Atlantic release En Vogue’s debut album : ‘Born to Sing’ featuring ‘Hold On’ (1990)

En Vogue’s ‘Born to Sing’ feat. ‘Hold On’ is their debut studio album released on April 3, 1990 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Party (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 01:10 . 2.Strange (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 04:39 . 3.Lies (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy, Shaheed) – 04:16 . 4.Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Hughie Prince, Don Raye) – 00:54 . 5.Hold On (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 5:03 . [Sample : ‘The Payback’ By James Brown] . [Sample : ‘Synthetic Substitution’ By Melvin Bliss] . [Sample : ‘Who’S Lovin’ You’ By The Jackson 5] . 6.Part Of Me (En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 05:58 . 7.You Don’T Have To Worry (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 03:47 . [Sample : ‘Owner Of A Lonely Heart’ By Yes] . [Sample : ‘Straight Out The Jungle’ By Jungle Brothers] . [Sample : ‘Get On The Good Foot’ By James Brown] . 8.Time Goes On (Terry Ellis, En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Cindy Herron, Maxine Jones, Thomas Mcelroy,Dawn Robinson) – 05:05 . [Sample : ‘Troglodyte (Cave Man) By The Jimmy Castor Bunch] . 9.Just Can’T Stay Away (Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy) – 05:10 . 10.Don’T Go (Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy) – 05:45 . 11.Luv Lines (Terry Ellis, En Vogue, Denzil Foster, Maxine Jones, Thomas Mcelroy,Dawn Robinson) – 04:04

Tarsem Singh

Musicians : En Vogue – Artist . Terry Ellis – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Cindy Herron – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Maxine Jones – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Dawn Robinson – Vocals, Vocals (Background) . Denzil Foster – Drum Machine, Keyboards . Thomas Mcelroy – Drum Machine, Keyboards . Debbie T. – Rap On (4) . Grover Washington, Jr. – Saxophone

Production : Produced By Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy . Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy . Steve Counter – Engineer . Dale Everingham – Engineer . Bob Fudjinski – Assistant Engineer . Brian Gardner – Engineer . Bernie Grundman – Mastering . John Jackson – Assistant Engineer . Ken Kessie – Engineer . Lynn Levy – Assistant Engineer . Jeff Poe – Engineer . James Williamson – Assistant Engineer . Erik Wolf – Assistant Engineer

Arrangements : Denzil Foster, Thomas Mcelroy

Package : Bob Defrin – Art Direction . David Roth – Photography

Recorded August—December 1989 At Starlight Sound.

Released On April 3, 1990 By Atlantic.

Video Director(s) : Tarsem Singh asterisques RVM for “Hold on”


The ’80s produced countless “three girl and a drum machine”-type acts, but 1990 produced the trendsetting quartet En Vogue who, with their individual vocal skills, sophisticated sense of fashion, sultry videosand smart singles, went on to become one of the decade’s most successful and influential acts. […]

Rosepetals1984 @ RateYourMusic
En Vogue is definitely a group I remember well from my childhoodand I remember one of the things I liked about them, aside from their powerhouse vocals, was that they knew how to exude personality in their performancesand turn even the most average songs into ones that were quite enjoyable. […]

Soul Bounce
Watching that show and the response they garnered reminded me of the impact the ladies of En Vogue had on the music world. It also reminded me how much they changed my self-perception. […]


En Vogue’s ‘Born to Sing’ feat. ‘Hold On’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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