Album: Be Yourself

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Be Yourself

Be Yourself (Front Cover)

Album details


Released: 26 June 1989
Length: 53:48
Label(s): MCA Records
Studio(s): Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA; Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards


Charts
America
Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 22 Jul. 1989 86 26
USA: Billboard R&B Albums 22 Jul. 1989 14 39
Certifications
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
Awards
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released


Yo Mister
b/w I Can Fly
Yomister single.jpg

See also


    
Be Yourself album is the second MCA Records studio album by soul singer Patti LaBelle (formerly part of the band Labelle, along with Nona Hendryx).

The album contains two songs with writing input by Prince, Yo Mister, and Love 89 (co-written with Sheena Easton). Both tracks were recorded by Prince, with Patti LaBelle simply replacing Prince's vocals with her own.

Prince later contributed the song I Hear Your Voice to Patti LaBelle's next album, Burnin' in 1991.


Promotion

The album produced three singles, If You Asked Me To, Yo Mister (which contained various remixes of the track), and I Can't Complain. The album reached number 86 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 14 on the Billboard Black Chart.



Track listing
CD LP

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:
The compact disc version is the original issue.

  1. If You Asked Me To
  2. I Can't Complain
  3. Be Yourself
  4. Yo Mister (5:08) 1
  5. I Got It Like That
  6. Love 89 (5:09) 2
  7. Still In Love
  8. I'm Scared Of You
  9. Can't Bring Me Down
  10. Need A Little Faith
  11. I Can Fly
  1. If You Asked Me To
  2. I Can't Complain
  3. Be Yourself
  4. Yo Mister (5:08) 1
  5. I Got It Like That
  • Side 2:
  1. Love 89 (5:09) 2
  2. Still In Love
  3. I'm Scared Of You
  4. Can't Bring Me Down
  5. Need A Little Faith
  6. I Can Fly


1 Written by Prince
2 Written by Prince and Sheena Easton.



Personnel
Musicians


Production


Thanks



Releases
LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
Country Format Cat. Number Comments Front Back Label 1 Label 2

This section is under construction

Variants, Special Editions and Reissues
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

  • A promotional stamp was published in Billboard of 26 August 1989 (Vol. 101 No. 34).
  • A full page press advert was published in Billboard of 9 September 1989 (Vol. 101 No. 36):

US press advert published in Billboard on 9 September 1989


References
Timewaitsfornoone album.jpg 1989
Time Waits For No One
All Albums All Related Artists Albums 1989
Good Feeling
Goodfeeling album.jpg