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Affairs of the Heart is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Jody Watley. It was released on June 22, 1991, and marks a significant departure from her previous dance and pop-oriented sound, embracing a more mature and introspective R&B approach.
The album showcases Watley's growth as an artist, both lyrically and musically. It delves into themes of love, relationships, and personal growth, offering a more emotional and intimate experience for the listeners. Watley co-wrote and co-produced most of the tracks on the album, demonstrating her creative control and artistic vision.
In terms of commercial success, "Affairs of the Heart" performed moderately on the Billboard charts. The album peaked at number 101 on the Billboard 200 chart, while its lead single, "I Want You," reached number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, "It All Begins with You," fared slightly better, peaking at number 45 on the same chart. Although the album didn't achieve significant chart success, it received positive reviews from critics who praised Watley's vocal performance and the album's sophisticated production.
Despite not achieving commercial breakthrough, "Affairs of the Heart" is considered an important milestone in Jody Watley's career, showcasing her versatility as an artist and her willingness to explore new musical territories. It remains a notable release in her discography and a fan favorite among R&B enthusiasts.