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Format: CD
Sku: 60141175
UPC: 008811160623
UPC 14: 00008811160623
Release Date: 4/22/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ Mary J. Blige
2. I Can Love You ~ Mary J. Blige
3. Love Is All We Need ~ Mary J. Blige
4. Round And Round ~ Mary J. Blige
5. Share My World (Interlude) ~ Mary J. Blige
6. Share My World ~ Mary J. Blige
7. Seven Days ~ Mary J. Blige
8. It's On - (featuring R. Kelly) ~ Mary J. Blige
9. Thank You Lord (Interlude) ~ Mary J. Blige
10. Missing You ~ Mary J. Blige
11. Everything ~ Mary J. Blige
12. Keep Your Head ~ Mary J. Blige
13. Can't Get You Off My Mind ~ Mary J. Blige
14. Get To Know You Better ~ Mary J. Blige
15. Searching ~ Mary J. Blige
16. Our Love ~ Mary J. Blige
17. Not Gon' Cry ~ Mary J. Blige

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Mary J. Blige (vocals); R. Kelly (vocals, various instruments); Rodney Jerkins (rap vocals, various instruments, programming); Lil' Kim, Nas, The Lox (rap vocals); Rich Nice (spoken vocals, programming); Ol' Dirty Bastard (spoken vocals); Babyface (various instruments, programming); Malik Pendleton (various instruments, background vocals); Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Fred Jerkins III (various instruments); Mike Scott, Michael Jordan, George Benson (guitar); Minio Class (Fender Rhodes); Joshua Milan, George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson (keyboards); Nathan East (bass); Mr. Lee, Stephen George, Poke, Tone (programming); D.J. Do It All (scratches); La Tonya Blige-DaCosta, Mary Brown, Shanice Wilson, Stephanie (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers: Poke, Tone, Rich Nice, Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Malik Pendleton, R. Kelly, Babyface, Bryce Wilson, Fred Jerkins III, James Mtume.
Muze PNote Engineers: Rich Travali, Ben Garrison, Steve Hodge, Dexter Simmons, Ken Lewis, Stephen George, Chris Brickley, Rick Behrens, Brad Gilderman, Angela Piva, Tom Vercillo, Tony Maserati.
Muze PNote SHARE MY WORLD was nominated for a 1988 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
Muze PNote Personnel: Mary J. Blige (vocals, background vocals); Rodney Jerkins (vocals, rap vocals, drum programming); R. Kelly (vocals, background vocals); Lil' Kim, Nas, The LOX (rap vocals); Michael Jordan , Abdulhameed Zuhri, George Benson , Ed Tree Moore, Ed Moore, Michael "Dino" Campbell , Mike Campbell , Mike Scott (guitar); Minio Class (Fender Rhodes piano); Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Babyface (keyboards, drum programming); Lafayette Carthon, Dunn Pearson, Jr., Bruce Wilson, George R. "Golden Fingers" Pearson, James Mtume, Josh Milan, Bryce Wilson (keyboards); Randy Walker (midi, programming); Roy Ayers (vibraphone); James Mussen (drums); Mr. Lee, Stephen George (programming); Poke, Poke & Tone, Tone, One Drop Scott (drum programming); DJ Do It All (scratches); LaTonya Blige-DaCosta, Malik Pendleton, Mary Brown, Shanice (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Kyle Bess; Bob "Bassy" Bob Brackmann; Dexter Simmons; Xavier Smith; Fred Jenkins III; Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III; Tizone; Ken Lewis ; Jon Gass; Malik Pendleton; Angela Piva; R. Kelly; Richard Travali; Rodney Jerkins; Stephen George; Steve Hodge; Tom Vercillo; Tony Maserati .
Muze PNote Recording information: Battery Studios (1995); Chicago Recording Company, Chicago, IL (1995); Chicago Trax, Chicago, IL (1995); Flyte Tyme studios, Edina, MN (1995); Sound Tracks, New York, New York, NY (1995); The Hit Factory, New York, NY (1995).
Muze PNote Introduction by: Rodney Jerkins.
Muze PNote Photographer: Kevin Westenberg.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Randy Walker; Lil' Kim.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds; Jimmy Jam; Poke; Poke & Tone; Rich Nice; Rodney Jerkins; Babyface; Tone; Terry Lewis; One Drop Scott.
Muze PNote Uber-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis come aboard for this hip-hop diva's third album, but they don't take over the way they do with more impressionable singers. SHARE MY WORLD remains very much Mary J. Blige's album, featuring 17 tracks worth of the same bumpin' soul that has made her one of the premier singers of the '90s. Blige earned the title "queen of hip-hop soul" with her amazing blend of hip-hop beats and R&B vocals on her debut album, WHAT'S THE 411?, and then followed up with the equally strong MY LIFE, which showed off a more personal side. On SHARE MY WORLD, she invites you to share a world of true success.
Muze PNote When Blige sings, whether it be a ballad or a hip-hop track, she sings from the heart, both to and for her audience. Collaborating with R. Kelly, Nas, Lil' Kim, Bryce Wilson of Groove Theory and many more, she once again offers the best new music in her genre. It doesn't get better than this.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Nas
Muze Guest Artist Ol' Dirty Bastard
Muze Guest Artist Lil' Kim
Muze Guest Artist Shanice
Muze Guest Artist Roy Ayers
Muze Guest Artist George Benson
Muze Guest Artist Babyface
Muze Guest Artist R. Kelly
Muze Guest Artist The Lox

