Open Invitation

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Open Invitation
Studio album by Tyrese
Released November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre R&B
Length 51:23
Label Voltron Recordz, EMI
Producer Kendrick Dean (exec), Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander, David Banner, Lil' Ronnie, R. Kelly
Tyrese chronology
Alter Ego
(2006)
Open Invitation
(2011)
Singles from Open Invitation
  1. "Stay"
    Released: August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
  2. "Too Easy"
    Released: August 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)

Open Invitation is the fifth studio album by American R&B recording artist Tyrese, which was released on November 1, 2011 by his label Voltron Recordz & distributed by EMI. The album received a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards, to be presented on February 10, 2013.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single was "Stay". It was released in the United States for digital download on August 16, 2011.[1] It peaked on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number eleven.[2] "Too Easy", which features Ludacris, was released as the second single on August 30, 2011.[3] The music video was released on October 12, 2011.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 with 76,000 copies sold in its first week of release making it Tyrese's highest charting album to date.[5] In the second week the album sold 33,000 copies making total sales of 110,000 copies.[6] In its third week the album sold 21,100 copies, bringing the total to 130,700 copies.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "I'm Home" (featuring Jay Rock) Michael Harris, Brandon Hodge, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 3:55
2. "I Gotta Chick" (featuring R. Kelly and Rick Ross) Robert Kelly, Brandon Hodge, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 4:09
3. "Stay"   Brandon Hodge, Asaleana Elliott, Aaron Sledge, Christopher Lacy, James Smith, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 3:49
4. "Best Of Me"   Brandon Hodge, Asaleana Elliott, Aaron Sledge, Christopher Lacy, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 3:37
5. "Nothing On You"   Brandon Hodge, Michael Harris, Kendrick "WyldCard" Dean, Donald "Drathoven" Atkins, Cedric "DaBenchWarma" Smith, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 3:54
6. "One Night"   Ronnie Jackson, Kameron Glasper, Phillip Cornish, Kendrick "WyldCard" Dean, Quinnes Parker Lil' Ronnie 2:45
7. "It's All On Me"   Ronnie Jackson, Kameron Glasper, Phillip Cornish Lil' Ronnie 2:56
8. "Too Easy" (featuring Ludacris) Brandon Hodge, Aaron Sledge, Michael Harris, Christopher Lacy, Tyrese Gibson, Christopher Bridges Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 4:13
9. "Takeover"   Brandon Hodge, Asaleana Elliott, Christopher Lacy, Ronnie Jackson, James Smith, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 4:02
10. "I Miss That Girl"   Brandon Hodge, Aaron Sledge, Christopher Lacy, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 3:32
11. "Interlude"   Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 0:55
12. "Make Love"   Brandon Hodge, Aaron Sledge, Asaleana Elliott, Christopher Lacy, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 4:12
13. "Angel" (featuring Candace) R. Kelly, Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander, R. Kelly (vocal) 4:23
14. "Walk (A Poem to My Fans)"   Tyrese Gibson Brandon "B.A.M." Alexander 4:54
Total length:
51:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stay [Explicit]: Tyrese: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  2. ^ The Basics: Tyrese. Billboard. Retrieved on 2011-10-07.
  3. ^ "Too Easy [Explicit]: Tyrese: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  4. ^ Allmusic review
  5. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.17538/title.hip-hop-album-sales-the-week-ending-11-6-2011
  6. ^ Jacobs, Allen. "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/13/2011". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. Drake Takes Care Of The Competition, Childish Gambino Camps Outside Top 10, Webbie Gets Savage. 4CONTROL Media. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  8. ^ [1]. iTunes.com. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
  9. ^ [2]. iTunes.com. Retrieved June 25, 2012.