The One

The One

by Frankie JFrankie J


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"Don't Wanna Try," a single that wound up cracking the Top 20 in 2003, is probably responsible for allowing Frankie J to bring in the likes of songwriters/producers Bryan-Michael Cox and Mario Winans, along with features from Baby Bash and Swisha House heavyweight Paul Wall, for follow-up The One. The singer continues to work closely with Happy Perez, but Cox's presence on not one but three tracks -- including "How to Deal," a clone of Usher's Cox-penned "Burn" in both sound and sentiment -- adds significant heft to his catalog. What's a Man to Do? tended to falter whenever J broke from his sweet, yearning (not whining) manner to adopt a tougher tone, but he smartly leaves that for Bash's and Wall's guest spots here. The One is a step forward in every aspect. Lead single "Obsession (No Es Amor)" shot up to the Top Ten upon release, only solidifying J's mainstream presence.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969094525
catalogNumber: 90945

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frankie J   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Night and Day   Background Vocals,Ensemble
Mario Winans   Various
Filiberto Lara Bautista   Background Vocals
Steve Valdez   Keyboards
Happy Perez   Acoustic Guitar
Baby Bash   Vocals
Bryan-Michael Cox   Various
Steve Russell   Background Vocals,Various

Technical Credits

Frankie J   Producer,Executive Producer
Mischke   Composer,Engineer
Night and Day   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Soulshock   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Mario Winans   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Karlin   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
James Hoover   Engineer
Charles Chavez   Executive Producer
Filiberto Lara Bautista   Arranger,Engineer,translation,English Translations
James Galvez   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Irv Gotti   Producer,Audio Production
S.K. Russell   Composer
Frankie Bautista   Composer
Happy Perez   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ria Shibayama   Art Direction
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation
Jimi Kendrix   Producer,Audio Production
Alex Cantrall   Composer
Francisco Bautista   Composer
Eric Hunter   Engineer
Sam Thomas   Engineer
Won "Engineer To The Stars" Bee Allen   Engineer
Malcolm Flythe   Producer,Audio Production
DJ Trauma   Producer
Steve Russell   Producer,Audio Production,Instrumentation

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The One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Frankie J, born Francisco Javier Bautista in Tijuana, Mexico, is back again with the much anticipated new album, The One. In his sophomore effort, Frankie J delivers a strong follow up to his solo debut, 2003's What’s a Man to Do? With a strong buzz surrounding the lead single, “Obsession (No Es Amor)” featuring rapper Baby Bash, The One is already slated to be a huge hit among R&B and pop fans alike. The Latin flavored single has steadily been climbing the Billboard charts and has consistent air play on radio stations across the country as well as a video in heavy rotation on MTV and other music video outlets. Following in the footsteps of the immensely popular “Suga Suga,” we find Frankie J, Baby Bash, and Happy Perez collaborating again on “Obsession (No Es Amor),” a remake of the hit by the bachata group Aventura. This version has a more urban sound that works well for an English-speaking audience. Happy Perez also provides the delicate back drop for “Story of my Life,” where we find Frankie J lamenting on the hardships one may suffer in life. Aside from Happy Perez, we find Frankie J collaborating with a number of first-rate producers on The One. On the title track featuring 3LW, hit-maker Irv Gotti of famed The Inc. comes through with a head-bopping melody that captures the impressive vocal talents of both Frankie J and 3LW. Bryan-Michael Cox who has worked with Usher, Mariah Carey, and Toni Braxton, among others delivers three amazing tracks on the album, including the introspective “How To Deal” where Frankie J sings about sacrificing the love of his life for a music career. The legendary Mario Winans also blesses Frankie J with an extraordinary track on “You Can’t Say It’s Love.” Apart from Frankie’s obvious vocal talents, the album also showcases the artist’s budding writing abilities. This is evident on soulful tracks like “Without You,” “#1 Fan,” “In The Moment,” and “Gone.” Frankie J is no stranger to the music industry as proven by his lengthy track record as an early teen freestyle artist and his four years with the enormously successful Mexican-American group, the Kumbia Kings. This experience has taught Frankie J how to emerge as one of the hottest, new R&B artists and undoubtedly will help him maintain a lengthy and successful musical career. The One will indeed be the one album that catapults Frankie J into the ranks of other great R&B/Pop artists and with his Latino background and cross-over capability, launch him into international stardom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wow this is really a great CD, Well it by a great artist YOU have to get it if you dont all ready have it!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so glad I went out and bought the first CD Frankie J put out. I didn't really know of him but I absolutely loved and related to "Don't Wanna Try" and now with his new CD… So glad he didn't disappoint his fans. I can honestly say I can put this CD in and not skip any songs. Great Job!!! My only gripe is that he should've put "Supa Love" on this CD. A lot of people don't even know about that song and it is the most amazing song I've ever heard. They really should've thought of putting that song on this album, instead of three versions of Obsession. Like many Frankie J fans, I am a ballad queen, love slow songs, happy or sad. But the upbeat songs on this album are hot and so modern. Very happy with this purchase.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just wanted to say I love this CD so much I love the song Obession I can't stop listeing to this song