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Show (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Waiting To Exhale
Muze Music Compilations 10th Year Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
Muze Music Compilations Love & Consequences
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Notorious K.I.M. (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dr. Dre 2001 (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Ironman (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations One Night Only
Muze Music Compilations Nu Nation Project
Muze Music Compilations Stillmatic (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Unplugged (Explicit Version) (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Jay Z Unplugged (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Brown Sugar
Muze Music Compilations Electric Circus (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Street Dreams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Beautiful Struggle
Muze Music Compilations Shark Tale
Muze Music Compilations Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason
Muze Music Compilations Documentary (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Still Ghetto (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith
Muze Music Compilations Todd Smith(vinyl) 0306
Muze Music Compilations Bobby-the Movie
Muze Music Compilations Curtis (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Curtis
Muze Music Compilations Twenty Five
Muze Music Compilations Ecleftic-2 Sides Ii A Book
Muze Music Compilations Call and Response
Muze Music Compilations On My Radio
Muze Music Compilations Last Kiss(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Last Kiss (Clean Version)
Muze Music Compilations Music Inspired By The Film More Than(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Q Soul Bossa Nostra
Muze Music Compilations Man On The Moon II:legend Of Mr. Rage
Muze Music Compilations Help (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations We The Best Forever
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Wyclef Jean
Muze Music Compilations Rock Of Ages (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Dreams And Nightmares
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations ICON:METHOD MAN(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Precious:based On The Novel Push(ost)
Muze Music Compilations Sacred Love
Muze Music Compilations TICAL(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Man On The Moon 2:Legend Of Mr. Rager(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Man On The Moon 2:Legend Of Mr. Rager(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Empire: Season One (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Rza Hits

Associated Artists and Works

Father MC
Method Man
Smooth Jazz All Stars
The Smooth Jazz All Stars

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/22/1997
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1997
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 11606
Music Label Name Label : MCA (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00008811160623

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (5/15/97, p.112)
- 3 Stars (out of 5)
- "...she's moved beyond sound to real singing....There's shading, depth and control in her vocals....she's consolidating power by proving herself on more traditional R&B terms..."

Spin (6/97, p.118)
- 8 (out of 10)
- "..Blige still sings like she has scars that will never heal. Her tone and phrasing contain a fight-or-flight intensity that's both brazen and vulnerable....Like no diva since Aretha Franklin, Blige seems to command a song on sheer impulse and willpower..."

Entertainment Weekly (5/2/97, pp.54-55)
- "...having made an uneven album packed with career-peak performances, she is the only example of a hip-hop soul practitioner attempting to make a record that's more than a product placement opportunity for Lexus and Cristal..." - Rating: B

The Source (6/97, p.134)
- "...a testament to the power of musical progression and personal perseverance. After years of honing the skill necessary to balance street savvy beats and cerebral songwriting, Mary J. is one artist that can say she's gone to new, higher ground..."

Rap Pages (6/97, p.86)
- "...Mary has allowed everyone to gaze into her eyes and become enchanted with her ghetto princess....This album shows that Mary's grown vocally....SHARE MY WORLD is an oral version of Alvin Ailey, raw and distinctly Black..."

NME (Magazine)
(4/19/97, p.46)
- "...Imagine Lauryn Hill cured of her karaoke obsession...or L'il Kim after a spell in reform school and the globe-topping potential of SHARE MY WORLD becomes clear: Mary's is not a minority appeal....respect all around...."

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