Forever (Puff Daddy album)

Forever is the second studio album of American hip hop recording artist Puff Daddy released on August 24, 1999 by Bad Boy Records.[7] The album rose to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart.[8] Forever has also been certified platinum in the US by the RIAA.[9]

Forever
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1999
Recorded1998–99
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length73:04
Label
Producer
Puff Daddy chronology
No Way Out
(1997)
Forever
(1999)
The Saga Continues...
(2001)
Singles from Forever
  1. "P.E. 2000"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Satisfy You"
    Released: October 13, 1999
  3. "Do You Like It... Do You Want It..."
    Released: January 2000
  4. "Best Friend"
    Released: February 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauC+[4]
Rolling Stoneunfavorable[5]
USA Today3/4 stars[6]

OverviewEdit

This was the first Puff Daddy album released under just the name "Puff Daddy" as his debut album was released under "Puff Daddy & the Bad Boy Family".

Forever received mixed reviews from most music critics, with criticism directed at the commercialization of hip-hop music, specifically this albums more pop dance sound and lacklustre lyrics compared to its predecessor, which caused controversy at the time. In 2006, Q magazine included Forever in their list of the 50 worst albums of all time.[10]

Background and productionEdit

Nearly two years after Combs released his first joint collaboration album, No Way Out, which debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number one and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in February 1998, whereas Combs (under the name "Puff Daddy"), was nominated for Best New Artist, which he lost. He also collaborated with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, for the single "Come with Me" for the 1998 film Godzilla. The song reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart and #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100. During the summer of 1998, the recording for Combs' debut album began, continuing the following year.

Commercial performanceEdit

Forever debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 205,343 copies behind Christina Aguilera's self-titled album with first week sales of 252,800 copies.[11] The album opened at the top spot of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[12] In the United Kingdom, the album peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart.[13] The album debuted at number one on the UK R&B Chart.[14] In Canada, the album opened at number four on the Canadian Albums Chart, becoming Combs' highest charting album in the country. As of September 24, 1999, Forever has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for selling 1,000,000 copies.[15] To date, the album has sold 1.4 million copies worldwide.

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[16]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Forever"
1:51
2."What You Want"
  • Combs
  • Ronald Greene
  • Zach White
Zach White4:30
3."I'll Do This for You" (featuring Kelly Price)
5:00
4."Do You Like It... Do You Want It..." (featuring Jay-Z)
  • Dave "Prestige" Vanderpool
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
3:54
5."Satisfy You" (featuring R. Kelly)
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
  • Jeffrey "J-Dub" Walker
4:48
6."Is This the End? (Part Two)" (featuring Twista)
  • Dent
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
4:40
7."I Hear Voices" (featuring Carl Thomas)
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Carlos Broady
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
5:14
8."Fake Thugs Dedication" (featuring Redman)
Sean "Puffy" Combs3:13
9."Diddy Speaks"CombsSean "Puffy" Combs1:11
10."Angels With Dirty Faces" (featuring Bizzy Bone)
  • Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
4:10
11."Gangsta Shit" (featuring Lil' Kim & Mark Curry)
  • Mario "Yellow Man" Winans
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
4:42
12."P.S. 112 (Interlude)"
Harve "Joe Hooker" Pierre0:59
13."Pain" (featuring G. Dep)
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Carlos Broady
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
3:56
14."Reverse" (featuring Redman, Shyne, G. Dep, Cee-Lo, Busta Rhymes & Sauce Money)
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Carlos Broady
5:07
15."Real Niggas" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil' Kim)Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie4:01
16."Journey Through the Life" (featuring Nas, Beanie Sigel, Lil' Kim & Joe Hooker)
  • Nashiem Myrick
  • Carlos Broady
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
4:55
17."Best Friend" (featuring Mario Winans)
  • Sean "Puffy" Combs
  • Mario "Yellow Man" Winans
5:32
18."Mad Rapper (Interlude)"AngelettieDeric "D-Dot" Angelettie1:14
19."P.E. 2000" (featuring Hurricane G)Sean "Puffy" Combs4:52
Total length:73:04

Sample credits[16]

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[33] Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[34] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

SinglesEdit

Single Information
"P.E. 2000"
  • Released: 1999
  • Hot Rap Singles: #6
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #34
"Satisfy You"
  • Released: 1999
  • Billboard Hot 100: #2
  • Hot Rap Singles: #1
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #1
"Do You Like It... Do You Want It..."
  • Released: 2000
  • Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks: #67
"Best Friend"
  • Released: 2000
  • Hot R&B/Hip Hip Singles & Tracks: #67

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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