Tonight (Silk album)

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Tonight
Silk album tonight.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 1999
Recorded1998
D.A.R.P. Studios
The Hop House
Tree Sound
Atlanta, Georgia
New England Powerstation
Waterford, Connecticut
Quad Recording Studios
New York City, New York
Powerhouse Studios
Newark, New Jersey
Genre R&B
Length74:32
Label Elektra
62234
Producer Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Gary Jenkins, Maurice Wilcher, Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Steve "Million Dollar Man" Morales
Silk chronology
Silk
(1995)
Tonight
(1999)
Love Session
(2001)

Tonight is the third studio album from R&B group Silk, released on March 23, 1999 on Elektra Entertainment. [1] It was their first album in four years and the reason for the break was due to the group wanting to be more involved in the creative process. [2] Another reason for the hiatus was due to the lackluster performance of their previous album, which caused the group to seek new management after dealing with financial and legal issues. [3] [4] After severing ties with their former managers, they were managed by Sonja Norwood, mother of singer/actress Brandy. [5] They were soon given the green light to record a new album by Elektra's then-president Sylvia Rhone, who let them take their time to record the album until they had the right songs. [6]

Silk is an American R&B group, formed in 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. They are best known for their 1993 hit single, "Freak Me", which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Brandy Norwood American singer and actress from California

Brandy Rayana Norwood, known professionally by her mononym Brandy, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Born into a musical family in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Carson, California, she began her career as a child and performed as a backing vocalist for teen groups. In 1993, Norwood signed with Atlantic Records. The following year, she released her self-titled debut album, which was certified quadruple Platinum in the US, selling six million copies worldwide. Norwood starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as the title character, which lasted six seasons and resulted in numerous other roles. She resumed her music career in 1998 with the wildly successful duet with fellow R&B contemporary Monica, "The Boy Is Mine", which went on to become the best selling female duet of all time, and one of the longest running number one singles in history. Her second album, Never Say Never, sold 16 million copies worldwide, featured two number one singles, and earned Norwood her first Grammy Award. This launched her into international stardom, with films, endorsements, sold out concert tours, and her own line of Barbie dolls.

Sylvia Rhone is an American music industry executive who served as president of Universal Motown Records until 2011.

Contents

Most of the production duties were split between group member Gary Jenkins and producer Darrell "Delite" Allamby. The latter was brought in due to his previous work with Gerald Levert ("Thinkin' Bout It" and "Taking Everything"), Busta Rhymes ("What's It Gonna Be?!") and LSG ("My Body"). [7] [8] They also have production from Maurice Wilcher, a singer that was formerly signed to Dr. Dre's label Aftermath Entertainment.

Gary Jenkins American musician

Gary "Lil G" Jenkins is an American musician. He is the lead singer of the R&B group Silk. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, he is the youngest of seven children.

Gerald Levert American R&B singer

Gerald Edward Levert was an American singer-songwriter, producer and actor. Levert is best known for singing with his brother, Sean Levert, and friend Marc Gordon of the vocal group LeVert. Levert was also a member of LSG, a supergroup comprising Keith Sweat, Johnny Gill, and himself. Levert is the son of Eddie Levert, who is the lead singer of the R&B/soul vocal group The O'Jays.

Busta Rhymes American rapper, actor from New York

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The album features the Hits "If You", which peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 (their biggest hit since "Freak Me" in 1993) and "Meeting In My Bedroom". Tonight proved to be their second most successful album, right behind their 1992 debut Lose Control . The album was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1999. [9]

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Freak Me single by Silk

"Freak Me" is a song by American R&B group Silk. It was released in February 1993 as the second single from their debut album, Lose Control. It was co-written and co-produced by Keith Sweat, for whom Silk was a touring opening act. Tim Cameron, Jimmy Gates and Gary "Lil G" Jenkins sing lead on the song. The song was the group's highest charting hit, reaching number-one on both the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, and the U.S. Hot R&B Singles chart for eight weeks. On the Hot 100, this song also spent ten weeks at number two. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold over 1.3 million copies domestically.

<i>Lose Control</i> (album) 1992 studio album by Silk

Lose Control is the debut album by Silk. The album went to number-one on the R&B Albums chart. Included the hit single "Freak Me" which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was later covered in 1998 by British band Another Level. Lose Control was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1993.

Track listing

[10] [11]

  1. "The Return" (Gary Jenkins, Gary Glenn) (2:35)
  2. "Tonight" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder, Antoinette Roberson) (3:45)
  3. "Let's Make Love" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder, Antoinette Roberson) (4:41)
  4. "If You" (Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Antoinette Roberson, Lincoln Browder, Darrell "Delite" Allamby) (5:37)
  5. "Meeting in My Bedroom" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder) (5:06)
  6. "Satisfied" (Gary Jenkins) (2:17)
  7. "Baby Check Your Friend" (Steven Morales, Raymond Basora, David Siegel) (5:01)
  8. "I Wonder" (Gary Jenkins, Jonathen Rasboro, Tony Mobley) (4:30)
  9. "Sexcellent" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Lincoln Browder) (3:51)
  10. "Love You Down" (Maurice Wilcher, Jonathen Rasboro, Gary Jenkins, Gary Glenn, Jimmy Gates Jr., Timothy Cameron, Darrell "Delite" Allamby) (4:13)
  11. "Superstar" (Gary Jenkins, Jonathen Rasboro, Timothy Cameron, Jim Seals, Dash Crofts) (4:39)
  12. "Playa Road" (Gary Jenkins, Jonathen Rasboro, Timothy Cameron) (5:12)
  13. "Please Don't Go" (Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Gordon Chambers) (5:06)
  14. "Back In My Arms" (Maurice Wilcher, Valvin Roane II) (4:11)
  15. "Turn-U-Out" (Gary Jenkins, John Howcott, Donald Parks) (4:50)
  16. "If You" [2000 Watts Remix] (Kenneth "Kenny Flav" Dickerson, Antoinette Roberson, Darrell "Delite" Allamby) (4:18)
  17. "The Vaughn Harper Interview" (4:40)

Singles

Personnel

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