| March 10, 2009|
10 March 2009
Carrington House and Christian Boy Studios in Atlanta
Signature Sound Studios, The Red Room and The Music House in Sherman Oaks|
The-Dream, Ne-Yo, Jasper Cameron
Contemporary R&B, Hip hop music
Back of My Lac', Guilty Conscience, Love vs Money, Forever in a Day, Stronger with Each Tear
Round 2 is the second studio album by American recording artist J. Holiday, it was released on March 10, 2009, by Music Line Group and Capitol Records. It is the follow-up to his debut album, Back of My Lac', which was released in 2007. The album was supported by the lone single, "It's Yours".
Upon release, Round 2 received critical acclaim from music critics, who complimented its production and songwriting.
The first single "It's Yours", was released on December 16, 2008. A music video was released.
The second single that was supposed to be released was Fall, but due to label problems it was canceled like "Come Here" on his previous album.
The album sold 55,000 copies in its first week and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200. The album has sold 300,000 copies in the United States.
The album received critical acclaim from music critics. Andy Kellman of Allmusic said, "Holiday instead delivers a second album that is not a retread. It's not a reinvention, either, but the roster of collaborators is almost completely different, and Holiday all but eliminates the tough guy and stoner talk". Mark Edward Nero of About.com said Round 2 is a well-sung, well-written, well-produced album, but the one negative is that it's a little bland and leans too much on love songs. Slavik Nathan of DJBooth.net stated Round 2 finds Holiday shifting away from Lac’s harder-edged image in favor of a smoother sound, resulting in a well-crafted album that shows that while Holiday’s got a ways to go before he reaches elite status, no one will ever be able to call him a one-hit wonder again.Notes
^[a] signifies an co-producer
"Wrong Lover" contains interpolations from the composition "Hurry Up This way Again" written by Cynthia Biggs & Dexter Wansel.
Credits for Round 2 adapted from Allmusic.
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