A Man's Thoughts

A Man's Thoughts is the sixth studio album from American R&B singer Ginuwine. It was set to be released June 2 but was pushed back to June 23, 2009. The album received average critical reception from pop critics.

A Man's Thoughts
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 23, 2009
Ginuwine chronology
Greatest Hits
A Man's Thoughts
Singles from A Man's Thoughts
  1. "Last Chance"
    Released: March 3, 2009
  2. "Trouble"
    Released: January 18, 2010
  3. "Get Involved"
    Released: January 29, 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
About.com3/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
Boston HeraldB−[4]
Chicago Tribune2/4 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyC[6]
Los Angeles Times2/4 stars[7]
Metro News3/5 stars[8]
Now3/5 stars[9]
Robert ChristgauC[11]
USA Today3/4 stars[12]

The first single from the album is "Last Chance", which was produced by Bryan-Michael Cox and written by Adonis Shropshire. The single speaks about a man's plea for one last chance to prove his love. "'Last Chance' reflects the maturity of my personal growth over the last few years," explains the singer. A video for the single was recently shot in Los Angeles and will feature appearances from singer Tyrese and actress LisaRaye. It was directed by Juwan Lee, who has also done work with Mario, Nelly and Young Capone.

"Last Chance" was released to Urban AC radio on March 3 and was released to mainstream urban markets on March 24. On March 26, on 106 & Park, Ginuwine stated that his second single will feature Missy Elliott and describe to album as a sort of reunion. He also stated that he had not spoken to Timbaland within 5 years, because they simply grew apart.

Despite "Get Involved" being listed as the second single for the album, the track "Trouble" featuring Bun B was the second music video to be shot and released. The music video was done for the version of the track that did not feature Bun B.[13] The official remix of "Trouble" features Hurricane Chris, Gucci Mane, & OJ Da Juiceman.

Chart performanceEdit

The album debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200, selling 38,000 units in its first week.[14]

Track listingEdit

1."Intro (A Man's Thoughts)"
2."Show Off"Pop & Oak3:21
3."Trouble" (featuring Skyzoo)
  • R. Vincent
  • Lumpkin
  • Skyzoo
  • T. White
Dante Jackson4:01
4."Last Chance"Cox Chopovski Music4:29
  • Naylor ·
  • Lumpkin
6."One Time for Love"Cox4:38
7."Open the Door"
  • Huggar
  • Potridge
  • Felder
Pop & Oak3:45
8."Get Involved" (featuring Missy Elliott & Timbaland)3:38
  • Lumpkin
  • Huggar
  • Potridge
  • Felder
Pop & Oak3:31
10."Touch Me"
  • Huggar
  • Potridge
  • Melvin Coleman
  • Jayshawn Champion
Melvin "Saint Nick" Coleman4:13
11."Lying to Each Other"
Blac Elvis3:41
12."Even When I'm Mad"
  • A. Wright
  • Huggar
  • Coleman
  • James Rayshawn Smith
  • Chopovski Music
Coleman Chopovski Music3:33
13."Bridge to Love" (featuring Brandy)
  • Shropshire
  • Williams
Blac Elvis4:00
14."Used to Be the One"
  • Lumpkin
  • Naylor
  • Melvin Rogers
  • Ted Clinkscale
  • Oli Jean Joseph
  • Ricky Rush
  • Naylor
  • Rogers
  • Clinkscale
15."Show Me the Way"
Bei Maejor3:32



  1. ^ Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ About.com review
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Boston Herald review
  5. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  6. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  7. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  8. ^ "Metro News review". Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Now review
  10. ^ Popmatters review
  11. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  12. ^ USA Today review
  13. ^ "R&B Music Video - Ginuwine - Trouble".
  14. ^ [1][dead link]
  15. ^ "Ginuwine Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  16. ^ "Ginuwine Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  17. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved January 14, 2020.

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