Turning Point (Dr SID album)
|Studio album by Dr SID|
|Released||April 11, 2010|
Mo' Hits Studios Lagos, Nigeria
|Genre||Hip hop, Pop, Funky House , Afro-Pop|
|Label||Mo' Hits Records|
|Producer||Don Jazzy,(exec.), DJ Silvastone|
|Singles from Turning Point|
Turning Point is the first studio album by Nigerian artiste Dr SID, released April 11, 2010, on Mo' Hits Records. Production for the album took place during 2009 at Mo' Hits recording studios and was handled by Don Jazzy
In April 2009, following the release of Wande Coal's debut album Mushin to Mo'Hits, Don Jazzy began work on Dr SID's album. Don Jazzy decided to create a new sound for Dr SID who was known as predominantly a Rap artiste and decided to have more singing on the album, as well as giving the album Pop feel. The inspiration behind the album was to create music that described "love" and "dance", two emotion that bring joy to most people, as well as introduce listeners to the new sound of Dr SID. The intent to introduce this new sound led to the Title of the album "Turning Point", which basically describes the transition of Dr SID's music and life as a whole.
Most of the album's recording sessions took place in Lagos at the Mo' Hits Recording Studio, the first song to be recorded on the album was "Baby"
Release and promotion
The first set of singles (Something about you, Winchi winchi and Pop Something) off the album were released in September 2009 online at Dr SID's official website and his Reverbnation page, The videos for Something about you and Pop something were released in October 2009 and May 2010 respectively and received mixed reviews. Dr SID then embarked on a 6 state club tour around Nigeria to promote the release of the album.
Turning Point was nominated for the "Best R&B/Pop Album" award at the 2011 edition of The Headies.
|Year||Awards ceremony||Award description(s)||Results|
|2011||The Headies||Album of the Year||Nominated|
|Best R&B/Pop Album|
The initial reviews were not very good as most people expected to hear a hip hop album and Dr SID's change in style was not welcome by a lot of his fans. Dr SID was described as a sell out, going pop on most of the songs on the album. The follow-up singles Pop Something and Over the moon, helped to improve the rating of the album.
|1.||"When This Song Comes On"||Don Jazzy||4:20|
|2.||"Over The Moon" (feat. K-Switch)||Don Jazzy||3:50|
|3.||"Something About You"||Don Jazzy||4:19|
|4.||"Winchi Winchi" (feat. Wande Coal)||Don Jazzy||3:39|
|5.||"Pop Something" (feat. D'banj)||Don Jazzy||4:53|
|6.||"Ba Mi Jo" (feat. eldee, M.I, Ikechukwu)||Don Jazzy||5:20|
|8.||"E Je Ka Jo" (feat. D'banj)||Don Jazzy||3:31|
|10.||"Something About You" (Silvastone remix)||DJ Silvastone||4:57|
|11.||"Winchi Winchi Remix" (feat. Sway Da Cypha, Wande Coal)||Don Jazzy||4:10|