The Dana Owens Album

The Dana Owens Album

Studio album by Queen Latifah

September 28, 2004

Avatar Studios, Nervous Music, NuNoise Studio, Right Track Recording
(New York City, New York)
Capitol Studios, Conway Studios, Henson Recording Studios, Record Plant Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
O’Henry Studios
(Burbank, California)

Jazz, soul, R&B


Flavor Unit / Creative Battery / AEG Live / A&M

Ron Fair, Tal Herzberg, Arif Mardin, Joe Mardin, Mervyn Warren

Queen Latifah chronology

She’s a Queen: A Collection of Hits
The Dana Owens Album
Trav’lin’ Light

Professional ratings

Review scores



Robert Christgau

Rolling Stone

The Dana Owens Album is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Queen Latifah, released in the United States on September 28, 2004 by A&M Records. Unlike Latifah’s previous hip hop/R&B-oriented efforts, this album showcases a jazz vocal performance. It is a cover album. Even though Latifah has sung songs and choruses during her rap career, she has never put out a full singing album before. The album’s title—Latifah’s birth name—indicates the different style of music contained on the album. Moreover, the album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2005. July 2005, Latifah performed on ABC’s Good Morning America concert series. R&B singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott joined her in a singing tribute to singer Luther Vandross. Latifah, Badu and Scott headlined together for a summer concert tour, 2005’s Sugar Water Festival Tour. The album has sold 730,000 copies in the United States alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has been certificate gold by the Recording Industry Association of America


1 Track listing
2 Charts
3 Singles
4 References

Track listing[edit]

“Baby Get Lost” (Leonard Feather) – 3:42
“I Put a Spell on You” (Screamin’ Jay Hawkins) – 3:08
“Simply Beautiful” (Al Green) – 4:11
“The Same Love That Made Me Laugh” (Bill Withers) – 3:53
“Moody’s Mood for Love” (James Moody, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 3:59
“Close Your Eyes” (Bernice Petkere) – 2:55
“California Dreamin'” (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips) – 3:42
“Hard Times” (Stony Browder, August Darnell) – 5:21
“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” (Gail Fisher, Vincent Levy, Joe Zawinul) – 3:27
“Hello Stranger” (Barbara Lewis) – 3:00
“If I Had You” (Jimmy Cam