Until the Day

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Until the Day
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Studio album by Nonchalant
Released March 26, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Hip hop
Length47:47
Label MCA
Producer Antoine "Bam" Macon, Kapin, Lonnie, Chucky Thompson, Mark Murray

Until the Day is the only studio album released by Nonchalant, released on March 26, 1996 via MCA Records.

Nonchalant is an American female rapper, and songwriter from Washington, D.C. who was signed to MCA Records.

MCA Records US record label, imprint of MCA Records, Inc.

MCA Records was an American major record label owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group, which the label was part of until its dissolution in 2003. The label's country division MCA Nashville is a still active imprint of Universal Music Group Nashville.

Contents

Background

Most of the album's production was handled by a three-man production team that consisted of Antoine "Bam" Macon, Kapin and Lonnie, though Chucky Thompson of Sean "Puffy" Combs' Hitmen production team also contributed production for two songs. Nonchalant's lyrics dealt with topics ranging from racism ("Lights N' Sirens"), relationships ("Lookin' Good to Me") and anti-violence (5 O'clock). [1]

Carl E. "Chucky" Thompson is a hip hop/R&B record producer. Thompson was a member of Bad Boy Entertainment's "Hitmen" team of in-house producers during the 1990s, and worked with Bad Boy mogul Sean Combs on material for artists such as The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans.

Sean Combs American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and entrepreneur from New York

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Racism race or ethnic-based discrimination

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The album is perhaps best known for its lead single "5 O'Clock", which peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 and earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over 500,000 copies on May 1, 1996. A follow-up single entitled "Until the Day" achieved minor success, making it to both the R&B and rap charts. [2]

5 OClock (Nonchalant song) 1996 single by Nonchalant

"5 O'Clock" was the lead single released from Nonchalant's debut album, Until the Day.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

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Professional ratings
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Alex Henderson of Allmusic gave the album four stars out of a possible five, saying "Until the Day is an album that, for the most part, is as solid lyrically as it is musically and rhythmically. The R&B-drenched tracks are consistently appealing, and Nonchalant's lyrics are memorable whether she's rapping about relationships or addressing socio-political concerns" [5]

Commercially, the album did not fare as well. Though "5 O'clock" was successful, the album did not match the success of its lead single. It peaked at 94 on the Billboard 200 and 20 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, spending six weeks on the former and 10 weeks on the latter. [6]

Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. The name of the chart was changed from Top R&B Albums in 1999. The chart debuted in the magazine as Hot R&B LPs in 1965, and were also called Top Black Albums; from 1969-1978 they were identified as Soul charts. The US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tracks the albums of quiet storm, urban contemporary, soul music, R&B, new jack swing, hip hop, and sometimes house music artists.

Track listing

  1. "Intro"- 1:54
  2. "It's All Love"- 4:59
  3. "Crab Rappers"- 4:28
  4. "5 O'clock" (featuring Drecia Vega & Bink Woods Dre) - 4:47
  5. "Lookin' Good to Me"- 4:27
  6. "Kickin' It with Non"- :50
  7. "Have a Good Time"- 4:53
  8. "Lights N' Sirens"- 4:15
  9. "Non"- 1:31
  10. "Until the Day"- 4:44
  11. "Mr. Good Stuff"- 5:04
  12. "Thank You"- 4:23
  13. "Outro"- 1:32

Charts

Chart (1996)Peak
position
Billboard 20094
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop20

Personnel

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References

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  2. ""5 O'clock" gold certification at RIAA.com". RIAA.com. 2010-10-08. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
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  5. "Until the Day chart history at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. 2010-10-08.