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I don’t know about anyone else but Ginuwine was the soundtrack of my High School & College years. When “Ginuwine… the Bachelor” dropped with the single “Pony” dominating radio, I don’t think I really knew what I was listening too because it was so different but it was dope! Timbaland’s unique production combined with Ginuwine’s skill as a singer and dancer was the ingredients for success not just for G, but for other R&B and Pop artists who took a “bite” out of their style.

“100% Ginuwine” turned the Washington D.C. native into a star. The singles “What’s So Different?”, “None of Ur Friends Business” and “So Anxious” continued to dominate the radio. College parties could literally create a Ginuwine playlist and let it ride until the party was over.

So for Black Music Month, we not only give G the respect he’s earned, we spotlight some of the biggest hits of his career.

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1. Differences

From his 3rd album “The Life,” the single “Differences” became his biggest song to date. The song spent four weeks at number 1 on the Billboard U.S. R&B charts. It also peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

 

2. Pony

Ginuwine’s debut single “Pony” hit in the Summer of 1996, and was a game-changer. Timbaland’s unique style of production along with Ginuwine and co-writer Static Major set the tone of what we would hear for years to come. The song topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart for 2 weeks and reached number 6 on the Billboard top 100.

3. I Need A Girl (Part Two)

In 2002, Diddy wanted to let the world know that HE invented the remix and dropped with that exact title. The second single off the album was I Need A Girl (Part Two) featuring Ginuwine, Loon, Mario Winans, and Tammy Ruggeri, and dance floors weren’t the same. 

4. Stingy

Originally from the soundtrack to the Ice Cube film “Barbershop,” G added the track to his 4th album “The Senior.” Written by Johnta Austin and Bryan-Michael Cox, the song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 33 on the Billboard 100.

5. Hell Yeah

The R. Kelly written & produced track was the first single from G’s 4th album “The Senior.” The track spent 20 weeks on the charts, peaking at number 17 on the Billboard Top 100.