I Care 4 U

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I Care 4 U
Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 10, 2002
Recorded1993–2001
Genre
Length59:20
Label
Producer
Aaliyah chronology
'Aaliyah
(2001)
I Care 4 U 'Ultimate Aaliyah
(2005)
Singles from I Care 4 U
  1. "Miss You"
    Released: November 16, 2002
  2. "I Care 4 U"
    Released: April 8, 2003 (radio)
  3. "Don't Know What to Tell Ya"
    Released: May 20, 2003
  4. "Come Over"
    Released: May 27, 2003

I Care 4 U is a posthumous compilation album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. It was released on December 10, 2002, by Blackground Records and Universal Music. Following the release of Aaliyah's self-titled third studio album, she was involved in a plane crash while shooting the music video for the song "Rock the Boat" in the Bahamas. It features songs from all three of Aaliyah's studio albums as well as songs she recorded for various soundtrack albums.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
The Guardian3/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[6]
Uncut3/5 stars[7]
Vibe4/5[8]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Back & Forth"  R. KellyR. Kelly 3:51
2. "Are You That Somebody?" (featuring Timbaland)Timothy Mosley, Stephen GarrettTimbaland 4:25
3. "One in a Million"  Missy Elliott, Timothy MosleyTimbaland 4:30
4. "I Care 4 U"  Missy Elliott, Timothy MosleyTimbaland 4:33
5. "More Than a Woman"  Timothy Mosley, Stephen Garrett, Salah El Sharnobi, Omar BatieshaTimbaland 3:49
6. "Don't Know What to Tell Ya"  Timothy Mosley, Stephen Garrett, Salah El Sharnobi, Omar BatieshaTimbaland 5:01
7. "Try Again" (featuring Timbaland)Timothy Mosley, Stephen GarrettTimbaland 4:44
8. "All I Need"  Teddy Bishop, Johnta AustinTeddy Bishop 3:08
9. "Miss You"  Johnta Austin, Teddy Bishop, GinuwineTeddy Bishop 4:05
10. "Don't Worry"  Johnta AustinTeddy Bishop 3:52
11. "Come Over" (featuring Tank)Johnta AustinBryan-Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Kevin Hicks 3:55
12. "Erica Kane"  Stephen Garrett, Eric L. Seats, Rapture, D. StewartE. Seats, Rapture 4:38
13. "At Your Best (You Are Love)"  R. Kelly, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ernie Isley, Chris JasperR. Kelly 4:52
14. "Got to Give It Up" (Remix)Marvin GayeBud'da 3:58

Personnel[change | change source]

  • Executive producers – Jazze Pha, Timbaland, Kevin Hicks, Senator Jimmy D, Budda, Eric Seats, Rapture, R. Kelly, Ted Bishop
  • Engineers – Peter Mokran, Senator Jimmy D, Acar S. Key
  • Mixing – Peter Mokran, Timbaland, Mr. Lee, R. Kelly, Jimmy Douglass, Acar S. Key
  • Photography – Albert Watson, David LaChapelle, Jonathan Mannion

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australian Albums Chart[9] 43
Austrian Albums Chart[9] 16
Belgian Albums Chart (Vl)[9] 14
Belgian Albums Chart (Wa)[9] 19
Danish Albums Chart[9] 39
Dutch Albums Chart[9] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[9] 15
French Albums Chart[9] 4
German Albums Chart[10] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[9] 10
Norwegian Singles Chart[9] 17
Swedish Albums Chart[9] 37
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 3
UK Albums Chart 4
US Billboard 200[11] 3
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[11] 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[12] Gold
France (SNEP)[13] Gold
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[14] Gold
United Kingdom (BPI)[15] Gold
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum

References[change | change source]

  1. Bush, John (December 10, 2002). "I Care 4 U - Aaliyah : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  2. Christgau, Robert (March 25, 2003). "As Long as I Still Can". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  3. Seymour, Craig (December 13, 2002). "Care 4 U Review | Music Reviews and News | EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  4. Sullivan, Caroline (January 31, 2003). "Pop CD: Aaliyah, I Care 4 U | Music | The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  5. Berger, Arion (December 30, 2002). "Rolling Stone : Aaliyah: I Care 4 You : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  6. Cinquemani, Sal (December 4, 2002). "Aaliyah: I Care 4 U | Music Review | Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  7. "Review: I Care 4 U". Uncut (London): 121. March 2003. 
  8. King, Jason (February 2003). "Review: I Care 4 U". Vibe (New York): 136. https://books.google.com/books?id=ziYEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA136#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 "norwegiancharts.com - Aaliyah - I Care 4 U". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  10. "charts.de". charts.de. Retrieved 26 June 2012.
  11. 11.0 11.1 I Care 4 U at AllMusic
  12. "Canadian album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U". Music Canada.
  13. "French album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  14. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Aaliyah; 'I Care 4 U')". Hung Medien.
  15. "British album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U". British Phonographic Industry. Enter I Care 4 U in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  16. "American album certifications – Aaliyah – I Care 4 U". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH