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  2. Raheem DeVaughn - Love Behind The Melody Releases Discogs
Love Behind the Melody
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 15, 2008
GenreR&B, Neo soul
LabelJive, Zomba
ProducerKenny 'Dope' Gonzalez, Scott Storch, Kwamé, Carvin & Ivan, Bryan-Michael Cox
Raheem DeVaughn chronology
The Love Experience
Love Behind the Melody
The Love & War MasterPeace
Singles from Love Behind the Melody
  1. 'Woman'
    Released: September 25, 2007
  2. 'Customer'
    Released: 2008
  3. 'Text Messages'
    Released: 2008

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Love Behind the Melody is the second studio album by AmericanR&B recording artist Raheem DeVaughn, released on January 15, 2008 by Jive Records. The album was preceded by three singles, 'Woman', 'Customer' and 'Text Messages'. The album debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling about 45,000 copies in its first week.[1]Love Behind the Melody proved to be one of the most critically praised albums of 2008.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Boston Globe(favorable)[6]
Entertainment Weekly(A-)[8]
The New York Times(favorable)[9]
USA Today[12]

Upon its release, Love Behind the Melody received rave reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83, which indicates 'universal acclaim', based on 9 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

1.'Hello Love (Intro)'Kenny Dope0:59
2.'Woman'Carl 'Chucky' Thompson4:28
3.'Love Drug'Scott Storch4:58
4.'Energy' (featuring Big Boi)Scott Storch3:24
5.'Friday (Shut The Club Down)'Kwame3:39
6.'Customer'Carvin & Ivan4:05
7.'Mo' Better'Jack Splash7:39
8.'Woman I Desire (Interlude)' (featuring Malik Yusef)Kenny Dope2:14
9.'Desire'Kenny Dope5:29
10.'Midnight (Interlude)'Kenny Dope1:30
11.'Marathon' (featuring Floetry)Kenny Dope5:45
12.'Butterflies'Mark Batson3:10
13.'She's Not You'One Up Entertainment4:14
14.'Can We Try Again? (Interlude)'Kenny Dope0:52
15.'Try Again'Mark Batson3:36
16.'Empty'Bryan-Michael Cox4:50
17.'Four Letter Word'Blaq Smurph4:45

Raheem Devaughn: Love Behind The Melody - PopMatters

Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)[14]
18.'Text Messages'Big Bob & Captn Curt, Chris Symfonikz3:23
19.'Customer' (featuring (R. Kelly)R. Kelly4:01
20.'Rich Girls' (featuring Too Short)3:33
21.'Woman' (music video)
Reissue bonus tracks
18.'Text Messages'Big Bob & Captn Curt, Chris Symfonikz3:23
19.'Customer' (featuring (R. Kelly)R. Kelly4:01


Raheem DeVaughn - Love Behind The Melody Releases Discogs

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2008)Peak
US Billboard 200[15]5
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16]1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2008)Position
US Billboard 200[17]161
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[18]22


  1. ^Katie Hasty, 'Keys Still Atop Album Chart In Slow Sales Week', Billboard.com, January 23, 2008.
  2. ^Raheem DeVaughn: Love Behind The Melody (2008): Reviews
  3. ^About.com review
  4. ^Allmusic review
  5. ^Billboard review
  6. ^The Boston Globe review
  7. ^Ebony review
  8. ^Entertainment Weekly review
  9. ^The New York Times review
  10. ^PopMatters review
  11. ^UrbanMusicReviews review
  12. ^USA Today review
  13. ^Vibe reviewArchived December 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-behind-melody-deluxe/id287844761
  15. ^'Raheem DeVaughn Chart History (Billboard 200)'. Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  16. ^'Raheem DeVaughn Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)'. Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  17. ^'Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2008'. Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  18. ^'Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2008'. Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2020.

