A Man's Thoughts
|A Man's Thoughts|
|Studio album by Ginuwine|
|Released||June 23, 2009|
|Los Angeles Times|||
A Man's Thoughts is the sixth studio album from American R&B singer Ginuwine. It was set to be released June 2 but was pushed back to June 23, 2009. The album received average critical reception from pop critics.
The first single from the album is "Last Chance", which was produced by Bryan-Michael Cox and written by Adonis Shropshire. The single speaks about a man's plea for one last chance to prove his love. "'Last Chance' reflects the maturity of my personal growth over the last few years," explains the singer. A video for the single was recently shot in Los Angeles and will feature appearances from singer Tyrese and actress LisaRaye. It was directed by Juwan Lee, who has also done work with Mario, Nelly and Young Capone.
"Last Chance" was released to Urban AC radio on March 3 and was released to mainstream urban markets on March 24. On March 26, on 106 & Park Ginuwine stated that his second single will feature Missy Elliott and describe to album as a sort of reunion. He also stated that he had not spoken to Timbaland within 5 years, because they simply grew apart.
Despite "Get Involved" being listed as the second single for the album, the track "Trouble" featuring Bun B was the second music video to be shot and released. The music video was done for the version of the track that did not feature Bun B. The official remix of "Trouble" features Hurricane Chris, Gucci Mane, & OJ Da Juiceman.
|1.||"Intro (A Man's Thoughts)"||
|3.||"Trouble" (featuring Bun B)||
|6.||"One Time for Love"||Cox||4:38|
|7.||"Open the Door"||
|8.||"Get Involved" (featuring Missy Elliott & Timbaland)||
||Melvin "Saint Nick" Coleman||4:13|
|11.||"Lying to Each Other"||
|12.||"Even When I'm Mad"||
|13.||"Bridge to Love" (featuring Brandy)||
|14.||"Used to Be the One"||
|15.||"Show Me the Way"||
The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200, selling 38,000 units in its first week.
|U.S. Billboard 200||Nielsen SoundScan||9|
|U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||1|
- Critic reviews at Metacritic
- About.com review
- Allmusic review
- Boston Herald review
- Chicago Tribune review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Los Angeles Times review
- Metro News review at the Wayback Machine (archived June 5, 2011)
- Now review
- Popmatters review
- Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
- USA Today review
- "R&B Music Video - Ginuwine - Trouble".
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- "Artist Chart History - Ginuwine Artist Biography Discography Artist Chart History - Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-07-02.[dead link]