Massive R&B: Spring 2011

Massive R&B: Spring 2011

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The Universal compilation series which started back in 2005 returns for its annual seasonal installment of the best R&B tunes from spring 2011. The two-CD, 40-track collection may contain number ones from Black Eyed Peas ("The Time") and Bruno Mars ("Grenade"), and Top Five singles from

Overview

The Universal compilation series which started back in 2005 returns for its annual seasonal installment of the best R&B tunes from spring 2011. The two-CD, 40-track collection may contain number ones from Black Eyed Peas ("The Time") and Bruno Mars ("Grenade"), and Top Five singles from Jessie J ("Do It Like a Dude"), Rihanna ("S&M"), and Far East Movement ("Like a G6"), but Massive R&B: Spring 2011 is less hit-focused than its predecessor. Superstars like Kanye West ("Runaway"), Usher ("Spotlight"), and Mariah Carey ("Up Out My Face") appear, but it's their lesser-known album tracks which make the cut rather than their more familiar chart successes, providing a more unique and less predictable offering than similarly themed releases. Wisely representing British R&B artists alongside their more celebrated American counterparts, there is retro-soul from Plan B ("Prayin'"), grime from Skepta ("Amnesia"), dubstep from Devlin ("Let It Go"), pop-rap from N-Dubz ("Morning Star"), and urban electro from Taio Cruz ("Higher"), in addition to tracks from Jodie Connor, Donae'o, and Tinchy Stryder. Highlights from the first disc include the Lonely Island ft. Akon's parody "I Just Had Sex," Lupe Fiasco's hip-hop anthem "The Show Must Go On," and Trey Songz's seductive ballad "Can't Be Friends," while Chase & Status' old-school, Loleatta Holloway-sampling "Blind Faith," Cee-Lo Green's Motown pastiche "It's OK," and Nicole Scherzinger's energetic, Lady Gaga-esque stomper "Poison" are the standouts from Disc Two. If you're looking for the biggest and most commercial hits from the contemporary urban scene, you'd be better off with the Essential R&B and R&B Collection series, but if you fancy discovering some new material, Massive R&B: Spring 2011 could provide you with a wealth of potential future favorites.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2011
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0600753333631
catalogNumber:
5333363

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. S&M
  2. Higher
  3. The Show Goes On
  4. Let It Go
  5. I'll Be in the Sky
  6. Like a G6
  7. The Time (Dirt Bit)
  8. Down on Me
  9. Move That Body
  10. Champagne Life
  11. Got Your Back
  12. Right About It
  13. Runaway
  14. You Be Killin' 'Em
  15. No Hands
  16. Let It Rain
  17. Can't Be Friends
  18. Perfect Nightmare
  19. Lay It Down
  20. I Just Had Sex

Disc 2

  1. Grenade
  2. Moment 4 Life
  3. Who Dat Girl
  4. Do It Like a Dude
  5. Pretty Girl Rock
  6. Up Out My Face
  7. I Ain't Thru
  8. Poison
  9. Every Little Part of Me
  10. It's OK
  11. Aston Martin Music
  12. Prayin'
  13. Morning Star
  14. Like U Like
  15. Do It Like Me
  16. Now or Never
  17. I'm Fly
  18. Blind Faith
  19. Amnesia
  20. Do It

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