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It's About Time (SWV album)

It's About Time is the debut studio album by American female R&B trio SWV, released by RCA on October 27, 1992. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA for more than three million copies shipped to store, and it spawned five hit singles with "I'm So into You", "Downtown", "Weak", a remixed version of "Right Here/Human Nature" (the latter two reached #1 on the R&B singles chart, with "Weak" being their biggest pop hit at #1), and "You're Always On My Mind" (shortened to "Always On My Mind" for single release). A remixed version of "Anything" appeared on the soundtrack of the film Above the Rim in 1994 and was released as the final single from It's About Time.

It's About Time
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1992 (1992-10-27)
April 8, 1993 (1993-04-08)
(Re-release w/ Right Here Human Nature Mix)
RecordedOctober 1991 – July 1992
ProducerDonald "Dee" Bowden, Michael Brown, Saphreem King, Brian Alexander Morgan, Genard Parker
SWV chronology
It's About Time
The Remixes
Singles from It's About Time
  1. "Right Here"
    Released: August 20, 1992
  2. "I'm So into You"
    Released: November 15, 1992
  3. "Weak"
    Released: April 10, 1993
  4. "Downtown"
    Released: May 24, 1993
  5. "Right Here/Human Nature"
    Released: July 10, 1993
  6. "You're Always On My Mind"
    Released: September 13, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC-[2]
Robert Christgau(neither) [3]

In 1993, the group earned 11 Billboard Music Award nominations for their debut album. It was the eighteenth best selling album of 1993 in the United States with 2,100,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan, and earned the group a nomination for Best New Artist at the 36th Grammy Awards.[4] In 1996, the album was certified 3x platinum, for shipping over 3,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone.[5]

"I'm So into You" appears in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on fictional new jack swing radio station CSR 103.9.

Track listingEdit

1."Anything"Brian Alexander MorganBrian Alexander Morgan2:50
2."I'm So into You"Brian Alexander MorganBrian Alexander Morgan4:38
3."Right Here"Brian Alexander Morgan, Tamara JohnsonBrian Alexander Morgan4:38
4."Weak"Brian Alexander MorganBrian Alexander Morgan4:51
5."You're Always On My Mind"Brian Alexander MorganBrian Alexander Morgan5:17
6."Downtown"Genard Parker, Gina "Go-Go" Gomez, Kenny OrtizGenard Parker5:12
7."Coming Home"Michael Brown, Hassan Eatman, Geno MorrisMichael Brown4:21
8."Give It To Me"Genard Parker, Jeff ReddGenard Parker4:05
9."Blak Pudd'n"Sahpreem KingSahpreem King3:45
10."It's About Time"Gene McFaddenDonald "Dee" Bowden4:37
11."Think You're Gonna Like It"Brian Alexander Morgan, Cheryl Gamble, Tamara JohnsonBrian Alexander Morgan3:19
12."That's What I Need"Brian Alexander Morgan, Wayman TisdaleBrian Alexander Morgan4:27
13."SWV (In The House)"Brian Alexander Morgan, Cheryl GambleBrian Alexander Morgan and DJG3:00
14."Weak (A Cappella)"Brian Alexander MorganBrian Alexander Morgan1:20
1993 re-issue bonus tracks
15."Right Here/Human Nature*" (Teddy Riley Remix)Brian Alexander Morgan, John Bettis, Steve PorcaroBrian Alexander Morgan3:47
Total length:1:00:09

*Initially issued without track 15, but was added to all subsequent CDs in April 1993
*Copies of the album with the catalog number BMG 66074 contain "Right Here (Vibe Mix)" (4:18), as the final track

Charts and certificationsEdit


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. It's About Time review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ Linden, Amy (December 18, 1992). "It's About Time Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "It's About Time review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  4. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  6. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
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  8. ^ " – SWV – It's About Time". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "SWV | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  10. ^ "SWV Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  11. ^ "SWV – Chart history". Billboard Heatseekers Albums for SWV. Retrieved October 7, 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  12. ^ "SWV Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – S.W.V. – It's About Time". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 7, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.