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Based on a True Story (Kimberley Locke album)

Based on a True Story
Studio album by Kimberley Locke
Released May 1, 2007
Recorded 2005-07
Genre Adult contemporary pop, R&B
Length 43:04
Label Curb
Producer Mark J. Feist, Damon Sharpe, Kimberley Locke, Jerry J. Sharell, Bryan Stewart
Kimberley Locke chronology
One Love
Based on a True Story
Singles from Based on a True Story
  1. "Change"
    Released: January 15, 2007
  2. "Band of Gold"
    Released: August 13, 2007
  3. "Fall"
    Released: February 25, 2008

Based On A True Story is the second album from American Idol finalist, Kimberley Locke. Kimberley chose this title because the songs on the album, 8 of which co-written by Kimberley herself, tell the true story of the emotions she dealt with during and after her relationship with her ex-fiance. She found that when she sat and talked with her collaborators about the issues she was working through, the songs began to write themselves.


  • Critical reception 1
  • Track listing 2
    • Cut tracks 2.1
  • Charts 3
    • Album 3.1
    • Singles 3.2
  • References 4

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link
Billboard link
Entertainment Weekly (C) link

The album was poorly received by Entertainment Weekly, which commented that Locke "fail[ed] to inject personality into these songs" and that she is "unshackled by the constraints of genre". It gave the album a "C" rating. However, EW readers gave it a B.[1] Billboard magazine was much more impressed by the album, referring to it as "powerfully performed and perfectly presented," and to Locke herself as "a major new artist in the making." [2]

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Change"   Kimberly Locke, Jess Cates, Dennis Matkosky, Ty Lacy 3:56
2. "Any Which Way"   Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Adam Anders 3:44
3. "Trust Myself"   Locke, Bridget Benenate, Matthew Gerard 3:22
4. "Supawoman"   Locke, Damon Sharpe, Mark Feist 3:57
5. "Doin' It Tonite"   Locke, Sharpe, Feist 3:11
6. "Friend Like You"   Locke, Sharpe, Feist 2:57
7. "Fall"   Sonny Lemaire, Shane Minor, Clay Mills 3:32
8. "I Don't Wanna Know"   Locke, Benenate, Gerard 4:00
9. "Talk About Us"   Locke, Denise Rich, Genzo 3:14
10. "You Don't Have To Be Strong"   Jud Friedman, Alan Rich 3:26
11. "Everyday Angels"   Locke, Danielle Brisebois, Wayne Rodrigues 4:22
12. "Band of Gold"   Edythe Wayne, Ronald Dunbar 3:01

Cut tracks

Only a month before the release of the album, a decision was made for Kimberley to record her versions of "Fall" and "Band of Gold". The label was so impressed by these recordings that two songs that had previously been recorded, "What I Gotta Do" and "Hey DJ (Let That Song Play)", were cut from the album. They remain unreleased.



Year Country Peak Sales Certification
2007 USA 160 22,000[3] N/A


Single Charts Peak
2007 Change U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 1 1
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents 4
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 6
U.S. Top Dance Club Tracks of 20071 8
U.S. Top Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks of 2007 16
2008 Band of Gold U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 1 1
UK Commercial Club 1 6
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 9
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents 19
Canadian Adult Contemporary 21
U.S. Top Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks of 2007 39
UK Upfront Club 1 52
Fall U.S. Hot Dance Club Play 1 1
U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 17

1 Remixed dance versions.


  1. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan "Based On A True Story" Entertainment Weekly, May 9, 2007
  2. ^ Ely, Gordon "Based On A True Story" Billboard Magazine, Retrieved May 21, 2007
  3. ^ Mansfield, Brian "Idol Presence on Album Chart Back Down to 3", USA Today, July 30, 2008
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