The Senior

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The Senior
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 8, 2003
Length72:09
LabelEpic
Producer
  • Ginuwine (exec.)
  • David Mcpherson (exec.)
  • Terry Vines (exec.)
Ginuwine chronology
The Life
(2001)
The Senior
(2003)
Back II Da Basics
(2005)
Singles from The Senior
  1. "Stingy"
    Released: June 25, 2002
  2. "Hell Yeah"
    Released: January 14, 2003
  3. "In Those Jeans"
    Released: May 2003
  4. "Love You More"
    Released: March 24, 2004
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(60/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Blender2/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound(7/10)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC[4]
People(mixed)[5]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
Vibe3.5/5 stars[8]

The Senior is the fourth studio album by American singer Ginuwine. It was released in the United States on April 8, 2003 via Epic Records. The album was primarily produced by Bryan-Michael Cox, with additional production from Scott Storch, R. Kelly, and Joe Little III. In an interview with 106 & Park, Ginuwine revealed that Missy Elliott and Tweet were initially among the additional producers for the album, however their contributions never made the final cut.[9] The album debuted at No. 102on the US Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 12,000 copies and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[10][11] Three singles were released from the album with all of them appearing on the Billboard Hot 100: "Hell Yeah" peaking at No. 17, "In Those Jeans" peaking at No. 8, and "Love You More" peaking at No. 78.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Mike Tyson" (Intro) 0:12
2."Get Ready" (featuring Snoop Dogg & The Rook)Troy Oliver4:35
3."Chedda Brings" (featuring Jose Cenquentez)Oliver3:36
4."Hell Yeah"/"In Those Jeans (Interlude)" (featuring Baby)R. Kelly5:38
5."In Those Jeans"
  • Jerry "Juke" Vines
  • Ginuwine
  • Harvey "The Rook" Hester
4:03
6."Stingy"4:19
7."Love You More"Joe Little III4:01
8."Bedda to Have Loved"
  • Troy Taylor
  • Darius Good
  • Luke Paterna
11:31
9."Locked Down"Scott Storch5:03
10."On My Way"/"Sex" (Interlude)Taylor4:56
11."Sex" (featuring Solé)Storch3:50
12."Bedda Man"Storch3:45
13."Our First Born"Taylor4:15
14."Big Plans" (featuring Method Man)Oliver3:27
15."Hell Yeah (Remix)" (featuring R. Kelly, Baby & Clipse)R. Kelly4:28
16."Tigger & the Gizzle"
4:28

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Drowned in Sound review
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ People review
  6. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  7. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  8. ^ Vibe review
  9. ^ "Ginuwine 2003 hell yeah". YouTube. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  10. ^ http://idobi.com/news/2003/04/godsmack-takes-faceless-straight-to-no-1/
  11. ^ http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database
  12. ^ "Ginuwine Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  13. ^ "Ginuwine Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – Ginuwine – The Senior". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved July 5, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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