|Studio album by Elle Varner|
|Released||August 7, 2012|
|Genre||R&B, pop, neo soul, quiet storm|
|Producer||Gabrielle Varner (exec.) Jimmy Varner (co-exec.), Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Warren "Oak" Felder, DJ Camper, The Chess Klub, The Varners, Robert "Flippa" Colson, Al "Shux" Shuckburgh, The Star Island Group|
|Elle Varner chronology|
|Singles from Perfectly Imperfect|
Perfectly Imperfect is the first album by American singer-songwriter Elle Varner. It was released on August 7, 2012 by RCA Records. Songwriters and producers on the album include Jermaine Lamar Cole, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Warren "Oak" Felder, Frankie Storm and Darrhyl Camper.
Promotion[change | change source]
On January 23, 2012, Varner released a mixtape, titled Conversational Lush as part of a promotion for the album. The mixtape was released after the first single of the album, "Only Wanna Give It to You". The mixtape includes 13 tracks, and production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Bei Maejor, Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Warren "Oak" Felderand.
Singles[change | change source]
There have been three singles to have been released. The lead single "Only Wanna Give It to You" was released on August 16, 2011. It features American rapper J. Cole. It got to number 20 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The second single "Refill" was released on January 31, 2012. It got to number 10 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "I Don't Care" was released on July 16, 2012, the third single. It got to number 80 on the same chart.
Reviews[change | change source]
Allmusic compared the album to the debuts of American singer Chrisette Michele and Jazmine Sullivan. Allmusic gave a positive review saying "Perfectly Imperfect sounds like the assured work of a singer and songwriter -- one who co-composes and co-produces her material -- who is on her third or fourth album." They also liked Varner's vocals.
Track listing[change | change source]
|1.||"Only Wanna Give It to You" (featuring J. Cole)||Elle Varner, Jermaine Lamar Cole, Warren "Oak" Felder, Frankie Storm, Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Marcel Hall, Marlon Williams||Oak & Pop||3:57|
|2.||"Refill"||Elle Varner, Andrew Wansel & Darhyl Camper||Pop, DJ Camper||4:00|
|3.||"Sound Proof Room"||Elle Varner, Adrien Baker, Andrew Wansel, Roy Morgan & Warren Felder||Oak & Pop||3:07|
|4.||"I Don't Care"||Elle Varner, Andrew Wansel, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas, Donna Johnson, George Brown, Robert Bell, Robert Mickens, Ronald Bell & Warren Felder||Oak & Pop||3:06|
|5.||"Not Tonight"||Elle Varner, Andrew Wansel, Jimmy Varner & Warren Felder||Oak & Pop, J. Varner||4:56|
|6.||"Leaf"||Elle Varner, Andrew Wansel, Donald Meadows, Tanisha Broadwater & Warren Felder||Oak & Pop||3:17|
|7.||"Oh What a Night"||Elle Varner & Al Shuckburgh||Al "Shux" Shuckburgh||3:20|
|8.||"Stop The Clock"||Elle Varner, Andrew Wansel, Dexter Wansel, Donald Meadows, Tanisha Broadwater||Pop||4:05|
|9.||"Welcome Home"||Elle Varner, Jimmy Varner||J. Varner & E. Varner||4:09|
|10.||"Damn Good Friends"||Elle Varner & Jimmy Varner||J. Varner & E. Varner||3:59|
|11.||"So Fly"||Elle Varner, Allan Fox, Andrew Wansel & Warren Felder||Oak & Pop||3:37|
Charts[change | change source]
|Chart (2012)||Peak position|
|US Billboard 200||4|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||2|
|US Digital Albums||4|
Personnel[change | change source]
Credits for Perfectly Imperfect:
References[change | change source]
- (2012) Album notes for Conversational Lush by Elle Varner [liner notes]. RCA Records.
- "Elle Varner Album & Chart History". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/elle-varner/chart-history/1757247. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "Elle Varner Album & Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/elle-varner/chart-history/1757247?f=333&g=Albums. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- "Elle Varner Album & Chart History". Billboard.com. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.billboard.com/#/artist/elle-varner/chart-history/1757247?f=400&g=Albums. Retrieved September 27, 2012.