Avant (album)

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Studio album by Avant
Released December 9, 2008 (2008-12-09)
Recorded 2007–08
Genre R&B
Label Capitol
Producer Avant, Eric Dawkins, Antonio Dixon, Trackmasters, Mr. Collipark, Dontae "The Metaphysician" Winslow
Avant chronology
The Letter
Singles from Avant
  1. "When It Hurts"
    Released: August 14, 2008
  2. "Break Ya Back"
    Released: November, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
DJBooth.net 3.5/5 stars[3]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[4]

Avant is the self-titled fifth studio album by Avant. It was released on December 9, 2008 (which was the same release date for his album Private Room). Its first single, "When It Hurts," reached #91 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop charts. The second single is "Break Ya Back (In a Good Way)". The album was also his first release on Capitol Records. The album sold 93,929 copies to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Sensuality" Avant, Campbell, Leathers 3:10
2. "Perfect Gentleman" Trackmasters 2:44
3. "Involve Yourself" Mr. Collipark 3:41
4. "When It Hurts" Antonio Dixon, Eric Dawkins 3:55
5. "Out of Character" Mr. Collipark 3:43
6. "Material Things" Dontae "The Metaphysician" Winslow 2:47
7. "French Pedicure" Dontae "The Metaphysician" Winslow 3:48
8. "Attention" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Antonio Dixon, Eric Dawkins 3:28
9. "Break Ya Back" Dontae "The Metaphysician" Winslow 3:25
10. "Y.O.U." Antonio Dixon, Eric Dawkins 4:04
11. "Sailing" Christopher Cross 4:15


  1. ^ "Allmusic review". 
  2. ^ "Entertainment Weekly review". December 3, 2008. 
  3. ^ "DJBooth.net review". 
  4. ^ "USA Today review". Archived from the original on December 12, 2008.