Ain't No Shame in My Game

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Ain't No Shame in My Game
Aint No Shame in my Game.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 1990 (1990-10-02)
Candyman chronology
Ain't No Shame in My Game
Playtime Is Over
Singles from Ain't No Shame in My Game
  1. "Knockin' Boots"
    Released: 1990
  2. "Melt in Your Mouth"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Nightgown"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews6.5/10 stars[2]

Ain't No Shame in My Game is the debut studio album by American rapper Candyman. It was released on October 2, 1990 via Epic Records with distribution by CBS Records Inc. Production was handled by the Candyland Band and executive producer Ken Komisar. The album peaked at number 40 on the Billboard 200 and at number 18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States, and at number 65 on the Album Top 100 in the Netherlands. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on December 18, 1990.

The album spawned three hit singles: "Knockin' Boots", "Melt in Your Mouth" and "Nightgown". Its lead single, "Knockin' Boots", reached number-one position in the Netherlands, number 9 in Belgium and in the United States, and number 28 in Germany. "Melt in Your Mouth" peaked at number 41 in the Netherlands and number 69 in the United States. "Nightgown" made it to number 91 in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

1."Ain't No Shame in My Game (Show)"Candyman2:35
2."Candy Man"
3."Don't Leave Home Without It"
4."Knockin' Boots"
5."Melt in Your Mouth"
  • Candyman
  • Melvin Steals
  • Mervin Steals
6."Playin' on Me"4:14
7."Today's Topic"3:05
8."The Mack Is Back"3:31
9."Night Gown"3:19
10."Who Shakes the Best"Candyman3:11
11."Keep on Watcha Doin'"
  • Candyman
  • Rick James
12."5 Verses of Def"
Total length:36:47
Sample credits[3]


  • Candyman – vocals, producer
  • Charlie W. Mackie – bass, producer
  • Johnny Lee Jackson – producer
  • Shatasha Williams – producer
  • Dette – producer
  • Tea-Fly – producer
  • DJ Scratch – producer
  • Ken Komisar – executive producer
  • Donovan "The Dirt Biker" Sound – engineering
  • Tony Cannella – engineering
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Mary Maurer – art direction
  • Todd Gray – photography
  • Jon Willoughby – management
  • Chris Lawmaster – management


Chart (1990) Peak
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[4] 65
US Billboard 200[5] 40
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 18


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Ain't No Shame in My Game - Candyman | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (January 20, 2009). "Candyman :: Ain't No Shame in My Game :: CBS/Epic Records". Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Tracks Sampled by Candyman". WhoSampled. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  4. ^ " – Candyman – Ain't No Shame In My Game" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Candyman Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Candyman Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Candyman – Ain't No Shame In My Game". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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