This Is My Time (Raven-Symoné album)

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This Is My Time
Studio album by Raven-Symoné
Released September 7, 2004 (2004-09-07)
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre R&B[1]
Length 48:41
Label Hollywood
Producer Christopher B. Pearman, Raven-Symoné, Jay Landers (exec.), Walter Afanasieff, Robbie Buchanan, Ray Cham, Def Jef, Kara DioGuardi, Matthew Gerrard, J Spark, James Joiner III, Penelope Magnet, Scott Storch, Robin Thicke, Chrispother "Tricky" Stewart, Pro-Jay
Raven-Symoné chronology
This Is My Time
From Then Until
(2008)From Then Until2008
Singles from This Is My Time
  1. "Grazing in the Grass"
    Released: February 20, 2004
  2. "Backflip"
    Released: July 28, 2004
  3. "Bump[2]"
    Released: January 28, 2005

This Is My Time is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter and actress Raven-Symoné, released in the United States on September 21, 2004 by Hollywood Records. The album is her debut with the Disney-owned label and debuted at number fifty-one on the U.S. Billboard 200,[3] with 19,000 copies sold in its first week. It nevertheless became Raven-Symoné's best-selling solo album, selling 235,000 copies up to February 2, 2007 in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.[4]

Release and promotion[edit]

Symoné released a five-track EP with Hollywood Records on January 1, 2004[5][6] prior to the release of This Is My Time, containing "Backflip", "Bump", "Overloved", "What Is Love?", and "Mystify".[7] Released to promote the full-length album, the EP was only available in select stores and is now very rare.

Four songs from the album were incorporated into soundtracks from Disney films: The Lion King 1½ with "Grazing in the Grass"; The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement with "This Is My Time"; Ice Princess with "Bump"; and Go Figure with "Life Is Beautiful".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Vibe 2.5/5 stars[8]

Following its release, This Is My Time received generally mixed reviews. Both AllMusic and Vibe gave the album two and a half stars out of five.[1][8]

Commercial performance[edit]

This Is My Time debuted at number 50 on the U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and at number 51 on the official Billboard 200 of week dated October 9, 2004, with moderately successful first week sales of 19,000 copies (best debut in the chart to date); making it Symoné's first album to enter the chart in the United States. The set sold 235,000 copies up to February 2, 2007 in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.[4][9][10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[11] Length
1. "Mystify" Jay Condiotti, Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil[12] Gerrard 3:46
2. "Backflip" Kara DioGuardi, Scott Storch[13] Storch 3:53
3. "What Is Love?" Joseph Belmaati, DioGuardi, Mich Hansen, Robin Carlsson[14] DioGuardi, J-Spark 3:46
4. "Overloved" Diane Warren[15] Walter Afanasieff 4:11
5. "Set Me Free" Raven Symoné, James Gass, Robin Thicke, Sean Hurley[16] Pro-Jay, Thicke 3:45
6. "Alice" Symoné, Jeffrey Fortson, James Joiner III[17] Def Jef, Joiner III 3:59
7. "Just Fly Away" Symoné, Haskel Jackson, Ray Cham[18] Cham 3:33
8. "Bump" Condiotti, Gerrard, Nevil[19] Gerrard 3:28
9. "Life Is Beautiful" Shelly Peiken, Jeff Franzel, Eve Nelson, Maria Christensen[20] Penelope Magnet, Tricky "Trixster" Stewart 3:17
10. "What's Real?" Guy Roche, Shelly Peiken[21] Magnet, Trixster 3:35
11. "Grazing in the Grass" Harry Elston, Philemon Hou[22] Robbie Buchanan 3:08
12. "Typical" Symoné, Gerrard, Nevil[23] Gerrard 3:16
13. "This Is My Time" Symoné, Gerrard, Nevil[24] Gerrard 4:24
Total length: 48:41
European edition
No. Title Writer(s) Director Length
14. "Backflip" (Music video) DioGuardi, Storch Sanaa Hamri[25]  


Single by Raven-Symoné
from the album This Is My Time
Released July 28, 2004
Format CD single,[26] promo, digital download
Recorded 2003
Genre R&B, pop, hip hop[27]
Length 3:53
Label Hollywood
Songwriter(s) Scott Storch, Kara DioGuardi
Producer(s) Scott Storch
Raven-Symoné singles chronology
"Grazing In The Grass"
"Double Dutch Bus"
"Grazing In The Grass"
"Double Dutch Bus"

"Backflip" is the second single from the album, and debuted on Radio Disney on July 28, 2004.

