Icon CD (2011)

Artist: Avant

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 220173857
UPC 602527636931
UPC 14 00602527636931
Format CD
Release Date 4/5/2011
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Author Avant
Compilation Appearance Barbershop 2 - Back In Business (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Thug World Order (Explicit Version)
Artist Influence Brian McKnight
Artist Influence Marvin Gaye
Artist Influence Prince
Artist Contemporary Carl Thomas
Artist Contemporary Case
Artist Contemporary Chico DeBarge
Artist Contemporary Dave Hollister
Artist Contemporary Donell Jones
Artist Contemporary Eric Ben?t
Artist Contemporary Ginuwine
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Artist Contemporary Jamie Foxx
Artist Contemporary Joe
Artist Contemporary KeAnthony
Artist Contemporary Mario Winans
Artist Contemporary Montell Jordan
Artist Contemporary Sisq¢
Artist Contemporary Tank (R&B)
Artist Contemporary TGT (R&B)
Artist Contemporary Tony Rich
Artist Contemporary Tyrese
Technical Info
CatalogID BOO15360
Lable Name Geffen
Released 04/05/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 39s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00602527636931
Musical Guests
Snoop Dogg
Nicole Scherzinger
KeKe Wyatt
Lil Wayne
Album Notes and Credits
Photographer: Jim Wright .
Avant's entry in the Icon series covers his first six albums -- 2000's My Thoughts through 2010's The Letter. The disc contains only 11 tracks, but functions as an adequate anthology, as it features all of the sophisticated singer's Top Ten R&B singles: "Separated," "My First Love" (a cover of Rene & Angela's 1983 quiet storm classic, featuring Keke Wyatt), "Makin' Good Love," "Read Your Mind" (featuring Snoop Dogg), and "4 Minutes." There is more depth to Avant's discography, but this set will get it done for the casual fans. ~ Andy Kellman
Artist Overview
The cousin of R. Kelly, Avant (born Myron Avant) is an urban contemporary singer and songwriter. Avant struck gold with his 1998 single, "Separated," which cracked the top of Billboard's R&B charts. His 2000 debut full-length, MY THOUGHTS, was produced by Steve Huff and released on Magic Johnson's label Magic Johnson Music. The album set the template for Avant's modern soul sound, which bears resemblences to R Kelly's, a sound refined on subsequent albums such as 2002's ECSTACY and 2006's DIRECTOR. Avant signed with Capitol for his 2008 self-titled release, which spawned the Top 20 R&B single "Break Ya Back."
Disc 1
1 Read Your Mind [Remix Extended Version] - (remix, featuring Snoop Dogg)
2 Separated
3 Lie About Us - (featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
4 Don't Take Your Love Away
5 My First Love - (featuring KeKe Wyatt)
6 Don't Say No, Just Say Yes
7 You Know What - (featuring Lil Wayne)
8 4 Minutes
9 Makin' Good Love
10 Kiss Goodbye
11 Body Police
Product Attributes
Artist Avant
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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