Open Invitation

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Open Invitation
Tyrese-Open-Invitation-Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
Recorded2010–11
GenreR&B
Length51:23
Label
Producer
Tyrese chronology
Alter Ego
(2006)
Open Invitation
(2011)
Black Rose
(2015)
Singles from Open Invitation
  1. "Stay"
    Released: August 16, 2011
  2. "Too Easy"
    Released: August 30, 2011

Open Invitation is the fifth studio album by American R&B recording artist and actor Tyrese, which was released on November 1, 2011, by his label Voltron Recordz and distributed by EMI. The album received a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards, presented on February 10, 2013.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 with 76,000 copies sold in its first week of release making it Tyrese's highest charting album to date at that time.[2] In the second week the album sold 33,000 copies making total sales of 110,000 copies.[3] In its third week the album sold 21,100 copies, bringing the total to 130,700 copies.[4] The album has sold 375,000 copies in the US as of June 2015.[5]

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single was "Stay". It was released in the United States for digital download on August 16, 2011.[6] It peaked on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at number eleven.[7] "Too Easy", which features Ludacris, was released as the second single on August 30, 2011.[8] The music video was released on October 12, 2011. The third single "Nothing On You" peaked on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #61.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I'm Home" (featuring Jay Rock)
  • Michael Harris
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Tyrese Gibson
3:55
2."I Gotta Chick" (featuring R. Kelly and Rick Ross)
  • B.A.M.
  • Tyrese[a]
4:09
3."Stay"
  • Hodge
  • Asaleana Elliott
  • Aaron Sledge
  • Christopher Lacy
  • James Smith
  • Gibson
  • B.A.M.
  • Tyrese[a]
3:49
4."Best of Me"
  • Hodge
  • Elliott
  • Sledge
  • Lacy
  • Gibson
3:37
5."Nothing on You"
  • Hodge
  • Michael Harris
  • Dean
  • Donald Atkins
  • Cedric Smith
  • Gibson
3:54
6."One Night"
2:45
7."It's All on Me"
  • Jackson
  • Glasper
  • Cornish
2:56
8."Too Easy" (featuring Ludacris)
  • B.A.M.
  • Carter[b]
4:13
9."Takeover"
Hodge
4:02
10."I Miss That Girl"
Hodge
3:32
11."Interlude"Gibson
  • B.A.M.
  • Tyrese
0:55
12."Make Love"
Hodge
  • B.A.M.
  • Kendall Nesbitt[a]
  • Dean[b]
4:12
13."Angel" (featuring Candace)
Kelly
4:23
14."Walk (A Poem to My Fans)"GibsonB.A.M.4:54
Total length:51:23
Notes
  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a vocal producer

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/6/2011 | HipHopDX
  3. ^ Jacobs, Allen. "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/13/2011". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  4. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus. Drake Takes Care Of The Competition, Childish Gambino Camps Outside Top 10, Webbie Gets Savage. 4CONTROL Media. Retrieved on 2011-11-23.
  5. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on June 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Stay [Explicit]: Tyrese: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  7. ^ The Basics: Tyrese. Billboard. Retrieved on 2011-10-07.
  8. ^ "Too Easy [Explicit]: Tyrese: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
  9. ^ "Nothing On You [Explicit]: Tyrese: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  10. ^ [1]. iTunes.com. Retrieved December 30, 2011.
  11. ^ "Monica: Code Red". iTunes. Apple (US). Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  12. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Tyrese Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 2011". Billboard. Retrieved July 9, 2018.