Dedicated (Lemar album)

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Dedicated
Lemar-dedicated.jpg
Studio album by
Released24 November 2003
Genre
Label RCA
Producer Stargate ,Craig Hardy
Lemar chronology
Dedicated
(2003)
Time to Grow
(2004)
Singles from Dedicated
  1. "Dance (with U)"
    Released: 18 August 2003
  2. "50/50 & Lullaby"
    Released: 17 November 2003
  3. "Another Day"
    Released: 23 February 2004
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Dedicated is the debut album by English soul/R&B singer Lemar. The now defunct girl group The 411 provided backing vocals for a number of tracks.

Contents

Background

Sony Music signed Lemar to a five-record deal after his success on the BBC Television programme Fame Academy in 2002. His first single "Dance (with U)" was written with Craig Hardy and Fitzgerald Scott who had previously worked with Keith Sweat. The second single "50/50" was recorded by the Norwegian Stargate production team. Fingaz, who has produced hits by British group Big Brovaz, also produced the song "What About Love". Lemar also recorded a version of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green which was one of his featured songs by Fame Academy.

Commercial performance

The first single from the album, "Dance With U", reached number 2 on the UK singles charts in early 2003. His first album Dedicated was released late in 2003 with additional singles "50/50" and "Another Day" also achieving chart success in the UK. Following the success of the album, he commenced his first headlining tour of the UK. Dedicated was certified double platinum by the BPI for sales in excess of 600,000 copies.

Track listing

  1. "Dedicated (Intro)" (Lemar Obika) – 1:08
  2. "Dance (with U)" (Craig Hardy, Obika, Fitzgerald Scott) – 3:08
  3. "Fresh" (Abdul Bello, Obika) – 3:25
  4. "50/50" (Austan, Hermansen, Mikkel Mille, Obika) – 3:24
  5. "Another Day" (Scott, Skyler Sinclair, William Whedbee) – 4:02
  6. "Sweet Love" (Karl Daniel, Obika) – 3:35
  7. "No Pressure" (Jas Jorgensen, Andy Love, Obika) – 3:38
  8. "Body Talk" (Darren Brown, Terry Brown, Giles Craig, Obika) – 3:20
  9. "What About Love?" (Obika, Scott) – 3:39
  10. "Good Woman" (Brown, Brown, Craig, Obika) – 3:47
  11. "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green, Al Jackson, Willie Mitchell) – 3:48
  12. "Hot Summer" (Brown, Brown, Craig, Obika) – 3:25
  13. "Alright With Our Love" (Nigel Lowis, Obika, Scott) – 4:20
  14. "Lullaby" (Ainslie Henderson, Obika) – 3:22
  15. "All I Ever Do (My Boo)" (Obika) – 3:20

Personnel

Charts

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