Fight For Love (Elliott Yamin Album)
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Fight For Love Elliott Yamin Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[3]
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[4]
Billboard(positive)[5]
People2.5/4 stars[6]
Slant1.5/5 stars[7]
US Magazine2/4 stars[8]

Fight for Love is the second album by American pop singer Elliott Yamin, released on May 5, 2009, by the independent label Hickory Records and distributed through Sony BMG-owned RED Distribution. It was released in Japan on May 20, 2009, by Avex Trax. A Premium Edition of the album was released in Japan on October 21, 2009, which contains 20 tracks and includes a DVD of videos.[9]

Yamin recorded 35 songs from which to choose the final track list and worked with various producers including Jermaine Dupri, Dave Tozer, Eman, Harvey Mason, Jr., Steve Russell and Stargate.[2] Yamin has described the album as more contemporary R&B pop than his debut[10] with three or four more "radio-friendly" singles.[11] Yamin co-wrote the majority of songs for the album, including "Someday" (co-written and produced by Dave Tozer), a song about his feelings of loss following the death of his mother,[10] and the album is dedicated to her. Yamin's collaboration with Jermaine Dupri, "When I'm Gone", became a bonus track on the Japanese edition.

The title track and lead single premiered on AOL Music on February 13, 2009. The song was released to online music services, including iTunes, and for adds at Top 40 and Rhythmic radio on March 10, 2009.[1]

Yamin shot two music videos, for "Fight for Love" as well as for the song "You Say", which became the second single in Japan. They were shot on April 11 and 12, 2009, in Los Angeles, California.[12][13] The video for "Fight for Love" premiered on AOL Music on May 1, 2009.[14]

The second U.S. single, "Can't Keep on Loving You (From a Distance)", was released to Adult Contemporary radio on August 10, 2009.[15]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let Love Be"Elliot Yamin, Oliver Goldstein, Calvin "Joonie" Gray Jr.3:32
2."Know Better"Waynne Nugent, Kevin Risto, Steve Russell, Dapo Torimiro3:57
3."Fight for Love"Johntá Austin, Theodore Thomas3:41
4."You"P. Taj Jackson, Mikkel S. Ericksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Amund Bjorklund, Espen Lind3:57
5."Can't Keep on Loving You (From a Distance)"Tawgs Salter, Hakim Abdulsamad, Nasri Atweh, M. Kasprzyk3:14
6."Don't Be Afraid"Jackson, Eriksen, Hermansen4:03
7."You Say"Yamin, Reed Vertelney, Lindy Robbins, Jess Cates3:41
8."Apart from Me"Yamin, Nugent, Risto, Russell, Torimiro3:42
9."Cold Heart"Yamin, Felix Bloxsom, Aaron Goldstein, O. Goldstein, Bonnie McKee3:34
10."How Do I Know"Yamin, Emanuel Kiriakou, Robbins3:48
11."This Step Alone"Yamin, Josh Abraham, Alex James, Torimiro3:48
12."Someday"Yamin, Dave Tozer, Marcus John Bryant, Corey Latif Williams5:16

Note

  • "Shelter" was only available to stream on Yamin's official MySpace music player until May 15, 2009. After that, the song was added to the already existing AmazonMP3 album download. Originally, there were two album entries, one with the previous "Believe" track, but once "Shelter" was added, the original entry with "Believe" was removed.

Leftover tracks

  • Never Let Go (prod. by Stargate)
  • Without You (prod. by Stargate)
  • Can't Make You Love Me (prod. by Stargate)
  • Let Me Be the One
  • What It Feels Like

Singles

Sales

United States: 49,000[17]

Chart performance

Chart (2009)[18] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 26
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 4
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 19

References

  1. ^ a b Elliott Yamin Vows to Fight for Love - Popeater
  2. ^ a b Mansfield, Brian (January 19, 2009). "Elliott Yamin has lots to choose from for new album". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 24, 2012.
  3. ^ About.com review
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ Billboard review
  6. ^ People review
  7. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (May 10, 2009). "Review: Elliott Yamin, Fight for Love". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2009.
  8. ^ US Magazine review
  9. ^ a b Elliott Yamin Official Website (Japan) - Discography Archived 2008-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ a b Former 'Idol' finalist Elliott Yamin finding his own way in sophomore effort - Baltimore Sun - May 21, 2009
  11. ^ Elliott Yamin Fights For Love; Parties in the Back - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2009
  12. ^ Croshal Entertainment Group
  13. ^ Booked: Elliott Yamin "Fight For Love" & "You Say" - Kleiner Inc. - April 01, 2009
  14. ^ Elliott Yamin 'Fights' for His Love in New Video - PopEater
  15. ^ 07.28.09 New Single - Can't Keep Loving You - Official Elliott Yamin Website
  16. ^ "iTunes - - Elliott Yamin?FIGHT FOR LOVE?". Itunes.apple.com. May 20, 2009. Retrieved 2012.
  17. ^ Idol Chatter 03-04-2010
  18. ^ Artist Chart History - Elliott Yamin

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