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Studio album by Musiq Soulchild
Released November 14, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre R&B, neo soul
Length 64:50
Label Def Soul
Producer Vidal Davis & Andre Harris, Scratch, Carvin "Ransum" Haggins & Ivan "Orthodox" Barias, Vikter Duplaix, Osunlade, James Poyser
Musiq Soulchild chronology
- Aijuswanaseing
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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
BBC Music favorable [9]
NME (8/10) (Odell) [2]
(5/10) (Ward)[3]
PopMatters favorable [4]
Q 3/5 stars [5]
Rhapsody favorable [6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [7]
Yahoo! Music favorable [8]

Aijuswanaseing (pronounced as "I Just Wanna Sing") is Musiq Soulchild's first album, released in 2000. In debuted on the Billboard charts on December 2, 2000. On the Billboard 200, it peaked at #24, spending 41 weeks on the chart and exiting on September 8, 2001; on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart, it spent 67 weeks, falling off on June 1, 2002.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Scratch Introlude" Kyle Jones Scratch 0:46
2. "Girl Next Door" (featuring Ayana) Taalib Johnson, Andre Harris, Carvin Haggins, Jill Scott, Ed Green Andre Harris, Carvin Haggins 4:46
3. "You And Me" Johnson, Harris, Haggins, Pat Metheny Carvin Haggins, Andre Harris 4:20
4. "Just Friends (Sunny)" Johnson, Haggins, Ivan Barias, Vidal Davis, Bobby Hebb Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 4:11
5. "Mary Go Round" Johnson, Eric Roberson, Osunlade Osunlade 3:41
6. "143" Johnson, Haggins, Keith Pelzer Keith Pelzer, Carvin Haggins 4:58
7. "Love" Johnson, Harris, Haggins Andre Harris, Carvin Haggins 5:05
8. "My Girl" Johnson, Junius Bervine, Ed King, James Poyser, Haggins James Poyser, Vikter Duplaix 3:20
9. "Musiq Soulchild (Intermission)" Johnson, Milton Brand Self 1:25
10. "Seventeen" Johnson, Haggins, Harris, George Winston Carvin Haggins, Andre Harris 3:23
11. "L' Is Gone" (featuring Ayana) Johnson, Haggins, Tariq Trotter, Kamal Gray, Leonard Hubbard, Mercedes Martinez, Tracey Moore, Ahmir Thompson Musiq Soulchild 3:20
12. "Speechless" Johnson, Jones Scratch 3:24
13. "Poparatzi" Johnson, Haggins, Barias, C. Wright, Y. Rahman Ivan "Orthodox" Barias & Carvin "Ransum" Haggins 3:58
14. "Settle For My Love" (featuring AAries) Sheree Brown, Patrice Rushen, Freddie Washington Osunlade 5:40
15. "You Be Alright" Johnson, A. Livingston, C. Robeteou James Poyser, Vikter Duplaix, Musiq Soulchild 7:00
Special edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
16. "Aimewitue"  
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[10] 24
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 4


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone