Release date: May 2009
How to Be a Lady: Volume 1 is the debut album of American R&B group Electrik Red, released May 26, 2009 on Radio Killa and Def Jam Recordings. Production and songwriting for the album was handled primarily by The-Dream and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart. Primarily an R&B album, it incorporates musical elements of electropop and hip hop, and contains lyrics concerning sexual and gender-related themes.
The group explained they named the album as a "play on the stereotype of what a lady is supposed to be, how she is supposed to act and what she is supposed to say. We're bringing a new age woman to the world". The group wanted to show that it was "okay to be different".
How to Be a Lady: Volume 1 spawned two official singles, "Drink in My Cup" and "So Good". The album's second single, "So Good", has peaked at #60 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The album debuted at number 100 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 5,000 copies in the United States. It ultimately spent one week on the chart. It also charted at number 20 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.