|When 2 R In Love: The Ballads Of Prince is an unreleased compilation album, which first became known at the press conference on 16 May 2000, at which Prince announced his return to using the name Prince (he had been using the stage name for the previous seven years). In the press conference, Prince mentioned that he had worked on this album recently, but that Warner Bros. did not return his call asking to licence the songs for his use.
In June 2000, it was listed as an option for visitors at Prince: A Celebration to vote on for Prince's next album (along with Crystal Ball Volume II, Madrid 2 Chicago, Roadhouse Garden, an unnamed live album, an unnamed rock guitar album, an unnamed album of cover versions and an undetermined new studio album).
Little is known about the album, although the listing for the album mentioned that it would include Do Me, Baby, Insatiable, Scandalous and Adore. It is reasonable to assume that When 2 R In Love would also have been included on the album, although this is speculative.
If the originally-released versions of these tracks were used on a release, Prince would have needed to coordinate the release with Warner Bros. Given his relationship with them at the time, however, it is likely that the album would have included re-recorded versions (similar to A Celebration, announced the following year), but it has not been confirmed that these tracks were re-recorded; it is possible the tracks had been decided upon and would have been recorded only if Prince decided to pursue this project.
The album did not receive many votes by visitors at Prince: A Celebration, however, and was ultimately abandoned.