Black Rose (Tyrese album)

Black Rose
Studio album by Tyrese
Released July 10, 2015 (2015-07-10)
Recorded 2012–15
Length 61:48
Tyrese chronology
Open Invitation
Black Rose
Singles from Black Rose
  1. "Dumb Shit"
    Released: March 10, 2015
  2. "Shame"
    Released: April 28, 2015
  3. "Waiting On You"
    Released: May 10, 2016[1]
  4. "Prior to You"
    Released: May 10, 2016[1]

Black Rose is the sixth and final studio album by American R&B recording artist Tyrese. It was released on July 10, 2015, by his label Voltron Recordz and distributed by Caroline Records.[2]

"Shame", released as the second single from the album, peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs, becoming one of his highest charting singles to date. Upon its release, the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, becoming his only album to ever reach the number one on the chart. "Shame" was nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song at the 58th Grammy Awards.[3]


In 2006, Tyrese released his fourth studio album Alter Ego to critical and commercial failure. He took some time off from music to focus on his family and his acting career, starring in the films Waist Deep, Legion and the Transformers franchise.[4] In 2011, after a five-year hiatus, he released his fifth studio album Open Invitation. The album debuted at number 9 on the US Billboard 200, becoming his highest-charting album at the time.[5] The album received a nomination for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards, losing to Robert Glasper Experiment's Black Radio. In 2013, Tyrese, along with his music friends Tank and Ginuwine, released their debut collaboration album under the supergroup as TGT entitled Three Kings. Tyrese then took another hiatus from music and resumed acting, starring in the movies Fast and Furious 6, Furious 7 and Black Nativity. It was announced that his next solo album would be released in 2014 as a double album. This album became Black Rose, and was released summer 2015.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
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Black Rose received positive reviews from critics, "Seventeen years after his solo debut, and two years after his Top Five album with Tank and Ginuwine as TGT, Tyrese has come up with a surprisingly modest, ballad-rich collection seemingly devised with longevity in mind. Should this turn out to be Tyrese's last album, as the singer threatened prior to its release, it will finish his music career on a high note." A review by Allmusic's Andy Kellman.

Commercial performance

In the U.S market, music industry forecasters predicted that the album could debut atop the US Billboard 200 chart, with at least 70,000 equivalent units as of July 16.[7] In the Billboard's issue of August 1, the first issue that Nielsen Music SoundScan changed their tracking week from Monday through Sunday to Friday through Thursday due to Global Release Date, Black Rose debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and at the top of Billboard's official Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with first-week sales of 77,000 copies also while earning 86,286 album-equivalent units 83,181 in sales in the week ending July 16.[8][9] Selling 5,000 more copies than his last effort, Black Rose is Gibson's first album to debut at the top spot and the third to reach the top 10, following Open Invitation and 2000 Watts, which debuted and peaked at number 9 in 2011 and number 10 in 2001, respectively.[10] As of August 2015, Black Rose has sold 172,000 copies domestically.[11]

Track listing

Black RoseStandard edition[12]
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Addict"  
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Christopher Perry
  • Kenyon Dixon
  • Davion Farris
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • B.A.M.
  • Christopher Perry (co.)
2. "Dumb Shit" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Black-Ty)
  • Marcus Hodge
  • Calvin Broadus
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Tyrese
  • Seige Monstracity
  • Marcus Hodge
3. "Picture Perfect"  
  • Rockwilder
  • Eric Hudson
4. "Waiting On You"  
Brandon Hodge
  • Kenyon Dixon
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Michael Harris
B.A.M. 4:06
5. "Shame"  
  • Warryn Campbell
  • Tyrese
6. "Don't Wanna Look Back" (featuring Chrisette Michele)
  • Kenyon Dixon
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Brandon Hodge
B.A.M. 4:37
7. "Prior to You" (featuring Tank)
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Durrell Babbs
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • B.A.M.
  • Marcus Hodge (co.)
8. "Leave"  
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Donald Atkins
  • Aaron Sledge
  • Eric Dawkins
  • Christopher Lacy
  • Kendrick Dean
  • Farris
B.A.M. 5:22
9. "Without My Heart"  
  • Davion Farris
  • Gibson
  • Hodge
  • B.A.M.
  • Davion Farris (co.)
10. "When We Make Love"  
  • Marsha Ambrosius
  • Davion Farris
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Eric Hudson
  • Eric Hudson
  • Tyrese (co.)
11. "Gonna Give You What You Need"  
  • Tim Kelley
  • Kenyon Dixon
  • Davion Farris
  • Tyrese Gibson
Tim Kelley 4:08
12. "Body Language"  
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Davion Farris
  • Sir Darryl Farris
  • Tyrese Gibson
B.A.M. 4:58
13. "The Rest of Our Lives" (featuring Brandy)
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Tyrese Gibson
B.A.M. 4:07
14. "I Still Do"  
  • Brandon Hodge
  • Tyrese Gibson
B.A.M. 4:07
Total length:


Credits adapted from liner notes.[12]


Weekly charts

Chart (2015) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 186
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 73
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[15] 8
US Billboard 200[16] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[17] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[18] 1

Year-end charts

Chart (2015) Peak
US Billboard 200[19] 131
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[20] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[21] 16
US R&B Albums (Billboard)[22] 4

See also


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  2. "Black Rose - Album". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  3. "2016 Grammy nominees". The Recording Academy. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  4. "Tyrese Gibson on IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. Ajacobs (9 November 2011). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/6/2011". Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  6. Kellman, Andy. "Reviews for Black Rose by Tyrese". CBS Interactive Media. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  7. Caulfield, Keith (14 July 2015). "Tyrese Aiming for First No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  8. Hip Hop Album Sales: Tyrese, Meek Mill & Nicki Minaj | HipHopDX
  9. Tyrese Scores His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart | Billboard
  10. Caulfield, Keith. "Tyrese Scores His First No.1 Album on the Billboard 200 chart". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  11. Smith, Trevor (August 22, 2015). "Charts Don't Lie: August 22". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  12. 1 2 Tyrese - Black Rose (CD liner notes). Voltron/Caroline Records. Catalog No.: 4879535041
  13. " – Tyrese – Black Rose" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  14. " – Tyrese – Black Rose" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  15. "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  16. "Tyrese – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Tyrese.
  17. "Tyrese – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Tyrese.
  18. "Tyrese – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Tyrese.
  19. "Billboard 200 - Year-end Chart". Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  20. "Billboard Independent Albums- Year-end Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  21. "Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums- Year-end Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  22. "Billboard R&B Albums- Year-end Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2015.

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