My Thoughts

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My Thoughts
My Thoughts (Avant album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Avant
Released May 9, 2000
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre R&B
Label MCA
Producer Steve "Stone" Huff (all tracks)
Avant chronology
My Thoughts
Singles from My Thoughts
  1. "Separated"
    Released: 2000
  2. "My First Love"
    Released: 2000
  3. "This Time"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link

My Thoughts is the debut studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Avant. It was released on May 9, 2000, by MCA Records. The album includes the contributions from King Sesame, however, this person was not officially credited as a guest vocalist on the album. Three singles that were released from the album, became a top ten hits; including "Separated",[1] "My First Love" (which is a cover to its classic hit, performed by René & Angela) featuring Keke Wyatt,[2] and "This Time". Both songs, "My First Love" and "This Time", became a certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The album debuted at number 45 on the US Billboard 200 and number 8 on the Top R&B Albums, selling 41,675 copies in the opening week. Over a few months, after the album's official release, the album became a platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This project became one of the landmark album for Avant's career, when the album had sold 1.3 million copies in the United States and sold 4.4 million worldwide.[when?] The album has received generally positive reviews by critics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Separated" 4:15
2. "Reaction" 3:52
3. "Get Away" 5:28
4. "Let's Make a Deal" 3:58
5. "Happy" 5:21
6. "My First Love" (featuring Keke Wyatt) 4:28
7. "I Wanna Know" 5:26
8. "Serious" 4:02
9. "Destiny" 3:50
10. "Ooh Aah" 4:13
11. "This Time" 4:00
12. "Why" 5:37


  1. ^ Hogan, Ed; Henderson, Alex (2003). "Avant". All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul. San Francisco, CA: Backbeat Books. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-87930-744-8. 
  2. ^ Hall, Rashaun (April 15, 2000). "Avant Voices His 'Thoughts' On Debut". Billboard: 26.