Hurt No More

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Hurt No More
Studio album by Mario Winans
Released April 20, 2004 (USA)
Recorded 2001 - 2004
Genre R&B
Length 59:33
Label Bad Boy Records
Producer Mario Winans
Mario Winans chronology
Story of My Heart
Hurt No More
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly C link
Vibe 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars link
USA Today 3/4 stars link

Hurt No More is the second studio album by R&B singer and musician Mario Winans, released in 2004.


Winans recorded his second album Hurt No More in 2001, 2002 and 2003 in between his busy schedule working with other artists, mostly on Diddy's Bad Boy label. The album is based on stories of love and betrayal. On his website, Winans says: "This record is about relationships, pure and simple. We all have hearts. Sometimes, we have to look deeper into what we're saying and doing to the people we care about." All of the production work and most of the instrumental work on the album was performed by Winans himself.

Chart Success[edit]

The first single "I Don't Wanna Know" was based on a sample of "Boadicea" by Enya from her 1987 self-titled album. The Fugees also sampled this track for their song "Ready or Not" from the album The Score [1]. The song features a rap by P. Diddy and radio programmers and club DJs started playing the track when it started appearing on mixtapes. The song was released as the single in early 2004 and become a worldwide hit going to #1 in Germany and the US Rhythmic Top 40, #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, US R&B/ Hip Hop and world Internet download charts and #3 on a composite world R&B chart (based on the US, UK, Germany, France and Australia), Australian and Norwegian charts. It also reached the top ten of a composite European chart.

Hurt No More was released on April 20, 2004 in the US and as at early June 2004, had reached #1 on the Billboard r&b/hip hop chart, #2 on the US Billboard 200 and #3 on the UK album charts.

Critical Reviews[edit]

Allmusic rated the album as 4 stars out of 5 saying it was "one of the best R and B albums of the year" In contrast, Rolling Stone rated it as two stars saying the "lyrics lack punch" and the songs "never achieve the angst" they should.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ready for Love" (Interlude)
  2. "Never Really Was"
  3. "I Don't Wanna Know" (featuring Diddy & Enya)
  4. "You Knew" (featuring Slim Of 112)
  5. "How I Made It" (featuring Loon)
  6. "Already Know" (Interlude)
  7. "3 Days Ago"
  8. "What's Wrong with Me"
  9. "Can't Judge Me"
  10. "Disbelief"
  11. "Enough" (Interlude)
  12. "Pretty Girl Bullshit" (featuring Foxy Brown)
  13. "This Is the Thanks I Get" (featuring Black Rob)
  14. "I Got You Babe"
  15. "So Fine"
  16. "Should've Known"
  17. "Turn Around"
  18. "The Game" (UK Bonus Track)
  19. "Never Really Was" (Remix featuring Andre 3000) (Best Buy Bonus Track)

Unreleased/Non-Album Tracks[edit]

  • "He Don't Know" (featuring Kelis)

Track initially recorded to be featured on the album but left out of it.

Remix of the aforementioned track.

External links[edit]

  1. Mario Winans Official Site
  2. Allmusic article[dead link]