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Much Love is the debut album by English R&B singer Shola Ama, released in 1997 on WEA Records. The album features two UK Top 10 singles; her cover of "You Might Need Somebody" (UK #4) and "You're the One I Love" (UK #3), along with two further singles; "Who's Loving My Baby" (UK #13) and "Much Love" (UK #17).[2] The album reached number 6 in the UK Albums Chart.[2]

Much Love
Shola Ama Much Love album cover.jpg
Studio album by Shola Ama
Released 1997
Label WEA Records
Producer
Shola Ama chronology
Much Love
(1997)
In Return
(1999)In Return1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Following the success of the album, Ama won a Brit Award for Best British Female and two MOBO Awards for Best Newcomer and Best R&B Act.[3]

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "You're the One I Love"
  2. "Much Love"
  3. "You Might Need Somebody"
  4. "Who's Loving My Baby"
  5. "Celebrate"
  6. "I Love Your Ways"
  7. "We Got A Vibe"
  8. "Summer Love"
  9. "(I Don't Know) Interlude"
  10. "I Can Show You"
  11. "All Mine"
  12. "One Love"

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from AllMusic.[4]

  • San Acharya – A&R
  • Shola Ama – primary artist, vocals, background vocals
  • Ed Baden-Powell – bass, drum programming, guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Toby Baker – bass, keyboards
  • David Barry – guitar
  • Carlton Batts – mastering
  • Joe Belmaati – keyboards, programming
  • Melvin Britt – background vocals
  • Sue Ann Carwell – vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Rob Chiarelli – mixing
  • Jorge Corante – drum programming, keyboards, piano
  • Cutfather – producer, remixing
  • D'Influence – arranger, mixing, producer
  • Michael "Mickey D" Davis – A&R, executive producer
  • Terry Dexter – background vocals
  • Marcella Ffrench – background vocals
  • Mark Franks – engineer
  • Guido Zen – engineer
  • Livio Harris – arranger, producer, background vocals
  • Stephen Hussey – strings
  • Anthony Jeffries – engineer
  • Kwame Kwaten – bass, executive producer, keyboards, moog bass
  • Shaun LaBelle – arranger, bass, drum programming, producer, synthesizer
  • Ed Lover – engineer
  • Steve Marston – horn
  • Patrick McMahon – engineer
  • Yan Memmi – engineer, mixing
  • Rod Michaels – engineer
  • Randee Saint Nicholas – photography
  • Dik Shopteau – engineer
  • Paul Waller – arranger, drum programming, keyboards, mixing, producer

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[2] 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Much Love – Shola Ama – Songs, Reviews, Credits – AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "SHOLA AMA – full Official Chart History – Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  3. ^ "1997: Mary J. Blige, Eternal, Simply Red and The Prodigy – MOBO Awards". mobo.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Much Love – Shola Ama – Credits – AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 11 January 2017.

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