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
Producer
[1]
Deborah Cox chronology
Destination Moon
(2007)Destination Moon2007
The Promise
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The New York Times (positive)[3]
Okayplayer (75/100)[4]
People 3/4 stars[5]

The Promise is the fifth studio album by Canadian R&B singer. Deborah Cox. It was released on November 11, 2008 worldwide and marked her debut with 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 (2002).

The Promise debuted at number 106 on the US Billboard 200, number 14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number 95 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[6] The album was nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards. It also features Cox's tenth number hit on the Dance Club Songs chart, "Beautiful U R".[7]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Promise.[1]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Love Is Not Made in Words"
4:11
2. "You Know Where My Heart Is"
  • Devo Springsteen
  • Craskey (co.)
3:55
3. "Did You Ever Love Me"
  • Cox
  • J. Harris
  • Lewis
  • Wright
  • Jam
  • Lewis
  • Big Jim
3:37
4. "Saying Goodbye"
  • Rob Torres
  • Phillip "P3" Scott
4:20
5. "Beautiful U R"
  • Cox
  • Bobby Ross Avila
  • Issiah J. Avila
  • Johnny Najera
  • Sam Salter
  • Rick Thomson
  • Wright
  • The Avila Brothers
  • Big Jim
4:10
6. "The Promise"
Springsteen 3:31
7. "All Over Me"
  • Cox
  • J. Harris
  • Lewis
  • Lascelles Stephens
  • Wright
  • Jam
  • Lewis
  • Big Jim
3:36
8. "All Hearts Aren't Shaped the Same"
  • J. Harris
  • Lewis
  • Wright
  • Jam
  • Lewis
  • Big Jim
3:40
9. "Down 4 U"
  • B. Avila
  • I. Avila
  • Cox
  • Najera
  • Salter
  • Wright
  • The Avila Brothers
  • Big Jim
4:08
10. "Where Do We Go 2"
  • Shep Crawford
  • Onitsha Shaw
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Crawford
  • Davix
  • Professa Funk
3:39
Total length: 43:47

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[6] 95
US Billboard 200[8] 106
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[9] 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 14

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