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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
Released1997
GenreR&B, soul
LabelWEA
Producer
Shola Ama chronology
Much Love
(1997)
In Return
(1999)
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

Charts and certificationsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (1997) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[2] 6

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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.
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Shola Ama – Much Love". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2018-10-25. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Much Love in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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