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Lessons in Love (Lloyd album)

Lessons in Love
Lloyd
Released August 4, 2008 (2008-08-04)
(see release history)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre R&B, Hip hop
Length 45:53
Label Young Goldie Music,
The Inc., Universal Motown
Producer Big Reese & Jasper, Eric Hudson, J. Lack, Polow da Don, Oak, Adonis "The Phenom"
Lloyd chronology

Street Love
(2007)
Lessons in Love
(2008)
King of Hearts
(2011)
Singles from Lessons in Love
  1. "How We Do It (Around My Way)"
    Released: March 4, 2008
  2. "Girls Around the World"
    Released: May 12, 2008
  3. "Year of the Lover"
    Released: September 2, 2008

Lessons in Love is the third studio album by American singer Lloyd, released by The Inc./Universal Motown on August 5, 2008. This is the last album to be released on Irv Gotti's label The Inc. Records label.

Production

The album was originally to be titled Sexual Education but was later changed to Lessons in Love for a more suitable title. Lloyd describle the album as '"The title concept derives from a schoolboy fantasy of mine".[1] Following their participation on previous album Street Love (2007), the singer re-teamed with producers Big Reese and Jasper Cameron to work on the majority of the album, with additional production resulting from collaborations with Polow Da Don, Adonis Shropshire, James Lackey, Oak (of the Knightwritaz), and others.

Reception

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, with moderately successful first week sales 51,000.[2][3]

The first single, "How We Do It (Around My Way)" features rapper Ludacris, only peaked at number seventy-seven on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[4] It peaked at number seventy-five on the UK Singles Chart. "Girls Around the World" was the album's second single. It features the rapper Lil Wayne. The single was sent to U.S. radio stations for airplay consideration on May 12, 2008.[5] It peaked at sixty-four on Billboard's Hot 100 and thirteen on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[6] The third and final single was "Year of the Lover". The single version featured rapper Plies. It only peaked at number one on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles. "I Can Change Your Life" was supposed to be the fourth single from the album, but was cancelled due to the lackluster chart performance of "Year of the Lover".

Critical response

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2.5/5 stars link
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly (C+) link
New York Daily News 4/5 stars link
Newsday (B) link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
UGO Networks (C+) link
USA Today 2.5/4 stars link

Lessons in Love received mixed or average reviews from critics. It holds a 60 out of 100 from Metacritic.[7] Allmusic gave the album 3 out of 5 stars saying, "Between 'I'm Wit It', 'Girls', and a couple other standouts, Lessons in Love cannot be dismissed, but Lloyd will have to really change it up with his fourth album to evade a real holding pattern."[8] Rolling Stone also gave the album 3 out of 5 stars saying, "Throughout Lessons in Love, Lloyd sounds like he's actually having fun dishing out come-ons, adding an emphatic exuberance to each one."[9]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Sex Education"  Cameron, Lloyd Polite, Maurice SinclairBig Reese & Jasper Cameron 3:36
2. "Girls Around the World" (feat. Lil Wayne)Cameron, Dwayne Carter, L. Pinchback, Polite, SinclairBig Reese & Jasper Cameron 3:49
3. "Treat U Good"  Johntá Austin, HudsonEric Hudson 4:08
4. "Year of the Lover"  Hudson, Richard ButlerEric Hudson 4:06
5. "I Can Change Your Life"  Warren Felder, Robert Huggar, PoliteOAK 3:28
6. "Lose Your Love"  Cameron, Polite, Sinclair, J. SpinksBig Reese & Jasper Cameron 4:04
7. "Have My Baby"  Cameron, PoliteBig Reese & Jasper Cameron 4:15
8. "Love Making 101"  Hudson, Polite, ShropshireEric Hudson 4:04
9. "Party All Over Your Body"  Cameron, Jamal Jones, PolitePolow da Don 3:46
10. "Touched By An Angel"  Cameron, Polite, SinclairBig Reese & Jasper Cameron 4:09
11. "I'm Wit It"  James Lackey, Keri Hilson, Ryon LovetteJames "JLack" Lackey 3:05
12. "Heart Attack"  Polite, Shropshire, J. WhiteAdonis Shropshire 3:23

Charts positions

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[2] 7
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Release history

Region Date
United Kingdom August 4, 2008
United States August 5, 2008
Canada September 30, 2008

References

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