The Right Stuff (album)

album by Vanessa Williams

The Right Stuff is the debut studio album by American singer and actress Vanessa Williams, released on June 6, 1988, by Wing Records. It includes the singles "The Right Stuff", "(He's Got) The Look", "Dreamin'" and "Darlin' I". The album and its singles managed to cross over from an urban market to also a pop market. It was eventually certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of 500,000 and earned Williams three Grammy Award nominations.

The Right Stuff
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 6, 1988 (1988-06-06)
Vanessa Williams chronology
The Right Stuff
The Comfort Zone
Singles from The Right Stuff
  1. "The Right Stuff"
    Released: February 1, 1988
  2. "(He's Got) The Look"
    Released: April 12, 1988
  3. "Dreamin'"
    Released: August 16, 1988
  4. "Darlin' I"
    Released: January 20, 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listings change

No. TitleProducer(s) Length
1. "The Right Stuff"  Salas 4:18
2. "Be a Man"  Robinson 4:57
3. "Dreamin'"  Donald Robinson 5:25
4. "If You Really Love Him"  Salas 5:24
5. "(He's Got) The Look"  Amir-Salaam Bayyan 4:11
6. "I'll Be the One"  Lewis A. Martineé 4:05
7. "Security"  Salas 4:38
8. "Darlin' I"  Salas 4:07
9. "Am I Too Much?"  
  • Bryant
  • Ross
10. "Can This Be Real?"  Salas 5:15
11. "Whatever Happens"  Salas 3:26

Production change

  • Produced by Amir-Salaam Bayyan, David Paul Bryant, Lewis A. Martineé, Donald Robinson, Larry Robinson, Darryl Ross, Rex Salas
  • Additional [background] vocals: Chuckii Booker, Johnny Gill (track 1), Niki Haris (tracks 2, 7, 10), Rachelle Ferrell (track 3), Kipper Jones (tracks 1, 2, 8)
  • Engineers: Mike Bona, David Bianco, Gerry Brown, Craig Burbridge, Peter Dlugokencky, Michael Frenke, Lewis A. Martinee, Allen Scott Plotkin, Paul Scott, Steve Shepherd, Mike Tarsia, Steve Van Arden, Erik Zobler, Jared Held
  • Assistant engineers: Sabrina Burchanek, Cliff Jones, Bob Loftus, Gill Morales, Adam Silverman, Dennis Stefani, John VanNest
  • Mixing: Rick Alonso, David Bianco, Lewis A. Martinee, Donald Robinson, Mike Tarsia, Erik Zobler, Jared Held
  • Remixing: Rod Hui
  • Mix assistant: Steve Holroyd
  • Editing and post-production: Ed Eckstine, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, Christopher Shaw, Hank Shocklee, Bill Stephney

Charts change

Chart (1988) Peak
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[2] 45
US Billboard 200[3] 38
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 18

References change