LOS ANGELES, CA -Â Four-time Grammy nominated artistÂ Tyrese GibsonÂ 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 hisÂ No. 1Â 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 SongsÂ withÂ “Shame.”Â HisÂ last single “Stay” spent 11Â crowning weeks in 2011 andÂ cameÂ 12 years after the singer/actor first led the list, when “How You Gonna Act Like That” had a four-week No. 1 run inÂ 2003.Â “Shame” was produced by musicÂ legendÂ Warryn Campbell, written by DJ Rogers Jr. with WhaWha Watson on guitar, and featuring vocals from theÂ Academy Award-winningÂ andÂ Grammy-nominatedJennifer Hudson.
“IÂ 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.Â “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,Â and my truthÂ produced this moment.”
Watch Tyrese give an intimate performance of “Shame” for fans at Samsung Studio LA in the link below:Â http://youtu.be/vHGXFJ7HeXI
CONGRATS TO TYRESE ON HIS LIFETIMEÂ ACHIEVEMENTS!!Â
No.Â 1 ALBUM on the Billboard 200
No.Â 1 for 2 consecutive weeks R&B ALBUM
No.Â 1 INDEPENDENT ALBUM
No.Â 1 SINGLEÂ “SHAME”Â R&B SONGS on Billboard
No.Â 1 URBAN AC SINGLE “SHAME”
FIRSTÂ No.Â 1 OF NEW GLOBAL STREET DATE
FIRSTÂ No.Â 1 OF ARTIST CAREER
FIRSTÂ No.Â 1 OVERALL ALBUM FOR AN R&B ARTIST IN OVER A YEAR
Black Rose will mark Gibson’s last solo album. It is a deluxe release featuring 14 new songsÂ plusÂ TheÂ Making of Black Rose documentary. As part of the Black Rose Universe,Â Gibson penned “Shame,” the musical short film starring GibsonÂ andÂ Jennifer Hudson,Â directed byÂ Paul HunterÂ and produced byÂ Denzel Washington. The short film is inspired by the song off Gibson’sÂ No. 1Â album “Black Rose,” through his ownÂ label.
“This is my most intimate, honest and vulnerable album,” Gibson says.Â “I figured if I was going to gracefully bow out of the music, I wanted to give my fans that have been rocking with me for 20 years, more than enough content. I hope the fans embrace and enjoy this Black Rose Universe.”
Gibson recently reprised his role ofÂ Roman PearceÂ in Universal’s first billion dollar worldwide film, “Furious 7.” To date,Â “Furious 7” has grossed a staggeringÂ $1.5 billion globally. On the heels of the film’s success, the studio has already announced a release date ofÂ April 14, 2017Â for the release of the eighth installment in the franchise. Gibson’s upcoming movie credits include costarring withÂ Kevin HartÂ and Ice Cube in “Ride Along 2,” and also recently announced his new primetime show, in collaboration with Rev Run, produced by CBS TV forÂ Oprah Winfrey’sÂ network OWN,Â slated to air in 2016.