Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya

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Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
Studio album by Boyz II Men
Released September 12, 2000
Recorded 1999-2000
Studio Paramount Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Stonecreek Recording Studios
Studio 77
(Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
Triangle Sound
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Westlake Audio
(Los Angeles, California)
Quad Recording Studios
(New York City)
Genre R&B
Length 63:20
Language English
Label Universal
Producer Boyz II Men (exec.), Qadree El-Amin (exec.), Kevin "Shekspere" Briggs, Shep Crawford, Jazz Nixon, Mervyn Warren, Jamar Jones & Durell Bottoms
Boyz II Men chronology
The Ballad Collection
(2000)The Ballad Collection2000
Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection
(2001)Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection2001
Singles from Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya
  1. "Pass You By"
    Released: August 28, 2000
  2. "Thank You in Advance"
    Released: December 12, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya is the fourth album by R&B group Boyz II Men in 2000. It was their first LP on which they received more creative control, and their only LP for Universal Records. Its two singles, "Pass You By" and "Thank You in Advance", performed below expectations on the charts.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Beautiful Women" She'kspere 4:09
2. "Step On Up"
  • N. Morris*McCary*Stockman*W. Morris
Boyz II Men 4:54
3. "Good Guy"
  • She'kspere*Burruss*N. Morris*McCary*Stockman*W. Morris
She'kspere 3:49
4. "Bounce, Shake, Move, Swing"
  • N. Morris*McCary*Stockman*W. Morris
Boyz II Men 4:19
5. "What the Deal"
  • N. Morris*McCary*Stockman*W. Morris
Anthony "Shep" Crawford 4:25
6. "I Finally Know"
Anthony "Shep" Crawford 5:05
7. "Pass You By" Stockman Boyz II Men 4:26
8. "Dreams"
  • Todd Huston*LaMenga Kafi*W. Morris*Jamar Jones*Durrel Bottoms*N. Morris*McCary*Stockman
Boyz II Men 3:47
9. "I Do" Mervyn Warren Boyz II Men 4:11
10. "Thank You in Advance" Anthony "Shep" Crawford Anthony "Shep" Crawford 4:11
11. "Never Go Away" Stockman Boyz II Men 5:06
12. "Lovely"
  • N. Morris*McCary*Stockman*W. Morris
Boyz II Men 5:30
13. "Know What You Want" N. Morris Boyz II Men 5:17
14. "Do You Remember"
  • N. Morris*McCary*Stockman*W. Morris
Boyz II Men 4:17
  • Credits adapted from liner notes.[5]


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[7] Platinum 200,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 100. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ "Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya - Boyz II Men". Universal Motown Republic Group. Retrieved 14 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Boyz II Men - Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya. Universal Records. 012 159 281
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Boyz II Men – Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya". Music Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Boyz II Men – Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Boyz II Men – Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 15, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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