Unleash the Dragon

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Unleash the Dragon
Sisqo unleash the dragon.jpg
Studio album by Sisqó
Released November 30, 1999
Recorded April—October 1999 at
Metalworks Studios
(Mississauga, Ontario)
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 51:03
Label Def Soul
Producer Tim & Bob, Warryn Campbell, Al West, Baby Dave, Nokio the N-Tity, One Up Entertainment, The Co-Stars, Shep Crawford, Dru Hill, Dutch, N8 & Kiehl
Sisqó chronology
Unleash the Dragon
(1999)
Return of Dragon
(2001)
Singles from Unleash the Dragon
  1. "Got to Get It"
    Released: November 2, 1999
  2. "Thong Song"
    Released: February 15, 2000
  3. "Incomplete"
    Released: July 25, 2000
  4. "Unleash the Dragon"
    Released: September 18, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Muzik 4/5 stars[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[5]
The Source (favorable)[6]

Unleash the Dragon is the debut studio album by American R&B recording artist Sisqó of Dru Hill, released on November 30, 1999 on Def Soul. Sisqó recorded the album during Dru Hill's hiatus. It includes the hit songs "Got to Get It", "Incomplete", and "Thong Song". In 2003, the album was certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping five million copies in North America.[7]

The album also garnered Sisqó two American Music Award nominations for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. In addition he received three nominations including Best New Artist and Best R&B Album at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2001.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Unleash the Dragon" (featuring Beanie Sigel) Mark Andrews; Loren Hill, Richard Shelton, Kevin Veney; Dwight Grant One Up Ent. 3:53
2. "Got to Get It" (featuring Make It Hot) Mark Andrews; Al West; Marquis Collins; James Travis Sisqó, Al West 2:54
3. "Is Love Enough" (featuring LovHer) Mark Andrews; Warryn Campbell; Donald Earle DeGrate; Raymond Jones; Robert Jones Warryn Campbell 4:33
4. "2nite (Interlude)"   Tamir Ruffin Nokio The N-Tity 1:21
5. "How Can I Love U 2nite"   Tamir Ruffin; Phil Weatherspoon; Case Woodard Nokio The N-Tity, Phil Weatherspoon 5:08
6. "Your Love Is Incredible"   Mark Andrews; Vito Calepietro; Neely Dinkins; Noah Porter The Co-Stars, Sisqó 4:10
7. "So Sexual"   Mark Andrews; Nathan Walton; Kiehl Owens; Tavia Ivey; Kenneth Edmonds N8 & Kiehl, Sisqó 3:58
8. "Thong Song"   Mark Andrews; Tim Kelley; Bob Robinson; Robi Rosa; Desmond Child Tim & Bob 4:16
9. "Incomplete"   Montell Jordan; Anthony Crawford Crawford 4:34
10. "Addicted"   Mark Andrews, Al west Sisqó, Al West 4:48
11. "Dru World Order (Interlude)"   Mark Andrews; Tamir Ruffin; James Green; Larry Anthony Sisqó, Al West 1:20
12. "Enchantment Passing Through" (performed by Dru Hill) Elton John; Tim Rice Dru Hill 5:43
13. "You Are Everything (Remix)" (performed by Dru Hill featuring Ja Rule) Mark Andrews; Rick Cousin Sisqó, Dutch 4:16

Chart and singles history[edit]

Title Information
"Got to Get It"
  • Def Soul single 562465, November 2, 1999
  • Music video directed by Hype Williams
"Thong Song"
"Incomplete"
  • Def Soul single 572644, July 25, 2000
  • Music video directed by Chris Robinson
"Unleash the Dragon"
  • Def Soul single, September 18, 2000 [3]
Album Charts Chart (1999-2000) Peak
position
Unleash the Dragon U.S. Billboard 200 2
Unleash the Dragon U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2
Singles Chart Chart (1999-2000) Peak
position
"Got to Get It" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 39
"Got to Get It" U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 12
"Thong Song" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 3
"Thong Song" U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 2
"Incomplete" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
"Incomplete" U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 1

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