Ginuwine...the Bachelor

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Ginuwine...the Bachelor
Studio album by Ginuwine
Released October 8, 1996
Recorded 1993-1996
Genre R&B, Hip hop soul
Length 63:35
Label 550 Music/Epic
Producer Ginuwine (exec.), Robert Reives (exec.), Timbaland
Ginuwine chronology
Ginuwine...the Bachelor
(1996)
100% Ginuwine
(1999)
Singles from Ginuwine...the Bachelor
  1. "Pony"
    Released: August 20, 1996
  2. "Tell Me Do U Wanna"
    Released: March 25, 1997
  3. "When Doves Cry"
    Released: July 25, 1997
  4. "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry"
    Released: September 9, 1997
  5. "Only When Ur Lonely"
    Released: September 9, 1997
  6. "Holler"
    Released: December 1, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Q 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Ginuwine...the Bachelor is the debut studio album from American R&B artist Ginuwine, released October 8, 1996 on 550 Music and distributed through Epic Records. It featured the singles "Pony", "When Doves Cry" and "Holler". It is the second major Swing Mob album (third overall).

The album peaked at number twenty-six on the Billboard 200 chart. By March 1999 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 twenty-six on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the fourteenth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[5] The album was certified gold in January 1997 and double platinum by March 1999.[6]

Rob Theakston of Allmusic stated that with the album "Ginuwine effortlessly displays not only a powerful voice, but sharp songwriting and production skills."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Timbaland.

No. Title Writer(s) Sample(s)[7][8] Length
1. "Intro"     1:41
2. "Pony/Interlude"   Garrett, Lumpkin, Mosley 5:24
3. "Tell Me Do U Wanna/Interlude"   Douglass, Lumpkin, Mosley, Reives   5:34
4. "Holler/Interlude" (featuring Nikki and Virginia Slim) Lumpkin, Mosley, Siplin   5:04
5. "Hello"   Lumpkin, Mosley   4:06
6. "Lonely Daze"   Barcliff, Lumpkin, Mosley   4:55
7. "Ginuwine 4 Ur Mind/Interlude"   Lumpkin, Mosley, Reives   5:22
8. "Only When Ur Lonely/Interlude"   Lumpkin, Mosley, Reives   5:49
9. "I'll Do Anything/I'm Sorry" (featuring Timbaland) Elliott, Lumpkin, Wonder
  • "Visions" by Stevie Wonder
4:14
10. "World Is So Cold/Interlude"   Lumpkin, Mosley   5:02
11. "When Doves Cry/Interlude"   Prince   5:08
12. "G. Thang/Interlude" (featuring Misdemeanor and Magoo) Barcliff, Barrow, Elliott, Gibbons, Mosley, Utley, Williams 4:29
13. "550 What?/Interlude" (featuring Timbaland) Lumpkin, Mosley   6:47

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1996)[5] Peak
position
U.K. Albums Chart[9] 74
U.S. Billboard 200 26
U.S. Heatseekers 1
U.S. R&B Albums 14

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[10]

  • art direction – Cozbi Sanchez-Cabrera
  • assembling – Alex Perialas, Jerry Conaway Jr
  • assistant engineering – Jason Arnold
  • coordination – Nadine Hemy
  • engineering – Jimmy Douglass, Alex Perialas
  • executive production – Ginuwine, Robert Reives
  • grooming – Isabel le Page
  • mastering – Vlad
  • mixing – Jimmy Douglass
  • photography – Carl Lessard
  • production – Ginuwine, Robert Reives, Timbaland
  • rapping – (Ex) Cat Heads, Magoo, Missy Elliott, Nikki/Virginia Slim, Timbaland
  • stylist – Estée Ochoa
  • vocals – Ginuwine
  • vocals (background) – Missy Elliott, Timbaland

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  3. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 332. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Ginuwine...the Bachelor > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  6. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - October 2, 2010 : Search Results - Ginuwine". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  7. ^ Credits as per liner notes for Ginuwine...the Bachelor album
  8. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: Ginuwine". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 10-02-2010. 
  9. ^ "Chart Stats – Ginuwine – The Bachelor". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  10. ^ "allmusic ((( Ginuwine...the Bachelor > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 

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