Brave (Jennifer Lopez album)

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Brave
Studio album by Jennifer Lopez
Released October 4, 2007 (2007-10-04)
(see release history)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Pop, R&B, dance-pop, funk
Length 47:58
Label Epic
Producer Bigg D, Bloodshy & Avant, Chuck Brody, Hit-Boy, Johnny Rodeo, J. R. Rotem, Julio Reyes, Lynn & Wade LLP, Midi Mafia, Ryan Tedder, The Clutch, The Platinum Brothers, Travis Cherry, Oak
Jennifer Lopez chronology
El Cantante
(2007)
Brave
(2007)
Singles from Brave
  1. "Do It Well"
    Released: September 18, 2007
  2. "Hold It Don't Drop It"
    Released: January 14, 2008

Brave is the fifth English-language studio album by Jennifer Lopez, released by Epic Records on October 6, 2007 in Australia, October 9, 2007 in North America, and October 15, 2007 in Europe. It debuted at number twelve on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 53,000 copies sold in its first week. It became Lopez's least successful album to date, selling just 600,000 units worldwide to date.

Track listing[change | edit source]

  1. "Stay Together" (Jonathan Rotem, Chasity Nwagbara, Evan "Kidd" Bogart) – 3:31
  2. "Forever" (Balewa Muhammad, Candice Nelson, Ezekiel "Zeke" Lewis, Patrick "j.Que" Smith, Chauncey Hollis) – 3:38
  3. "Hold It Don't Drop It" (Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Jennifer Lopez, Allen Phillip Lees, Tawana Dabney, Janet Sewell, Cynthia Lissette, Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter) – 3:55
  4. "Do It Well" (Ryan Tedder, Leonard Caston, Anita Poree, Frank Wilson) – 3:05
  5. "Gotta Be There" (Adam Gibbs, Michael Chesser, Crystal Johnson, Travis Cherry, Leon Ware, Arthur Ross) – 3:57
  6. "Never Gonna Give Up" (Michelle Lynn Bell, Peter Wade Keusch, Lopez) – 4:21
  7. "Mile in These Shoes" (Chasity Nwagbara, Onique Williams) – 3:16
  8. "The Way It Is" (Bell, Keusch, Lopez, Rhonda Robinson, Gennaro Leone, Bruce Rudd) – 3:07
    • Contains a sample of Great Pride's "She's a Lady" (Gennaro Leone, Bruce Rudd)
  9. "Be Mine" (Bell, Keusch, Robinson, John Hill, Caleb Shreve, Lopez, Bobby Hebb) – 3:20
  10. "I Need Love" (Bell, Keusch, Robinson, Hill, Shreve, Lopez, Bill Withers) – 3:52
    • Contains a sample of Bill Withers' "Use Me" (Bill Withers)
  11. "Wrong When You're Gone" (Lewis, Smith, Muhammad, Nelson, Keri Hilson) – 3:58
  12. "Brave" (Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, Lewis, Smith, Muhammad, Nelson) – 4:21
Bonus tracks
  • "Do It Well" (featuring Ludacris) (bonus track on all editions) – 3:34
  • "Do It Well" (Monto Blanco Radio Mix) (iTunes bonus track in some countries) – 3:03
  • "Do It Well" (Ashanti Boyz Remix) (iTunes bonus track in some countries) – 3:42
  • "Frozen Moments" (Bell, Keusch) (Canadian iTunes bonus track)[1] – 3:45
Deluxe edition bonus DVD
  1. "Get Right" (featuring Fabolous) (Video) – 3:52
  2. "Hold You Down" (featuring Fat Joe) (Video) – 4:32
  3. "Qué Hiciste" (Video) – 4:17
  4. "Me Haces Falta" (Video) – 3:33
Target edition

Includes exclusive fan package with T-shirt.

Circuit City edition

Includes exclusive free calendar.

Personnel[change | edit source]

  • Pedro Alfonso – Violin, Viola
  • Jim Annunziato – Engineer
  • Scott Barns – Make-Up
  • Michelle Lynn Bell – Producer, Vocal Arrangement
  • Michelle Bell – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Big D – Producer
  • Chuck Brody – Producer
  • CFOS – Mixing Assistant
  • Travis Cherry – Producer
  • Clutch – Producer
  • Brandon Creed – A&R
  • Alec Deruggiero – Engineer
  • Warren "Oak" Felder – Producer
  • William Garrett – Keyboards, Engineer
  • Larry Gold – Conductor, String Arrangements
  • Alexei Hay – Photography
  • John Hill – Producer, Mixing
  • Keri Hilson – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Hit Boy – Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
  • Peter Wade Keusch – Synthesizer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangement
  • Gelly Kusuma – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Jennifer Lopez – Executive Producer
  • Manny Marroquin – Mixing
  • Julie Ann Marsibilio – A&R
  • Josh McDonnell – Guitar, Engineer
  • Keith Naftaly – A&R
  • Candice Nelson – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Chasity Nwagbara – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Ken Paves – Hair Stylist
  • Philosophy – Producer
  • Herb Powers – Mastering
  • Julio C. Reyes – Engineer, String Arrangements, Vocal Producer
  • Jared Robbins – Mixing Assistant
  • Corey Rooney – Executive Producer, Brass Arrangement, Vocal Producer
  • José Juan Sánchez – Engineer
  • Ryan Santomauro – A&R
  • Sizzler Ponderosa – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Chris Soper – Mixing Assistant
  • Corey Stocker – Engineer
  • Bruce Swedien – Mixing
  • Ryan Tedder – Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
  • Mike Tschupp – Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Peter Wade – Synthesizer, Guitar, Programming, Mixing
  • Chasity Wagbara – Vocals (bckgr)
  • Bruce Waynne – Producer, Engineer
  • Daniel Werner – A&R
  • Monique Williams – Vocals (bckgr)

Charts[change | edit source]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[2] 46
Austrian Albums Chart[2] 35
Belgian Ultratop 50 Albums (Flanders)[2] 36
Belgian Ultratop 50 Albums (Wallonia) 18
Canadian Albums Chart[3] 13
Dutch Albums Chart[2] 24
French SNEP Albums Chart[2] 28
German Albums Chart[2] 41
Greek International Albums Chart[4] 2
Greek Albums Chart[5] 5
Hungarian Mahasz Albums Chart 17
Italian FIMI Albums Chart 10
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart[6] 6
Mexican Albums Chart[7] 36
Polish Albums Chart[8] 31
Spanish Albums Chart[9] 21
Swedish Albums Chart[2] 59
Swiss Albums Chart[2] 6
UK Albums Chart[2] 24
U.S. Billboard 200 12

Sales and certifications[change | edit source]

Chart Sales (certification)
Europe 300,000+
France 15,000+
Italy 21,000+ (silver)
Japan 70,000+
Russia 40,000 (2× platinum)[10]
United Kingdom 30,000
United States 250,000
Worldwide 600,000+

Release history[change | edit source]

Region Date
Poland October 4, 2007
Germany October 5, 2007
United States October 9, 2007
Canada
Mexico
Israel
Greece October 10, 2007
Japan
Thailand October 11, 2007[11]
Australia October 13, 2007
United Kingdom October 15, 2007
Europe
Philippines October 16, 2007
Brazil October 19, 2007
Russia October 20, 2007
Cuba October 25, 2007

References[change | edit source]