My Thoughts

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My Thoughts
Studio album by Avant
Released May 9, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre R&B
Label MCA Records
Producer Steve "Stone" Huff
Avant chronology
My Thoughts
Singles from My Thoughts
  1. "Separated"
    Released: 2000
  2. "My First Love"
    Released: 2000
  3. "This Time"
    Released: 2001
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My Thoughts is the debut studio album by R&B singer Avant released on May 9, 2000. It spawned three top ten hits, "Separated",[1] the cover of the classic René & Angela hit "My First Love",[2] and "This Time", both certified Platinum. The album debuted at number 45 on the Billboard 200 and number eight on the R&B charts. It sold 41,675 copies in the opening week, and went platinum within months. It includes collaboration by Keke Wyatt and King Sesame, which was not accredited. A landmark in Avant's career, the album has sold a little over 1.3 million copies in the U.S. and 4.4 million worldwide[when?] and has received generally positive reviews by critics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Separated"   4:15
2. "Reaction"   3:52
3. "Get Away"   5:28
4. "Let's Make a Deal"   3:58
5. "Happy"   5:21
6. "My First Love" (featuring Keke Wyatt) 4:28
7. "I Wanna Know"   5:26
8. "Serious"   4:02
9. "Destiny"   3:50
10. "Ooh Aah"   4:13
11. "This Time"   4:00
12. "Why"   5:37


  1. ^ Hogan, Ed; Henderson, Alex (2003). "Avant". All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. 
  2. ^ Hall, Rashaun (April 15, 2000). "Avant Voices His 'Thoughts' On Debut". Billboard: 26.