I Changed a Lot

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I Changed a Lot
DJ Khaled I Changed A Lot.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2015 (2015-10-23)
Recorded2014–15
GenreHip hop
Length51:08
Label
Producer
DJ Khaled chronology
Suffering from Success
(2013)
I Changed a Lot
(2015)
Major Key
(2016)
Deluxe edition cover
Ichangedalotdeluxe.jpg
Singles from I Changed a Lot
  1. "They Don't Love You No More"
    Released: April 29, 2014
  2. "Hold You Down"
    Released: August 3, 2014
  3. "How Many Times"
    Released: May 12, 2015
  4. "Gold Slugs"
    Released: October 12, 2015

I Changed a Lot is the eighth studio album by DJ Khaled. It was released on October 23, 2015, by We the Best Music Group, Terror Squad Entertainment, Universal Motown Records, and RED Distribution. Recording sessions took place during 2014 to 2015, with its production by Khaled, along with The Beat Bully, Lee on the Beats, Danja, Bkorn and The Mekanics, as well as guest appearances from Future, Rick Ross, Boosie Badazz, Jeezy, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Fetty Wap, Yo Gotti, Trick Daddy, French Montana, Meek Mill, Beanie Sigel, Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Big Sean. Trey Songz, Jeremih, Ace Hood, Vado, Jay-Z, Mavado, John Legend, Usher and Fabolous.[1][2]

I Changed a Lot was supported by four official singles: "They Don't Love You No More", featuring Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana, "Hold You Down", featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih, "How Many Times", featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean and "Gold Slugs", featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap.

Singles[edit]

The lead single, titled "They Don't Love You No More", featuring Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana, was officially released on April 29, 2014. It was produced by Mike Zombie and co-produced by DJ Khaled.[3] The music video for "They Don't Love You No More", featuring Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana (directed by Gil Green and Khaled), premiered on June 22, 2014.[4]

The second single, titled "Hold You Down", featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih, was released on August 10, 2014. It was produced by Lee on the Beats, Bkorn and LDB, and co-produced by Khaled.[5] The music video for "Hold You Down", featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih (directed by Gil Green), premiered on August 11, 2014.[6]

The music video for "How Many Times", featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean. The song was produced by OZ, Bkorn and Lee on the Beats, and co-produced by Khaled. It was released on May 11, 2015.[7] The song was officially released on May 12, 2015, as the album's third single.[7]

The album's fourth single, "Gold Slugs", featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap, was released on October 12, 2015. It was produced by Lee on the Beats.[8] The music video for "Gold Slugs", featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap, was also released on October 12, 2015.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic63/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[11]
HipHopDX2/5 stars[12]
Spin6/10[13]
The New York Times7/10[14]

I Changed a Lot was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Marcus Dowling of HipHopDX said, "I Changed A Lot lacks a “We Taking Over”-style smash single to show for the incredible hit-making power of the performers present. Something just feels off in Khaled's traditional manner of creating ubiquitous pop cultural touchstones. This album is generally solid, but in lacking the groundbreaking moment we’ve come to expect from the artist/producer/chicken wing restaurateur known for being “the best,” it falls short."[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, with 25,000 equivalent album units in the United States, with 19,000 copies sold in its first week.[15]

Track listing[edit]

I Changed a Lot – CDdigital downloadstreaming
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Don't Play About My Paper" (featuring Future and Rick Ross)The Beat Bully3:15
2."I Ride" (featuring Boosie Badazz, Future, Rick Ross and Jeezy)
Reazy Renegade3:37
3."Gold Slugs" (featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina and Fetty Wap)4:22
4."I Swear I Never Tell Another Soul" (featuring Future, Yo Gotti and Trick Daddy)
3:42
5."I Lied" (featuring French Montana, Meek Mill, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss)
  • Streetrunner
  • Azzouz
  • The Youngstars
  • DJ Khaled[a]
4:40
6."How Many Times" (featuring Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Big Sean)
4:23
7."You Mine" (featuring Trey Songz, Jeremih and Future)
Lee on the Beats4:00
8."Every Time We Come Around" (featuring French Montana, Jadakiss, Ace Hood and Vado)
  • The Mekanics
  • Storch
3:35
9."I Ain't Worried" (featuring Ace Hood and Rick Ross)
  • Khaled
  • McColister
  • Roberts II
  • Tucker
The Beat Bully3:16
10."They Don't Love You No More" (featuring Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross and French Montana)
4:11
11."My League" (performed by Mavado)
Powell3:39
12."Hold You Down" (featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih)
  • Khaled
  • Felton
  • Wilburn
  • Korn
  • Morris
  • Lyon
  • Sayyi McDonald[16]
  • Lee on the Beats
  • Bkorn
  • LDB
  • DJ Khaled[a]
4:53
13."Most High" (featuring John Legend)
  • Streetrunner
  • Azzouz
  • DJ Khaled[a]
1:36
Total length:51:08
Notes
  • ^a signifies a co-producer.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 178
US Billboard 200[18] 12
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[20] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carley, Brennan (2015-10-13). "DJ Khaled Announces New Album, 'I Changed a Lot,' Out Next Week". SPIN. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  2. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (2015-10-13). "DJ Khaled "I Changed A Lot" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  3. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Jay Z, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, & French Montana – 'They Don't Love You No More'". Rap-Up. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  4. ^ "Video: DJ Khaled f/ Meek Mill, Rick Ross, French Montana, & Jay Z – 'They Don't Love You No More'". Rap-Up. 2014-06-22. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  5. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, & Jeremih – 'Hold You Down'". Rap-Up. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  6. ^ "Video: DJ Khaled f/ Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, & Jeremih – 'Hold You Down'". Rap-Up. 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  7. ^ a b "Video: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, & Big Sean – 'How Many Times'". Rap-Up. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  8. ^ "New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, & Fetty Wap – 'Gold Slugs'". Rap-Up. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  9. ^ Natalie Weiner (2015-10-12). "DJ Khaled Shares Two New Music Videos Feat. Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Future & More". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  10. ^ "Critic Reviews for I Changed a lot". Metacritic. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  11. ^ David Jeffries. "I Changed A Lot - DJ Khaled | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  12. ^ a b Dowling, Marcus (2015-10-30). "DJ Khaled - I Changed A Lot". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  13. ^ SPIN. "Review: DJ Khaled, 'I Changed a Lot'". SPIN. Retrieved 2015-12-24.
  14. ^ SPIN. "Review: DJ Khaled and the Game, Nodding to Olden Times". New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  15. ^ Hernandez, Victoria (2015-11-02). "Hip Hop Album Sales: DJ Khaled, The Game & Fetty Wap". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-11-21.
  16. ^ Liner Notes
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – DJ Khaled – I Changed a Lot" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  18. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  19. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  20. ^ "DJ Khaled Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 3, 2015.