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Things That Lovers Do

Things That Lovers Do is a collaborative studio album by American recording artists Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore, released on February 11, 2003, through Arista Records.[1] The album includes covers of classic 1970's and 1980's soul duets by singers Karyn White and Babyface, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell and more. The album was preceded by two singles — "Loveable (From Your Head To Your Toes)" and "You Don't Have To Cry".

Things That Lovers Do
ThingsThatLoversDo.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore
Released February 11, 2003
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre
Length 58:08
Label Arista
Producer Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, James Poyser, Daryl Simmons, Richard Jon Smith, Junius Bervine, Jamey Jaz
Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore chronology
Things That Lovers Do
(2003)
Uncovered/Covered
(2006)Uncovered/Covered2006
Kenny Lattimore chronology
Weekend
(2001) Weekend2001
Things That Lovers Do
(2003) Things That Lovers Do2003
Uncovered/Covered
(2006) Uncovered/Covered2006
Chanté Moore chronology
Exposed
(2000) Exposed2000
Things That Lovers Do
(2003) Things That Lovers Do2003
Uncovered/Covered
(2006) Uncovered/Covered2006
Singles from Things That Lovers Do
  1. "Loveable (From Your Head To Your Toes)"
  2. "You Don't Have To Cry"

The album peaked at number thirty-one on the Billboard 200[2] and number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[3]

Contents

Background and releaseEdit

According to executive producer Antonio Reid, the album release was timed to coincide with Valentine's Day.[4]

The two took an unorthodox route to promoting their album by mounting a full stage show also titled Things That Lovers Do.[6] The play toured through Richmond, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Detroit from January 2003 through March 2003.[4] Also starring in the play were comedian/actress Kym Whitley and actor Clifton Powell who plays a less-than-deserving fiance to Chante's character. The play was directed and staged by Tony Award-winner George Faison.[7]

The album artwork bears a "warning" on the back stating that the CD "may cause pregnancy," making reference to the fact that Chante became pregnant with the couple's first child during the recording of the album. In the music video for the single "You Don't Have To Cry," both Lattimore and Moore appear to sing in separate shots. The end of the clip reveals that both are against an adjacent wall as the camera pans down to discover Moore's prominently showing stomach.[citation needed] Shortly after the release of the album and close of the stage play, she gave birth to a son named Kenneth Lattimore Jr. at 9 pounds and 20 inches long in Los Angeles, CA. Kenneth Jr. was born on April 10, 2003, the same date as his father's birthday.[8]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic      "[9]

Allmusic gave the album a positive review with a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stating "When an album bears the legend "WARNING! This project may cause pregnancy!," it better contain some serious lovemaking grooves. THINGS THAT LOVERS DO luckily lives up to its claims, delivering an old-school-inspired slice of sweet slow-jam music that sounds like it could inspire more action than Barry White's waterbed."[9]

SinglesEdit

"Loveable (From Your Head to Your Toes)" was released as the lead single from the album in 2002.[10][11]

"You Don't Have to Cry" was released as the second single from the album in 2003.[12] A music video for the song was released.[13]

Track listingEdit

Things That Lovers Do[1][14]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Things That Lovers Do"
  • Bobby Ross Avila
  • Issiah Avila
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  • Mike Pickering
  • Jam
  • Lewis
4:34
2. "You Don't Have To Cry"
  • Rene Moore
  • Angela Winbush
  4:45
3. "With You I'm Born Again"
  • Carol Connors
  • David Shire
  3:21
4. "Love Saw It"
  • Daryl Simmons
  • L.A. Reid
  • Babyface
Simmons 3:54
5. "Loveable (From Hour Head to Your Toes)"
  • Bobby Ross Avila
  • Issiah Avila
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
  • Chanté Moore
  • Jam
  • Lewis
5:19
6. "You're All I Need To Get By"
  • Nickolas Ashford
  • Valerie Simpson
  4:16
7. "When I Said I Do" Clint Black   4:54
8. "Close The Door"
  • Kenny Gamble
  • Leon Huff
  6:17
9. "Here We Go"
  • Art Phillips
  • Richard Rudolph
  4:35
10. "Is It Still Good To You"
  • Ashford
  • Simpson
  4:38
11. "Make It Last Forever"
  • Keith Sweat
  • Teddy Riley
  4:36
12. "Still" Lionel Richie   6:59
Total length: 58:08

Release historyEdit

Region Date Label Ref
United States February 11, 2003 Arista Records [1]
Europe [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Things That Lovers Do by Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore on Apple Music". iTunes (U.S. Store). Retrieved 11 February 2003. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Latimore Billboard Chart History Hot 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart March 1, 2003". Billboard. Retrieved 1 March 2003. 
  4. ^ a b "Sensual Couple Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore Set to Launch Romantic Set Things That Lovers Do". Business Week. January 15, 2003. 
  5. ^ Kim Hughes. "Kenny Lattimore & Chante Mooré: Things That Lovers Do (Editorial Review)". Amazon.com. 
  6. ^ Lawrence Van Gelder (February 1, 2003). "THEATER REVIEW; A Musical Love Fest for Two". New York Times. 
  7. ^ "Chante Moore & Kenny Lattimore: celebrate their love with new album and play, `Things That Lovers Do' - Interview - Cover Story". Jet Magazine. February 24, 2003. 
  8. ^ "Chante Moore and Kenny Lattimore have a son, Kenny Jr - Celebrities". Jet Magazine. April 28, 2003. 
  9. ^ a b "Things That Lovers Do, Kenny Lattimore, Chanté Moore Songs, Reviews, Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore – Loveable (from your head to your toes) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore – Loveable (From Your Head To Your Toes)/ Make It Last Forever". Discogs. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore – You Don't Have To Cry". Discogs. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kenny Lattimore, Chanté Moore - You Don't Have To Cry". YouTube. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Kenny Lattimore & Chanté Moore - Things That Lovers Do (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 

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