Black Rose (Tyrese album)

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Black Rose
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 2015 (2015-07-10)
Tyrese chronology
Open Invitation
Black Rose
Singles from Black Rose
  1. "Dumb Shit"
    Released: November 5, 2014
  2. "Shame"
    Released: April 28, 2015
  3. "Waiting On You"
    Released: May 10, 2016[1]
  4. "Prior to You"
    Released: May 10, 2016[1]

Black Rose is the sixth studio album by American R&B recording artist Tyrese. It was released independently on July 10, 2015 via his label Voltron Recordz, while distribution was handled by Caroline Records.[2] The first single, "Dumb Shit", did not crack either the US Hot 100 main chart or the US R&B chart. "Shame", released as the second single, did not crack the US Hot 100, but peaked at number thirty-two on the US R&B chart. Two additional singles failed to chart. Upon its release, the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, becoming his first album to reach number one on the chart, outside an album he did as a member TGT. "Shame" was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song at the 58th annual Grammy Awards.[3]


In 2006, Tyrese released his fourth studio album Alter Ego which did not score any Hot 100 hits or major R&B hits. He took some time off from music to focus on his family and his acting career. He appeared in the films Waist Deep, Legion and the Transformers franchise.[4] In 2011, after a five-year hiatus, he released his fifth studio album Open Invitation. The album performed better than its predecessor, debuting and peaking at number 9 on the US Billboard Top 200 album chart, becoming his highest-charting album at the time.[5] The album received a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards, losing to Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio. In 2013, Tyrese, along with his music friends Tank and Ginuwine, released their debut collaboration album under the group name TGT entitled Three Kings. Tyrese then took another hiatus from music and resumed acting, appearing in the movies Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7 and Black Nativity. It was announced that his next solo album would be released in 2014 as a double album. This album became Black Rose, and was released in the summer of 2015.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]

Black Rose received positive reviews from critics, "Seventeen years after his solo debut, and two years after his Top Five album with Tank and Ginuwine as TGT, Tyrese has come up with a surprisingly modest, ballad-rich collection seemingly devised with longevity in mind. Should this turn out to be Tyrese's last album, as the singer threatened prior to its release, it will finish his music career on a high note." A review by Allmusic's Andy Kellman.

Commercial performance[edit]

In the U.S market, music industry forecasters predicted that the album could debut atop the US Billboard 200 chart, with at least 70,000 equivalent units as of July 16.[7] In the Billboard's issue of August 1, the first issue that Nielsen Music SoundScan changed their tracking week from Monday through Sunday to Friday through Thursday due to Global Release Date, Black Rose debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and at the top of Billboard's official Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with first-week sales of 77,000 copies also while earning 86,286 album-equivalent units 83,181 in sales in the week ending July 16.[8][9] Selling 5,000 more copies than his last effort, Black Rose is Gibson's first album to debut at the top spot and the third to reach the top 10, following Open Invitation and 2000 Watts, which debuted and peaked at number 9 in 2011 and number 10 in 2001, respectively.[10] As of August 2015, Black Rose has sold 172,000 copies domestically.[11]

Track listing[edit]

Black RoseStandard edition[12]
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Christopher Perry
  • Kenyon Dixon
  • Davion Farris
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • B.A.M.
  • Christopher Perry (co.)
2."Dumb Shit" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Black-Ty)
  • Tyrese
  • Seige Monstracity
  • Marcus Hodge
3."Picture Perfect"
  • Rockwilder
  • Eric Hudson
4."Waiting On You"
  • B. Hodge
  • Dixon
  • Gibson
  • Michael Harris
  • Warryn Campbell
  • Tyrese
6."Don't Wanna Look Back" (featuring Chrisette Michele)
  • Dixon
  • Gibson
  • B. Hodge
7."Prior to You" (featuring Tank)
  • B. Hodge
  • Durrell Babbs
  • Gibson
  • B.A.M.
  • Marcus Hodge (co.)
  • Gibson
  • B. Hodge
  • Donald Atkins
  • Aaron Sledge
  • Eric Dawkins
  • Christopher Lacy
  • Kendrick Dean
  • Davion Farris
9."Without My Heart"
  • Davion Farris
  • Gibson
  • B. Hodge
  • B.A.M.
  • Davion Farris (co.)
10."When We Make Love"
  • Ambrosius
  • Davion Farris
  • Gibson
  • Hudson
  • Eric Hudson
  • Tyrese (co.)
11."Gonna Give You What You Need"
  • Tim Kelley
  • Dixon
  • Davion Farris
  • Gibson
Tim Kelley4:08
12."Body Language"
  • B. Hodge
  • Davion Farris
  • Sir Darryl Farris
  • Gibson
13."The Rest of Our Lives" (featuring Brandy)
  • B. Hodge
  • Gibson
14."I Still Do"
  • B. Hodge
  • Gibson
Total length:61:48


Credits adapted from liner notes.[12]


See also[edit]


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  3. ^ "2016 Grammy nominees". The Recording Academy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "Tyrese Gibson on IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ Ajacobs (9 November 2011). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/6/2011". Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Reviews for Black Rose by Tyrese". CBS Interactive Media. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. ^ Caulfield, Keith (14 July 2015). "Tyrese Aiming for First No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: Tyrese, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj | HipHopDX
  9. ^ Tyrese Scores His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart | Billboard
  10. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Tyrese Scores His First No.1 Album on the Billboard 200 chart". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  11. ^ Smith, Trevor (August 22, 2015). "Charts Don't Lie: August 22". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Tyrese - Black Rose (CD liner notes). Voltron/Caroline Records. Catalog No.: 4879535041
  13. ^ " – Tyrese – Black Rose" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  14. ^ " – Tyrese – Black Rose" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Billboard 200 - Year-end Chart". Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  20. ^ "Billboard Independent Albums- Year-end Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  21. ^ "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums- Year-end Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.

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