Can We Talk by Tevin Campbell


"Can We Talk" is a song recorded by American R&B singer Tevin Campbell and composed and produced by Babyface. It was the first single to be released from his double platinum second release ''I'm Ready. The song hit top ten on the pop charts peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent a total of three weeks at number one on the US R&B chart. It sold 500,000 copies and earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The song was also Nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Male. It was also nominated and later won the Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Male ("Can We Talk"). Cover versions of the hit song have been done by The Whispers, Sanchez, and Kirk Whalum (on his 2005 album Kirk Whalum Performs the Babyface Songbook). The song was later covered by British boyband Code Red in 1996, for their debut album Scarlet'' and was released as the album's lead single becoming a modest hit and reaching #1 in Asia. The song has also been covered by a Japanese/Korean singer during June of 2008. The song became the opening theme to the 2012 sitcom 1600 Penn. The song was sampled in hip hop duo Luniz's song "Playa Hata" from their debut album Operation Stackola. The song was sung by 19-year old Victor Sulfa during the semi-finals on season 3 of New Zealand Idol as well as Nikko Smith during the Top 10 round on season 4 of American Idol. The song has been featured on at least two different compilation albums including Disc 14 of Classic Soul Ballads entitled "Tender Love" and Volume 6 of MTV's Party to Go compilation albums series entitled MTV Party to Go 6.