Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1

Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 is the second extended play (EP) by American recording artist Sevyn Streeter. It was released on July 17, 2015 through Atlantic Records in collaboration with CBE.[1] Collaborations feature Chris Brown, Hit-Boy and B.o.B. The extended play was preceded by two singles "Don't Kill the Fun" and "Shoulda Been There".

Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1
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EP by
ReleasedJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)
Recorded2014–2015
GenreR&B, soul
Length24:17
LabelAtlantic, CBE Entertainment
Sevyn Streeter chronology
Call Me Crazy, But...
(2013)
Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1
(2015)
Girl Disrupted
(2017)
Singles from Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1
  1. "Don't Kill the Fun"
    Released: January 13, 2015
  2. "Shoulda Been There"
    Released: July 15, 2015

Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 debuted at number 4 on the US R&B Albums chart and number 15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[2][3]

Background and promotionEdit

Following the success of Sevyn's debut extended play (EP) Call Me Crazy, But... Streeter released a teaser trailer for a new single, "Don't Kill the Fun" featuring Chris Brown, on January 8, 2015 and announced that the song would be released on January 13, 2015.[4] On April 28, 2015 Streeter released a statement on her Instagram account about "4th Street" stating "I wrote [it] on a day I found out someone I loved broke my heart into a million pieces. .[5] On July 13, 2015 "Shoulda Been There" featuring B.o.B would be the next single.[6]

On October 3, 2015, it was announced that Streeter would embark on a 7-date tour starting on November 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and finishing on November 22 in Sacramento, California.[7][8]

Critical receptionEdit

The extended play was met with a positive response from critics. Rap-Up stated "While she readies her debut On the Verge, Sevyn Streeter holds fans over with her new project Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1. ."[9] [10] [11]

SinglesEdit

Don't Kill the Fun featuring Chris Brown was released as the first single on January 13, 2015.[12] The music video was released to Streeter's YouTube channel on February 15, 2015 and directed by Chris Brown.[13] The song charted on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart at number forty-nine, number sixteen on the Hot R&B Songs chart and number nineteen on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[14][15][16]

"Shoulda Been There" featuring B.o.B was released as the second single on July 15, 2015.[6] A lyric video was released to Streeter's YouTube channel on July 13, 2015.[17] The song failed to make impact in the United States.

Other songsEdit

A music video for "Boomerang" featuring Hit-Boy was released to promote "Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1" on September 28, 2015.[18]

Acoustic versions of "Love in Competition" and "Just Being Honest" were released to Streeter's YouTube channel on January 5, 2016 and February 23, 2016.[19] The video for "Just Being Honest" was directed Rocko Muir.[20]

TourEdit

On October 3, 2015 a 7-date tour was announced to promote "Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1" called "Sevyn Streeter Live" starting November 2, 2015 and finishing on November 22, 2015.[7] The tour would feature an intimate performance with discussions about relationships, love, life and everything that inspires her writing while playing songs from her previously released projects. Sevyn will partner up with Music Choice for the L.A. and San Francisco stops to present the “Music Choice Presents: Sound Check Sessions.[8]

Date City Country Venue
North America[8]
November 2, 2015 Philadelphia United States The Foundry @ The Fillmore
November 4, 2015 Baltimore Soundstage[21]
November 5, 2015 New York City SOB’s
November 8, 2015 Washington, D.C. Howard Theater
November 18, 2015 Los Angeles El Rey Theatre[22]
November 21, 2015 San Francisco Social Hall SF
November 22, 2015 Sacramento Harlow’s

Commercial performanceEdit

In the United States, "Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1" debuted at number four on the Billboard R&B Albums chart on August 8, 2015.[2] In its second week the extended play dropped to number seventeen on August 15, 2015.[23] In its third week it dropped to number twenty-five on August 22, 2015 spending a total of three weeks on the chart.[24] It also debuted at number fifteen on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart spending one week on the chart.[3]

Track listingEdit

Credits taken from Discogs website.[25]

Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Let's Talk About It" (Intro)Amber Streeter 0:20
2."Don't Kill the Fun" (featuring Chris Brown)Streeter, Cameron Wallace, Ashley Rose CollierCameron Wallace3:36
3."A Bad Situation" (Interlude)Streeter 0:28
4."Consistent" Dem Jointz3:17
5."A Piece of Advice" (Interlude)Streeter 0:58
6."Love in Competition"James Smith, Marcos Palacios, Ernest Clark, Streeter, Gary Hill 3:29
7."Infinite Chances" (Interlude)Streeter 0:17
8."Boomerang" (featuring Hit-Boy)Streeter, Chauncey HollisHit-Boy3:11
9."2 Years, 2 Late" (Interlude)Streeter 0:20
10."Just Being Honest"Streeter, Tiffany Fred, Mateo Laboriel, Mansur ZafrMansur Zafr4:05
11."Shoulda Been There" (Interlude)Streeter 0:33
12."Shoulda Been There" (featuring B.o.B)Smith, Brandon Alexander Hodge, Streeter, Micah Evan Powell, Gabrielle N. Nowee, Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, Justin JohnsonB.A.M.3:31
13."Do the Games Ever Stop, Pt. 1" (Outro)Streeter 0:12
Total length:24:17

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 15

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref
Worldwide July 17, 2015 Digital Download Atlantic Records [1][26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 by Sevyn Streeter". iTunes (UK Store). Apple Music inc. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Billboard R&B Albums August 8, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. 9 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS August 8, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Sevyn Streeter – Don't Kill The Fun [Trailer]". YouTube. 9 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Sevyn Streeter Instagram, "What's bad for your heart is good for your art". Instagram. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b "New Music: Sevyn Streeter feat. B.o.B – 'Shoulda Been There'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "SEVYN STREETER ANNOUNCES SEVEN CITY TOUR". thisisrnb.com. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Sevyn Streeter Announces 7 City Headlining Tour to Kick Off in November". You Know I Got Soul. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Stream Sevyn Streeter's 'Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Listen: Sevyn Streeter Releases New EP 'Shoulda Been There (Pt. 1)'". ThisisRnb. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Stream: Sevyn Streeter's 'Shoulda Been There Pt. 1' Album [Full]". That Grape Juice. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Don't Kill the Fun (feat. Chris Brown) – Single by Sevyn Streeter". iTunes (U.S. Store). Apple Music inc. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Sevyn Streeter – Don't Kill The Fun ft. Chris Brown [Official Video]". YouTube. 9 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Billboard Twitter Top Tracks Chart February 28, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. 9 December 2016.
  15. ^ "Billboard Hot R&B Songs March 28, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. 9 December 2016.
  16. ^ "Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay March 28, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. 9 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Sevyn Streeter ft B.o.B – Shoulda Been There (Official Lyric Video)". YouTube. 9 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Sevyn Streeter – Boomerang feat. Hit-Boy (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 9 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Sevyn Streeter - "Love in Competition" Acoustic Performance". YouTube. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Sevyn Streeter - "Just Being Honest" Acoustic Video". YouTube. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Sevyn Streeter - Tickets - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, Maryland - November 4, 2015". baltimoresoundstage. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  22. ^ "SEVYN STREETER LIVE AT EL REY NOVEMBER 18, 2015". lahiphopevents.com. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  23. ^ "Billboard R&B Albums August 15, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. 9 December 2016. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  24. ^ "Billboard R&B Albums August 22, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. 9 December 2016.
  25. ^ "Sevyn Streeter – Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1 at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  26. ^ International releases of Shoulda Been There, Pt. 1:

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