External links[edit]

  • Love Behind the Melody at Metacritic
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Artist Biography by Andy Kellman

Raheem DeVaughn has proven that post-millennial R&B artists can be traditional and progressive at once and achieve commercial longevity without concessions to pop radio. The singer, songwriter, and producer paid his dues in Washington, D.C.'s music scene. A few years after he was showcased on DJ Jazzy Jeff's The Magnificent, he debuted on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart with 'Guess Who Loves You More' (2005). Parent album The Love Experience, DeVaughn's first, began a streak of artistically adventurous, Top Ten R&B/hip-hop full-lengths with depth far beneath the singles. Among his subsequent achievements are Grammy nominations for the songs 'Woman' (2007) and 'Customer' (2008), both off the number five Billboard 200 hit Love Behind the Melody, as well as a Best R&B Album nomination for LP three, The Love & War MasterPeace (2010). DeVaughn has transitioned out of the major-label system while maintaining his affinity for sprawling, loosely conceptual full-lengths. These releases range from A Place Called Love Land (2013) to What a Time to Be in Love (2020).

The son of jazz cellist Abdul Wadud, Raheem DeVaughn was born in Newark, New Jersey and was raised in Maryland, near Washington, D.C. He kicked his career into gear by performing at coffee houses and small clubs in D.C. and by selling CD-R recordings, aided in part by the cash reward from winning a talent contest. DeVaughn gained ground in 2002 with three featured spots on DJ Jazzy Jeff's The Magnificent, as well as contributions to Billy Crawford's Ride and Heather Headley's This Is Who I Am. Signed to the Jive label, DeVaughn issued a promotional single for 'Until' the following year, an Isley Brothers-sampling track that showcased his soul-rooted, socially conscious approach to contemporary R&B. The song was produced by early supporters Cliff Jones and Jerry Vines, the latter of whom also became the artist's long-term manager. DeVaughn's first official single, the Kenny Dope-produced 'Guess Who Loves You More,' entered Billboard's R&B/hip-hop chart in early 2005 and peaked at number 38. Debut album The Love Experience followed that June, reached the Top 50 of the Billboard 200, and began a streak of Top Ten entries on the corresponding R&B/hip-hop chart, aided by second charting single 'You,' another radio favorite.


Love Behind the Melody, DeVaughn's second full-length, arrived in January 2008. Free callget more customers from your website domain. Its first single, 'Woman,' was his biggest hit yet -- number 17 R&B/hip-hop, and number one on the adult R&B chart -- and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. 'Customer,' a number 12 R&B/hip-hop hit, was nominated the next year for Best R&B Song. Led by the late 2009 single 'Bulletproof,' featuring Ludacris, The Love & War MasterPeace debuted in March 2010 at number nine on the Billboard 200 and at number three on R&B/hip-hop. Featuring much more socially conscious material than the average contemporary R&B release -- including 'Nobody Wins a War,' on which DeVaughn was joined by a large ensemble that included cousin Chrisette Michele, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, and Bilal -- it received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. By the end of 2012, DeVaughn's own featured appearances numbered in the dozens. His secondary discography reads like a list of favorites from a rap fanatic with a well-defined, all-region aesthetic. Talib Kweli, UGK, Guru, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah, Big K.R.I.T., E-40, and Rapsody are among the artists who he's collaborated with.

DeVaughn went independent with A Place Called Love Land. Released in September 2013 on the Mass Appeal label, it nonetheless went Top Ten R&B, like his three preceding LPs, with a high dose of intimate slow jams. After he made a pair of crucial contributions to the Roots' ..And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, DeVaughn completed his fifth album, Love Sex Passion, with assistance from the likes of Chucky Thompson, Dre King, and the Colleagues. It arrived on eOne in February 2015 and spawned the singles 'Queen' and 'Temperature's Rising,' both of which hit the adult R&B chart. Shortly thereafter, DeVaughn and actor/poet/rapper Wes Felton reactivated the CrossRhodes, a long-dormant side project, with the socio-political-minded Footprints on the Moon, their first official album as a duo. DeVaughn resumed solo work with Decade of a Love King, issued in October 2018. Like the CrossRhodes set, it was self-released with support from BMG Rights Management. Within the next two years, the singer issued The Love Reunion and What a Time to Be in Love through SoNo Recording Group. The Colleagues received co-billing on the latter album.