Avant

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This article is about an American R&B singer and songwriter. For other subjects, see Avant (disambiguation).
Avant
Birth name Myron Avant
Born (1978-04-26) April 26, 1978 (age 37)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Genres R&B
Occupation(s)
Years active 1999–present
Labels
  • Magic Johnson Music
  • MCA
  • Geffen (1999–2007)
  • Capitol (2007–10)
  • Verve Forecast
  • Universal (2010–11)
  • MO-B Entertainment
  • EMI (2012–present)
Website http://www.avantmusic.net

Myron Avant (born April 26, 1978), better known as Avant, is an American R&B singer and songwriter. He is best known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix to which features Kelly Rowland), "My First Love," which one version features KeKe Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind" (remix featuring Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl and released September 30, 2003). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearance in the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

His self-titled fifth album, Avant, was released on December 9, 2008. Avant is now signed to Verve Forecast and released his sixth studio album The Letter (formerly titled "Wake Up") on December 21, 2010,[1] featuring production from the likes of The Pentagon; Mike City; Marshall Leathers; and Kajun.[2] Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[3]
US R&B
[4]
My Thoughts 45 6
Ecstasy
  • Released: March 26, 2002
  • Label: MCA
  • Formats: CD, cassette
6 2
  • US: 713,000[B]
  • RIAA: Gold[6]
Private Room
  • Released: December 9, 2003
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, cassette
18 4
  • RIAA: Gold[6]
Director
  • Released: April 25, 2006
  • Label: Geffen
  • Formats: CD, cassette
4 1
Avant
  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Capitol
  • Formats: CD, digital download
26 6
  • US: 162,000[C]
The Letter
  • Released: December 21, 2010
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Formats: CD, cassette
114 19
Face The Music
  • Released: February 5, 2013
  • Label: MO-B Entertainment, EMI
  • Formats: CD, cassette
40 9

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released as single and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[8]
US R&B
[9]
UK
[10]
UK
R&B

[11]
"Separated" 2000 23 1 My Thoughts
"My First Love"
(featuring Keke Wyatt)
26 4
"Makin' Good Love" 2002 27 7 Ecstasy
"Don't Say No, Just Say Yes" 96 51
"Read Your Mind" 2003 13 5 Private Room
"Don't Take Your Love Away" 2004 37 13
"Can't Wait" 55 Shark Tale
"You Know What"
(featuring Lil Wayne)
2006 58 Director
"4 Minutes" 57 9
"Lie About Us"
(featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
[D] 76 9
"When It Hurts" 2008 91 15 Avant
"Break Ya Back"
"Kiss Goodbye" 2010 60 The Letter
"Your Body is the Business" 2011 73
"You & I"
(featuring Keke Wyatt)
2012 33 Face The Music
"More" 2013

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ United States sales figures for My Thoughts as of October 2009.[5]
  2. ^ United States sales figures for Ecstasy as of November 2003.[7]
  3. ^ United States sales figures for Avant as of October 2009.[5]
  4. ^ "Lie About Us" did not enter the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, but peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles.[12]

Featured singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avant MySpace announcement". Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Avant interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' February 2011
  3. ^ "Avant - Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Avant - Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Wood, Mikael (November 7, 2010). "R&B Singer Avant Delivers His 'Thoughts' on New Label". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum Searchable Database: Avant". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Avant Enters 'Private Room'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 10, 2003. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Avant - Chart history: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Avant - Chart history: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Artist Chart History – Avant FT Nicole Scherzinger". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40: 05-11-2006 - 11-11-2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Avant – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 

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