This Is Niecy

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This Is Niecy
Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy.jpg
Studio album by Deniece Williams
Released August 13, 1976
Recorded June-August, 1976 at Devonshire Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Genre Soul, R&B
Length 34:27
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice White, Charles Stepney
Deniece Williams chronology
This Is Niecy
(1976)
Song Bird
(1977)

This Is Niecy is the 1976 debut album by American singer Deniece Williams. Released by Columbia Records on August 13, 1976, This Is Niecy was produced by Charles Stepney and Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White. This Is Niecy has been certified gold in the United States by the RIAA and silver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry. [1] [2] This album should not be confused with her 1982 album, Niecy.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]

The album went to number 3 and number 33 on the Black and Pop album Charts respectively. The single Free reached number 25 on the US pop singles chart, number 2 on the R&B singles chart and number 1 on the UK singles chart.[4] T

A digitally remastered version of the album was made available in 2005, and it included 1 bonus track which was a shorter version of Free.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Important to Me" (Deniece Williams, Clarence McDonald, Fritz Baskett) (4:21)
  2. "That's What Friends Are For" (Deniece Williams, Clarence McDonald, Fritz Baskett, Lani Groves) (4:27)
  3. "How'd I Know that Love Would Slip Away" (Deniece Williams, Clarence McDonald, Lani Groves) (3:49)
  4. "Cause You Love Me Baby" (Deniece Williams) (4:08)
  5. "Free" (Deniece Williams, Hank Redd, Nathan Watts, Susaye Greene) (5:57)
  6. "Watching Over" (Deniece Williams, Maurice White, Freddie White, Verdine White, Jerry Peters, Al McKay) (3:53)
  7. "If You Don't Believe" (Deniece Williams, Clarence McDonald, Fritz Baskett) (7:54)

Personnel[edit]

Technical

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak[6][7]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 33
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 3
UK Albums Chart 31

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[8]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1976 "It's Important to Me" 13
1977 "Free" 25 2
"Cause You Love Me, Baby" 74
"That's What Friends Are For" 65

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deniece Williams Albums Cerrtification". riaa.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Certified Awards Search". bpi.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r21889/review
  4. ^ "This Is Niecy -Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "This Is Niecy Bonus Track - Overview". allmusic.com. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Deniece Williams US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-03. 
  7. ^ "UK Charts > Deniece Williams". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 
  8. ^ "Deniece Williams US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-03.