Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Class of 1997: 20 Albums turning 25 this Year



The 20 Albums turning 25 this Year!

ARTIST: Erykah Badu

ALBUM: Baduizm

RELEASE DATE: February 11

RECORD LABEL: Kedar/Universal Records

SINGLES: "On & On", "Next Lifetime", "Otherside of the Game", "Appletree"


ARTIST: Zhan√©

ALBUM: Saturday Night

RELEASE DATE: April 22

RECORD LABEL: Motown Records

SINGLES: "Request Line", "Crush"


ARTIST: Mary J. Blige

ALBUM: Share My World

RELEASE DATE: April 22

RECORD LABEL: MCA Records

SINGLES: "Love Is All We Need", "I Can Love You", "Everything", "Missing You", "Seven Days"


ARTIST: Allure

ALBUM: Allure

RELEASE DATE: May 6

RECORD LABEL: Crave Records

SINGLES: "Head Over Heels", "No Question", "All Cried Out", "Last Chance"


ARTIST: Changing Faces

ALBUM: All Day, All Night

RELEASE DATE: June 10

RECORD LABEL: Big Beat/Atlantic Records

SINGLES: "G.H.E.T.T.O.U.T.", "All of My Days"


ARTIST: K-Ci & JoJo

ALBUM: Love Always

RELEASE DATE: June 17

RECORD LABEL: MCA Records

SINGLES: "You Bring Me Up", "Last Night's Letter", "All My Life", "Don't Rush (Take Love Slowly)"


ARTIST: En Vogue 

ALBUM: EV3

RELEASE DATE: June 17

RECORD LABEL: East West Records

SINGLES: "Don't Let Go (Love)", "Whatever", "Too Gone, Too Long"


ARTIST: Missy Elliott

ALBUM: Supa Dupa Fly

RELEASE DATE: July 15

RECORD LABEL: The Goldmine/Elektra Records

SINGLES: "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)", "Sock It 2 Me", "Beep Me 911", "Hit Em wit da Hee"


ARTIST: Joe

ALBUM: All That I Am

RELEASE DATE: July 29

RECORD LABEL: Jive Records

SINGLES: "All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)", "Don't Wanna Be a Player", "The Love Scene", "Good Girls", "All That I Am"


ARTIST: SWV

ALBUM: Release Some Tension

RELEASE DATE: August 12

RECORD LABEL: RCA Records

SINGLES: "Can We", "Someone", "Lose My Cool", "Rain"


ARTIST: Usher

ALBUM: My Way

RELEASE DATE: September 16

RECORD LABEL: LaFace Records

SINGLES: "You Make Me Wanna...", "Nice & Slow", "My Way"


ARTIST: Jon B.

ALBUM: Cool Relax

RELEASE DATE: September 16

RECORD LABEL: Yab Yum Records

SINGLES: "Don't Say", "Are U Still Down", "They Don't Know", "I Do (Whatcha Say Boo)"


ARTIST: Mariah Carey

ALBUM: Butterfly

RELEASE DATE: September 16

RECORD LABEL: Columbia Records

SINGLES: "Honey", "Butterfly", "Breakdown", "The Roof (Back in Time)", "My All"


ARTIST: Brian McKnight

ALBUM: Anytime

RELEASE DATE: September 23

RECORD LABEL: Mercury Records

SINGLES: "You Should Be Mine (Don't Waste Your Time)", "Anytime", "The Only One for Me", "Hold Me (Remix)"


ARTIST: Boyz II Men

ALBUM: Evolution

RELEASE DATE: September 23

RECORD LABEL: Motown Records

SINGLES: "4 Seasons of Loneliness", "A Song for Mama", "Can't Let Her Go", "Doin' Just Fine"


ARTIST: Next

ALBUM: Rated Next

RELEASE DATE: September 30

RECORD LABEL: Divine Mill/Arista Records

SINGLES: "Butta Love", "Too Close", "I Still Love You"


ARTIST: Janet Jackson

ALBUM: The Velvet Rope

RELEASE DATE: October 7

RECORD LABEL: Virgin Records

SINGLES: "Got Til' It's Gone", "Together Again", "I Get Lonely", "Go Deep", "You", "Every Time"


ARTIST: Jagged Edge

ALBUM: A Jagged Era

RELEASE DATE: October 21

RECORD LABEL: So So Def/Columbia Records

SINGLES: "The Way That You Talk", "I Gotta Be"


ARTIST: LSG

ALBUM: Levert.Sweat.Gill

RELEASE DATE: November 11

RECORD LABEL: East West Records

SINGLES: "My Body", "Curious", "Door #1, "All the Times"


ARTIST: Erykah Badu

ALBUM: Live

RELEASE DATE: November 18

RECORD LABEL: Kedar/Universal Records

SINGLES: "Tyrone"


HONORABLE MENTION:

ARTIST: Various Artists

ALBUM: Love Jones Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

RELEASE DATE: March 11

RECORD LABEL: Sony Music

SINGLES: "Hopeless", "The Sweetest Thing", "Sumthin' Sumthin' (Mellosmoothe)"


ARTIST: Various Artists

ALBUM: Soul Food Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

RELEASE DATE: September 16

RECORD LABEL: LaFace Records

SINGLES: "What About Us", "A Song for Mama", "I Care 'Bout You", "We're Not Making Love No More"

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