|Unleash the Dragon|
|Studio album by|
|Released||November 30, 1999|
|Studio||Metalworks Studios |
|Genre||R&B, hip hop|
|Producer||Tim & Bob, Warryn Campbell, Al West, Baby Dave, Nokio the N-Tity, One Up Entertainment, The Co-Stars, Shep Crawford, Dru Hill, Dutch, N8 & Kiehl|
|Singles from Unleash the Dragon|
Unleash the Dragon is the debut solo studio album by American R&B singer Sisqó of Dru Hill, released on November 30, 1999 on Def Soul. Sisqó recorded the album during Dru Hill's hiatus. It includes the hit songs "Got to Get It", "Incomplete", and "Thong Song". Previously, Sisqo had been a lead singer of the group Dru Hill. Recorded under Island Records, the group released two multi-platinum albums to date: Dru Hill (1996) and Enter the Dru (1998). In 2003, the album was certified sextuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping six million copies in North America.
The album also garnered Sisqó two American Music Award nominations for Favorite Soul/R&B Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. In addition he received three nominations including Best New Artist and Best R&B Album at the 43rd Grammy Awards in 2001.
Allmusic editor Michael Gallucci wrote that "loaded with whispered bedroom moans, which have become late-'90s R&B clichés, Unleash the Dragon is short on any real songs to justify the pointless replay of these familiar grooves [...] Once the beats - which borrow heavily from the contemporary R&B playbook - are programmed, there's little for Sisqó to do but coast along the grooves, with all the conviction and commitment of a soul robot."
Credits taken from the album's liner notes.
|1.||"Unleash the Dragon" (featuring Beanie Sigel)||3:53|
|2.||"Got to Get It" (featuring Make It Hot)||2:54|
|3.||"Is Love Enough" (featuring LovHer)||Campbell||4:33|
|4.||"2nite" (Interlude)||Tamir Ruffin||Nokio The N-Tity||1:21|
|5.||"How Can I Love U 2nite"||5:08|
|6.||"Your Love Is Incredible"||The Co-Stars||4:10|
|11.||"Dru World Order (Interlude)"||1:20|
|12.||"Enchantment Passing Through" (performed by Dru Hill)||Dru Hill||5:43|
|13.||"You Are Everything (Remix)" (Dru Hill featuring Ja Rule)||v||4:16|
|Canada (Music Canada)||2× Platinum||200,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||5× Platinum||5,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone