Where I Wanna Be (Donell Jones album)

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Where I Wanna Be
Donell Jones - Where I Wanna Be.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 12, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
GenreR&B
Length55:54
LabelLaFace
Producer
Donell Jones chronology
My Heart
(1996)
Where I Wanna Be
(1999)
Life Goes On
(2002)
Singles from Where I Wanna Be
  1. "U Know What's Up"
    Released: November 2, 1999
  2. "Where I Wanna Be"
    Released: June 20, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Where I Wanna Be is the second studio album by American R&B singer Donell Jones. It was released by LaFace Records on October 12, 1999 in the United States. The follow-up to his debut album My Heart (1996), it became his most successful album to date, having gone platinum, and produced three singles, including the worldwide hit "U Know What's Up", Donell's biggest hit single to date, peaking inside the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The album also includes the UK hit "Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)", the minor R&B/Hip Hop hit "This Luv" and the US smash hit, soulful ballad and title track, "Where I Wanna Be".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
1."U Know What's Up"
4:01
2."Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)"
  • Donell Jones
  • Eric Williams
  • Wesley Hogges
  • Christopher Leslie
  • Melvin Lewis
  • Thomas Martin
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Hogges
3:12
3."Where I Wanna Be"
  • Jones
  • Kyle West
  • Jones
  • West
4:13
4."Have You Seen Her"
  • Williams
  • Hogges
  • Lewis
  • Kent Lawrence
  • Williams
  • Hogges
3:42
5."This Luv"
  • Jones
  • Sheldon Goode
  • Jones
  • Goode
4:09
6."All Her Love"
  • Jones
  • Goode
  • Jolyon Skinner
  • Jones
  • Goode
4:35
7."It's Alright"
  • Jones
  • Goode
  • Jones
  • Goode
4:23
8."Think About It (Don't Call My Crib)"JonesJones5:37
9."He Won't Hurt You"JonesJones4:50
10."Pushin'"
  • Ferrell
  • D. Lighty
  • C. Lighty
  • Muhammad
  • Veronica McKenzie
  • Hamilton
  • Eddie F.
  • Darren Lighty
4:55
11."I Wanna Luv U"JonesJones4:18
12."When I Was Down"
  • Jones
  • Goode
3:47
13."U Know What's Up (Remix)" (featuring Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes)
  • Ferrell
  • D. Lighty
  • C. Lighty
  • Muhammad
  • Hamilton
  • Harris
  • Damon
  • Lopes
  • Inga Nandi Willis
  • Eddie F.
  • Darren Lighty
4:03

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Certifications for Where I Wanna Be
Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000*
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r421411
  2. ^ "Donell Jones | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Donell Jones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Donell Jones Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2000". Billboard. Archived from the original on January 10, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "2000 The Year in Music". Billboard. Vol. 112 no. 53. December 30, 2000. p. YE-52. Retrieved August 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 18, 2018.

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