This Is Me... Then

Infobox Album
Name = This Is Me... Then
Type = studio
Artist = Jennifer Lopez


Released = November 19, 2002 (U.S.)
November 25, 2002 (Europe)
Recorded = March 2002 at
The Hit Factory
(New York City, New York)
The Studio
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre = Pop, R&B, soul, hip hop
Length =
Label = Epic
Producer = Davy Deluge, Lawrence Fordyce, DJ Ron G., Reggie Hamlet, Loren Hill, Troy Oliver, Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier, Cory Rooney (also executive), Dan Shea, Rich Shelton, Kevin Veney, Bernard "Focus..." Edwards Jr.
Reviews = *Allmusic rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3h9ks38wa3bg link]
*Entertainment.ie rating|2|5 [http://www.entertainment.ie/reviews/review.asp?ID=2453&subcat=CD link]
*"Rolling Stone" rating|2|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/jenniferLopez/albums/album/97260/rid/5944943/ link]
*Slant Magazine rating|3|5 [http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/music_review.asp?ID=260 link]
Last album = ""
(2002)
This album = "This Is Me... Then"
(2002)
Next album = "Rebirth"
(2005)
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate cover
Type = studio


Lower caption = UK bonus-disc edition cover
Singles
Name = This Is Me... Then
Type = studio
Single 1 = Jenny from the Block
Single 2 = All I Have
Single 3 = I'm Glad
Single 4 = You Belong To Me [Brazil only]
Single 5 = The One [promo only]
Single 6 = Baby I Love U!

"This Is Me... Then" is the third studio album (fourth overall) by American singer Jennifer Lopez, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music).

Chart Performance

The album sold over 314,000 copies during its first week of release, it debuted and peaked at number two on the U.S. "Billboard" 200, remaining on the top twenty for twelve weeks and on the chart for thirty-seven weeks. It spawned four singles: the old school hip hop-influenced "Jenny from the Block" (featuring Styles P and Jadakiss), the "Billboard" Hot 100 number-one "All I Have" (featuring LL Cool J), and the soul-tinged "I'm Glad" and "Baby I Love U!". The song You Belong To Me is a cover version from the song of Carly Simon and was released in Brazil, where was present on the soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas and charted on the "Brazil Hot 100" too. The song The One was a promo single in Europe and a radio single in Brazil too, and was played in some radio stations there too.The song "Dear Ben" is Jennifer Lopez reffering to her romance with the actor Ben Affleck, the lyrics are romantic and very full of romantics phrase and she not mentionated his name on the song, but the title explains all.

Track listing

#"Still" (Jennifer Lopez, Rich Shelton, Kevin Veney, Loren Hill, Leonard Huggins, LeRoy Bell, Casey James) – 3:40
#*Contains elements of Teddy Pendergrass' "Set Me Free" (LeRoy Bell, Casey James).
#"Loving You" (Troy Oliver, Cory Rooney, James Mtume, Michael Garvin, Tom C. Shapiro) – 3:45
#*Contains a sample of Mtume's "Juicy Fruit" (James Mtume) and George Benson's "Never Give Up on a Good Thing" (Michael Garvin, Tom C. Shapiro).
#"I'm Glad" (Lopez, Rooney, Oliver, mrDEYO, J.B. Weaver, Jr.) – 3:42
#*Contains a sample of Schoolly D's "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" (J.B. Weaver, Jr.).
#"The One" (Lopez, Rooney, Davy Deluge, Thom Bell, Linda Creed) – 3:36
#*Contains an interpolation of The Stylistics' "You Are Everything" (Thom Bell, Linda Creed).
#"Dear Ben" (Lopez, Rooney, Bernard Edwards, Jr.) – 3:14
#"All I Have" (featuring LL Cool J) (Lopez, Makeba Riddick, Curtis Richardson, Ron G, Lisa Peters, William Jeffrey) – 4:14
#*Contains a sample of Debra Laws' "Very Special" (Lisa Peters, William Jeffrey).
#"Jenny from the Block" (featuring Styles and Jadakiss) (Lopez, Oliver, mrDEYO, Samuel Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier, Fernando Arbex, Lawrence Parker, Scott Sterling, Michael Oliver) – 3:08
#*Contains an interpolation of Enoch Light and the Light Brigade's "Hi-Jack" (Fernando Arbex), a portion of Boogie Down Productions' "South Bronx" (Lawrence Parker, Scott Sterling), and a portion of 20th Century Steel Band's "Heaven and Hell Is on Earth" (Michael Oliver).
#"Again" (Lopez, Rooney, Oliver, Reggie Hamlet) – 5:47
#"You Belong to Me" (Carly Simon, Michael McDonald) – 3:30
#"I've Been Thinkin'" (Lopez, Rooney, Dan Shea) – 4:41
#"Baby I Love U!" (Lopez, Rooney, Shea, John Barry) – 4:43
#*Contains an interpolation of John Barry's "Midnight Cowboy" (John Barry).
#"The One" (Version 2) – 3:31

European and Mexican edition

#

  • "I'm Gonna Be Alright" (Track Masters Remix featuring Nas) (Lopez, Oliver, Rooney, Barnes, Olivier, Cheryl Lorraine Cook, Ronald LaPread) – 2:52

    Brazilian edition

    #

  • "Jenny from the Block" (Album Version Without Rap) – 2:49

    UK bonus-disc edition

    Released on March 22, 2004
    #

  • "I'm Gonna Be Alright" (Track Masters Remix featuring Nas) – 2:52

    Bonus disc

    #"Jenny from the Block" (Seismic Crew's Latin Disco Trip) – 6:41
    #"All I Have" (Ignorants Mix featuring LL Cool J) – 4:03
    #"I'm Glad" (Paul Oakenfold Perfecto Remix) – 5:47
    #"The One" (Bastone & Burnz Club Mix) – 7:40
    #"Baby I Love U!" (R. Kelly Remix) – 4:11

    Charts

    ales and certifications

    References


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