Justin Guarini

Justin Guarini

by Justin GuariniJustin Guarini

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Overview

With his self-titled debut, American Idol's first-season heartthrob Justin Guarini proves that nice guys don't always finish last. Sometimes they finish second, which suits the mop-topped singer just fine. On the teen-friendly R&B- and pop-driven disc, it's clear why the charismatic-yet-vocally limited Guarini lost to the powerhouse pipes of Kelly Clarkson. But with pop legend Clive Davis and veteran producers including Babyface at the helm, Guarini's falsetto is tweaked to new heights. 'Face co-wrote and co-produced several tracks, including the playful, Tyrese-reminiscent single "I Saw Your Face" while Soulshock & Karlin check in with the infectious, Michael Jackson ringer "Sorry." That said, the 23-year-old is glaringly out of his league on a dreadful cover of the Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" (sung flawlessly during American Idol's second season by runner-up Clay Aiken), and "Inner Child" has all the makings of a soccer anthem. Still, the Doylestown, Pennsylvania, native redeems himself on two winning Babyface ballads -- the Brian McKnight–penned "Condition of My Heart and "Thinking of You," co-written by Justin Timberlake. Wisely, the disc closes with "Timeless," a dynamic duet with Clarkson -- readying fans for their forthcoming movie musical, From Justin to Kelly. With American Idol's popularity still soaring, this record is Justin time.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078636818825
catalogNumber: 68188
Rank: 150827

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Justin Guarini   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Mae McKenna   Background Vocals
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion
Luis Conte   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
David Frank   Drums,Keyboards
Paul Jackson   Electric Guitar
Fridrik Karlsson   Guitar
Greg Kurstin   Keyboards
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Steve Pearce   Bass Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Piano,Keyboards
John Pierce   Bass
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar (Nylon String)
Gavyn Wright   Strings
Sean Hurley   Bass
Dave Arch   Keyboards
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Eric Dawkins   Background Vocals
Tony Dixon   Keyboards
Manuel Lopez   Guitar (Nylon String)
Nancy Anderson   Background Vocals
Steve Mac   Keyboards
Stockholm Session Orchestra   Strings
Eric D. Jackson   Guitar
Jeanette Olsson   Background Vocals
Nate Butler   Background Vocals
Tuff Singers   Background Vocals
Janson & Janson   Conductor
Oscar Merner   Guitar (Nylon String)
Party Man   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Brenda Russell   Composer
Bag   Arranger
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Steve Kipner   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Gregg Alexander   Composer
Brian McKnight   Composer
Derek Bramble   Composer
Clive Davis   Executive Producer
David Frank   Composer,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Bill Malina   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Lester Mendez   Producer
Alex North   Composer
Rick Nowels   Composer
Bob Rosa   Assistant Vocal Engineer
Soulshock   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Karlin   Arranger
Dave Arch   Orchestral Arrangements
Matt Howe   Engineer
Damon Thomas   Composer
Babyface   Composer
Paul Boutin   Engineer
Joe Belmaati   Composer
Ryan Freeland   Engineer
Dave Russell   Engineer
Anders "Bag" Bagge   Composer
Steve Mac   Producer
Anthony Nance   Composer
Justin Timberlake   Composer
Chris Laws   Engineer
Wade Robson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Wayne Rodrigues   drum programming,Pro-Tools
Damon Sharpe   Producer,Engineer
Kelly Clarkson   Duet
Justin Guarini   Composer
Juan Cristobal Losada   Engineer
Peer Astrom   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Nate Butler   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Havana Hustlers   Programming
Janson & Janson   String Arrangements
Oscar Merner   Composer
Underdogs   Producer
Chris Garcia   Engineer

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