Tyrese (album)

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Tyrese
Tyrese album cover.jpg
Studio album by Tyrese
Released September 29, 1998 (U.S.)
Recorded 1995–98
Genre R&B
Length 51:20
Label RCA
Producer
Tyrese chronology
Tyrese
(1998)
2000 Watts
(2001)
Singles from My Way
  1. "Nobody Else"
    Released: August 4, 1998
  2. "Lately"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Sweet Lady"
    Released: November 10, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME (6/10)[2]

Tyrese is the debut studio album by American singer Tyrese. The third single "Sweet Lady" reached number twelve on the US Billboard Hot 100, his biggest hit until the release of "How You Gonna Act Like That" in 2003. On March 30, 1999, Tyrese was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping over a million copies in the US.

Singles[edit]

"Nobody Else," was released as the album's lead single on August 4, 1998.[3] The second single, "Lately," was released in March 1999. "Sweet Lady" was released as the album's third single on November 10, 1998. It became the album's most successful single, peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Nobody Else"  
Jake 3:53
2. "Tell Me, Tell Me" (featuring Before Dark)
  • Al West
  • Chad Elliot
3:26
3. "Promises"  
  • W. Bryant
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Harrison
  • Shelene Thomas
  • Khaliq & Ali
  • Anthony Morgan
4:24
4. "Sweet Lady"  
The Characters 4:52
5. "Lately"  
  • Derek Allen
  • Tyrese Gibson
Derek Allen 4:26
6. "Give Love a Try"  
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Sean K. Hall
  • Sam Salter
  • Christopher Stewart
4:10
7. "Ain't Nothin Like A Jones"  
Jake 3:58
8. "You Get Yours"  
Ron Lawrence 3:52
9. "Do You Need" (featuring Peter Gunz)
  • Nathan Clemons
  • Michael Clemons
  • Stephanie Cooke
  • Big Mike
  • Nate Love
4:25
10. "Taste My Love"  
  • Wilton Felder
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Fundisha Johnson
  • Glenn Mosley
  • Ewart A. Wilson
  • Ewart A. Wilson
  • Glenn Mosley
  • Leland Robinson
  • Ray Watkins
4:30
11. "I Can't Go On"  
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Sean K. Hall
  • Christopher Stewart
  • Tab
Christopher "Tricky" Stewart 4:29
12. "Stay in Touch"  
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Michael J. Powell
Michael J. Powell 4:53
13. "Nobody Else (Remix) (Japan bonus track)"  
  3:58

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Tyrese adapted from Allmusic.[5]

  • Paul D. Allen - drums
  • Karen Anderson - background vocals
  • Ben Arrindell - engineer, mixing
  • Terry Bradford - background vocals
  • Stephanie Cooke - background vocals
  • Kevin "KD" Davis - mixing
  • Tony Dawsey - mastering
  • Ken Deranteriasian - engineer
  • Tony Duran - photography
  • Chad Elliott - composer
  • Kevin Evans - executive producer
  • Peter Gunz - performer
  • Fundisha Johnson - background vocals
  • Brett Kilroe - art direction
  • Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence - producer
  • Ken Lewis - engineer
  • Nate Love - multiple instruments, producer
  • Steve MacMillan - engineer
  • Marc Nelson - background vocals
  • Ron Otis - drums
  • Troy Patterson - engineer
  • Valerie Pinkston - background vocals
  • Michael J. Powell - guitar, percussion, producer, mixing
  • Mike Rew - engineer
  • Paul Riser - strings
  • Leland Robinson - producer
  • Thom Russo - engineer
  • Gerard Smerek - engineer, mixing
  • Chris "Tricky" Stewart - producer, engineer
  • Kevin Thomas - engineer
  • Al West - producer
  • Jonathan Williams - engineer
  • Johnta Austin - composer, background vocals
  • Troy Taylor - producer, composer
  • J.C. Whitelaw - guitar
  • Lawson A. Turner - bass
  • Paul Allen - drums

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[6] 17
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[6] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyrese (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Album Reviews – Tyrese". NME. October 21, 1999. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nobody Else: Tyrese (Artist): Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Tyrese - Chart History". Billboard. 
  5. ^ "Tyrese > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ a b "Tyrese > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Tyrese – Tyrese". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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