After calling out mainstream radio, singing on the bus where it all started, promoting on an NYC subway, and protesting in front of the iHeartMedia offices, Tyrese is truly winning right now. The Four-time Grammy nominated artist achieved the first Overall #1 for two consecutive weeks in the debut of an R&B album in a year. This occurred on the first-ever global Friday release date, which is a huge win for the R&B genre with Tyrese galvanizing this with his No. 1 debut. Nearly 20 years after Tyrese made his Billboard chart debut, the singer/actor achieves his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of Black Rose.
Tyrese scores his third No. 1 on Adult R&B Songs with “Shame.” His last single “Stay” spent 11 crowning weeks in 2011 and came 12 years after the singer/actor first led the list, when “How You Gonna Act Like That” had a four-week No. 1 run in 2003. “Shame” was produced by music legend Warryn Campbell, written by DJ Rogers Jr. with WhaWha Watson on guitar, and featuring vocals from the Academy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Jennifer Hudson.
“I wish I could say that the inspiration behind this was me breaking one heart, but I have broken many hearts from being a man who assumed that because you used the words ‘I LOVE YOU’ that I really knew what love was,” describes Gibson. “I discovered I knew nothing of what love is. You will grow through what you go through. I have put some beautiful hearts and innocent people through hell and I’m ashamed of it. That’s my truth, and my truth produced this moment.”
CONGRATS TO TYRESE ON HIS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS!!
No. 1 ALBUM on the Billboard 200
No. 1 for 2 consecutive weeks R&B ALBUM
No. 1 INDEPENDENT ALBUM
No. 1 SINGLE “SHAME” R&B SONGS on Billboard
No. 1 URBAN AC SINGLE “SHAME”
FIRST No. 1 OF NEW GLOBAL STREET DATE
FIRST No. 1 OF ARTIST CAREER
FIRST No. 1 OVERALL ALBUM FOR AN R&B ARTIST IN OVER A YEAR