Basic Instinct (album)

2010 album by Ciara

Basic Instinct is the fourth studio album by American recording artist Ciara. It was released on December 10, 2010, by LaFace Records and Jive Records. Executively produced by A&R agent Mark Pitts, Ciara, Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, Basic Instinct returns Ciara to her urban roots with mid-tempo R&B, hip hop and dance songs.

Basic Instinct
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 10, 2010 (2010-12-10)
Recorded2009–10
Genre
Length43:39
Label
Producer
Ciara chronology
'Fantasy Ride
(2009)
Basic Instinct 'Ciara
(2013)
Singles from Basic Instinct
  1. "Ride"
    Released: April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19)
  2. "Speechless"
    Released: September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
  3. "Gimmie Dat"
    Released: October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)

Critical responseEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic     [1]
BBC Onlinefavorable[2]
The Boston Globemixed[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[4]
Los Angeles Times    [5]
New York Daily News     [6]
The New York Timesfavorable[7]
Slant Magazine     [8]
USA Today    [9]
The Washington Postunfavorable[10]

Basic Instinct received, on average, positive 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 72.[11]

Track listingsEdit

Basic Instinct – Standard version
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Basic Instinct (U Got Me)"  
3:29
2. "Ride" (featuring Ludacris)
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
4:34
3. "Gimmie Dat"  
4:11
4. "Heavy Rotation"  
  • Harris
  • Coby
  • Mike Molina
  • Nelson Kyle
  • Rogers Andrell
  • Brian Flemming
  • Gerald J Coats
  • The Agency (Molina and Kyle)
  • Soundz[b]
  • Harrell[a]
4:08
5. "Girls Get Your Money"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
3:32
6. "Yeah I Know"  
  • Harris
  • Coby
  • Jordan Suecof
  • Infinity
  • Harrell[a]
3:44
7. "Speechless"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
4:08
8. "You Can Get It"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
4:00
9. "Turn It Up" (featuring Usher)
3:08
10. "Wants for Dinner"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
3:31
11. "I Run It"  
  • Harris
  • Nash
  • Stewart
  • Stewart
  • Nash
  • Harrell[a]
5:15
Notes
  • Track listing and credits taken from album booklet.[15]
  • ^a denotes a vocal producer
  • ^b denotes a co-producer
  • "Basic Instinct (U Got Me)" samples "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.[15]
  • "Heavy Rotation" contains a portion of "Baby Baby" written by Rogers Andrell, Brian Flemming and Gerald J. Coats.[15]

PersonnelEdit

Credits for Basic Instinct adapted from Allmusic.[16]

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia Urban Albums Chart[17] 22
French Digital Albums Chart[18] 46
Swiss Albums Chart[19] 83
UK R&B Albums Chart[20] 30
U.S. Billboard 200[21] 44
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[22] 11

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[23] 67

Release historyEdit

List of release dates, showing country, record label, and catalog number
Region Date Format Label Catalog
Australia[24] December 10, 2010 CD, digital download Sony Music 88697720922
Germany[25] Digital download, CD
Sweden[26] 886977209222
France[27] December 13, 2010
United Kingdom[28] RCA Records 88697720922
United States[29] December 14, 2010 Digital download, CD LaFace, Jive Records 886977209222
Brazil[30] CD Sony Music
Japan December 15, 2010 Standard edition (CD)[31] Sony Music Japan SICP2848
Deluxe edition (CD+DVD)[32] SICP2846
Netherlands[33] December 24, 2010 Digital download, CD Sony Music 88697720922

ReferencesEdit

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