Giving You the Best That I Got

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Giving You the Best That I Got
Studio album by Anita Baker
ReleasedOctober 18, 1988
RecordedEncore Studio; Yamaha International Recording; Sound Suite; Hitsville; TMF; Gnome Studios
Genre
Length34:33
LabelElektra
ProducerMichael J. Powell
Anita Baker chronology
Rapture
(1986)
Giving You the Best That I Got
(1988)
Compositions
(1990)
 
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Giving You the Best That I Got
Studio album by Anita Baker
ReleasedOctober 18, 1988
RecordedEncore Studio; Yamaha International Recording; Sound Suite; Hitsville; TMF; Gnome Studios
Genre
Length34:33
LabelElektra
ProducerMichael J. Powell
Anita Baker chronology
Rapture
(1986)
Giving You the Best That I Got
(1988)
Compositions
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauC+ [2]

Giving You the Best That I Got is the third album by the American R&B/soul singer Anita Baker. It was Baker's first and only #1 Pop album in the US, the second #1 R&B Album, and was certified 3x platinum in 1989 by the RIAA.

The title track was released as the first single from the album and became Baker's highest charting single in the US, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album also earned Baker three Grammy Awards and three Soul Train Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Priceless" (Garry Glenn) 5:00
  2. "Lead Me into Love" (Steve Lane, Larry Prentiss) 4:45
  3. "Giving You the Best That I Got" (Baker, Randy Holland, Skip Scarborough) 4:18
  4. "Good Love" (Gary Taylor) 5:39
  5. "Rules" (Graham Lamb, Phil Nicholl, Maggie Ryder) 3:52
  6. "Good Enough" (Baker, James McBride) 4:50
  7. "Just Because" (Alex Brown, Sammy McKinney, Michael O'Hara) 5:13
  8. "You Belong to Me" (Terry Britten, Billy Livsey, Graham Lyle) 3:43

Production[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988)Peak
position[3][4]
US Billboard 2001
US Billboard Top R&B Albums1
UK Album Chart9

Singles

YearTitleUS Pop[5]US R&B[6]US AC
1988"Giving You the Best That I Got"311
"Just Because"1414
1989"Lead Me Into Love"-432


Preceded by
Rattle and Hum by U2
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 24, 1988 - January 20, 1989
Succeeded by
Don't Be Cruel by Bobby Brown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Giving You the Best That I Got > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Giving You the Best That I Got > review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ Anita Baker Albums chart history.www.billboard.com
  4. ^ Anita Baker R&B Albums chart history.www.billboard.com
  5. ^ Anita Baker Singles chart history.www.billboard.com
  6. ^ Anita Baker R&B Singles chart history.www.billboard.com

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