Intuition (Jamie Foxx album)

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Studio album by Jamie Foxx
Released December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)
Recorded 2007–08
Genre R&B, hip hop, soul, pop
Label J
Producer Timbaland, Just Blaze, Christopher "Deep" Henderson, Jamie Foxx, Jim Jonsin, Tricky Stewart, Calvo da Gr8, The-Dream
Jamie Foxx chronology
Best Night of My Life
(2010)Best Night of My Life2010
Singles from Intuition
  1. "Just Like Me"
    Released: November 11, 2008
  2. "She Got Her Own"
    Released: December 14, 2008
  3. "Blame It"
    Released: January 26, 2009
  4. "I Don't Need It"
    Released: May 6, 2009 (US radio only)
  5. "Digital Girl"
    Released: July 17, 2009

Intuition is the third studio album by American R&B singer Jamie Foxx. It was released on December 16, 2008, by J Records.[1]

Despite mixed reviews from critics like his previous album, the album was commercially successful. The album has reached the top three on the US Billboard 200 chart and number 1 on the Top US R&B/Hip Hop Albums Charts, which it topped for six consecutive weeks. The album features several guest artists, including T.I., Lil Wayne, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Fabolous, T-Pain, The-Dream, Lil' Kim & Marsha Ambrosius.

Background and composition[edit]

Intuition, as Foxx describes it, will focus on the needs and wants of the opposite sex. "On my radio show I have this panel of beautiful women and they were talking about how men with a lot of money aren't all that. But if a guy has no money, that's no good either,” Foxx explained. "So I was thinking, What does a woman want? We go from there and build the story and the songs."[2]


The album's lead single "Just Like Me" featuring T.I., was released on November 11, 2008. The song debuted at number 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, before it peaked at number 8.[3] It also peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 100.

The remix to Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent," titled "She Got Her Own" featuring Ne-Yo; along with an American rapper Fabolous, which was released as the album's second single on December 14, 2008.

The album's third single "Blame It" featuring T-Pain, was released on January 26, 2009. In its first week, "Just Like Me", "Blame It" and "She Got Her Own" were charted on the top-ten in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at numbers 8, 1, and 2, respectively.

While on the Conan O'Brien show, Foxx performed the remix to "Digital Girl" featuring Canadian rapper Drake, during the interview with MTV News, as he stated; it will be his fourth single from Intuition.[4] The full studio version was leaked and officially released on June 19, 2009, which features guest appearances from Drake, adding Kanye West and The-Dream on this track.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 3 on the US Billboard 200, selling 265,000 copies in the first week.[5] The album became one of the Billboard 200's top ten albums within the first two months after it was released.[6] As of May 2010, Intuition has sold in the United States one million copies, and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[7][8]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 56/100[9]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[10]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[11]
The Boston Globe (positive)[12]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[13]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[14]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[15]
Vibe Magazine (mixed)[16]
Yahoo! Music UK 5/10 stars[17]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[18]

Intuition received mixed reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 56, which indicates "mixed or average reviews", based on 6 reviews.[9] Sarah Rodman of The Boston Globe reviewed the album positively, stating: "Like many contemporary R&B albums, the cameos sometimes crowd the main attraction, but Foxx is wise enough to intuit when it suits him best to share the spotlight."[12] Claire Lobenfeld of Vibe Magazine had a mixed review for the album, stating: "What is missing from Intuition is a balance between the party records and the slow jams. The division displays a lack of cohesiveness that separates the effort from being a great album into just a collection of potential singles."[16]

Emily Heward of, however, was less impressed with the album, commenting: "[Intuition's songs are] lost amidst over-enthusiastic vocal effects" and that "it is hard to recognize the soulful voice that landed him his Oscar."[19]


In May 2009, Foxx announced he was going on tour in the support of his third album Intuition. The 40-city tour kicked off on July 2 in Anaheim and ended in October.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Artist(s) Length
1. "Just Like Me" (featuring T.I.) Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Clifford Harris, Jr. Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 3:28
2. "I Don't Need It" Timothy Mosley, James Fauntleroy, James Washington, Jerome Harmon Timbaland, Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon 3:58
3. "Number One" (featuring Lil Wayne) Justin Smith, Marsha Ambrosius, Dwayne Carter, Jr., Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Rick Rubin, Adam Yauch Just Blaze 5:02
4. "Digital Girl" (featuring Kanye West & The-Dream) Stewart, Nash, Kanye West, Faheem Najm, David Balfour Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 4:47
5. "Blame It" (featuring T-Pain) Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Nathan L. Walker, James T. Brown, Brandon R. Melanchon, John Conte, Jr., Najm, Breyon Prescott Christopher "Deep" Henderson 4:50
6. "She Got Her Own" (with Ne-Yo & Fabolous) Shaffer Smith, A. Jiminez, D. Brown, John Jackson, D. Summer Butter Beats 5:32
7. "Intuition (Interlude)" Foxx, Carlos McKinney Los da Mystro 1:46
8. "I Don't Know" Salaam Remi, Rico Love, Arthur Ross, Leon Ware, John Sebastian, Steve Boone, Tre Hardson, Derrick Stewart, Emandu Wilcox, Romye Robinson, John Martinez Salaam Remi 3:23
9. "Weekend Lover" Calvin "Calvo da Gr8" Kenon, Rico Love Calvo da Gr8 4:13
10. "Why" Stewart, Nash Tricky Stewart 4:53
11. "Freak'in Me" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius) Foxx, Elvis "Blac Elvis" Williams, Jamie Newman, B. Prescott, Ambrosius J-New, Blac Elvis 3:46
12. "Slow" Stewart, Nash Tricky Stewart 5:42
13. "Rainman" Stewart, Nash Tricky Stewart 3:55
14. "Overdose" Foxx, Durrell Babbs, Joseph Bereal, Jason Bonner Tank 4:09
15. "Love Brings Change" Foxx, Celester Burwell, Lonny Bereal Jamie Foxx 4:05
16. "Cover Girl" (featuring Lil' Kim) (iTunes bonus track)   Trackmasters 3:56
17. "Street Walker" (UK bonus track)   Timbaland 4:24


Chart (2008) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 3 1,000,000
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[20] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United States December 16, 2008 J Records
United Kingdom January 12, 2009


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