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on 5/12/2012

If I was to put all of Trey Songz albums on a playlist and go through each album in full.. I probably would get a full grasp on how well he has transformed as an artist. Ready is Trey at his best, you can tell how he has developed vocally and how his music is now more centered, focused and his message is clear. In the past Trey was a little questionable as to what genre was he going to be in. Either R&B crooner or rap artist. He seemed not to know what he wanted to do for a career. Well 'Ready' leaves no doubt where he is headed. He is going for the Usher and earlier R. Kelly fans. Read More

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Since making his recording debut in 2005, Trey Songz has patiently and artfully crafted some of the most acclaimed and compelling R&B music of the decade. His first two Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic albums, 'I GOTTA MAKE IT' (2005) and 'TREY DAY' (2007), yielded a trio of top ten singles, 'Girl Tonight,' 'Last Time,' and 'Can't Help But Wait.' And when the latter song garnered Trey a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, it marked the validation of the faith shown in Trey by the late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who hailed him as one of 'the most promising R&B artists we have had since we started the company 60 years ago.' Now, with the 2009 release of 'READY,' Trey Songz is more than ready to claim his place in the pantheon of R&B greats. From the street single, 'Brand New,' to his self-described male version of Mary J. Blige's 'Be Without You' in 'One Love,' the Virginian draws on a range of influences to craft an album that will thrill his longtime fans and happily surprise all newcomers to the Trey Songz story. Indeed, with its blend of hip-hop, R&B, and pop - exemplified by tracks like 'Black Roses,' where Trey croons over a distorted guitar - 'READY' demonstrates his growth on every front. The third time around, Trey displays a new vocal maturity combined with his renowned ability to twist notes and keys effortlessly, while presenting an increasing breadth of subject matter.

Specifications

Label Atlantic/q Records
SKU 211407351
UPC 075678966606
UPC 14 00075678966606
Format CD
Release Date 8/31/2009
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Author Trey Songz
Compilation Appearance Trill (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Second Round's On Me
Compilation Appearance Back To The Traphouse(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trilla(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Mail On Sunday(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Definition Of Real(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Gutta(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Gutta
Compilation Appearance If Tomorrow Comes(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Loso's Way(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance So Far Gone(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance So Far Gone
Compilation Appearance Goon Affiliated(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Teflon Don
Compilation Appearance Teflon Don(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Last Train To Paris(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trill Og
Compilation Appearance Trill Og(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trill Og (Screwed Chopped)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Deandre Way(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Mercy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance King Of Hearts(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance King Of Hearts
Compilation Appearance Now That's What I Call Music 37
Compilation Appearance Lasers(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Gangsta Grillz 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance All Of Me
Compilation Appearance Strange Clouds
Compilation Appearance Strange Clouds (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Triple F Life (Amended)
Compilation Appearance Triple F Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance 25Th Anniversary(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dreams And Nightmares(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Dreams And Nightmares
Compilation Appearance Jesus Piece(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance This Song Is For You
Compilation Appearance Stay Trippy
Compilation Appearance Stay Trippy(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance M.O. [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
Compilation Appearance M.O. [Explicit]
Compilation Appearance M.O. [edited]
Compilation Appearance BEACH HOUSE EP(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Testimony
Compilation Appearance TESTIMONY(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ANIMAL AMBITION:UNTAMED DESIRE TO WIN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ANIMAL AMBITION:UNTAMED DESIRE TO WIN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ANIMAL AMBITION:UNTAMED DESIRE TO WIN(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Animal Ambition:untamed Desire To Win
Compilation Appearance COMMUNITY SERVICE 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance VH1 LOVE HIP HOP:MUSIC (OST)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vh1 Love & Hip Hop:music (ost)
Compilation Appearance LIFE AFTER DEATHROW(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Full Speed
Compilation Appearance FULL SPEED(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance COLE WORLD:SIDELINE STORY(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Banton, Buju
Associated Artist/Work Fabolous
Associated Artist/Work Jeezy, Young
Technical Info
Engineer Mikkel S. Eriksen; Tor Erik Hermansen; Miles Walker; Noah Shebib; Scott Naughton; Sam Thomas; Troy Taylor
Producer Christopher Henderson; Bryan Michael Cox; Eric Hudson; Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes; L.O.S. Da Maestro; Noah Shebib; Chris Hines; John McGee; Don Corell; Troy Taylor; Sean Garrett; Bei Maejor
CatalogID 518794
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 58m : 5s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00075678966606
Musical Guests
Drake
Soulja Boy Tell'em
Gucci Mane
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Trey Songz (vocals, background vocals); Craig Love, Dwayne Cotton (guitar); Christopher "Deep" Henderson (keyboards, drum programming, background vocals); Jack Manning (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jaycen Joshua; Dave Pensado; Noah Shebib; Jean-Marie Horvat; Phil Tan.
Liner Note Authors: Paul Gregory Senior; Paul Gregory.
Recording information: 11th Street Studios, Atlanta, GA; D2 Music Studios, Atlanta, GA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; PMCK Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; The Black Room, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Ben Watts.
Arranger: L.O.S. DaMaestro.
Nobody could accuse R&B torch singer Trey Songz of ADD. From the intro of his third record, READY, Trey is focused on seduction, sometimes sensual to the level of sex-crazed, sometimes vulnerable, but always swaggering. Songs like "I Invented Sex" and "Neighbors Know My Name" are as straightforward and brash as their titles, but he also proves he is not too proud to beg as on "Does He Do It" (although even that narrows to a list of his many charms). Luckily, his silken voice backs it up, as he (mostly) eschews the auto-tune fad and wraps his early-`90s new jack style around the slick, soulful sounds.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The 'Purple Rain'-like power ballad 'Yo Side of the Bed' shows that Songz can be awfully good when he plays it straight."
Disc 1
1 Panty Droppa [Intro]
2 Neighbors Know My Name
3 I Invented Sex - (featuring Drake)
4 I Need a Girl
5 One Love
6 Does He Do It
7 Say Aah
8 Lol : -) - (featuring Soulja Boy Tell Em/Gucci Mane)
9 Ready To Make Luv
10 Jupiter Love
11 Be Where You Are
12 Successful
13 Black Roses
14 Love Lost
15 Hollalude
16 Holla If Ya Need Me [Album
17 Yo Side of the Bed
Product Attributes
Artist Songz,Trey
Label Atlantic/q Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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