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Forever My Lady is Jodeci's debut studio album that was released on May 28, 1991 by Uptown Records and MCA Records.

TracklistingEdit

  1. Stay 5:11
  2. Come And Talk To Me 4:36
  3. Forever My Lady 5:20
  4. I'm Still Waiting 4:21
  5. U&I 4:04
  6. Interlude 1:47
  7. My Phone 5:49
  8. Gotta Love 4:43
  9. Play Thang 4:45
  10. It's Alright 4:36
  11. Treat U 3:42
  12. Xs We Share 4:29

Album BackgroundEdit

The album's production and composition was largely attributed to DeVante Swing, who worked alongside Grammy-nominated producer Al B. Sure! to craft the album's sound.

The recording sessions took place at various recording studios during 1990 to 1991, and was relentlessly worked upon in order to shift the consensus with R&B music.

The duo worked to add more of a hip-hop sound to the album, incorporating synthesizer-heavy rhythm tracks to compliment with the alternating themes discussed throughout the album, ranging from passionate and elegant songs about love, to energetic and swaggering songs centered around sex and partying.

Jodeci's emotionally transparent lyrics are delivered in both rapped and sung verses, help to explore the feelings of love and seduction.

Chart PerformanceEdit

"Forever My Lady" peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200, #1 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Arion Berger of Entertainment Weekly gave the album a good review, calling the work "sophisticated beyond the band members' years" and noting that "if they can keep up the momentum of this commercially successful debut (which has already gone Top 40 on the Billboard pop album chart), Jodeci will be a force to be reckoned with."

Los Angeles Times critic Dennis Hunt was less impressed, writing that "the singing is so-so but the production is outstanding."

Ron Wynn of Allmusic described the album as "mixed vintage soul singing with new jack production and bravado."

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