Tyrese (album)

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Tyrese
Tyrese album cover.jpg
Studio album by Tyrese
Released September 29, 1998 (1998-09-29)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre R&B
Length 51:20
Label RCA
Producer
Tyrese chronology
Tyrese
(1998)
2000 Watts
(2001)2000 Watts2001
Singles from My Way
  1. "Nobody Else"
    Released: August 4, 1998
  2. "Sweet Lady"
    Released: November 10, 1998
  3. "Lately"
    Released: March 23, 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME positive[2]

Tyrese is the debut studio album by American singer Tyrese. The second 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 2002. 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.

Before the Album[edit]

Tyrese starred in a 1994 Coca-Cola commercial titled "Always Cool (Always Coca-Cola)," where he was shown singing, this commercial captured the attention of RCA Records, who signed the singer to the label.[3]

Singles[edit]

"Nobody Else," was released as the album's lead single on August 4, 1998.[4]"Sweet Lady" was released as the album's second single on November 10, 1998. It became the album's most successful single, peaking at No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The third single, "Lately," was released in March 1999. [5]

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
  • Glen Mosley
  • Ewart A. Wilson
  • Ewart A. Wilson
  • Glen 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.[6]

  • 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]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[8] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

After the Album[edit]

Tyrese was followed up by five additional solo albums and one album as part of a group. 2000 Watts was released in May 2001 by RCA Records. I Wanna Go There was released by RCA Records in December 2002. Alter Ego (Tyrese album) was released in December 2006 by J Records. Open Invitation was released by EMI in November 2011. Black Rose (Tyrese album) was released in July 2015 by Caroline Records. Three Kings (album) was released in August 2013 by Atlantic Records. It was the only album by the group TGT (group), which was composed of Tyrese himself, Ginuwine, and Tank (American singer).

In a 2015 interview with The Breakfast Club (radio show), Tyrese explained his belief that R&B/Soul is dying in the current state of music. He states that most R&B singer feel that their songs do not receive a lot of attention or radio play or record sales unless they have a feature from a rapper. Tyrese wants to be able to sell records without deviating from R&B and for his albums to make the statement that R&B still has loyal fans who support the genre. He discusses how he refuses to name drop rappers or producers to attract attention from the music industry. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tyrese at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Album Reviews – Tyrese". NME. October 21, 1999. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Always Cool' (Always Coca-Cola) 1996 Coca-Cola Werbung Commercial Tyrese Gibson." YouTube, uploaded by wwwcocacoladosende, 11 Jul 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLYQFY4gDpI
  4. ^ "Nobody Else: Tyrese (Artist): Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ "Tyrese - Chart History". Billboard. 
  6. ^ "Tyrese > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  7. ^ a b "Tyrese > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  8. ^ "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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