Joe Thomas, New Man

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Joe Thomas, New Man
Studio album by Joe Thomas
Released September 23, 2008 (U.S.)
September 29, 2008 (U.K.)[1]
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre R&B, Urban, Club/Dance, Adult contemporary
Length 50:07
Label Kedar Entertainment
Producer Kedar Massenburg
Joe, B. Cox, Stereotypes, MACK Mckinney, D'Mile, Jerry Flowers
Joe Thomas chronology
Ain't Nothin' Like Me
Joe Thomas, New Man
Greatest Hits
Singles from Joe Thomas, New Man
  1. "E.R. (Emergency Room)"
    Released: July 15, 2008
  2. "Why Just Be Friends"
    Released: July 30, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Joe Thomas, New Man is the seventh album by singer Joe released on September 23, 2008.[4] It is his first release under an independent record label, Kedar Entertainment.

Album information[edit]

The album was set to have contributions from Nas, The Game, Busta Rhymes, Mario, Trey Songz, Snoop Dogg and P. Diddy.[5] However, none are featured on the album. Production on the album was by Bryan-Michael Cox, Stereotypes, MACK Mckinney and D'Mile among others.[6]

The first single, "E.R. (Emergency Room)" was released on July 15, 2008 and the second single, "Why Just Be Friends" was released on July 30.[7]

The song "We Need to Roll", was set to feature Mario and Trey Songz. However, the pair did not appear on the standard edition of the album. Instead it was placed as a bonus track on the Japan edition of the album as a remix.

Target carried a special edition of the album including the songs "Triple Black Room", "I Will Again" and "Approach". These songs also appear on the UK edition of the album.

The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard charts on the week of September 29, 2008. 56,733 copies were sold in the first week. In its second week on the charts, sales increased, with 112,725 copies sold.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "E.R. (Emergency Room)"   D'Mile; Norquon "Fats" Greg 3:49
2. "By Any Means"   Bryan-Michael Cox 3:51
3. "Why Just Be Friends"   MACK Mckinney and Stereotypes 4:23
4. "We Need to Roll"   Bryan-Michael Cox; Kendrick A.J. Dean 4:05
5. "Man In Your Life"   Bryan-Michael Cox 3:16
6. "I Won't Let Him Hurt You"   Bryan-Michael Cox 4:14
7. "New Man"   Stereotypes 3:47
8. "Start Over Again"   Jerry "Fatz" Flowers 4:38
9. "Sorry"   Jerry "Fatz" Flowers 3:36
10. "Heart Behind My Eyes"   Jerry "Fatz" Flowers 3:42
11. "Chameleon"   Jared Lee Gosselin 3:47

The Deluxe edition was released on November 25, 2008 and includes 3 new tracks in addition to the bonus snippets from Signature.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3
U.S. Billboard 200 8
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Comprehensive Albums 8
UK Albums Chart 90