Natural Thing (Tanya Blount album)

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Natural Thing
Natural Thing Album Cover.jpeg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 8, 1994
Label Polydor
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".


Critical reception

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



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


Title [4] YearChart positions

Adult R&B

"I'm Gonna Make You Mine"1994573485
"Through the Rain"902721
"Hold On"66

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