Music video

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles[28] and directed by Sanaa Hamri,[28] premiered on BET's Access Granted on August 25, 2004.[29] The video received heavy rotation on Disney Channel, BET and MTV.[30][31] Michael Copon plays in the video as Raven's love interest.[32]

"I'm with this guy and he's just being disrespectful to me. I'm coming in the house trying to offer him popcorn and he's throwing it all over me, talking on the phone [when] we're supposed to be having some quality time together. So through all of this I'm just typing on my Blackberry and writing something down mischievously and we don't know what's going on... Anyway, we find out that I'm reprogramming him, kinda like 'Stepford Husbands,' making him a little more respectful, loving and [willing to] listen some more, not necessarily catering just to me, but come on now, let's be serious."

— Raven-Symoné, MTV
Track listing[26][27]
  1. "Backflip" – 3:53
  2. "Backflip" (Call Out Hook) – 0:31
Live performance

Symoné performed the song live for the first time in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 25, 2004. Symoné performed the song on tours, This Is My Time Tour and Raven-Symoné: Live in Concert Tour.

Chart (2004) Peak
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard) 10
SLO 67


Raven in Concert
Tour by Raven-Symoné
Associated album This Is My Time
Start date May 19, 2006 (2006-05-19)
End date October 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)
Legs 1
No. of shows 39 in North America
Raven-Symoné concert chronology
  • Raven in Concert
  • Raven-Symoné: Live in Concert

Raven in Concert[33] is the debut concert tour by American recording artist, Raven-Symoné. The tour supports her third studio album, This Is My Time. Primarily visiting North America, the tour played nearly 40 shows at numerous music festivals and state fairs in the United States.

Opening acts[edit]

  • Lil' J (August 6–13, August 16–29, September 8, September 15 and October 7, 2006)
  • Jump5 (Baton Rouge,[34] Fairlea, Agawam and Allegan)
  • LaTanya Monroe (Glen Allen)[35]
  • Lil J Xavier (Arlington)[36]
  • Everlife (Arlington)[36]
  • Choo-Choo Soul (Monroe)


  1. "Mystify"
  2. "Superstition"
  3. "Alice"
  4. "Typical"
  5. "What's Real?"
  6. "Life is Beautiful"
  7. "Grazing in the Grass"
  8. "Bump"
  9. "Overloved"
  10. "Just Fly Away"
  11. "Supernatural"
  12. "Are You Feelin' Me"
  13. "Jump In"
  14. "Some Call It Magic"
  15. "Backflip"
  16. "What is Love?"
  17. "Set Me Free"
  18. "This Is My Time"

Tour dates[edit]

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A 50th State Fair[39]
B School's Out!: Radio Disney Music Festival[40]
C Boys & Girls Club Kids Day[41]
D Porter County Fair[42]
E Kid's Fest
F Wisconsin State Fair[43]
G State Fair of West Virginia[44]
H Indiana State Fair[45]
I Missouri State Fair[46]
J Iowa State Fair[47]
K Maryland State Fair[48]
L Corn Palace Festival[49]
M Evergreen State Fair[50]
N Oregon State Fair[51]
O Michigan State Fair[52]
P Utah State Fair[53]
Q Back to School Bash[54]
R Allegan County Fair[55]
S Kansas State Fair[56]
T Oklahoma State Fair
U Mid-South Fair
V Tulsa State Fair
W Southern California Fair[57]
X Big Fresno Fair
Y South Carolina State Fair[58]


Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[59] 51
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[59] 50

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Europe[60] September 7, 2004 Megaphon Importservice
Great Britain[61] September 14, 2004 Hollywood
Japan[62] September 15, 2004
United States[63] September 21, 2004
Canada[64] Hollywood/Universal Music Group
Hong Kong[67] October 15, 2004


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  62. ^ Japan
  63. ^ United States
  64. ^ Canada
  65. ^ Slovakia
  66. ^ France
  67. ^ Hong Kong