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“Get Lifted” marks the debut studio album by the American singer John Legend. It was a collaborative effort released by GOOD Music, Sony Urban Music, and Columbia Records on 28 December 2004, in the United States. The album’s production was skillfully handled by Legend’s then-manager, Kanye West, who also took up the role of executive producer. Additional contributions came from talented individuals like Dave Tozer, will.i.am, and Devo Springsteen. Notably, the album also boasts guest appearances by Kanye West himself, Snoop Dogg, and Miri Ben-Ari.
“Get Lifted” was catapulted by four standout singles: “Used to Love U,” “Ordinary People,” “Number One,” and “So High.” Critical reception for the album was largely positive. Upon its release, it entered the US Billboard 200 chart at a respectable number seven, moving 116,000 copies in its inaugural week. Subsequently, the album climbed to its peak position at number four on the chart. Notably, at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the album clinched the prestigious title of Best R&B Album, and Legend earned two additional awards for Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, specifically for his single “Ordinary People.”
As for the singles, the album’s lead single, “Used to Love U,” made its debut on 31 August 2004, and while it achieved moderate commercial success, it reached number 74 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single, “Ordinary People,” launched on 7 April 2005, and became John Legend’s breakthrough hit, peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song also received international acclaim, securing the number one spot on the UK R&B Singles chart and the fourth spot on the UK Singles Chart. Furthermore, it garnered three Grammy Award nominations and ultimately won Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The third single, “Number One,” was released on 23 August 2005, although it did not perform as strongly on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart. Finally, “So High,” the fourth and final single, saw its release on 8 December 2005, achieving a peak position of number three on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.
A2 Let's Get Lifted
A3 Used To Love You
B1 She Don't Have To Know
B2 Number One - feat Kanye West
B3 I Can Change - feat Snoop Dogg
C1 Ordinary People
C2 Stay With You
C3 Let's Get Lifted Again
C4 So High
D1 Refuge (When It's Cold Outside)
D2 It Don't Have To Change
D3 Live It Up
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