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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 2000
GenreR&B, neo soul
LabelDef Soul
ProducerVidal Davis & Andre Harris, Scratch, Carvin "Ransum" Haggins & Ivan "Orthodox" Barias, Vikter Duplaix, Osunlade, James Poyser
Musiq Soulchild chronology
Singles from Aijuswanaseing
  1. "Just Friends"
    Released: August 29, 2000
  2. "Love"
    Released: December 25, 2000
  3. "Girl Next Door"
    Released: May 22, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]
BBC Musicfavorable [9]
NME(8/10) (Odell) [2]
(5/10) (Ward)[3]
PopMattersfavorable [4]
Q3/5 stars [5]
Rhapsodyfavorable [6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [7]
Yahoo! Musicfavorable [8]

Aijuswanaseing (pronounced as "I Just Wanna Sing") is the debut studio album by American singer Musiq Soulchild. It was released on November 14, 2000 through Def Soul Recordings and Island Def Jam Music Group. The album debuted at number 32 on the US Billboard 200 chart on December 2, 2000. On the Billboard 200, it peaked at #24 on April 7, 2001, and after spending 41 weeks on the chart, exited on September 8, 2001; on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, it spent 67 weeks, falling off on June 1, 2002.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."Scratch Introlude"Kyle JonesScratch0:46
2."Girl Next Door" (featuring Ayana)Taalib Johnson, Andre Harris, Carvin Haggins, Jill Scott, Ed GreenAndre Harris, Carvin Haggins4:46
3."You And Me"Johnson, Harris, Haggins, Pat MethenyCarvin Haggins, Andre Harris4:20
4."Just Friends (Sunny)"Johnson, Haggins, Ivan Barias, Vidal Davis, Bobby HebbIvan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins4:11
5."Mary Go Round"Johnson, Eric Roberson, OsunladeOsunlade3:41
6."143"Johnson, Haggins, Keith PelzerKeith Pelzer, Carvin Haggins4:58
7."Love"Johnson, Harris, HagginsAndre Harris, Carvin Haggins5:05
8."My Girl"Johnson, Junius Bervine, Ed King, James Poyser, HagginsJames Poyser, Vikter Duplaix3:20
9."Musiq Soulchild (Intermission)"Johnson, Milton BrandSelf1:25
10."Seventeen"Johnson, Haggins, Harris, George WinstonCarvin Haggins, Andre Harris3:23
11."L' Is Gone" (featuring Ayana)Johnson, Haggins, Tariq Trotter, Kamal Gray, Leonard Hubbard, Mercedes Martinez, Tracey Moore, Ahmir ThompsonMusiq Soulchild3:20
12."Speechless"Johnson, JonesScratch3:24
13."Poparatzi"Johnson, Haggins, Barias, C. Wright, Y. RahmanIvan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins3:58
14."Settle For My Love" (featuring AAries)Sheree Brown, Patrice Rushen, Freddie WashingtonOsunlade5:40
15."You Be Alright"Johnson, A. Livingston, C. RobeteouJames Poyser, Vikter Duplaix, Musiq Soulchild7:00
Special edition bonus tracks
17."The Ingredients of Love" (duet with Angie Stone) 

• other versions replace the track "The Ingredients of Love" duet with Angie Stone with "North Star".



Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[11] 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 4


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Aijuswanaseing at AllMusic
  2. ^ NME review 1
  3. ^ NME review 2
  4. ^ PopMatters review
  5. ^ Album Reviews at CD Universe
  6. ^ Rhapsody review
  7. ^ Rolling Stone review
  8. ^ Yahoo! Music review
  9. ^ BBC Music review
  10. ^ "Musiq Soulchild Aijuswanaseing (I Just Want To Sing) Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  11. ^ "Musiq (Soulchild) Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Musiq (Soulchild) Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Musiq – Aijuswanaseing". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.