My Favorite R&B Artists, Vol. 8 | Ginuwine


There is one reason and one reason alone he's on this list: 100% Ginuwine.

I mean yes he has had plenty of other hits on his resume that can't be forgotten: Pony, In Those Jeans, Differences, Stingy and the list goes on and on. He also was featured in The Best Man I Can Be, which is an awesome song about brotherhood that reminds me about my brothers and I. Doesn't hurt either that he married Solé's fine ass, (even though they're divorced now), and his daughter is equally as fine; (even though he posted that weird picture a couple of years back). The only reason I decided to include him on this list is because, in my own personal opinion, he created one of the best R&B albums of all time.

Yes I believe with all my heart that 100% Ginuwine is hands down one of the best R&B albums of all time.

That soul album can be played from start to end without skipping one song. I could go on and on about what makes each track great, but I would much rather you take the time out to sit down and listen to the album yourself. Preferably you listen to them on some high quality speakers that allow for the production on the album to be truly heard and felt. That's the only way you'll be able to hear what Timbaland crafted out of his genius. If the day comes when people ask what did Timbaland contribute to music, you can definitely point straight to this album as being one of the last great R&B moments of the 90's.

The numbers also speak for themselves, the album ended up going double platinum and was on numerous decade end lists for when it came to R&B albums. You can say what you want about Ginuwine, (and you have all rights to do so), but this one particular album in time will point to how one of the best producers in the game managed to squeeze out every bit of talent from a good singer and made him sound great. Ginuwine provided an album I can reach back on and find so many great memories from it and for that he has cemented his spot in my favorite R&B acts of all time.

Give 100% Ginuwine a listen here on Spotify.


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