The Letter (Avant album)

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The Letter
Studio album by Avant
Released December 21, 2010
Recorded 2009–10
Genre R&B
Label Verve Forecast
Producer Avant, The Pentagon, Mike City, Marshall Leathers, Kajun
Avant chronology
Avant
(2008)
The Letter
(2010)
Face The Music
(2013)
Singles from The Letter
  1. "Kiss Goodbye"
    Released: September 21, 2010
  2. "Your Body is the Business"
    Released: March 2011
  3. "Graduated"
    Released: June 13, 2011

The Letter, previously titled Wake Up, is the sixth studio album by R&B singer Avant, which released on December 21, 2010. It is the first release with his new label, Verve Forecast[1] - his fifth overall with Universal Music Group, which released his first 4 albums through MCA and Geffen (Capitol Records, which released the singer's self-titled album, is owned by EMI). The first single from the album is "Kiss Goodbye", which peaked at number 60 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The second single "Your Body is the Business" is currently[when?] at number 73 on the same chart. The third and last single "Graduated" is currently peaked in number 12 on the chart.

Background[edit]

Speaking in January 2011 to noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis - Assistant Editor of Blues & Soul - Avant described his reasons for titling the album The Letter as being because it represents "a letter from me to my fans, to tell them what's going on in my life, what's going through my head, and my struggles as a man."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Graduated"   Myron Avant, Clara Castaneda, Cooper McGill Coop The Truth 3:25
2. "Hot 16"   Myron Avant, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon The Pentagon 3:55
3. "Kiss Goodbye"   Antonio Dixon, Myron Avant, Eric Dawkins The Pentagon 3:48
4. "Had Enough"   Myron Avant, Kriss Johnson Kajun 3:38
5. "Body Police"   Kriss Johnson, Issiah Avila, Jr., Bobby Ross Avila Kajun, The Avila Brothers 4:03
6. "Nightlife"   Myron Avant, Mike City Mike City 3:05
7. "Your Body is the Business"   Myron Avant, Berris Bolton, A. Crawford, Aaron Sledge Berris Bolton 3:49
8. "Wake Up"   Myron Avant, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon, Damon Thomas The Pentagon 3:50
9. "That Dude"   Myron Avant, Marshall Leathers Marshall Leathers 3:33
10. "Where Did We Go?"   Myron Avant, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon The Pentagon 3:18
11. "Walking On Water"   Myron Avant, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon, Patrick Smith, Damon Thomas The Pentagon 4:02
12. "Africa[citation needed]" (Bonus track) David Paich, Jeff Porcaro   4:24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avant Artist Page". Verve Music Group. October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ Avant interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2011
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy Review: The Letter. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-12-25.
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-letter/id402884483