My Thoughts

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My Thoughts
My Thoughts (Avant album) cover art.jpg
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
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link

My Thoughts is the debut studio album by American R&B singer Avant; it was released on May 9, 2000. All 3 singles were produced, including the top ten hits, "Separated",[1] the cover of the classic René & Angela hit "My First Love",[2] and "This Time", which both became a certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The album debuted at number 45 on the US Billboard 200 and number 8 on the R&B charts. The album has sold 41,675 copies in the opening week, and went platinum by the RIAA, within months. The album 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 United States and sold 4.4 million worldwide.[when?] The album 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.