox [1]
Deborah Cox chronology
Destination Moon
The Promise
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The New York Times (positive)[2]
Okayplayer (75/100)[3]
People 3/4 stars[4]

The Promise is the fifth album from R&B singer, Deborah Cox, released on November 11, 2008 by Image Entertainment and Deco Recording Group. While her 2007 album Destination Moon was a jazz tribute, this one marks her return to R&B music six years after The Morning After. It debuted at #106 on the U.S. Billboard 200, #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and #95 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album was nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards. It also features Deborah's tenth #1 dance hit "Beautiful U R". It has sold an estimated 33,422+ copies to date.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Love Is Not Made In Words (Cox, Harris, Lewis, Wright) – 4:11
  2. You Know Where My Heart Is (Cox, Craskey, Harris, Estelle) – 3:55
  3. Did You Ever Love Me (Cox, Harris, Lewis, Wright) – 4:37
  4. Saying Goodbye (Crawford, Crawford) – 4:20
  5. Beautiful U R (Avila, Avila, Cox, Najera, Salter, Thomson, Wright) – 4:10
  6. The Promise (Harris, Legend, Springsteen) – 3:31
  7. All Over Me (Cox, Harris, Lewis, Stephens, Wright) – 3:37
  8. All Hearts Aren't Shaped The Same (Harris, Lewis, Wright) – 3:40
  9. Down 4 U (Avila, Avila, Cox, Najera, Salter, Wright) – 4:08
  10. Where Do We Go 2 (Crawford, Shaw, Thomas) – 3:39


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 106
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 14
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 8
Canadian Albums Chart 95
Top Canadian R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart 9