The Queen of R&B

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Kyla (The Queen of R&B)
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 15, 2018
Recorded2017
GenreR&B, soul
Length69:23
LanguageEnglish, Filipino
LabelStar Music
ProducerJonathan Manalo (executive), Kyla
Kyla chronology
Journey
(2014)
Kyla (The Queen of R&B)
(2018)
Singles from The Queen of R&B
  1. "Only Gonna Love You"
    Released: January 19, 2018
  2. "Fix You and Me"
    Released: February 2, 2018
  3. "Talk About Us"
    Released: June 8, 2018
  4. "Mahal Kita Pero Konti Na Lang"
    Released: July 18, 2018

Kyla (The Queen of R&B) is the tenth studio album of Filipino R&B singer Kyla, released on April 15, 2018, by Star Music. It is Kyla's first album with Star Music after 16 years with PolyEast Records / EMI Philippines.

The album became #1 selling album on iTunes Philippines less than a day after its release and was sold out at the album launch on April 15.[1]

Background and development[edit]

Upon signing with Star Music in December 2016, it was announced that she will release an album in the third quarter of 2017, but was delayed a few times. Executive producer Jonathan Manalo shared that the concept was a throwback to 90's R&B. The label first intended to release an extended play.

The album is composed mostly of R&B ballads and soul with the a few upbeat and mid-tempo tracks. Kyla included one cover in the album, South Border's "Sa'yo" featuring its songwriter Jay Durias. It also contains four bonus tracks, which are previously recorded but unreleased songs by Kyla: her theme song renditions of "Till I Met You" and "On The Wings Of Love" and her Himig Handog interpretations of "Monumento" and "Tayo Na Lang Kasi."

On January 15, 2018, Star Music announced that Kyla will have double-lead singles with a full-length album release in March 2018. The first lead single, "Only Gonna Love You," was released on January 19, while the second lead single, "Fix You And Me" was released on February 2. Her album release was again delayed from March 17, 2018, to April due to "health reasons."[1][2]

Singles[edit]

  • "Only Gonna Love You," an urban, pop-reggaeton track, was released as the album's first lead single on January 19, 2018, and features international rapper REQ. Kyla performed the single at ASAP on March 25, 2018. The music video was directed by John Prats and Brightbulb production.[3][4]
  • "Fix You and Me" was released on February 2, 2018, two weeks after the first lead single. The music video is a sequel to "Only Gonna Love You."[5]
  • "Talk About Us" (feat. Iñigo Pascual) was released on June 8, 2018, at Monster RX 93.1 as the third single.
  • "Mahal Kita Pero Konti Na Lang," due to its popularity, was released on July 18, 2018, at MOR 101.9 as the fourth single.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Only Gonna Love You (feat. REQ)"Jonathan Manalo3:43
2."Only Gonna Love You (Motown Interlude)"Jonathan Manalo0:41
3."My Melody"Aliya Parcs3:23
4."Talk About Us (feat. Iñigo Pascual)"
4:13
5."Fix You & Me"
  • Jonathan Manalo
  • Zadon
3:54
6."What If I"Trina Belamide4:16
7."Proper Heartbreak"
5:01
8."Tayo Pa Rin" (Metropop 1999 entry)Soc Villanueva4:41
9."Pangarap Na Dumating"Yeng Constantino4:32
10."Huling Muli"Jungee Marcelo3:35
11."Pagdating Ng Kailanman"Kiko Salazar3:23
12."Sa Iyo (feat. Jay Durias)" (Cover of South Border's "Sa'yo")Jay Durias3:51
13."Only Gonna Love You (Remix)"Jonathan Manalo3:31
14."Fix You & Me (Acoustic Version)"Jonathan Manalo & Zadon3:58
15."Mahal Kita Pero Konti Na Lang"Joven Tan3:52
Bonus Tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
16."On the Wings of Love" (On the Wings of Love OST)Jeffrey Osborne4:33
17."Till I Met You" (Till I Met You OST)Odette Quesada4:07
18."Monumento (feat. Kris Lawrence)" (Himig Handog 2016 entry)Jungee Marcelo3:59
19."Tayo Na Lang Kasi (feat. Jason Dy)" (Himig Handog 2017 entry)Soc Villanueva4:10

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format
Philippines April 15, 2018 Star Music CD, digital download
Worldwide April 15, 2018 Star Music Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyla breaks down during performance as she reveals tragedy | ABS-CBN News". ABS-CBNnews.com.
  2. ^ Kyla to launch new album | One Music PH
  3. ^ "Kyla celebrates 18th year in the industry with new single, album | Star Cinema". Star Cinema.
  4. ^ Kyla tugs heartstrings with new new single "Only Gonna Love You" - LionhearTV
  5. ^ Kyla releases new single “Fix You and Me” at the Wayback Machine (archived April 17, 2018)