Vivian (album)

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Vivian
Vivian Green - Vivian.jpg
Studio album by Vivian Green
Released May 31, 2005
Recorded
Genre
Label Columbia
Producer
Vivian Green chronology
A Love Story
(2002)
Vivian
(2005)
Beautiful
(2010)
Singles from 'Vivian'
  1. "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)"
    Released: May 3, 2005[1]
  2. "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)"
    Released: July 26, 2005
  3. "Cursed"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
East Bay Express favorable[3]
People 3/4 stars[4]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[6]
SoulTracks mixed[7]
Sun-Sentinel favorable[8]
The Pitch favorable[9]
Time Out Chicago favorable[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]
Urban Reviews 3/5 stars[12]
Vibe 3/5 stars[13]

Vivian is the second studio album by American neo soul singer Vivian Green, released by Columbia on May 31, 2005 in Japan and June 28, 2005 in the United States. The album involves production by Scott Storch and James Poyser with additional production from Anthony Bell, Junius Bervine, and Adam Black Stone, among others. Vivian spawned three singles: "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)", "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)" and "Cursed". The album debut at number eighteen on Billboard 200 chart on the issue dated July 16, 2005 with first-week sales of 46,000 copies.[14]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • The first single from the album, "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)", peaked at #24 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single became Vivian Green's second top 40 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and her second #1 hit on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart ("Emotional Rollercoaster" was her first single to do both in early 2003).
  • The second single from the album was "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)". The single became Green's third #1 hit on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
  • The third and final single from the album was "Cursed". Released in late 2005, the single didn't match the commercial success of the previous two singles, peaking at a low #2 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, which is equivalent to #102 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Chart performance[edit]

Vivian debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard 200,[14] and at number 5 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, scoring first-week sales of 46,000 copies.[15]

Track listing[edit]

VivianStandard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Wish We Could Go Back"
  • Storch
3:37
2. "Mad"
  • Green
  • Storch
  • Storch
3:38
3. "Frustrated"
  • Green
  • Anthony Bell
  • Ronald Frost
  • Bell
  • Green[a]
3:39
4. "Damn"
  • Green
  • Junius Bervine
  • Clay Sears
3:40
5. "Selfish"
  • Blackstone
  • McKie
  • Green[a]
4:35
6. "Under My Skin"
  • Poyser
3:53
7. "I Like It (But I Don't Need It)"
  • Poyser
  • Vicious
  • Green[a]
4:10
8. "Sweet Memory (Beautifully Young)"
  • Green
  • Poyser
  • Poyser
  • Green[a]
4:24
9. "Gotta Go Gotta Leave (Tired)"
  • Green
  • Bervine
  • Bervine
  • Green[a]
  • Kevin Patrick[a]
  • Poyser[a]
4:36
10. "Perfect Decision"
  • Green
  • Poyser
  • Zukhan Bey
3:58
11. "All About Us"
  • Green
  • Bervine
  • Sears
  • Green[a]
3:40
12. "Sweet Thing"
  • Green
  • McKie
  • Steven Green
  • McKie
  • Steven Green
  • Green[a]
3:37
13. "Cursed"
  • Green
  • Raymel Menefee
  • Poyser
  • Bey
4:24
14. "Outro (Family & Friends)"
  • Darryl Crawford
  • Courtney Fleming
  • S. Green
  • Spida Hole Productions
2:46
Notes
  • ^[a] denotes co-producer
  • ^[b] denotes additional producer

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 18
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 5

Release history[edit]

List of release dates, showing country, format, label, edition, and reference
Country Date Edition Format Label Ref.
Japan May 31, 2005
  • Standard
  • special
[17]
United States June 28, 2005 [16][18]

References[edit]

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