Intuition (Jamie Foxx album)

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For other uses, see Intuition (disambiguation).
Studio album by Jamie Foxx
Released December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre R&B, hip hop, soul, pop
Label J
Producer Timbaland, Just Blaze, Christopher "Deep" Henderson, Jamie Foxx, Jim Jonsin, Tricky Stewart, Calvo da Gr8, The-Dream
Jamie Foxx chronology
Best Night of My Life
Singles from Intuition
  1. "Just Like Me"
    Released: November 11, 2008
  2. "She Got Her Own"
    Released: December 14, 2008
  3. "Blame It"
    Released: January 26, 2009
  4. "I Don't Need It"
    Released: May 6, 2009 (US radio only)
  5. "Digital Girl"
    Released: July 17, 2009

Intuition is the third studio album by R&B singer Jamie Foxx. It was released on December 16, 2008 in the US under J Records.[1]

The album reached the top three on the US Billboard 200 chart, and number one on the Top US R&B/Hip Hop Albums Charts, which it topped for six consecutive weeks. The album features several guest artists, including T.I., Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Fabolous, T-Pain, and The-Dream.

Background and concept[edit]

Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain's "Blame It" from Intuition

Ne-Yo, Fabolous & Jamie Foxx' "She Got Her Own" (Miss Independent Part 2) from Intuition & Year of the Gentleman (Japan Edition)

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Intuition, as Foxx describes it, will focus on the needs and wants of the opposite sex. "On my radio show I have this panel of beautiful women and they were talking about how men with a lot of money aren't all that. But if a guy has no money, that's no good either,” Foxx explained. "So I was thinking, What does a woman want? We go from there and build the story and the songs."[2]


The song "Just Like Me", was released as the lead single on November 11, 2008. The song debuted at number forty-eight on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and peaked at number eight.[3] It also peaked at forty-nine on the Billboard 100. The remix of Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent," titled "She Got Her Own" was released as the second single on December 14, 2008. The third single, "Blame It" featuring T-Pain, was released as the third single on January 26, 2009. In the first week of February, "Just Like Me", "Blame It", and "She Got Her Own" charted on the top-ten in Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number eight, number one, and number two, respectively. While on the Conan O'Brien show Foxx performed the remix of the song "Digital Girl" featuring rapper Drake, he later confirmed in an interview with MTV News that it would be a single off the album.[4] The full studio version leaked on June 19, 2009, featuring Drake, Kanye West and The-Dream.

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 265,000 copies in its first week.[5] The album stayed in the Billboard 200's top ten for the first two months it was released.[6] Intuition has sold one million copies in the US alone, as of May 2010, and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[7][8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 56/100[9]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[10]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[11]
The Boston Globe Positive[12]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[13]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[14]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[15]
Vibe Magazine Mixed[16]
Yahoo! Music UK 5/10 stars[17]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[18]

Intuition received generally mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 56, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 6 reviews.[9] The Boston Globe reviewed the album positively, stating: "Like many contemporary R&B albums, the cameos sometimes crowd the main attraction, but Foxx is wise enough to intuit when it suits him best to share the spotlight."[12] VIBE had a mixed review for the album, stating: "What is missing from Intuition is a balance between the party records and the slow jams. The division displays a lack of cohesiveness that separates the effort from being a great album into just a collection of potential singles."[16]

Emily Heward of, however, was less impressed with the album, commenting: "[Intuition's songs are] lost amidst over-enthusiastic vocal effects" and that "it is hard to recognize the soulful voice that landed him his Oscar."[19]

The Blame It Tour[edit]

Main article: The Blame It Tour

In May 2009, Foxx announced he was going on tour in the support of his third album Intuition. The 40-city tour kicked off on July 2 in Anaheim and ended in October.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Just Like Me" (featuring T.I.) Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Clifford Harris Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 3:28
2. "I Don't Need It"   Timothy Mosley, James Fauntleroy, James Washington, Jerome Harmon Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon 3:58
3. "Number One" (featuring Lil Wayne) Justin Smith, Marsha Ambrosius, Dwayne Carter, Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Rick Rubin, Adam Yauch Just Blaze 5:02
4. "Digital Girl" (featuring Kanye West & The-Dream) Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Kanye West, Faheem Najm, David Balfour Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 4:47
5. "Blame It" (featuring T-Pain) Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Nathan L. Walker, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., T-Pain, Breyon Prescott Christopher "Deep" Henderson 4:50
6. "She Got Her Own" (with Ne-Yo & Fabolous) Shaffer Smith, A. Jiminez, D. Brown, J. Jackson, D. Summer Butter Beats 5:32
7. "Intuition (Interlude)"   Jamie Foxx, Carlos McKinney Los da Mystro 1:46
8. "I Don't Know"   Salaam Remi, Rico Love, Arthur Ross, Leon Ware, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Tre Hardson, Derrick Stewart, Emandu Wilcox, Romye Robinson, John Martinez Salaam Remi 3:23
9. "Weekend Lover"   Calvin Kenon, Rico Love Calvo da Gr8 4:13
10. "Why"   Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash Tricky Stewart 4:53
11. "Freak'in Me" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius) Jamie Foxx, Elvis Williams, Jamie Newman, Breyon Prescott, Marsha Ambrosius J-New, Blac Elvis 3:46
12. "Slow"   Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash Tricky Stewart 5:42
13. "Rainman"   Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash Tricky Stewart 3:55
14. "Overdose"   Jamie Foxx, Durrell Babbs, Joseph Bereal, Jason Bonner Tank 4:09
15. "Love Brings Change" (Bonus track) Jamie Foxx, Celester Burwell, Lonny Bereal Jamie Foxx 4:05
  • "Number One" — Contains a samples of "The New Style" by Beastie Boys
  • The remix version of "Digital Girl" featuring Drake, The-Dream and Kanye West is not included on the tracklist as it was recorded following the album's release


Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 3 1,000,000
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[20] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United States December 16, 2008 J Records
United Kingdom January 12, 2009


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