Press Play (album)

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Press Play is the fourth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Diddy. It was released on October 17, 2006, by Bad Boy Records. It is his first album under the "Diddy" stage name, making this his first release distributed by Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. Press Play features several guest contributions from Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Aguilera, Keyshia Cole, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Ciara, Nas, Timbaland, Mary J. Blige, CeeLo Green, Keri Hilson, Big Boi, Mario Winans, Avant and Fergie, among others.[10][11] Primarily dance-pop and hip hop-oriented in sound, it is a loose conceptual album that contains the lyrical themes discussing the concerns to the ups and downs of his relationship.[11]

Press Play
Diddy - Press Play.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2006
Recorded2005-06
Length78:57
Label
Producer
Diddy chronology
We Invented the Remix
(2002)
Press Play
(2006)
Last Train to Paris
(2010)
Singles from Press Play
  1. "Come to Me"
    Released: September 12, 2006
  2. "Tell Me"
    Released: November 7, 2006
  3. "Last Night"
    Released: February 27, 2007
  4. "Through the Pain (She Told Me)"
    Released: July 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[4]
The New York Times(unfavorable)[5]
PopMatters6/10[6]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[8]
USA Today2.5/4 stars[9]
The Village Voice(favorable)[10]

Press Play supports three hit singles "Come to Me", "Tell Me and "Last Night" The album became available to the preview on MTV's The Leak on October 10, 2006, one week before the album was sold in stores.[12] Press Play received generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics.[13]

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[14]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Testimonial (Intro)"2:24
2."We Gon' Make It" (featuring Jack Knight)
3:33
3."I Am (Interlude)"
1:46
4."The Future"Havoc3:11
5."Hold Up" (featuring Angela Hunte)
3:29
6."Come to Me" (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
4:36
7."Tell Me" (featuring Christina Aguilera)
Just Blaze4:06
8."Wanna Move" (featuring Ciara, Big Boi, and Scar)5:18
9."Diddy Rock" (featuring Shawnna, Twista, and Timbaland)Danja5:12
10."Claim My Place (Interlude)" (featuring Avant and The Movement Orchestra)
Rob Lewis3:25
11."Everything I Love" (featuring Nas and Cee-Lo Green)4:23
12."Special Feeling" (featuring Mika Lett)4:25
13."Crazy Thang (Interlude)" (featuring S. Rosete)
  • Combs
  • Lewis
Rob Lewis1:15
14."After Love" (featuring Keri Hilson)4:47
15."Through the Pain (She Told Me)" (featuring Mario Winans)
  • Mario Winans
  • P. Diddy[a]
5:28
16."Thought You Said" (featuring Brandy)
  • Mario Winans
  • Combs
  • Watson
  • Michael "Lo Down" Jones
  • Sean Garrett
  • S. Jones
  • Mario Winans
  • P. Diddy[a]
5:49
17."Last Night" (featuring Keyshia Cole)
  • Combs
  • Knight
  • Mario Winans
  • Lawrence
  • Mario Winans
  • P. Diddy[a]
6:26
18."Making It Hard" (featuring Mary J. Blige)
Rich Harrison4:54
19."Partners for Life" (featuring Jamie Foxx)The Neptunes4:30
Best Buy bonus track
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
20."All Night Long" (featuring Fergie)will.i.am6:25
21."Get Off"Sean C & LV for Grind Music4:28

Limited edition

  • The limited edition version of the album includes a story of photos on how P. Diddy met a woman in a club. The album is located in a pocket on the last page; as well as these exclusive versions that were released from Target and Best Buy, Target having a bonus DVD and Best Buy including a bonus track, called "Get Off".

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer

Sample creditsEdit

List of samples used in Press Play:

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Ireland (IRMA)[37] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[39] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Review: Press Play. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  2. ^ Hermes, Will. Review: Press Play. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis. Review: Press Play. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  4. ^ Nichols, Natalie. Review: Press Play. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  5. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa. Review: Press Play. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  6. ^ Joseph, Mike. Review: Press Play. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Review: Press Play". Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-25.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link). Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal. Review: Press Play. Slant Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  9. ^ Gardner, Elysa. Review: Press Play. USA Today. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  10. ^ a b Breihan, Tom. Review: Press Play. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  11. ^ a b Sterdan, Darryl. "Review: Press Play". Winnipeg Sun: October 23, 2006. Archived from the original[permanent dead link] on 2009-10-25.
  12. ^ The Leak: Press Play. MTV. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  13. ^ Press Play (2006): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2009-10-25.
  14. ^ Press Play (booklet). Bad Boy, Atlantic. 2006.
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  33. ^ "Top de l'année Top Albums 2007" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  34. ^ "UK Year-End Charts 2007" (PDF). Official Charts Company. ChartsPlus. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  35. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  36. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2007". Billboard. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  37. ^ "The Irish Charts - 2006 Certification Awards - Gold". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  38. ^ "British album certifications – Diddy – Press Play". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 7, 2020.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Press Play in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  39. ^ "American album certifications – Diddy – Press Play". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 7, 2020.

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