Feist, Rob Fusari, Rich Harrison, Teron Beal, Billy Mann, Damon Sharpe, and Robert "Big Bert" Smith, the latter who contributed "Love/Hate," a song co-written by fellow singer Brandy.Rowland felt pressured by high expectations due to Destiny's Child and their huge success.
It eventually sold 600,000 copies and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2003.
It garnered two nominations at the TMF Awards in the Netherlands and eventually won both trophies, including Best R&B International Artist.
It was first released through Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment on October 22, 2002 in North America, and by February 3, 2003 throughout most international territories.
Recorded within three weeks during the hiatus of her group Destiny's Child and upon the success of worldwide number-one hit single "Dilemma", a collaboration with rapper Nelly, the album facilitated Rowland in becoming a viable solo star.
Simply Deep has sold over two million copies worldwide, becoming Rowland's best-selling album to date.
In late 2003, nearly a year after Simply Deep's initial release, Rowland embarked on a European tour, the Simply Deeper Tour, to promote the album.
Last night Dev Hynes posted a picture on Instagram of a rare tape that he and Nelly Furtado have released together called ‘Hadron Collider’.
The Blood Orange singer was selling it at the two charity shows he performed at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in aid of the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a programme that offers kids and their families access to music education both in-school and after-school.
If you were at a holiday party or bar last night and thinking to yourself, 'Why am I not cool,' it's probably because you're not in general, but also because all of the cool around the world was vacuumed out of everything and dropped into the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC...where Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Nelly Furtado, Solange Knowles, and Le1f all performed.
Part of the Blood Orange and Friends benefit, Hynes put together the charity concert whose proceeds went directly to Opus 118 Harlem School of Music.
” Another glamorous couple, Ashanti and Nelly, showed up to the ball in black. Solange wowed in a plunging dress, while her mother Tina Knowles was more conservative with her fashion.