Coolin' At the Playground Ya Know!
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Coolin' At the Playground Ya Know!
Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1991
GenreHip hop, R&B, new jack swing
ProducerRico Anderson, Dallas Austin, Dr. Freeze
Another Bad Creation chronology
Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
It Ain't What U Wear, It's How U Play It
Singles from Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know!
  1. "Iesha"
    Released: October 2, 1990
  2. "Playground"
    Released: March 25, 1991
  3. "Jealous Girl"
    Released: July 23, 1991
  4. "My World"
    Released: December 13, 1991
  5. "Spydermann"
    Released: June 23, 1992

Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! is the debut studio album from American hip hop and R&B group Another Bad Creation, released on February 11, 1991 on Motown.

The album peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 chart. By May 1991, it was certified platinum in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding 1,000,000 copies in the United States.

Release and reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyD[2]

The album peaked at seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the second spot on the R&B Albums chart.[3] The album was certified gold in April 1991 and platinum the following month.[4]

Rob Theakston of Allmusic called the album "an enjoyable, infectious, bubblegum/R&B record," and noted that the work "unquestionably helped to re-position Motown's status as the dominant force in R&B."[1]

Track listing

1."Parents"Dallas AustinAustin2:53
2."Playground"Austin, Michael Bivins, Kevin WalesAustin4:15
3."Mental (So Pay Attention)"AustinAustin1:08
4."Little Soldiers"Austin, Bivins, WalesAustin4:13
5."My World"Austin, WalesAustin3:50
6."Iesha"Austin, BivinsAustin4:22
7."Spydermann"Chris Sellers, David Shelton, Demetrius Pugh, Elliott Straite, Marliss Pugh, Rommell ChapmanDr. Freeze, Howie Tee (co.)4:40
8."That's My Girl"Austin, Wales, Nathan MorrisAustin3:08
9."Jealous Girl"Maurice Starr, Michael JonzunAustin5:38
10."A.B.C."Sellers, Shelton, Pugh, Straite, Pugh, Chapman, Rico AndersonRico Anderson, Dr. Freeze (co.)3:52

Chart history


Chart (1991)[3] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 7
U.S. R&B Albums 2
Australia (ARIA Charts)[5] 80


Year Single Peak chart positions[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Dance Music/Club Play Singles U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
1990 "Iesha" 9 -- 9 6
1991 "Playground" 10 36 6 4
"Jealous Girl" -- -- -- 25
1992 "My World" -- -- -- 77

"--" denotes releases that did not chart.


Information taken from Allmusic.[7]

  • arranging - Dallas Austin
  • engineering - Dallas Austin, Jim Hinger, Darin Prindle, Christopher Shaw, Rick Sheppard
  • production - Rico Anderson, Dallas Austin, Dr. Freeze
  • programming - Rick Sheppard
  • vocals - Dallas Austin, Biv, Grecco Bush, Regina Chapman, Todd Harris, Tracy Harris, Rene Pugh, Racer X, Desiaray Shelton, Kevin Wales
  • vocals (background) - Another Bad Creation, Boyz II Men, Dr. Freeze, Debra Killings


  1. ^ a b Theakston, Rob. "allmusic ((( Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  2. ^ White, Armond (May 3, 1991). "Coolin' at the Playground -- Music --". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - December 18, 2010 : Search Results - Another Bad Creation". RIAA. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010 (pdf ed.). Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( Coolin' at the Playground Ya Know! > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved .

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