Natural Thing (Tanya Blount album)

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Natural Thing
Natural Thing Album Cover.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 8, 1994
Length45:14
Label Polydor
Producer
Singles from Natural Thing
  1. "I'm Gonna Make You Mine"
    Released: February 2, 1994
  2. "Through the Rain"
    Released: June 28, 1994
  3. "Hold On"
    Released: November 1, 1994

Natural Thing is the debut studio album by American singer Tanya Blount, released on March 8, 1994 under Polydor Records. The album peaked at No. 58 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart [1] and features the top 40 R&B hit, "Through the Rain", "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" and "Hold On".

Contents

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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AllMusic editor William Ruhlmann called Blount a "competent but unexceptional R&B singer". He found that with Natural Thing she undertook to copy the quiet storm formula of Anita Baker on her debut album [...] but nothing about the record suggested she would be any real competition to Baker or other adult Black pop figures any time soon." [2]

Track listing

Natural Thing track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I'm Gonna Make You Mine"
4:47
2."Through the Rain"
  • Erik "Lil Rik" White
  • Kevin "K-Jack" Jackson
  • Brian Williams
  • White
  • Jackson
5:09
3."Hold On"
  • White
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Jackson
5:36
4."No More Lies"
  • White
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Jackson
3:51
5."Love Ballad" Skip Scarborough Kenni Hairston3:30
6."Is It Love" (featuring Freddie Jackson)
  • Hairston
  • Goh Hotoda [b]
4:20
7."Spend Another Night"
  • Reggie Griffin
  • Cindy Mizelle
Griffin4:38
8."Natural Thing"
  • Eric "E-Smoove" Miller
  • Savage
Miller4:10
9."For All the Right Reasons" Davitt Sigerson 4:23
10."Baby Love"
  • Eddie Towns
  • Antoinette Hilman
4:55

Notes

Charts

Chart (1994)Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) [3] 58

Singles

Title [4] YearChart positions
US
[5]
US
R&B
/HH

[6]
US
Adult R&B

[7]
UK
[8]
"I'm Gonna Make You Mine"1994573485
"Through the Rain"902721
"Hold On"66

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