Angel of Mine

This article is about the song by Eternal. For the film L'Empreinte de l'ange, see Angel of Mine (film). For the Frank Duval album, see Angel of Mine (album).
"Angel of Mine"
Single by Eternal
from the album Greatest Hits
Released October 27, 1997 (1997-10-27)
Format CD single, cassette
Recorded 1997
Genre R&B
Length 4:21
Label EMI
Writer(s) Rhett Lawrence, Travon Potts
Producer(s) Rhett Lawrence
Certification Silver (BPI)[1]
Eternal singles chronology
"I Wanna Be the Only One"
"Angel of Mine"
"What'cha Gonna Do"

"Angel of Mine" is an R&B ballad written by Rhett Lawrence and Travon Potts (produced by Lawrence) for British R&B girl group Eternal's Greatest Hits album in 1997. The song became the group's fourteenth top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart peaking at #4 and spent a total of 13 weeks in the chart, helping their Greatest Hits album go three times platinum.[2] "Angel of Mine" was the group's final single as a three-piece as after its release Kéllé Bryan left the group.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Angel of Mine".

CD: 1

  1. "Angel of Mine" (original mix)
  2. "Twelve Months"
  3. "Talk About It"
  4. "Dreams" (Mike Dean remix)

CD: 2

  1. "Angel of Mine" (original mix)
  2. "Angel of Mine" (Ignorants club mix)
  3. "Angel of Mine" (Blacksmith mix)
  4. "Dreams" Featuring Grand Puba & Sadat X of Brand Nubian (Frankie Cutlass Remix)

Chart performance

The song was a number four hit in the UK, selling over 200,000 copies, becoming one of the group's highest selling singles. "Angel of Mine" was also successful in many European countries and other parts of the world, charting in around ten countries.

Chart (1997) Peak
UK Singles Chart[3] 4
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 17
French Singles Chart[5] 41
German Singles Chart[3] 85
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[6] 17
Norwegian Singles Chart[7] 3
Swedish Singles Chart[8] 10
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 44

Monica version

"Angel of Mine"
Single by Monica
from the album The Boy Is Mine
Released November 17, 1998 (1998-11-17)
Format CD single, 12" single
Recorded 1998
Length 4:10
Label Arista
Writer(s) Rhett Lawrence, Travon Potts
Producer(s) Darkchild
Certification Platinum (RIAA)
Gold (ARIA)
Monica singles chronology
"The First Night"
"Angel of Mine"

In 1998, American singer Monica covered the song and released it as the third single from her second studio album The Boy Is Mine (1998). The song followed the success of her previous singles "The Boy Is Mine" and "The First Night" by becoming the third chart topper released from the album to reach the top of the US Billboard Hot 100.

The single was positively received by Chuck Taylor of Billboard, who called the song "unbelievable" and "absolutely stunning." He also noted its commercial potential, claiming "this song has No. 1 stamped across its heart."[10] The accompanying music video was directed by Diane Martel and features Tyrese as Monica's love interest.

Chart performance

"Angel of Mine" became one of Monica's biggest worldwide successes in the 1990s. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts, becoming the seventh domestic top 10 hit of her career and her third and last number one on the Hot 100 chart. "Angel of Mine" was eventually ranked three on Billboard's Hot 100 1999 year-end charts, and reached number 62 on its decade-end chart. In addition, the song reached number ten in Canada, the top 20 in Australia, and the top 40 in New Zealand.

Track listings

US CD single
  1. "Angel of Mine" (album version) — 4:13
  2. "The First Night" (So So Def remix; featuring JD & R.O.C.) — 4:12
International CD single
  1. "Angel of Mine" (album version) — 4:13
  2. "The First Night" (Razor-N-Guido Club Mix - Radio Edit) — 4:37
  3. "Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)" (Dallas Austin Remix) — 4:37

Charts and certifications

Weekly charts

Chart (1999) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[11] 12
Canada (Canadian Singles Chart)[12] 10
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 55
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[15] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 1
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[17] 2
US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 5

Year-end charts

Chart (1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[18] 3

Decade-end charts

Chart (1990–1999) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 62


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[20] Gold 35,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,100,000[22]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Billboard Hot 100 number one single (Monica version)
February 13, 1999 - March 6, 1999
Succeeded by
"Believe" by Cher


  1. BPI Certifications for Eternal' "Angel of Mine" single
  2. BPI Certifications for Eternal's "Greatest Hits
  3. 1 2 "UK: "Angel of Mine"". Charts-Surfer. Archived from the original on 2007-10-29. Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  4. "Netherlands: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  5. "France: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  6. "New Zealand: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  7. "Norway: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  8. "Sweden: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  9. "Switzerland: "Angel of Mine"". Retrieved 2007-12-10.
  10. Taylor, Chuck (November 7, 1998). "Reviews & Previews: Singles". Billboard, p. 25.
  11. " – Monica – Angel Of Mine". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  12. "Monica - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. " – Monica – Angel Of Mine". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  14. "Monica: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  15. "Monica – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  16. "Monica – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  17. "Monica – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Monica. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  18. "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2009-09-15.
  19. Mayfield, Geoff (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  20. "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 1999 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  21. "American single certifications – Monica – Angel of Mine". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  22. "Best-Selling Records of 1999". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 112 (4): 63. January 22, 2000. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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