100% Ginuwine

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100% Ginuwine
Studio album by Ginuwine
Released March 16, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre R&B, Hip hop soul
Length 71:34
Label 550 Music/Epic
Producer Ginuwine (exec.), Barry Hankerson (exec.), Harry Hankerson (exec.), Jomo Hankerson (exec.), Ted Bishop, Jonathan "Mookie" Morant, Timbaland
Ginuwine chronology
Ginuwine...the Bachelor
(1996)
100% Ginuwine
(1999)
The Life
(2001)
Singles from 100% Ginuwine
  1. "Same Ol' G"
    Released: July 28, 1998
  2. "What's So Different?"
    Released: February 16, 1999
  3. "So Anxious"
    Released: June 1, 1999
  4. "None of Ur Friends Business"
    Released: October 23, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Muzik 3/5 stars[3]
NME (6/10)[4]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Source (favorable)[3]
Spin (7/10)[3]
Vibe (favorable)[3]

100% Ginuwine is the second studio album from American R&B artist Ginuwine, released March 16, 1999 on 550 Music and distributed through Epic Records. It featured the hit singles "What's So Different?", "So Anxious" and "Same Ol' G".

The album peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart. By August 2000 it was certified double platinum in sales by the RIAA, after sales exceeding two million copies in the United States.

Release and reception[edit]

The album peaked at five on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the second spot on the R&B Albums chart.[7] The album was certified gold in June 1999 and double platinum by August 2000.[8]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic stated that the album included "more inventive productions and a stronger set of songs" than Ginuwine's previous work. Erlewine gave credit to producer Timbaland's instrumentals but still remarked that "Ginuwine remains the star of the show, thanks to his rich, inviting voice."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Sample(s)[9] Length
1. "Little Kidz"       0:48
2. "Little Man's Bangin Lude"   Edelman, Mosley 2:36
3. "What's So Different?"   Boyce, Hart, Lumpkin, Mosley 3:55
4. "So Anxious"   Bush, Garrett, Mosley   4:35
5. "None of Ur Friends Business/Interlude"   Lumpkin, Mosley   6:05
6. "Wait a Minute"   Lumpkin, Mosley   4:42
7. "I Know"   Lumpkin, Morant   4:13
8. "Do You Remember/Interlude"   Lumpkin, May, Mosley 6:09
9. "No. 1 Fan"   Garrett, Mosley   4:19
10. "Final Warning/Interlude" (featuring Aaliyah) Garrett, Mosley   7:23
11. "I'm Crying Out"   Lumpkin, Mosley   5:12
12. "Two Sides to a Story"   Lumpkin, Mosley   5:01
13. "Same Ol' G"   Douglass, Garrett, Mosley   4:19
14. "All Nite All Day/Interlude"   Austin, Bishop, Lumpkin   6:03
15. "Toe 2 Toe"   Lumpkin, Mosley   2:14
16. "She's Out of My Life"   Bahler   4:00

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1999)[7] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 5
U.S. R&B Albums 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[10]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Rhythmic Top 40 U.S. Top 40 Tracks
1998 "Same Ol' G" 1 12
1999 "What's So Different?" 49 21 3 33
"So Anxious" 16 2 6
"None of Ur Friends Business" 48 7

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
1 "Same Ol' G" was released as a single from the soundtrack to the film Dr. Dolittle and later added to the track list of 100% Ginuwine.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[11]

  • a&r – Michael Caplan
  • arranging – Giovanni Chrstian Morant
  • art direction – Julian, Kiku
  • assistant engineering – Alan Armitage, Soloman Jackson, Todd Wachsmuth
  • composing – Johntá Austin, Ted Bishop, Timbaland
  • conducting – Giovanni Chrstian Morant
  • design – Julian, Kiku
  • drumming – Jonathan "Mookie" Morant
  • engineering – Dylan Dresdow, Kevin Hicks, Tommie Hicks, Jr., Senator Jimmy D, Joe Smith
  • executive production – Ginuwine, Barry Hankerson, Harry Hankerson, Jomo Hankerson
  • fender rhodes – Shaun Fisher
  • flute – Obie Morant
  • grooming – Linda Mason
  • guitar – Jimmy Douglass, Dave Foreman, Jonathan "Mookie" Morant, Bill Pettaway
  • guitar (bass) – Jonathan "Mookie" Morant, Dante Nolen
  • keyboards – Jonathan "Mookie" Morant
  • mastering – Chris Gehringer
  • mixing – Jimmy Douglass, Timbaland
  • performer(s) – Aaliyah
  • photography – Michael Benabib, Daniela Federici
  • production – Ted Bishop, Ginuwine, Jonathan "Mookie" Morant, Timbaland
  • sax (soprano) – Obie Morant
  • strings – Craig Brockman, Norma Huff, Doug Pritchard, Jennie Rudberg
  • stylist – Tameka Foster
  • vocals – Aaliyah, Dave Foreman, Ginuwine, Elsie Muniz, Static, Louise C. West
  • vocals (background) – Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Jonathan "Mookie" Morant, Static, Louise C. West

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