Jones,Donell - Where I Wanna Be
Where I Wanna Be
Soul/R & B
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Where I Wanna Be is the second studio album by R&B singer Donell Jones, It was released on October 12, 1999 So far, Where I Wanna Be has been his most successful album to date going platinum. The album is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut album, My Heart (1996). The album featured three hit singles, the worldwide hit "U Know What's Up", currently Donell's biggest hit single to date, peaking inside the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and was a massive #2 hit in the UK. The album also includes the UK hit "Shorty (Got Her Eyes on Me)", the minor R&B/Hip Hop hit "This Luv" and the US smash hit, soulful ballad and title track,"Where I Wanna Be". Executive Produced by Edward "Eddie F" Ferrell & distributed through Untouchables/LaFace.

Singles Chart positions

Category:1999 albums

Category:Donell Jones albums

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Artist/Band Information

Donell Jones (born May 22, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer.

He is most notable for the hits "U Know What's Up", "Where I Wanna Be" and his cover of Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me Off My Feet". Jones rose to fame in the late 1990's with the release of his second album, Where I Wanna Be.


Jones struggled between wanting to be a musician and a member of the Gangster Disciples, a street gang. After a brush with death, he left the gang and focused on a music career, forming the group Porscha. However, Jones was gaining notice as a writer penning songs for established R&B acts such as Usher (he produced the singer's 1995 hit "Think of You") and 702 (band)'s "Get It Together". Jones also wrote for groups such as Brownstone and Silk.

He has five daughters.

Music career

In 1996, Donell Jones signed with LaFace Records and released his debut album, My Heart, which included the hit cover of Stevie Wonder's 1976 ballad "Knocks Me Off My Feet".

It wasn't until 1999, however, that Jones began to establish himself as a true R&B hit maker with his second album, Where I Wanna Be. The album yielded number-one hits such as "U Know What's Up", which featured TLC member Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes on the title track. Other hits included "Shorty Got Her Eyes on Me" and "This Luv". The album went on to sell over one million copies.

In 2000, Jones recorded the song "I'll Go" for the Love and Basketball soundtrack.

Jones released his third album in 2002, the gold-selling Life Goes On album. It featured the hits, "You Know That I Love You" (#16 R&b), "Don't Leave" featuring G-Wise and "Put Me Down" featuring Styles P..

Four years later in 2006 Jones released his fourth album, Journey of a Gemini which included the Tim & Bob produced song "I'm Gonna Be". It had moderate success reaching #40 on Urban AC. "Spend The Night" also received notable airplay.

Donell Jones' new album, Lyrics, was released on September 28, 2010 under E1 Music.http



*Spinto Tenor

Highest note

*E#5 in "Special Girl"

Highest Full Voice Note

*C5 in "Wish You Were Here"

Lowest note

*B2 in "Comeback"


Studio albums

Compilation albums

*2007: The Best of Donell Jones



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