Passion (Kreesha Turner album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 12, 2008 (Canada)
Recorded2007 - 2008
GenreR&B, pop, dance
Kreesha Turner chronology
Tropic Electric
Singles from Passion
  1. "Simple"
    Released: November 13, 2007
  2. "Bounce With Me"
    Released: December 4, 2007
  3. "Don't Call Me Baby"
    Released: May 20, 2008
  4. "Lady Killer"
    Released: October 2008
  5. "Talk (Radio Only)"
    Released: October 2009
  6. "Passion"
    Released: July 7, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Toronto Star2.5/4 stars[1]

Passion is the first album by the Canadian singer Kreesha Turner. It was released on August 12, 2008, in Canada and was released in early 2009 in the United States.[2] [needs update] Passion had been available for advanced streaming on a week earlier.[3] Passion was released in the US in early 2009.[needs update]

In early August, 2008, the album was leaked onto MTV Canada's The Leak on its official website.

Initially, on the back of the album, track 14 was listed as the "Bounce With Me (Rhythm Mix)" but this was an error and the track is actually the "Don't Call Me Baby (Rhythm Mix)". This error on the back cover was corrected on later pressings of the album.

Although Turner originally signed in the US to Virgin Records, a Capitol Music Group label, her first American release will instead be shifted to the Capitol Records imprint, also within the Capitol Music Group umbrella. This will keep a consistency with her Canadian releases under EMI Music Canada which utilize the Capitol Records imprint and are copyrighted by Capitol Records, LLC.


Six singles were released from the album, one of them being exclusive to Canadian airplay. The first single, "Simple" was released on November 13, 2007, on iTunes as a single and as an EP. Despite good reviews, the single did not chart.

The second single, "Bounce With Me", was released the next month, on December 4, 2007. The song peaked at number 53 on the Canadian Hot 100, number 64 on the Hot Canadian Digital Singles, and number 11 on the Hot Canadian Emerging Artists Songs.

The third single was the most successful, titled 'Don't Call Me Baby". The song placed at number 8 on the Canadian Hot 100, number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, number 16 on the International Global Dance Tracks chart, and number 1 on the Hot Canadian Emerging Artists Songs chart.

The next single, "Lady Killer", was not as successful, placing its highest at 54 on the Canadian Hot 100.

The fifth single from the album, "Talk", was sent exclusively to Canadian radio, becoming the album's only radio single. The song did not chart.

The sixth and final single from the album was the title track, "Passion". The single was released first to the U.S. on September 26, 2008, and was unsuccessful. It was released to Canada on July 7, 2009, and remained uncharted.

The majority of the singles from the album did not chart well, possibly due to only three of the singles from the album having music videos, and also possibly due to the lack of marketing.

The song 'Shattered' received some Canadian radio airplay, but does not constitute as a single.

Four singles from the album were used in a number of television shows, movies and advertisements:

  • "Bounce With Me" was used in one of Nikon's 2008 global commercials featuring Ashton Kutcher, in Nike's 2008 national[where?] woman's campaign and in a Kit Kat 2009 national[where?] commercial that also starred "Kreesha Turner"
  • "Passion" was used by Playtex in a 2009 national[where?] commercial

Track listing[]

Standard Edition
1."Passion"Alisha Brooks, Kreesha Turner & Aaron Pearce4:14
2."Chains Of Love"Jon Levine, Kreesha Turner & Anjulie Persaud3:47
3."Don't Call Me Baby"Jon Levine & Anjulie Persaud3:21
4."Shattered"Troy Samson & Mike James4:18
5."Beautiful"Jon Levine, Kreesha Turner & Anjulie Persaud3:04
6."Bounce With Me"Troy Samson & Mike James3:07
7."Always (Lovin' You)"Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Tom Craskey, Devon Harris & Estelle Swaray4:36
8."Simple"Alisha Brooks, Lashaunda Carr & Jacqueal Jackson3:28
9."There"Harold Lilly, Robert T. Gerongco & Samuel T. Gerongco2:58
10."Lady Killer"Jon Levine & Kreesha Turner3:35
11."Black Magic"Jon Levine & Jalacy Hawkins4:17
12."My Place"Troy Samson, Mike James & Kreesha Turner4:17
13."If You See Him"Jon Levine2:19
14."Dear John"Jon Levine, Kreesha Turner & Haydain Neale4:30
15."Don't Call Me Baby (Rhythm Mix)"Jon Levine & Anjulie Persaud3:25
16."Don't Call Me Baby (GimmeMoreClub Mix)"Jon Levine & Anjulie Persaud3:29
17."Talk (Wal-Mart Digital Download Bonus Track)" 4:30


Chart Peak position
Canadian Albums Chart 11


  1. ^ Toronto Star review
  2. ^ "Kreesha Turner". Kreesha Turner. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  3. ^ - First Spin: Kreesha Turner Archived 2008-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
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