A Man's Thoughts

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A Man's Thoughts
Studio album by Ginuwine
Released June 23, 2009
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre
Label
Producer
Ginuwine chronology
Playlist: The Very Best of Ginuwine
(2008)
A Man's Thoughts
(2009)
Elgin
(2011)
Singles from A Man's Thoughts
  1. "Last Chance"
    Released: March 3, 2009
  2. "Trouble"
    Released: January 18, 2010
  3. "Get Involved"
    Released: January 29, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (53/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Boston Herald B−[4]
Chicago Tribune 2/4 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly C[6]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[7]
Metro News 3/5 stars[8]
Now 3/5 stars[9]
PopMatters 5/10[10]
Robert Christgau C[11]
USA Today 3/4 stars[12]

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.[13] The official remix of "Trouble" features Hurricane Chris, Gucci Mane, & OJ Da Juiceman.

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro (A Man's Thoughts)"  
Naylor 1:10
2. "Show Off"  
Oak 3:21
3. "Trouble" (featuring Bun B)
Dante Jackson 4:01
4. "Last Chance"   Cox 4:29
5. "Interlude"  
  • Naylor ·
  • Lumpkin
Naylor 1:15
6. "One Time for Love"  
Cox 4:38
7. "Open the Door"  
  • Huggar
  • Potridge
  • Felder
Oak 3:45
8. "Get Involved" (featuring Missy Elliott & Timbaland) 3:38
9. "Orchestra"  
  • Lumpkin
  • Huggar
  • Potridge
  • Felder
Oak 3:31
10. "Touch Me"  
  • Huggar
  • Potridge
  • Melvin Coleman
  • Jayshawn Champion
Melvin "Saint Nick" Coleman 4:13
11. "Lying to Each Other"  
Blac Elvis 3:41
12. "Even When I'm Mad"  
  • A. Wright
  • Huggar
  • Coleman
  • James Rayshawn Smith
Coleman 3:33
13. "Bridge to Love" (featuring Brandy)
  • Shropshire
  • Williams
Blac Elvis 4:00
14. "Used to Be the One"  
  • Lumpkin
  • Naylor
  • Melvin Rogers
  • Ted Clinkscale
  • Oli Jean Joseph
  • Ricky Rush
  • Naylor
  • Rogers
  • Clinkscale
4:29
15. "Show Me the Way"  
Bei Maejor 3:32

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at #9 on the Billboard 200, selling 38,000 units in its first week.[14]

Chart Providers Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[15] Nielsen SoundScan 9
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[15] 1

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