Ginuwine was one of the best R&B singers of the late 1990s and early 2000s, combining an ear for sharp, futuristic productions (his earliest tracks were produced by the mighty Timbaland) with a silky, seductive appeal that classified him as a classic loverman. GREATEST HITS lives up to its title by including all of Ginuwine's singles, and drawing equally from his five releases (ranging from his 1996 debut to 2005's BACK II BASICS). Whether with sly, forward-thinking club jams ("Pony") or smooth balladry ("So Anxious"), GREATEST HITS provides plenty of justification for the platinum status of Ginuwine's studio releases.
R&B crooner Ginuwine has modeled his career after musical heroes Prince and Michael Jackson, and has covered tunes by both artists. However, where those performers have rock leanings, Ginuwine has rooted himself in smooth contemporary R&B with a healthy dose of hip-hop. Best known for his collaborations with production ace Timbaland, Ginuwine burst onto the scene in 1996 with GINUWINE...THE BACHELOR. Since then, his fame and success have only increased; Ginuwine now boasts superstar guests on his albums, acts in films and TV shows, and even has his own fragrances.