Album: Burnin’

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Burnin' (Front Cover)

Album details

Released: 1 October 1991
Length: 59:05
Label(s): MCA Records
Studio(s): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA
Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, USA

Charts, Certifications & Awards

Country: Chart Entry Date Peak Position Weeks in Chart
USA: Billboard 200 19 Oct. 1991+ 71 36
USA: Billboard R&B Albums 26 Oct. 1991+ 9 51
Institution, Country Date Certification
RIAA, USA 28 Apr. 1992 Gold (500,000)
Institution, Country Date Award
Grammy Award, USA 26 Feb. 1992 Best Female R&B Performance on 'How Can I Ease The Pain'

Singles released

The 4 singles released from this album didn't contain a Prince contribution:

See also

Be Yourself
Burnin' is the eleventh solo studio album by Patti LaBelle, and was released worldwide in October 1991 (on the same day as Prince and the New Power Generation's album Diamonds And Pearls).

Following on from Prince's contributions to Patti LaBelle's 1989 album Be Yourself, Burnin' contained one song with writing input by Prince, I Hear Your Voice, co-written by Rosie Gaines (for whom the song was originally intended) and Francis Jules.

Sessions and compiling

I Hear Your Voice was recorded by Prince in late April 1991, with vocal overdubs by Patti LaBelle added at some point later.


The album produced four singles, Feels Like Another One, Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is), When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven) and When You Love Somebody (I'm Saving My Love for You). The album reached number 71 on the US Billboard Pop Chart, and number 9 on the Billboard R&B Chart.

On 26 February 1992, Patti LaBelle won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Performance for her work on the album (sharing the award, unusually, with Lisa Fischer for the single How Can I Ease The Pain).

Track listing

Details given for Prince-related tracks only:

  1. Feels Like Another One
  2. Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)
  3. When You Love Somebody (I'm Saving My Love For You)
  4. I Don't Do Duets with Gladys Knight
  5. Temptation
  6. When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)
  7. Burnin' (The Fire Is Still) Burnin' For You
  8. I Hear Your Voice (4:22) 1
  9. We're Not Makin' Love Anymore with Michael Bolton
  10. Release Yourself with LaBelle
  11. Love Never Dies
  12. Crazy Love

1 Written by Prince, Rosie Gaines and Francis Jules


  • Prince - producer (as Paisley Park)
  • Michael Stokes - co-producer
  • James R. Budd Ellison - co-producer
  • Patti LaBelle - executive producer
  • Michael Koppelman - engineer (at Paisley ParkStudios)
  • Keith "K.C." Cohen - engineer (at Larrabee Sound Studios)
  • Foley Fali - assistant engineer
  • F. Byron Clark - mixer (at Creative Source Studios, Studio City, California)
  • Vartan - art direction
  • John Coulter - design
  • Margo Chase - logos
  • Marc Raboy - photography
  • Norma harris-Gordon - hair
  • Shelly Bromfield - stylist
  • Christy Hood - stylist
  • Fran Cooper - makeup
  • Donna Karan - clothing

  • Special thanks: Ernie Singleton - Thanks for your confidence and motivation.
  • David Casey - Thanks for making my burden a little lighter.
  • Michael Stokes - Thanks for the smoking' tracks and your support.
  • The PAZ family (Clinton Donaldson, Hazel Souder, band and crew) - Thanks for always being there for me.
  • To my fans, friends and family - It is for you that I sing. Love. Patti La Belle

LP, CD, Cassettes and Other versions
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Additional Information

Promotion (at time of release) Trivia

Ingrid Chavez
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Night Calls