January Joy

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January Joy
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 2005 (JP)
GenreR&B, hip hop
LabelJ Records/Full Surface Records
ProducerSwizz Beatz
Kanye West
Raphael Saadiq
Mashonda chronology
January Joy
The Renovation Series EP
Singles from January Joy
  1. "Back Of Da Club"
    Released: October 2005
  2. "Blackout (feat. Snoop Dogg & Nas)"
    Released: June 2006
  3. "Used To (Promo Only)"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Vibe3.5/5 stars[1]

January Joy is the debut album by American singer Mashonda, released in Japan only in November 2005 via J Records and Full Surface Records. The album features tracks, produced by Swizz Beatz and Kanye West, including two singles: "Back Of Da Club" and "Blackout"; the album was scrapped in the U.S. because of early leaks and failure of the project's two singles. The album never charted,[2] and was subsequently deleted.[clarification needed]

Track listing[edit]

1."Step Into My World"Mashonda Tifrere, Qaadir Atkinson1:13
2."The World Is Ours"Tifrere, J.B. Marshall, Willie Hutch3:38
3."Blackout" (featuring Snoop Dogg)Tifrere, Kasseem Dean, Sean Garrett, Calvin Broadus3:20
4."Used To"Tifrere, George Spivey, Raeford Gerald3:57
5."Back Of Da Club" (featuring Swizz Beatz)Tifrere, Dean3:38
6."It's OK"Simon Johnson, Andre Gonzalez, Bryce Wilson, Makeda Davis3:31
7."Hold Me" (featuring Kanye West)Tifrere, Brian Miller, Kanye West, Gene Allan, Gary Knight4:03
8."Leave the Block Alone" (featuring Jadakiss)Mike City, Jason Phillips4:16
9."Lonely"Tifrere, Loren Lunnon, Ernest Isley, Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Chris Jasper3:42
10."Girlfriend"Tifrere, Dean4:20
11."Touch Me"Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy4:31
12."Why I Love You"Tifrere, Bryan-Michael Cox, Jason Rome, Terron Mitchell, Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere4:17
13."Ask of You" (featuring Raphael Saadiq)Raphael Saadiq, El Takao, Tim Riley, Hachidai Nakamura4:22
14."No One Else" (Lyrical interpolation from 2Pac's "Do For Love")Tifrere, Spivey4:49
15."Thank You (Outro)"Tifrere, Atkinson1:37
16."Blackout" (featuring Nas) (Bonus Track))Tifrere, Dean, Garrett, Nasir Jones3:20



  1. ^ Vibe review
  2. ^ "January Joy - Mashonda". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-25.